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The Tavern

College Road, Denstone ST14 5HR, England
+44 1889 590847
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Ranked #1 of 3 restaurants in Denstone
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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 .
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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 .
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Essex
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A lovely traditional pub with hearty, well cooked food - excellent service by friendly staff who made us feel very welcome. I would highly recommend The Tavern and look forward to going back there the next time we are in the area. You may need to book to be sure of a table.

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Uttoxeter
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Today was our first meal at The Tavern and we found the experience quite pleasant. The service was excellent and the meal most enjoyable. The only negative was the eating area was a little crowded with so many people present. It is well worth a visit probably on a day that is not so busy. The staff are all very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Amazing food, great service and stunning old pub. So happy we came here to finish our weekend in the midlands. Really really enjoyed the fish & chips we both had. And the cider we was raccomended. Loved the music they where playing 2.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Me and my girlfriend chose the tavern over alton towers restaurants - great food at great prices - nice cosy place too!!!

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

What a hidden gem! Cute little pub tucked away; superb menu and when your food arrives you are not disappointed! Cosy and warm and great ambiance. If you're headed from Alton towers this is well worth stopping off for a meal before you head home.

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19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Love it at the Tavern, nice food in a nice traditional pub! but the food is not pub grub! far superior! than that, there always seems to be a nice selection of dishes including vegetarian options, nice starters too we found it hard to choose! and we were too full to manage a sweet! Ready to go again any evening!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Great food and beer, more pub than restaurant but great for both. Would definitely recommend. Not open Mondays but great for Sunday roast. Local to Alton Towers. Nice open fire, friendly pub.

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staffordshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Fabulous food , amazing atmosphere every time we have been .Amazing special boards . Although we are told after we had eaten changes had been made to kitchen staff , we could not tell , it was faultless in every way . Hubby even had the steak cooked just the way he likes it , makes a change from "arrogant... More

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I have written a review for The Tavern before, as we are lucky enough to have this as our local pub in our village. However, I do not write a review just for the sake of it, I only write something when there is something worth saying. Apart from the obvious of great food and great atmosphere (which goes without... More

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Rocky B, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you Jess for your review , it's always a pleasure to welcome you both to The Tavern and its nice to here that you love the pub as much as we do ! Dom as you say really is a great asset to the Tavern, nothing is too much trouble for him , he has a great rapore with... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Cheryl and I live smack in the middle of Lichfield the eating capital of the midlands, however no one does a great Sunday Lunch, which is why we are happy to travel the 25 miles to The tavern Denstone. At the moment the deal is £12 for Two courses and what a great two courses they are. A good selection... More

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Rocky B, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review , we are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us at the Tavern,our roast are supplied from our two local butchers who rear their own ! I was sorry to here you were overcharged for the puddings and of course we will most certainly rectify this on your next visit but please remind... More

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