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“Very Good well above average pub food”
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The Great Northern
Ranked #10 of 25 Derby B&B and Inns
Derbyshire, England
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256 reviews
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“Very Good well above average pub food”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

This is a Pub that serves very good quality food. I've been here quite a few times and have had a good meal every time. The decor and ambiance is aiming that bit higher than the average pub come restaurant and they do it very well. I would recommend making a reservation is you want to go on a busy weekend or bank holiday. Prices are very reasonable, and the food is great. This is definitely a step up from your normal pub food. It's probably more accurate to say this is a restaurant that's in a pub, than a pub with a restaurant. I really like it here and will continue to come back regularly. You should try it.

Room Tip: I'm only reviewing the restaurant, so I can't help on the rooms, sorry.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Stanards of the Great Northern are of the highest and would not hesitate to reccomend this lovely 'all rounder' to anyone. Lovely warm, beautifully presented spotlesslyclean accomodation. Bar/resturaunt area warm, cosy, uncluttered. Excellent choice of food from bar meal/sanwiches to 3/4 course dinner. Breakfast, again excellent choice, beautifully cooked and so well presented.
Staff, faultless, so genuinely freindly and helpful. A splended example of hostelry.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Northwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

this was the first time we had booked a room at a pub, as I normally book hotels, and with a room rate of £85 inc breakfast I was not expecting much. We were delighted with our room. It was newly decorated with nice touches that you find in boutique hotels even though it was at least a third of the cost. I had one of the best nights sleep as although it is on the main road it is really quiet at night and the bed was extremely comfortable. The room was really spacious with a seating area and free wi-fi. The staff were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and they made us feel really welcome. The service was better than a lot of 5* hotels. We would definitely recommend it too friends and would love to return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We visited the Great Northern in Mickleover on a lunchtime in September 2012. It is conveniently situated just off a main road. The building is well kept and has a modern interior. The food was well priced, I opted for homemade Lasagne (which was delicious). Another family members ordered steak ale and mushroom pie (looked very nice). Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food. I think it could be improved slightly by providing homemade chips (just a minor point mentioned by my wife) but I think it would definitely add an extra touch of quality to the meal. We will be back again in the future.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Manchester
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We stayed here this weekend when our original hotel was unable to accommodate us ...and what a lovely surprise! We were given a warm, friendly yet professional welcome by assistant manager Dean, and delighted with our room. The room was beautiful. Stylish, spacious, spotlessly clean with a wonderful ensuite. Breakfast was high quality and as others have mentioned, NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH TROUBLE for the staff. I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

We stayed for a family party and booked by email some 4 weeks before. We were very pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to an absolutely great room. Very spacious, spotlessly clean and with superb ensuite shower. There was a wide choice of breakfast which was cooked to order and delicious and served in the light and airy bar area. Throughout our stay we were very impressed with the attitude of all the staff that we encountered. Nothing was too much trouble and clearly the manager here is on the ball. I would not hesitate to recommend to other travellers.

Room Tip: Ask for the 'OUFRA' upstairs room at the rear of the hotel.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

The rooms here are brilliant, really comfortable and to a very high standard. Our room was spotless and had everything we needed (tea/coffee, toilettries etc). There is a good selection at breakfast and the cooked breakfast is delicious. The rooms (our friends also stayed) are all of a good size with plenty of space, everything is of a high quality and are beautifully decorated. The staff are friendly, helpful and welcoming. Would definitely recommend staying here.

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Property: The Great Northern
Address: Station Road | Mickleover, Derby DE3 9FB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Derby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #10 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Derby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Great Northern 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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