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Commercial Park Linville Close | Raynesway, Derby DE21 7HX, England
+44 1332 751267
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Derby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely atmosphere with very nice food and not over priced. The staff and waitresses are very attentive and have a pleasant manner. We will definitely be going again.

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Thank Rob S
bluejay_derby, Shift Leader at The Blue Jay, responded to this review

Hi Rob Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope to see you again very soon. Kind Regards Sheena More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came to he blue jay to celebrate my birthday I ordered the the yourshire pudding with the camerbear celary and onion chutney the celary wasn't even as think as a match stick and I only got 4 very small bits and no onion chutney at £8.99 I found it very disappointing.

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Thank jay19802017
bluejay_derby, Shift Leader at The Blue Jay, responded to this review

Hi Jay, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I will raise this issue with our kitchen team. Sorry you found this visit not up to standards, we hope this doesn't put you off and hope to see you return soon. Kind Regards Sheena More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a busy morning at work I decided to take my husband out for lunch as a treat . The Blue Jay is quite local , and with time short as I had to return to work later that day , the decision was made . All looked good , we found a table easily , decided on what to... More 

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Thank LindaC50
bluejay_derby, Shift Leader at The Blue Jay, responded to this review

Hi Linda, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, i have sent you a private message regarding the issues you had on your visit. Kind Regards Sheena More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Called for a meal with two friends mid afternoon. Had passed by recently and this was a first visit and honest first impression. You can easily see the place but almost need a Sat Nav to get there, car park ok and wheelchair accessible flat entrance. 80% empty at time so no tales of poor service. Chose food from menu... More 

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Thank BabyBoomer1947
bluejay_derby, Shift Leader at The Blue Jay, responded to this review

Hi Babyboomer1947 Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we appreciate all the feedback given and we will take aboard the points you have made. We hope to see you again and hope that next time your impressions are more positive. Kind Regards Sheena More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came for a quick lunch - the food was good and hot. I only have 2 small complaints. Firstly the dressed side salad with my lasagne didn't have any dressing on, which isn't a big issue and can be easily fixed, secondly a few of my chips were hard and not crispy, how I like them. These two things wouldn't... More 

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Thank Tom L
bluejay_derby, Shift Leader at The Blue Jay, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, i will make sure your points are raised with our team, as we like to ensure our customers leave 100% happy. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Sheena More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wouldn't recommend the blue jay for food, the menus don't have much choice. The staff can be quite rude and the food comes out cold most times. It's a good place for a quiet drink though if you aren't looking for food

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Thank Leighina C
bluejay_derby, Shift Leader at The Blue Jay, responded to this review

Hi Leighina, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback, we are sad to hear you did not enjoy your visit this time, i have sent you a private message regarding some more information about your visit yesterday. Kind Regards Sheena More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

11 of us for two birthdays great staff great food very well looked after. Everything presented lovely and timing on all dishes was perfect. I would highly recommend this pub for food

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Thank Chris C
bluejay_derby, Shift Leader at The Blue Jay, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this kind review we appreciate any and all feedback from our customers. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit, & those with you had a lovely birthday. We look forward to seeing your again in the future. Kind Regards Sheena More 

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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live local and am a regular but today's visit was my last!!! Stood waiting for ten minutes to be served only for a staff member to serve someone else who hadn't waited as long. When I pointed this out I was told by said staff member that the person he had served before me had "been waiting a long... More 

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Thank Geraldine A
bluejay_derby, Shift Leader at The Blue Jay, responded to this review

Hi Geraldine Thank you for your feedback, we have replied to you via private message. Kind Regards Sheena More 

Derby
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't like cauliflower, broccoli, red cabbage, pork, Brussels....this is the place to go because you won't find it there. The carrots looked dry and as if kept warm for the past 6 hours. The cube of stuffing mix was literally like a pepple, I couldn't get my fork into it. After enquring about the pepple, I was handed... More 

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Thank globetrotter505
bluejay_derby, Manager at The Blue Jay, responded to this review

Firstly thank you for taking the time to post a review, I am very disappointed to hear about your visit, if it is at all possible please contact me at bluejay.derby@marstons.co.uk as I would like to discuss this further. I would like to just apologise for this visit and I hope we can work towards making up for this. I... More 

Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arranged a group booking (23 people) for my Mother's 90th birthday celebration, and I have to say it was a great success! The staff went out of their way to make sure the occasion ran smoothly. They were helpful, polite and smiling at all times. The food was delivered promptly and with the minimum of fuss, and everyone agreed... More 

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Thank robeggleton
bluejay_derby, Manager at The Blue Jay, responded to this review

Hi Robeggleton, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this kind review we appreciate any and all feedback from our customers. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hoped your mother had a great 90th. We look forward to seeing your again in the future. Kind Regards Luke More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Commercial Park Linville Close | Raynesway, Derby DE21 7HX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 751267

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?