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The Tavern

College Road, Denstone ST14 5HR, England
+44 1889 590847
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (31 reviews)
“steak” (38 reviews)
“bakewell tart” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
College Road, Denstone ST14 5HR, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Friendly welcome , a delicious meal with really good dressed salad and chips very obliging staff .A very clean,tidy pub.

Thank laura532017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the pub after an internet search of local pubs. It was clean, tidy and very pleasant inside. It was dark so we couldn’t really see the outside. The beer was good and the food was excellent. The staff were very good and there...More

Thank Mojorojo1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have not been for a while . Perfect beef . Excellent fresh veg , Yorkies with a huge rise! Super Sunday . Nice to see so many families out .

Thank ladymary67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have taken Sunday lunch here now a couple of times and I believe it could become a regular treat. Greeted by friendly, obliging, efficient bar staff and then enjoying a delicious tasty, well presented carvery. It is advisable to book, but not essential. Don't...More

Thank BongoElsbeth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous place. Thank you so much for squeezing our table of 5 in last minute on a Friday night. The pizzas were just fabulous. Staff were lovely and friendly. Loved the decor of this pub. So homely and a lovely family atmosphere. Our...More

Thank ruthie_toothy
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Booked a party of six people for Sunday lunch. This included two elderly ladies who were asked very nicely if they had smaller appetites they could opt to have a smaller lunch . Lunch is in two settings which meant vegetables were freshly cooked ....More

Thank KAY55V
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Came here for Father-in-laws birthday a few weeks ago. Friendly welcome from chap behind the bar who happily talked mother-in-law through the wines on offer, gave us menus and directed us to our table. Friendly waitress took orders for food although disappointed that my first...More

Thank SCD88
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Many changes have happened at this quaint village pub/ eatery over recent months , new food menu is amazing ! Book in advance as always gets busy . What a selection to choose from , spoilt . Head chef Kevin am pleased to say has...More

Thank ladymary67
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We booked late but were squeezed in and were really impressed with the place. The quality of the food was excellent - beef, pork and vegetables all beautifully cooked and tasty. Desserts also lovely and well presented. The beer was great and landlord / staff...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Our first visit to the Tavern we were impressed. We turned up without a reservation, but they found us a table. The service was great and so was the food. Good home-style cooking and generous portions. Relaxed dining area, with the tables well spaced. The...More

Thank G T
Rocky B, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are really pleased that you enjoyed the Tavern! I am concerned that you were not made aware of our wonderful Tea selection as we do offer about nine different Teas as well as Yorkshire Tea ! I will...More

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22 June 2017|
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Response from johnwmason | Reviewed this property |
There is a small park in the village hall across from the Tavern
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: College Road, Denstone ST14 5HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Denstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1889 590847
16Th Centuary Village Pub and Restaurant in the very pretty village of Denstone 10mins from Alton Towers , 30 mins from the Peak District . Serving quality , local produce, Real Ales, Fine Wines , Real Wood Fired Pizzas at Weekends .
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