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Stanley's Alehouse

76 Smedley Street, Matlock DE4 3JJ, England
+44 1629 583350
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Great Beer, Great Food. Lovely Management. Perfect!

Visited here with my girlfriend a few days ago. Had a lovely welcome from the couple who run it and... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
Fuzzyshan
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Malton, United Kingdom
Excellent beer, friendly staff and having the feeling of being part of the local community

We went here during our short stay in the area. The pub has a cosy ambiance and delicious beer. The... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2018
mjalaanen
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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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Stanley's is a friendly, traditional micro-pub with a strong focus on quality real ales and ciders. We also stock a wide range of gins and other spirits, wines and soft drinks. We are dog-friendly and we welcome well behaved children until 9pm. Please note: we now accept all major credit and debit cards.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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76 Smedley Street, Matlock DE4 3JJ, England
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+44 1629 583350
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

Visited here with my girlfriend a few days ago. Had a lovely welcome from the couple who run it and a good explanation of which beers they have on. Tried most if not all the beers during the visit, all were good to great beers...More

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PeteWithers, Manager at Stanley's Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2018

Thank you for such a lovely review! I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit - it was a pleasure having you. Please do come again whenever you're passing - I'll be sure to have some new beers on for you to sample, but...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

We went here during our short stay in the area. The pub has a cosy ambiance and delicious beer. The staff let us taste some beer before we ordered one, to make sure we got a beer we'd love. They change their beer regularly. When...More

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PeteWithers, Manager at Stanley's Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Thank you so much for such a lovely review! It was a pleasure to meet you, and we're really glad you enjoyed what we have to offer. We've just started serving pies and other snacks, so it's great to know they're going down well! If...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Whilst on a weeks holiday at the top of Matlock Bank (a very steep hill) I only managed to call in once - the day before leaving for home. I played safe and had a couple pints of a traditional best bitter. Excellent. I would...More

Thank John H
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PeteWithers, Manager at Stanley's Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Thank you for a great review, John! I remember your visit and I'm glad you did manage to make it before you had to head home! I hope to see you again whenever you're next in the area :-) Best Wishes, Pete

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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner love Stanley's. By far the best local, with friendly staff and great management that constantly keep up with customer wants.. oh and great, reasonably priced ale!! I have never once had a bad experience in Stanley's, and it has a real...More

Thank Georgia V
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PeteWithers, Manager at Stanley's Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Thank you so much for such a lovely review, Georgia :-D It's a pleasure to run a local, community-focused business and we're so glad you enjoy visiting us. We look forward to seeing you again! Best Wishes, Pete

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

The walk up the hill from the town square is well worth the effort. You'll work up the perfect thirst to try one of the ever changing, wonderfully well kept beers that this delightful little place has on tap (or in bottles). It's worth mentioning...More

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PeteWithers, Manager at Stanley's Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thank you for the brilliant review, David - it was a pleasure meeting you and we're very glad you enjoyed your visit(s). Hopefully it won't be too long before you can make a return trip :-) Best Wishes, Pete

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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Didn’t go during a busy time but liked the location and the decor and selection of beers. Really quirky and can imagine with the right crowd it’s fun Regarding a previous review about e-cigs, if you don’t like it go elsewhere, they are only water...More

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PeteWithers, Manager at Stanley's Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Many thanks for the lovely review - hope to see you again soon :-) Best wishes, Pete

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic quaint little ale house. Lovely real ale great choice and rhubarb gin fabulous. Small inside but cosy. Really enjoyed it here great find

Thank Elaine C
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PeteWithers, Manager at Stanley's Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thanks for the brilliant review, Elaine :-) We're now open from 4pm Tuesday-Thursday and 12pm Friday, so even more opportunity for an post-work tipple! We also serve Blackberry & Honey gin now - definitely one to try if you enjoyed the rhubarb! Best Wishes, Pete

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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

I popped into Stanley last night. The beer was superb. Service friendly and helpful. Spoiled by a bunch of hipsters using e cigarettes to blow pretend smoke everywhere. Felt sorry for the bar staff. I could at least leave!More

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PeteWithers, Manager at Stanley's Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Hi Nick, I have recently taken over here at Stanley's and I noticed your review mentioning that other customers smoking e-cigarettes was rather off-putting when you last visited. I can certainly sympathise and please rest assured that whilst we do permit e-cigs/vapes, we ask customers...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic little bar with a great range of ales, ciders and gin! The warmest, most welcoming staff I met and fabulous view over the Derwent valley. Interior is clean and comfortable with very interesting cecor. Perfect reward for walking up the hill!

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Reviewed June 12, 2017

after a climb up a steep hill (Bank Rd) to get there we were greeted by the friendly barman who served us. 4 had a pale beer (no dark/stout on) and we had a taster of one of ciders on offer but the bottle of...More

Thank shirl2014
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