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“Disappointing - Don't Bother”
Review of Coco

Coco
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Hardstoft
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Only 10 minutes' drive from the M1 motorway, the Shoulder at Hardstoft is a 300-year-old coach house set in quiet Derbyshire countryside. Local cask ales are available in the pub and lounge area, whilst local produce is served in the award-winning restaurant. Free parking is available on-site. A flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities feature in each modern room. All rooms also have a private bathroom with a selection of toiletries and a shower. Free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout. With a roaring log fire during the winter months, the bar also offers light meals and snacks. Continental breakfast, fresh fish dishes and a grill menu are available in the bright and airy restaurant. All food is locally sourced with a British tapas theme. A packed lunch can also be prepared. The Shoulder at Hardstoft is 15 minutes' drive from Chesterfield or Mansfield town centres and 35 minutes from Sheffield or Derby. Hardwick Hall and the Five Pits trail are within 2 miles while the Peak District is 30 minutes' drive from the property.
Reviewed November 8, 2013

When we first arrived at the pub there was only one person behind the bar and we had to wait over 10 minutes before we had to ask to be seated at the table we had booked. The restaurant was empty even though we had booked. What really disappointed us was the fact that although the restaurant was empty we were placed on a table for 2 next to a party on a table for 8 who were loud with their conversation which you would expect given the size of the group. We believe we should have been seated elsewhere in our opinion.
We both ordered a burger and a side order of onion rings. We have to say that these were probably the worst burgers we have ever had. They were served on a hard style french stick which made the burger impossible to eat. The palma ham on the burger was extremely salty and the burger was under cooked. The onion rings were homemade and looked good when they came out but that was it. A thin slice of onion in a huge batter with no taste and very greasy. We then had the sticky toffee pudding and Bakewell tart which were ok.
There was a lovely open fire which was the best feature of the pub but overall the food is very poor for the price you pay as the menu is expensive for the quality of the food.

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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Just like to say this restaurant is really good we had a sunday lunch there and it was lovely.Going back to try there evening meals on friday.The staff is really friendly aswell.The restaurant is self is really nice its a must to visit.

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Thank Ann J
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

My wife and I went to the Shoulder at Hardstoft on Friday evening and had a very nice meal -very well cooked and extremely tasty with excellent service - we used a voucher from Peak 107 Radio,so it was very good value.
The atmosphere always feels warm and inviting,one downside was that the wall next to the bar and the unit there looked dirty and tatty.
Overall would recommend !

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Thank tezibear60
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We passed this pub and called in on a Sunday lunch time. The staff were friendly and the meal choice although limited was nicely cooked and presented. You could have one course for £8 and the portions were generous making it great value. We can't understand why there are negative comments from previous guests as we were well satisfied with food, service and price.

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Thank nickm45
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

The atmosphere and service were excellent. Staff were friendly and gave good advice on the local area.

Thank John S
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