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“Brilliant pub, brilliant food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Tavern

The Tavern
College Road, Denstone ST14 5HR, England
+44 1889 590847
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Denstone
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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“Brilliant pub, brilliant food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Came here over the course of two nights whilst staying nearby for Alton Towers. First night we just had a few drinks outside in the sun, the pub was bustling with friendly locals and a great atmosphere and so we booked to eat there the following night. We ordered starters of scallops & ham hock & pork belly for mains. It was absolutely delicious - we both agreed it was the best pork belly we'd ate in a restaurant it was cooked to perfection. The landlords are friendly and chatty, despite running a very busy establishment and the chef even comes out to speak to the guests too which we thought was a nice touch. The young bar/waiting staff also very friendly and helpful. A great place and we'll definitly return if we do Alton Towers again! Please note - this is a very busy place, so it's advisable to book if you wish to eat there.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“really buzzing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Great little pub with a lovely atmosphere. Popular with locals, but people come from all around to eat!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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uttoxeter
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“Another Excellent Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

As a local B/B owner we are constantly asked for advise as to where to eat and so it is excellent to have a pub of this quality to send our guests to.
Having a couple of distant relations staying with us we popped down to The Tavern for our evening meal and were as always extremely pleased.Everything was up to their normal high standard in both choice,service, and quality.Thanks to all concerned and keep up the good work.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alton, United Kingdom
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“SUPERB QUALITY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We arrived here on a Thursday evening, fabulous location, glorious weather the setting was lovely.
On entering the Tavern we were greeted with a lovely smile from the lady behind the bar she was extremely attentive after ordering a jug of pimms that was delicious and full of fruit we sat and chatted for a short while then were shown to our seats for dining.
We were soon eating our starters which were cooked to perfection. shortly afterwards we had our main brought to us, I have to say the Steak was exceptional. A fabulous cut of fillet and rib eye we can only describe as WOW!!!!
We had the best night out we have had in a very long time.
I have to say all the staff there including the amazing Chef were so above the norm we didnt want to go home.
This is a venue we would fully recommend, saying we would give it a 5* rating just wouldn't be doing it justice.
Thank you so very much to the Tavern for a fantastic meal service and evening.
We most definitely WILL be back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food Great atmosphere Great pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

We try to get to the tavern at least once a month as its a 30 mile round trip I wish it was on my door step. Chris and his team are great hosts the food is fantastic, please dont listen to any bad reviews regarding the tavern they simple are not true.....

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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