The Abbey Pub

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The Abbey Pub
4.5
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
About
The Abbey Inn is a traditional country Inn favoured by locals and traveller's alike for it's atmosphere, history and great value-for-money Samuel Smith's beer. Built in the 15th century, this Grade II* listed Inn serves home cooked food and high quality beers, wines and spirits all whilst soaking in the history of the building and the atmosphere of a real wood fire. All are welcome at the Abbey Inn including families, couples, students OAPs, walkers, cyclists, children and dogs! Hannah and Alex look forward to welcoming you into their Inn.
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Daydream14167
Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire4 contributions
Last (Holy) Orders
Sep 2020
I miss this place! Sadly the doors have been closed for a while now. This Samuel Smith owned pub really was part of the old Abbey building. It was a great venue in the summer, supplying a pint of Chocolate Ale on the grass or a welcome cosy spot by the fire in winter after a brisk walk across Darley Abbey Park on a frosty afternoon. Hope it opens soon!
Written October 24, 2020
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Zaire Sheppard
London, UK1 contribution
Fantastic
Dec 2019
I visited here back in 2016 with my elder sister and my Aunty for Christmas. The food was lovely and the house red is great! Loved the place. The staff were friendly and hospitable. Would recommend this pub again!
Written August 1, 2020
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johnhp702
Derby, UK15,411 contributions
Through the smokers
Oct 2019
Isn't about time that smokers were told to take their habit off the premises rather than standing at the entrance (outside) and customers having to go past them to enter the pub, once inside a decent pint is pulled.
Written October 10, 2019
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Robinia56
Derby, UK190 contributions
Fleeting
Oct 2019 • Couples
As it has recently reopened and we’re local we paid a fleeting visit.

Interesting to drink a very well delivered pint of Samuel Smiths surrounded by several signs of ‘phone and tablet’ free zone.
People talking to each other.
Glad I spotted the taxi had arrived before the phone rang.
Written October 6, 2019
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ajtreanor
12 contributions
Great Pub, Warm atmosphere, Good beer, my favorite pub !
Aug 2019
The Abbey is a really old building, well suited to its tasteful conversion to a pub.

Its been owned by Sam Smiths brewery for some time. Sam Smiths pubs can feel a bit old fashioned, They sell Sam Smiths, Beers Lagers, Ciders, Wines, Spirits, soft drinks and nobody else's products. Even the snacks are Sam Smiths. So if you must have a Morretti, a Peroni or any particular brand, this may not be the pub for you.

Be warned the pub only takes cash, no modern financial wizardry here :-) There's even a sign up saying phones and laptops not welcome. Peace !
They do sell one draught bitter, a mild, a cider and three or four lagers of varying strengths. I've tried and liked all of the lagers and the bitter. They don't make a song and dance about the pricing, but the bitter is £2 a pint, the session mild £1.30 a pint, just so you get the gist. I don't think the bottles follow this structure though.

I'm so glad it's reopened !
Written September 1, 2019
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Thomas M
Offenbach, Germany4,032 contributions
Lovely, Quaint Samuel Smith Pub near Darley Park
Oct 2018 • Solo
The Abbey Inn is a lovely Samuel Smith pub in Darley, just north of Derby. The building is steeped in history, and you will find the decor inside to be just as cozy and rustic as you'd expect. The lady the behind the bar was very friendly and welcoming towards this German tourist, and I found it easy to talk to some of the patrons, too. The Samuel Smith beers are of very high quality, especially the Old Brewery Bitter (a cask-conditioned favorite) and the Pure Organic Lager; Samuel Smith have as many as four different lagers in their range, but this one is the best. You might also consider their various, mouth-watering fruit beers (bottled only). Darley is a picturesque little village, certainly worth a visit - and The Abbey Inn is the perfect place to unwind from a walk through Darley Park.
Written November 7, 2018
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shaz H
North West England, UK146 contributions
Lovely walk with a dog
Oct 2018 • Family
It is a real hidden gem.
There is a lot of character and it is popular with people of all ages and dog lovers.
O really want to visit again as there is a beautiful Darley park for a pleasurable walk on even ground of you have mobility issues.
The pub has a few steps into so be careful if you have poor mobility but it is a beautiful place.
Written October 27, 2018
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Nicky S
Derby, UK5 contributions
Lovely traditional pub
Sep 2018 • Friends
What a fantastic, friendly and reasonable priced pub. Historically interesting too. The management and team provide excellent drinks and service. Dog friendly too. Recommend to all.
Written September 28, 2018
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Scousetripper
Merseyside92 contributions
At last, a real pub!!
Jul 2018 • Couples
Built in 1137 and situated in part of the old Darley Abbey, this is a true gem of a pub. Old stone walls, flagged floor and inglenook fireplace. No juke box or canned music, no wi-fi (talk to one another!) and no signal on my phone indeed, nothing electronic.
The bar serves well-kept Sam Smith's ales at £2.20 a pint of bitter(July 18)!! Beer for those wanting to sit on the field opposite is served in decently solid plastic glasses. By the way, it's CASH ONLY (did I mention nothing electronic?)
Not to be missed.
Written July 17, 2018
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Alan W
Derby, UK70 contributions
Old pub
Jul 2018 • Solo
This is a beautiful old Abbey that has been a pub for many years
The pub is owned and managed by Samuel Smiths
there is extremely cheap beer starting with a pint of lager at £1.80 going up to £3 for a premium pint of lager
cask ales are good
Comparatively expensive on wines and spirits compared to the beer
Written July 9, 2018
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