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The Tickled Trout

33-35 Valley Road, Barlow, Chesterfield S18 7SL, England
+44 114 289 1111
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (64 reviews)
“pizza” (91 reviews)
“arancini” (22 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Bar, Pizza, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33-35 Valley Road, Barlow, Chesterfield S18 7SL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Have visited a couple of times recently, once for lunch and once for dinner. The new menu is excellent and definitely a cut above!! I especially enjoyed the Pigs cheek starter and the cod brandade starter. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the blade of beef Every...More

Thank Julie M F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yet another Fabulous evening at the Tickled Trout. So pleased the whole Family voted here for hubby's Special birthday...the food was divine...the girls thoroughly enjoyed their garlic dough balls to start with...whilst hubby and I shared the arancini and camembert. I tried the Trout this...More

Thank Carolyn C
Chris M, Owner at The Tickled Trout, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Delighted we were the unanimous vote for the special birthday celebration! We very much enjoyed seeing you and we are pleased it was a special night for you all. We do appreciate you taking the time to write a lovely review for us - thank...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times, and it is always such a treat, both for the quality of the food but also for the friendliness and efficiency of the staff. Yesterday we returned for lunch, using a voucher which our daughter had paid for as...More

Thank Jen M
Chris M, Owner at The Tickled Trout, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Jen M for writing such a great review, not only do we appreciate your kind words but we appreciate o ur regular customers! The pigs cheek was a dish I had been working on for a while so it is great to get...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose The Tickled Trout at random as a local restaurant to our Christmas holiday venue in Barlow. We were very pleasantly surprised. Food was first class, competitively priced and well presented. The restaurant was busy but the service was excellent with just the right...More

Thank andystead99
Chris M, Owner at The Tickled Trout, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, it does mean a lot when we get such a great review in the middle of our busy Christmas! We do have two lovley holiday cottages either side of the Tickled Trout if you ever feel like a stay...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As usual trip advisor guided us to a new restaurant.The Tickled Trout is located in a lovely village with great parking and in a very well finished open plan building. The attention to detail in the finishing decorative touches adds a real sense of class....More

Thank gilbodyn
Chris M, Owner at The Tickled Trout, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for writing such a lovely review for us. It does mean a lot when we get a comment such as 'absolutely fantastic' for our special dishes! I do apologise if we weren't as attentive as we should have been, I will ensure the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a mid week lunch. First impressions good. Very stylish pub & bar, looks like a lot of money has been spent refurbishing. That often makes me apprehensive about the food, hope that as much attention has been paid to the menus. Well, the...More

Thank Sindy7
Chris M, Owner at The Tickled Trout, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for writing us such a wonderful review. I am delighted you enjoyed dining with us. We have taken your comments about the coffee on board and I am working on a nice homemade tasty treat to go with it! We will look forward...More

Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

Been here several times now. First we went for dinner which was beautiful. The parmesan and truffle chips are to die for. Went back for Sunday lunch which was the best I've ever had. Booked our engagements party and the pizzas were amazing. The staff...More

Thank Louise-Emily M
Chris M, Owner at The Tickled Trout, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2017

Thank you so much for writing such a fabulous review for us, we do very much appreciate it. We were delighted you booked your engagement party with us - we love special occasions! We will look forward to seeing you soon. Have a very happy...More

Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends on Monday which is pie night. Not a great selection of food but my steak and ale pie with chips and mushy peas was delicious. Lovely pub with a great choice of ales and lagers and very friendly staff. Not a great...More

1  Thank Glyn F
Chris M, Owner at The Tickled Trout, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Dear Glyn F Thank you for your review, we do very much appreciate you taking the time. On a Monday we do a special menu of our delicious pie or a Monday mezze board. Both are delicious options but of course this is a very...More

Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Visited after my wife came earlier in the year and said how good it was. Have to say, I wasn’t impressed although maybe we just visited on an off night. Full disclosure, we were 5 minutes late for our table, so that possibly lead to...More

5  Thank Christopher M
Chris M, Owner at The Tickled Trout, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Dear Christopher M I am upset to receive comments like this although I am of course delighted that you enjoyed the dishes you ate. This is not the usual review we receive regarding the front of house team. Most of my team have been with...More

Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Took a family member with us , he loved it. For a while I have been eyeing up the mackerel croquettes & OMG they didn’t disappoint, I was in fish heaven, so so tasty 😋, even the purée, if I wasn’t in the restaurant, I...More

Thank Pebbles2731
Chris M, Owner at The Tickled Trout, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Thank you for writing such a great review for us. We have received good feedback about the mackerel crockets; they are made from a mixture of our home smoked and fresh Cornish mackerel. The 'puree' is our twist on ketchup - made from gooseberries from...More

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November 19, 2017|
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Response from Paul Y | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as I didn’t use the facilities on this occasion.
September 21, 2017|
Response from Chris M | Property representative |
Yes, our quiz starts at 730 every Sunday evening - this week we have a special one as its our 100th quiz! Hope you will be able to join us.
Alice W
April 11, 2017|
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Response from Chris M | Property representative |
Hi, we do welcome dogs in our lounge area but not in the restaurant. A full menu is available in the lounge area and tables can be requested to be booked (which is advisable at busy times)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33-35 Valley Road, Barlow, Chesterfield S18 7SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Chesterfield  >  Barlow
  • Phone Number: +44 114 289 1111
  • E-mail
"Derbyshire Pride. Italian Inspiration." Proud of Derbyshire and inspired by Italy, that sums us up really. We use the finest locally sourced ingredients to create delicious food that has an Italian twist. Visitors to the Tickled Trout in Barlow are guaranteed a warm welcome, relaxed surroundings and a great choice of top-notch food. It is advisable to book a table either by our on-line reservation system on our website or the traditional way by phone! Also like us on Facebook for regular updates....
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