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204 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
01629 581529
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Fishpond Matlock Bath is back and now represents the ultimate free...
The Fishpond Matlock Bath is back and now represents the ultimate free house experience for the people and visitors of Matlock Bath. Offering an unsurpassed range of traditional beers, continental lagers, fine wines, spirits and soft drinks, the newly refurbished bar is a great place to meet with friends or family. By working with our local breweries we hope to provide our customers with a more sophisticated selection at the bar. Guests of our establishment are not only offered a dynamic place to gather and mingle, but also a place to participate in the entertainment through interactive events, celebrations, and live music. Our new Artisan bakery will provide our menus with the finest breads, pastries and pizza - all served in our casual dining ambiance. The philosophy of food at the fishpond is to ethically source seasonal fresh produce to deliver an unrivalled taste experience. Our Espresso coffee and Teas selection sourced from local Roasters is available throughout service along with menus that reflect the time of day. For those wanting a spot of live music Over the years The Fishpond name has become synonymous with Live Music, our 200 capacity Ballroom regularly hosts live bands and entertainment and has seen the likes of Ian Dury, Thin Lizzy take the stage. As a focal point for local and touring music please check our gig guides to find out what's coming up as we look to reinstate the reputation of this once great music venue. And we are also proud to introduce our Raft Restaurant... Raft restaurant floats neatly on The Fishpond at Matlock Bath and retains many of the historic buildings original features. We aim to take our food to another level; offering a unique dining experience from solid oak tables complete with fish detail to the warming log burners that frame the room. The style of food on offer is contemporary British with a European twist and the menus will showcase the best local produce from reputable suppliers. Our menu will also follow the seasons to ensure ingredients are at their finest when used. We take pride in the reputation we have as a friendly, welcoming and professional venue, and hope to see you soon at The Fishpond!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good real ale on offer

Come across the fishpond after passing countless fish and chip shops friendly atmosphere very good ale selection and food well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Come across the fishpond after passing countless fish and chip shops friendly atmosphere very good ale selection and food well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I came here with my partner for a meal last night I had mushroom cheese and pepper stack it came with chips and a red onion coleslaw my partner had gammon chips and pineapple,the food was lovely though the only down side was the tables weren't clean the staff were really nice would say its the best pub along the... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It was meant to be a quick meal. Wow! Super fish finger sarnies and lovely cider. Simply the best! This place will be a destination next time.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

After passing endless fish and chip shops, we were beginning to think that we wouldn't find anywhere for a nice meal and a decent bear. Glad we persevered as we eventually came upon the Fishpond. Nicely decorated and comfortable well spaced seating. Good selection of ales with a small, but well balanced menu. We had the (enormous) rack of ribs... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

great night out at a weekend, and always a live act of some description. will def be calling in again next time were up there

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Coimbra, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Dropped in at the Fishpond, nice pub inside and staff seemed keen to serve. Looks like they are doing some work on the gardens at the back of the place so sat out front. No very appealing to be honest. Some tables not cleared, rubbish, cigarette ends and leaves etc lying all over the place, could do with a tidy... More 

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Watchet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great place for lunch. We loved the fish finger sandwiches! And Old Rosie cider on draft. Well recommended.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Having made our first visit here the only let down was lack of a plate. Our food which i must say was 100% but we both found it hard to stop the food escaping from a "slate". Maybe this is some olde worlde thing but they would be better on the roof and not on a table. The staff were... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Fantastic pub grub!! Staff were friendly, the pub was welcoming and clean, good beer! Nothing more to say! Shall be back soon, maybe even for the quizz! :)

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

I took my kids there for a meal as I was recommended by a fellow patron at the b&b we stayed at. It was packed when we got there, we did manager to find a table and order food. Suddenly lots got up and went upstairs to the comedy club, it was a Thursday night when we went so I... More 

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Additional Information about The Fishpond Freehouse

Address: 204 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
Phone Number: 01629 581529
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Matlock Bath
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25
Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 204 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Matlock Bath
  • Phone Number: 01629 581529

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The Fishpond Matlock Bath is back and now represents the ultimate free house experience for the people and visitors of Matlock Bath. Offering an unsurpassed range of traditional beers, continental lagers, fine wines, spirits and soft drinks, the newly refurbished bar is a great place to meet with friends or family. By working with our local breweries we hope to provide our customers with a more sophisticated selection at the bar. Guests of our establishment are not only offered a dynamic place to gather and mingle, but also a place to participate in the entertainment through interactive events, celebrations, and live music. Our new Artisan bakery will provide our menus with the finest breads, pastries and pizza - all served in our casual dining ambiance. The philosophy of food at the fishpond is to ethically source seasonal fresh produce to deliver an unrivalled taste experience. Our Espresso coffee and Teas selection sourced from local Roasters is available throughout service along with menus that reflect the time of day. For those wanting a spot of live music Over the years The Fishpond name has become synonymous with Live Music, our 200 capacity Ballroom regularly hosts live bands and entertainment and has seen the likes of Ian Dury, Thin Lizzy take the stage. As a focal point for local and touring music please check our gig guides to find out what's coming up as we look to reinstate the reputation of this once great music venue. And we are also proud to introduce our Raft Restaurant... Raft restaurant floats neatly on The Fishpond at Matlock Bath and retains many of the historic buildings original features. We aim to take our food to another level; offering a unique dining experience from solid oak tables complete with fish detail to the warming log burners that frame the room. The style of food on offer is contemporary British with a European twist and the menus will showcase the best local produce from reputable suppliers. Our menu will also follow the seasons to ensure ingredients are at their finest when used. We take pride in the reputation we have as a friendly, welcoming and professional venue, and hope to see you soon at The Fishpond!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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