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All 3 Denstone Restaurants

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 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Gastropub
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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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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We popped in here after a long hike,but the only food advertised was a Carvery or Sunday lunch. However the barman promised to see what sandwiches the kitchen could rustle up and produced a couple of succulent beef sandwiches. As a result we ended up staying a little longer than expected, and spent a little more than planned on beer......A... More 

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Stoke
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Excellent food and service surrounded in a beautiful traditional setting. Strongly recommend the supreme chicken which was freshly cooked and served in a delicious pesto sauce with pine nuts and the baileys cheesecake for afters!! Chris, Jay and Gang made us feel very welcome and will be definitely be visiting again.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The Tavern is a 17th century village inn offering excellent food, served in charming traditional surroundings tucked away in the centre of Denstone village and, if you are thinking of going in the evening then it is well worth while ringing to book a table, despite there being a reasonably large dining conservatory attached to the ,main building. The fish,... More 

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watford
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

very good food, homemade fish and chips and great homemade kids meals. pizza excellent and could tell it was freshly made. puddings huge but yummy. normal pub food but to a higher level yet maintaining the local pub feel. difficult to cater for both high quality food and the local drinkers, well done

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Derby
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We went on the spur of the moment for lunch after reading the good reviews on Tripadvisor. The food was just as described and the atmosphere was great. A lovely real fire added a cosy feel to the place. Even though the majority of customers were obviously local, we weren't made to feel unwelcome. I had the steak and ale... More 

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whitby
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We hadn't booked and were lucky to get a table on a tues night in oct. Mainly locals eating, which we thought was a good indicator of the food. We enjoyed our meals, the service was good, the atmosphere was cosy and busy.

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Wales
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I visited this lovely pub with my daughter, daughter in law to be and a friend, I have to say the food was delicious, but the whole experience turned into a very rushed meal due to the party of Four men on the table next to us, one of the men in the party was extremely loud and sexually explicit... More 

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Just visited the Tavern again after a short period away and we were really pleased to say that Chris and his team have got things back on top form. The menu has been extended with an excellent selection of good quality home cooked traditional pub food. In addition to this there is a really good variety of wines spirits and... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Tavern was recommended to us by the proprietors of Heywood Hall and we weren't disappointed. We pre booked as a family of four and the food / service was great. We all had a superb meal but made the mistake of going to Frankie and Bennys in Uttoxeter the second night. We should have come back to The Tavern.

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Midlands
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130 reviews 130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Menu needs refreshing and maybe going for niche with excellent quality rather than a bit of everything, being average. The Tavern beef burger was very average, bit glupee, home made onion rings very good. Think overall the pub food is a little tired - but has potential to get better ..

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Additional Information about The Tavern

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

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