Phil's World Pub Guides - Derbyshire, UK

Pub Comments Location
BUXTON
Swan A rather fine traditional boozer with three rooms around a central servery. There's some nice leaded glasswork. Excellent real ales.
Last visited September 2009.
High Street / Church Street
Wetherspoon's Wye Bridge House A pleasant conversion of an old building retaining the exterior while thoroughly modernised inside.
Last visited November 2011.
Fairfield Road
CHESTERFIELD
Golden Fleece    
Joplin's A nicely done out knocked through pub concentrating on food but serving an excellent pint of cask conditioned Stones. LSTV.
Last visited May 2000.
Low Pavements
Royal Oak A selection of real ales is available in this two sided pub with a half-timbered interior. It claims to be the oldest pub in Chesterfield. There is no communication between the two rooms except via the street, so don't drink in the upper bar on a rainy day or you'll get wet going to the gents! The food is good.
Last visited July 2007.
Hidden up an alley-way off the Market
Wetherspoon's Spa Lane Vaults A typical reliable Wetherspoon's with rather nice stylish decor.
Last visited July 2007.
St Mary's Gate
DERBY
Alexandra An excellent two sided boozer serving superb real ale with about ten on. I had some Ice Cream Porter which was superb, unfortunately I forgot to note the brewery. The place was full of railway people and the walls are covered in railway memorabilia. You don't often see a jar of pickled eggs behind the bar, nowadays.
Last visited October 2017.
Siddals Road / Canal Street
Brunswick A superb provider of umpteen real ales. A splendid stone floored multi room interior. The unusual handpumps have a short and a long spout, selectable according to what type of serve is desired.
Last visited October 2017.
Calvert Street / Railway Terrace
Wetherspoon's Standing Order A spectacular main room in this former bank. Larger and surprisingly slightly less busy (I managed to get a seat.) than the other 'spoons next door.
Last visited October 2017.
Iron Gate / Amen Alley
Wetherspoon's Thomas Leaper Dark wood panelling in an interior somewhat cluttered with columns. This Lloyds No.1 was packed at four on a Saturday.
Last visited October 2017.
Iron Gate / Amen Alley
GLOSSOP
Crown Included in CAMRA's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors, this rather fine pub with one central counter and a number of rooms is well preserved, retaining some Victorian features. A fine (and cheap) pint of Sam Smith's OBB.
Last visited November 2017.
Charlestown Road / Hollin Cross Lane
Surrey Arms A pleasant plan boozer, the interior has been knocked through into one open room..
Last visited November 2017.
Charlestown Road / Victoria Court
Star A traditional street corner pub with two rooms but only one counter, where three hand pumps dispense quality real ales.
Last visited December 2011.
Norfolk Street / Howard Street
Wetherspoon's Smithy Fold A large popular 'spoons with modern decor, in the ground floor of a large mill, the rest of which is a Travelodge.
Last visited November 2017.
Victoria Street
Wheatsheaf This traditionally decorated place has the atmosphere of a village pub, with cheerful friendly locals and staff. A small selection of excellent real ales including a very nice one from the Howard Town Brewery which is only a stone's throw down the road.
Last visited December 2011.
Well Gate, Old Glossop
HEAGE
Eagle Tavern Good food and some fine real ale in this pleasant friendly traditionally decorated village pub.
Last visited September 2006.
 
White Hart    
MATLOCK
Thorn Tree A splendid tiny traditional pub on a hillside overlooking the town centre. The beer is excellent, they had about six real ales on when I visited, and the food looks good. To find the gents, go out of the front door and turn right!
Last visited September 2009.
 
RIPLEY
Wetherspoon's Red Lion A medium size traditionally decorated Wetherspoon's. Good ale and food as usual.
Last visited June 2016.
Market Place
WIRKSWORTH
Red Lion Good quality ales, and decent food in this comfortable pub.
Last visited June 2015.
 

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