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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
Closed now
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal at the tavern this week. Great little country pub serving great quality food. Pub was a little loud, but what can you really expect considering it was a lively pub with Friday night atmosphere. No complaints here, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food. Good food and excellent service.

Thank Louisa K
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited tonight with daughter, her hubby and two friends - rang at 5.40, there at 6, food by 6.30. Ate in the bar because the other tables were all booked and you can see why. The pizzas were superb, piping hot, really tasty, great value and the place was buzzing. Couldn't fault quality, price or overall experience. If you don't... More 

Thank sourcedargent
Salford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Decided to come for a meal after the excellent reviews on trip advisor and we was not disappointed. We went for the steak deal which was lovely. The homemade chips were gorgeous. Defiantly worth a visit if you are in the area. The chef came out and had a chat and made a fuss of our 2 year old daughter... More 

Thank jenjen842016
West Sussex
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for 13 at short notice, and so glad we did, service and food brilliant, and probably the best rump steak I've had in years too!!

Thank WestSussexGazza
Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on the recommendation of our guesthouse host. We have 3 children, 5yo, 11yo and a 15yo. This is the first time ever all 3 ate their whole meal and a pudding! The youngest wanted a chocolate brownie each but when we asked for one to share it came on two plates and they both had plenty. My... More 

1 Thank Dr_Arkham
Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a shame we were so looking forward to a beautiful meal after reading the reviews and having the place recommended by local friends. We went on MOnday and were told 'no meals on Monday'. Went back on Tuesday. For the starter we were unable to have our choice - we have no olives -and then the one main course... More 

Thank Jo D
Rocky B, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this review

We are extremely sorry you found the time at the Tavern dissapionting ! We never have served food on a Monday ! (This is stated on our website )? We generally do not " run out " of any produce on our menu as we have deliveries every day but not on a Monday because we are closed ! Also... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only stopped off mid point of walk but good choice real ales in very nice surroundings. We had already eaten lunch but liked the look of the menu especially the woods fired pizzas at weekends.

Thank markbham74
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy a lunch at the tavern on a regular basis. The food Is always of excellent quality. I often have the Cajun chicken with salad and chips, my husband really rates the homemade pie. A special was on the menu today, poached salmon with prawn, crayfish and parsley butter sauce, he rated it very highly, the side serve of... More 

Thank Jackie W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service excellent food would really recommend it .landlord very attentive superb ! Had the Cajun chicken nice and spicy brother in law had the steak pie that looked delicious .

Thank Chris R
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Three of us called in at The Tavern on Thursday night for tea. We arrived just before 8pm. We ordered quickly because we were hungry, and were told here was about half an hour wait on food. Unfortunately, the food (one cajun chicken, one goats cheese salad and garlic bread, and one steak) took over an hour to come. This... 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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