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“That good we went there both nights!” 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 .
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“That good we went there both nights!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by the staff at the Alton Brook house hotel.It is quite pricey well worth the money, the locals are friendly and the staff very helpful. The drinks are also quite pricey but I am used to chain pubs so that's probably why!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rocky B, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for your review and thank you for coming to see us on both nights ! We hope you enjoyed your stay at Alton Brook House .
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London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Excellent food excellent host”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Chris and his staff have been welcoming us for many years whether as a family or with a group of friends. The welcome is warm the beer great and the food and service is outstanding. We had a fantastic meal last night (31st Aug). We have been coming to this pub for many years and all I can say os if you are in the area eat and drink and you will not be disappointed. The menu is a mix of great flavours local dishes and this with a extraordinary twist. Portion sizes are just right even for the most hungry.Thank you and see you soon when we travel up from London. Also our place to eat in the area.

  • 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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Rocky B, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you Barry for your lovely review ! It is always great to see you all , we have known each other now for many years since the Red lion days when I first met your son who is amazing ! See you soon I hope Chris .
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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great gastropub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were staying in the local area and were recommended to try The Tavern. We were very impressed - great food and a friendly atmosphere. Would definitely advise booking on a Saturday night, we were quite lucky to get a table at short notice. The courses are good value and portion sizes were generous - three courses nearly finished me off, but it was all so good!

Visited August 2013
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Rocky B, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor . Great here we impressed you ! It's always nice to know that customers enjoyed there visit to the Tavern . Look forward to seeing you again soon .
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service to match”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Excellent, first time we have eat here even though we have passed it on several occasions.
Really nice food and the home made mushroom soup of the the day was stunning.
But if up you want to eat on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday then you will need to book as its quite popular.
The rib eye steak was cooked to perfection, and the meal was really nice.
We eat to the side of the main bar area and was not too off putting as it was set out right for a couple to enjoy the meal, the conservatory looks nice too, sure it's equally good to eat in there.
The pizza really looked nice and was quite large.
Really enjoyed it and would visit again. The service was excellent as well.

  • 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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Rocky B, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for your great review , as you have mentioned we do have two dining areas that offer different atmospheres which is great ! We are please you enjoyed your meals we do try to source quality , local produce at all times thank you .
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Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“A Good eatery!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We went on a Sunday and had an excellent roast, followed by one of the best Bakewell Tarts that I have tasted. The atmosphere was great, the service friendly and informal, but very efficient. The price was reasonable. Well worth a visit if you are in the vicinity.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rocky B, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for your review , sorry for the late reply !! It's always good to here you enjoyed your visit to the Tavern , we do try to run a true village pub atmosphere so lacking in our society today ,thank you once again .
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