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The Old Bell Hotel Tudor Bar

51 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NQ, England
+44 1332 723090
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A potentially charming, old English pub spoilt by amateurs bar personnel.

The Tudor Bar at the Old Bell Hotel goes back 350 years and has all the features to make it a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Douglas L
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
Real ale visit

This one came recommended by a couple of real ale drinkers. Went here one evening for a drink. An... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Budda_Vida
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Retford, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“front bar” (3 reviews)
“big open fire” (2 reviews)
“pork chop” (2 reviews)
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51 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NQ, England
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+44 1332 723090
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tudor Bar at the Old Bell Hotel goes back 350 years and has all the features to make it a classic "Ye Olde English" pub - fireplace, original wooden panelling, stone floor etc. BUT it lacks a decent bar. The staff is amateur, the...More

Thank Douglas L
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This one came recommended by a couple of real ale drinkers. Went here one evening for a drink. An original type of pub. The big open fire has the date 1700 engraved in the old wooden mantelpiece. Unfortunately I was let down by the range...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Visited here to eat dinner whilst watching a Scrooge play. It was OK, the actors were good, the food was fair to middle of the road, the surrounding was beautiful and atmospheric but........ We were packed in like chickens! I am not a great fan...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Still waiting for a manager to call me back hence this review which could have been avoided. 2 visits by myself in 2 days. Great entertainment in the Stable for a Scrooge themed corporate event (which was paid for by my company) but the food...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Had a great evening at The Old Bell,went to have dinner with the Scrooge theme.What was lacking with the food was certainly made better by the two performers.Their rendition of the whole play was hilarious,best comedy I have seen for a long long time.The Tudor...More

Thank patrickterence
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Went to the scrooge night with friends.we were shown to the stables room at the back.small venue but made welcome by stooge himself.it was our second time to one of these events.only two in the cast,but what they lacked in numbers was made up by...More

Thank mick m
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic night - our tour guide Jack was very informative and conducted the tour really well, the attic rooms which you get taken to are very interesting and creepy and the food afterward in the Tudor Bar is delicious, great value for money and a...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Cocktails are really popular these days but they don't do any here. They do a nice tray of 3 1/3 pints of ale with snacks for £5. We had cheese and pickled onions. It was busy in there on a Saturday night and had a...More

Thank laurie f
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

A friend recommended the Old Bell for Sunday lunch and we weren't disappointed. We came on 23/07/17 - the final day of the Weeping Window of poppies at the Silk Mill. So as expected Derby was busy and pubs on the doorstep of the Silk...More

Thank Helen P
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love The Old Bell but visited tonight to be told no brandy in the whole pub!!! Very disappointed as we came for my husband's birthday and that's what we both drink. Never before in our 40 years of drinking have we been told there...More

Thank Henrystravels
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