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“Well worth the trip out there” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Derwentwater Arms

Derwentwater Arms
Ranked #3 of 6 Restaurants in Calver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Derwentwater Arms is a warm & friendly Pub / Restaurant set high in the village of Calver it has great views of the surounding peaks and edges.It is set back from the main road in the 'old' village, a real hidden gem.
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Well worth the trip out there”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

A cracking Pub and Restaurant, well worth a visit especially on a summers evening where you can sit on the balcony and enjoy the view. we have visited over half a dozen times in the last year and have never had a bad meal or a bad pint. All the produce is local and excellent quality. I shall definately be going again this year.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A lovely evening...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

My husband and I have dined here many times. The food is always good, however on our last visit on Saturday 4th January, it was simply fantastic and hence this review. My husband had the garlic mushrooms to start, I had the pork patties from the special menu.. For mains, beef n' ale pie and I had the fish pie from the specials which was outstanding.
The previous owners Mandy and Malcolm are now running the Angel at Holmsfield which is also good, but I have to say we much prefer the food and ambience at the Derwentwater Arms. Thank you to all the staff, particularly the Chef for pulling out all the stops.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rochdale
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Spot On!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

We stayed at the cottage next door over the weekend of 22nd - 24th November and booked a meal on the Saturday.
Service was excellent, food was amazing. Best steaks myself and my Father in law have had in a long time. It's nice to get a steak exactly as you have ordered it. All meals ordered on the night were spot on! Many Thanks.
Children were well catered for and we had a lovely evening.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“PERFECT PUB!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

I love this pub, had a few meals here now after staying at a B&B down the road. The food is gorgeous - great choices and really well cooked, the atmosphere is just right and the staff are really friendly.
This is the perfect pub to go to. If only it were my local!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Liz M
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very disappointing restaurant”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

We have been to this restaurant many times, the food as always been very good. This visit was very disappointing, when the food came it was virtually in edible and was sent back. The chips were stale just as if they had been reheated for a previous day, the crab cakes and the fish main course were disgusting. The only good thing was they gave us the money bak for the disgusting main course. We will definitely not be going back..

  • Visited November 2013
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