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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, Delivery, 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Have visited a few times. The lights at Christmas are spectacular. However service is always stressed and slow. Food disappointed ( soup) but other people s sandwiches looked lovely If only they had enough relaxed and friendly staff it would make a big difference. If you like very dark traditional pubs you will like it. Just be prepared for a... More 

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staffordshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have been visiting this pub for years. We live about 5 miles away. We only attend a couple of time s a year. They really go to town with the Christmas lights outside and it looks really pretty. Always a roaring real fire which we love. Really good hearty food served here. The only thing I think could be... More 

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Uttoxeter
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Chris is the best entertainer around lol service and food are wonderful beers not bad too great friendly place must visit if local or in the area

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Having read the reviews on Trip Advisor I was very disappointed with the food I was served at lunchtime today. (It was also really cold in the bar/restaurant and I had to keep my coat on for most of the meal.) I had the beer battered haddock, chips and peas. The fish had that ammonia taste that you sometimes get... More 

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Denstone is a lovely little village and we visited mid-week. It was comfortably crammed. The barman has a system to behold - he appears to be able to service three customers concurrently and accurately! I ate the stake pie and chips! Proper very good quality pub food - homemade and gorgeous. The deserts look wondrous - however, I got that... More 

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Derbyshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This is the favourite location for us and our 3 girls to go out and eat for a treat on a Sat pm - our girls always ask whether we can go out for Pizza at the Tavern. We have been here many times and it is always excellent. It is fresh from a wood fired oven. We tend to... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Yes its our local and yes we probably visit The Tavern 2-3 times a month for lunch or Dinner but this is a completely unbiased review. The pizza is right up there with the best, certainly better than The Bulls Head at Repton (which I think is where they got the idea in the first place !) ... suggest the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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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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