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The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant

On the Chatsworth Estate, Pilsley, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1UL, England
01246 583258
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Pilsley
Cuisines: British
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Staffordshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Visited The Devonshire Arms, for an evening meal, whilst staying in a local Bed and Breakfast. The pub is well maintained and comfortable. We visited on a Thursday evening and a number of tables, in the more appealing dining areas, were reserved. So may be worth a phone call if you know you're paying The Devonshire Arms a visit. The... More

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Helen B, Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make a lovely review. I am thrilled that the staff were warm & welcoming & we look forward to seeing you again. Regards Helen More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Busy village pub , very popular with walkers and holiday makers. Good average food choice on the menu. Highly recommend the steak and ale pie, chips were over cooked, but staff were apologetic and friendly.Service was slow the evening we visited, but would try it again.

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Helen B, Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We take all our reviews very seriously, I am you enjoyed being here & I sincerely apologies for the service being slow. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards Helen :-) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

WOW WOW WOW............. Just the most amazing pie ever, fat chunks of diced steak in the best beer gravy and a proper home-made pie-crust. My wife had the Mango chicken with rice and it must have been good as she never spoke through the meal, she even stole some of the proper homemade chips off me. The only draw back... More

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Helen B, Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a fab review. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your food & I will make sure that your comments are passed on. The staffing is down to me & I will make sure that from now on 2 members of staff are on from 5pm not 6pm. Regards Helen :-) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Called into the Devonshire arms Pilsley on Sunday the 29th June, not been to the pub for some time as it had lost its way a bit, but after been told by friends that it seemed to have gone back to its roots and boy it has, proper home-cooked food the hubby and I both had the roast beef cooked... More

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Helen B, Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We are thrilled to have Paul back & he heads a great kitchen team. I will make sure that your comments get passed on. Thank you again Regards Helen :-) More

Matlock, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Visited this establishment many times before as food always reliable and of consistent quality being locally sourced. Weather dreadfull for Spring bank week so place not as busy as usual for this time of year. A lot of regulars in but food arrived swiftly. Only gripe was espresso served in large capuchino size cups which made coffee cold.

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Helen B, Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am glad that you enjoyed your food, & I will look into purchasing some espresso cups. Regards Helen More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Saw the sign from the main road on dropped in for lunch. Interior has obviously been done up recently in a gastro pub style, but still has character. 4 ales available as well as all the usual lagers etc. Service was friendly and helpful. Considering the food was all home cooked it didn't take too long to arrive, but any... More

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Helen B, Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Please accept my apologies on the chips & onion rings being greasy. We take all comments on board & do our best to improve & move forward. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards Helen More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I was treated to a meal at the Devonshire for my 60th birthday and was so disappointed with the meal asked for another and that was equally as bad. They did not charge me for my meal but coming home I went on the web site to see who owned it. I was surprised that it was owned by the... More

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Helen B, Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry that on this occasion your meal did not meet your expectations. I do hope you will visit us again so we can redeem ourselves. Regards Helen More

Cheshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Six of us enjoyed an early dinner at this lovely pub.Up to 7 o'clock the main dishes are £7. We all enjoyed our meals, not gourmet standard but tasty food. The staff were very friendly which enhanced the experience of dining in this lovely pub.

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Helen B, Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Its great to hear that you all enjoyed your food & that the atmosphere added to the occasion. Unfortunately we will never be able to make the £7 a main before 7pm a gourmet menu. Its very popular as it gives people a chance to grab something wholesome on the... More

Derbyshire
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were there in a party of six and had to wait ages for the food to come. When it did come it was only ordinary. The fish and chips was OK but the fish had been aged a bit. The steak pie was a small triangle of pie and no gravy. One of our party had to wait ten... More

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Helen B, Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

So very dissapointed that you did'nt enjoy your meal with us. I can asure you that we are not trying to save money in the kitchen. We pride ourselves on service & food. Please contact me on 01246 583258 as I would like to know when you came so I can investigate the matter. Regards Helen More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Had a great lunch here today. When booking I asked for a table with wheelchair access and that was arranged with no fuss. The meal was delicious, all meat sourced from Chatsworth Farm shop. Huge portions and all really tasty. The manager arranged for my husbands pudding to have a candle on it, as he was celebrating his 50th birthday... More

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Helen B, Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I will make sure I thank Janette who was in charge of the Good Friday lunchtime for helping make the birthday lunch a special one. More

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