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The Tavern

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Bar, British
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College Road, Denstone ST14 5HR, England
+44 1889 590847
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On arrival we had to ask 3 different members of staff where our reserved table was. Eventually we were told over there, as we turned to make our own way over we were shouted back to say we had to order our drinks at the bar! We were given 2 menu's there were 4 of us and told he would... More 

Thank Bev H
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a find! The Tavern is a welcoming pub with a generous side order of conviviality. The food served is freshly made with high quality ingredients. The staff team are polite, efficient and hard working. We enjoyed our evening there immensely. Thank you!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I always make sure I visit The Tavern whenever I'm in the UK and in Staffordshire. It's what a country village pub is supposed to be. Excellent service, run by a friendly team and host, a real heart to the community. There is a great vibe here, which is one of the reasons it's so popular. If you want to... More 

Thank Matt_Pominoz
Staffordshire, UK
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very welcoming village pub with great food, busy vibe, nice decor ... Highly recommend for a night out with friends and family

Thank COrme
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

good for casual drinks in the evening, great atmosphere and friendly staff. came here this time for dinner and the food was excellent, service was good considering how busy the place was, and as always the drinks were great.

Thank wattsikins
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food, good beer and great atmosphere. Very busy, but food only took 25mins. Have already booked our next meal out here!

Thank wattsup77
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Tavern with two friends who live close by and who had good previous experiences in the restaurant. We booked a table and arrived on time and shown to the table. We ordered some bread and olives to keep us going as we were all very hungry. The bread arrived and consisted of two of the smallest pieces... More 

Thank Kevin W
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very average pub food took a good while to arrive although the pub was fairly empty, but the staff were friendly and cheerful. Perhaps a better place for a drink than for a meal?

Thank Yatzy2010
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to The Tavern for about 10 months now, and I have to say that you would be hard pressed to find a better roast anywhere in the North or Central Midlands. They are still trying to find the best way to deliver the best service so sometimes the service can be a little "iffy". I also... More 

Thank Jacky W
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen this pub recommended in the good pub guide I ventured here. I was very pleased with the welcome and the ambience. The beer was well kept and I enjoyed my pint of Wainwrights. The food was OK...pleasant enough apart from the beer battered cod. It was distinctly average... I think it was from the freezer and oven cooked.... More 

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Rocky B, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Tavern on Tripadvisor ! I was glad You enjoyed a pint of " Wainwright " traditional ale as we have been nominated " CAMRA" local Pub of the Year so this good to hear ! But I am sorry to hear that you thought our fish was not good and not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: College Road, Denstone ST14 5HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Denstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1889 590847
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 .

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