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The Tavern

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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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited The Tavern in Denstone yesterday for lunch...we were warmly welcomed by Chris who looked after us very well...nothing too much trouble. Food was delicious, service excellent. Many thanks once again. We will definitely pop in again if in the area. 😊

Thank Isobel A
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely pub with great surroundings. Great food - top class! Lovely staff. Good value for money too. We have been a few times and have always been well greeted.

Thank LisaBowd
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food nice atmosphere. Not to busy when we visited but was a Tuesday night. Friendly staff. Light and bright decor big improvement from our last visit. Curry night Wednesday. Steak night Thursday also has a specials board.

Thank Neil P
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have reviewed this restaurant a couple of times, and always found it to be reasonable with the odd hiccup; however, we were there on Sunday and I have to say quite simply this was – THE BEST EVER!!! The roasts were as usual the star of the show; the veggies were spectacular……but – sorry I have used the word... More 

Thank Jacky W
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went in with friends for a drink , didn"t stay for food, thought it was on the pricey side for what you got as looked at what people had and the menu price but it is a nice clean upper end pub and the folding doors in the restaurants are a good touch but the smokers outside spoilt it

Thank andy s
Rocky B, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your review !! We are told so often that we offer great value especially considering the quality of the " fresh local " ingredients that we only use in our dishes ! We even offer a prime local Fillet steak that is priced at £ 19.95 !! Which is by far the cheapest for miles ! And... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited at lunch time we had a wonderfull meal served by realy friendly staff in a lovley dining room The menus has lots of choice It's well worth a visite even if you are local we will defiantly go back again real value for money

Thank abrown156
Rocester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had another great Lunch with a friend at one of my favourite local pubs. Lovely atmosphere, decor and food. SAB

Thank stevebiet
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 

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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
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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