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The John Thompson Inn & Brewery

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Ingleby, Melbourne DE737HW, England
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The John Thompson Inn & Brewery
Ranked #2 of 4 Melbourne B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we travel to Derby as a family of 5, we always stay at the JT. It's homely, clean, spacious, and is a wonderful environment. It is so relaxing in the countryside away from the hustle and noise of the town, and yet is only 15 minutes away from Derby. Being close to the A50 means Nottingham and Leicester are... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have not stayed here, so cannot comment on the accomodation, only the food experience within the pub. I have passed this place many times over the years, and been told the food, especially the hot beef cobs, was very good. After a lovely walk in the area we visited the pub for the hot beef cobs. When they arrived... More

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JohnThompsonInn, Owner at The John Thompson Inn & Brewery, responded to this review

Strange..... Very strange.... The business does not sell Hot Beef Cobs, never has!!! More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed as a couple in August 2014 as a surprise getaway for my girlfriend. It was lovely. Really nicely furnished cabin with everything you need. It's great to have a free selection of cereals, bead, eggs, tea & coffee etc. Food is available from the main pub and looks very popular. Unfortunately, we didn't make it in time to... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For family reasons, we travel regularly from Lancashire to Buckinghamshire, and having started to use the upgraded A50 rather than M6/M6 toll, looked for somewhere to break for lunch. There are a couple of chain food pubs on or close to the road, but then we found this amazing pub with food - and its own brewery. Yes, you have... More

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having dropped off family members at East Midlands Airport, just 7 miles away, we headed out to this Inn for Sunday lunch after finding it on Tripadvisor. It was busy on our arrival, and were told that they were full. Think at this point we could have walked away as there was no offer of "would you like to wait... More

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Greenwich, London
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Beautiful setting. Old comfortable wooden beams and open fires (not in july though). Quaffable on site microbrewery real ale. Roast lunch every day and home made crumbles. Overlooking the river. What a place!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Came here for a family lunch, food and service both v gd. We all had the carvery apart from my mum who had a salad. This place has plenty of rustic charm and an Idillic countryside location too. Would not hesitate to go back!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We live overseas & wanted somewhere to stay whilst visiting family & friends - this was perfect! We spend 5 nights there as they unfortunately couldn't accommodate us for the whole week but it was just great! The location is beautiful, the cabins are awesome, loads of parking, friendly/helpful staff (and family Labrador!) and a pub in your garden. What... More

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Ticknall, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

After visiting the John Thompson almost every week for in excess of 20 years I have to say I have always seen a jug of complimentary water on the bar. Surely if you ask for water with ice and lemon you expect to pay something.......or at least offer? It is a business not a charity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Having just returned after a weekend stay at the log cabins, really is excellent , nick and his staff mother and father really go out their way to help you, sunday carvery is to die for , pub and settings are lovely .would go again and highly reccomend it .we just got married and fancied the jt , debbie and... More

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Address: Ingleby, Melbourne DE737HW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Melbourne
Also Known As:
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