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The Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
All hours
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 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st time to the tavern for a Sunday carvery and it won't be the last! The food was as it should be, hot,tasty,well cooked, and at a great price. Been to many carverys and this was the best by miles desert was just as good!

Thank rustycrusty
Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Tavern on Saturday with some friends who had chosen it after a day out. As soon as we arrived at the restaurant and surrounding village, we were greeted with a magical fairyland scene that promised a wonderful eating experience. It did not disappoint :our meals were excellent, the host was extremely welcoming and the staff were friendly... More 

Thank Jeanette B
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our new local, and having now eaten here a number of times we have not been disappointed. Food is served every day except Monday, and every day has a different special at a reduced rate, as well as the varied regular selection. We have tried the steaks and the pies and have been really impressed. The ale is... More 

Thank lippy10
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend & i decided to return to The Tavern for Sunday lunch & really enjoyed our dining experience. Both of us had Roast Beef that was carved straight from the joint & was perfectly cooked to our liking (Pink in the middle & tender). The accompanying roast potatoes were delicious as were the rest of the vegetables that were... More 

Thank LeeFinney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first choice for a date night after the birth of our daughter in May. We knew it would be gorgeous but it was totally incredible. Ordered pate & prawns for starter and both had steaks for main. The fillet & sirloin steaks were possibly the best steaks we've ever had (and we have eaten steak all over... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came across this pub by accident when I took the bus from Derby to Uttoxeter. We went to every village and hamlet but driving through Desnston I was struck by this delightful looking pub. Two days later we went for lunch. Dogs are welcome in the pub area obviously not in the restaurant area. The beer was well looked... More 

Thank Sheila S
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say fantastic food, fantastic service the guys behind the bar made you want for nothing. Can I just say that to find a pub like this is a rare thing this day and age. Oh to have a local as good as this, it's the stuff dreams are made of. 😄😄😄😄😄😄😄

Thank andrew s
Bellingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited again with 2 work colleagues. Still great food, great portions and great service. I had lamb which was cooked to perfection, well done outside and pink in the middle, perfect. It shows the measure of the place to deliver such consistent high standards year on year. Well done all at the Tavern

Thank Tim B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying locally and wanted to make the most of being baby free for the night! Had a lovely evening with amazing food, generous portion and cooked beautifully. Staff and manager all very friendly. Would highly recommend for lovely food at reasonable prices for what you receive. Would highly recommend!

Thank gemz1211
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

This was a great place to eat. The food was beautifully cooked and very well presented. Price was around £23 for an outstanding two course meal and it is very advisable to book a table before going. Highly recommended

Thank Jeff C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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