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The Tavern

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College Road, Denstone ST14 5HR, England
+44 1889 590847
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: 16Th Centuary Village Pub and Restaurant in the very pretty village of...
16Th Centuary Village Pub and Restaurant in the very pretty village of Denstone 10mins from Alton Towers , 30 mins from the Peak District . Serving quality , local produce, Real Ales, Fine Wines , Real Wood Fired Pizzas at Weekends .
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 6
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
nice pub

helpful staff good service quality food for pub nice atmosphere good choice of beers easy parking across the rooad

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
theojansen1950
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

helpful staff good service quality food for pub nice atmosphere good choice of beers easy parking across the rooad

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We came here to eat twice last week - would have been 3 times but they don't serve food on a Monday! We were staying at nearby Heywood Hall and wanted good food after a busy day on the rides at Alton Towers - we weren't disappointed. On Saturday night the pizza oven is lit, which our 7 year old... More 

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Watford, England, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Visited whilst staying in a nearby farm B&B for a long weekend. As we were advised to book on Satuday nights, we phoned and were pleasantly surprised to be accommodated despite the pub being fully booked. Arrived to a busy bar, but friendly welcome as we were shown to our table immediately and drinks brought to our table and added... More 

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staffordshire
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27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Sunday lunch , what a delight ! Such a perfect Sunday lunch in relaxed friendly atmosphere , sundays don't get any better . . Full to the rafters of family's and couples enjoying the same . Would always book to get a table ! All food fresh , cooked to order . I am a little stunned to read as... More 

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

I am concerned that a review can be given about an establishment for an incident that happened almost two years ago! Not about the establishment but an individual's comments who has not been working there for well over a year ! This review is unfair in every way ! The reviewer does not consider the feelings and present performance and... More 

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Stoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Excellent service in a busy village pub. called in for an early dinner served great sirloin steak and chips, mum had chicken supreme the eldest boy had a Tavern burger. Will do it again next week. Bang On!

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I loved eating here, the food was delicious and well presented, the staff were welcoming and friendly and I will definitely be returning soon.

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Denstone
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Have eaten here twice in last few weeks - once a family party and once with friends. Service was outstanding on both occasions and the food was amazing. The pork chop with belly pork was really succulent and cooked to perfection and the pate and homemade chutney was perfect to start a meal with. As for the dessert menu -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We popped in for food on the off chance that it would be ok. The food was insane!!! Great value for money and the best pie ive ever had. The pizzas lookes fab too. Cant wait to return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Visited here on Friday after ringing up at short notice and getting a table. The place was packed and not a table in sight. We had to wait a few minutes before one came available but we had already been advised of this on the phone. I have ate here a few times before and have never been disappointed. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: College Road, Denstone ST14 5HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Denstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1889 590847

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Gastropub

Description

16Th Centuary Village Pub and Restaurant in the very pretty village of Denstone 10mins from Alton Towers , 30 mins from the Peak District . Serving quality , local produce, Real Ales, Fine Wines , Real Wood Fired Pizzas at Weekends .
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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