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“Mrs Chatsworth's hobby”

The Devonshire Arms at Beeley - Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Beeley
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Situated on the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire's 35,000 acre Chatsworth Estate, Ideally located for a relaxing getaway when visiting Chatsworth House and Gardens. It offers the charm and character of an historic inn with a contemporary Brasserie which is modern, bright and relaxing while the Inn is cosy and inviting. The Malt Vault houses 'the Malt Vault Table' which can seat up to 12 people and is ideal for a more private celebration. The 14 bedrooms are chic and comfortable and a perfect spot to enjoy a stay on the heart of the Chatsworth Estate. Chatsworth is one of Britain's best loved historic houses and estates. There is something for everyone to enjoy: from famous works of art and new exhibitions to landscaped gardens and spectacular fountains. The house, garden, farmyard, adventure playgrounds, gift shops and farm shop offer a delightful day out for all the family. The magnificent landscape and pretty little villages of Derbyshire's Peak District National Park offer miles of free walks, and the Chatsworth Farm Shop is just a short walk away selling fresh local produce, much of which is used on the menu at The Devonshire Arms.
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Nice situation in an iconic Derbyshire village close to Chatsworth.Know its demographic targets and prices things accordingly!! Varied seated dining locations, from 'bar' style to modern trattoria style (new addition) dinig area. Service friendly and efficient, good selection of local draught real ales at the bar, but as someone has already pointed out, (my constant moan) London wine prices! Menu adventurous, pulling no punches when colourfully describing items on offer! " Locally shot estate pheasant e.g." Nice touches shown with an inventive selection of all courses. BUT why oh why do so many establishments think that serving soup on a slate or pies on a wooden board is appealing? If you order anything, ask on what your meal is going to be served, then take it from there.
For example,Steak and ale pie with a crust on, ought to be offered on a flat plate to enable any vegetables and gravy from the pie to mingle surely? Not on a wooden board.
Anyway, apart from that and the wine pricing, a once in a while place to visit, like The Nettle at Ashover nearby.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

My family and I were out in Derbyshire for the day and decided to call into the Devonshire Arms for a drink on our way home. We were astounded when we were charged 9.95 for a glass of white wine ! This you would expect to pay in a top restaurant but in a small country pub it is a blatent rip off. We are locals and were out showing our Aussie family the sights, but, we will never go to the Devonshire Arms again and are making sure everyone in our area knows about thier greed.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Went for meal for 4 on 20th Oct ( Sun eve ).Although food very good,. the service was extremely disappointing.Staff friendly but slow and didnt seem organised.Forgot our drinks order +then when we had finished them our glasses were taken away +not asked if we would like another.Waited so long to pay our bill that we went to bar to pay + then had to get their attention. All seemed a bit too much effort !

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

We were a table of four for dinner. Service was good, unfortunately food was mixed. Our daughter's enjoyed their meals (one steak, one Ploughman's platter), my lemon sole was acceptable, but tasteless and my husband's meal of pork was so bad, it had to be sent back (was so tough and gristly he couldn't chew meat). On the plus side, restaurant did not charge us for the meal sent back, but it would make us think twice about returning. Expensive for what it was. Decor and atmosphere lovely though - we were seated in new extension. If food was up to par, it would be fantastic.

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1  Thank cheviecat
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Booked late and were offered a table in the bar, rather than the restarant. Readily agreed as the place has a reasonable reputation with some.

The table wasn't laid out when we arrived but we ordered drinks and sat down. Cutlery arrived gradually, a knife here ,a fork there. It took about 4 visits to the table before we had all we needed. We decided to have a couple of starters to share. I had told them I was gluten free when booking and reminded them when we ordered. The starters came with bread so I sat out while everyone else tucked into a nice game tureen. Half way through a waitress said that there may be some gluten free bread to be had. No one had mentioned this when we ordered or when the food arrived. A little of the tureen was left for me by the others in the group. No bread arrived, and the server did not come back to say there was no gf bread. I have no great objection to the lack of gf bread but why did no one come back to say?

The wine arrived before the starters so we ended up with a table full of drinks and glasses and no where to put the plates.
We then waited about 50 minutes for the mains and had to remind them several times we were waiting. Coordination seems to be a problem.

Main courses were OK when they eventually came but for the sausage and mash. This is literally a bit of mash and a few sausages-no peas, no sauce-a little food for over £8. I have seen better at a Wetherspoons pub. No member of staff asked if we were enjoying the meal.

My main gripe about the place is the service. Diners in the bar are clearly second class citizens although paying first class prices. Will be in no rush to return.

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