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The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant

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On the Chatsworth Estate High Street, Pilsley, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1UL, England
+44 1246 583258
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From the outside it looks like a pub but its really a posh cafe for yummie mummies. Went for a wander around Pilsley and the park around Chatsworth. Nipped in for a quick pint. BIG MISTAKE! ! Spent 30 mins waiting for the bar staff to help some Barbour jacket decide whether the organic chard would cause little Froufrou to... More 

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Thank bigtallnick
Gavin W, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your comments. Obviously we welcome all to the Devonshire Arms, however I am sorry for the wait you experienced. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Gavin More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Travelled from Worksop for Sunday lunch treat with my husband! The food was awful, bland, and tasteless! The meat was like shoe leather! I wasted my food, but wasn't asked why! I received a message from The Devonshire Arms, asking for my e-mail address when I wrote a review on their facebook page. They said they would get their area... More 

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1 Thank Ann H
Gavin W, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ann, Thank you for your feedback. I am not sure what happened with your facebook feedback but please do accept my apology. I have emailed you directly and hope to speak to you soon. Kind regards Gavin More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch today. Our table was booked, we approached the bar and the waitress 'pointed' us to our table. We sat there for 10 minutes, no one came over to ask us for drinks. I went to the bar, ordered drinks, carried them to the table, went and got menus. Another 10 minutes i approached the bar to... More 

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3 Thank K0A0T0E
Gavin W, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that things were not right on this occasion and am sorry I did not get the opportunity to talk to you on the day. After this Sunday we have made a few changes and so far the feedback has been very positive. This is why I appreciate the feedback as It... More 

East Grinstead, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

2 night stay in order to visit beautiful Chatsworth House and Christmas market. Hotel was fantastic! Elegant, comfortable room with huge shower in ensuite. Arrived on Friday after a very long drive, started in the pub with a cuppa then just stayed there moving onto slightly stronger drinks and a delicious meal of unpretentious good quality pub grub. All staff... More 

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1 Thank SarahfromSussex
Gavin W, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your lovely comments. I will pass on your thanks to Jack and Emma. I am really pleased to hear you would return. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Gavin More 

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is very popular so booking is very important so as not to disappoint. A lovely homely log fire burns away giving one of the eating rooms such a relaxing atmosphere

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1 Thank brich1
Gavin W, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your lovely comments. We are hoping to put a fire in the other room too! Great tip on booking as we can get very busy! We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Gavin More 

Bakewell, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a drink and got charged a lot for white wine.when we questioned this the staff said if you order dry white wine we naturally give you a different one £9.10 instead of the house wine which is cheaper.All the tables were reserved which meant drinkers only had a small place to stand...most odd.shame when it could be... More 

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1 Thank Fishley69
Gavin W, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

2016 Hi, Thank you for your comments. When asked for a dry white wine the team have obviously offered the driest wine available. I have taken on board your comments regarding reserving the tables however as the restaurant is only small we are a bit stuck for space. However, we always book out the bar tables last so when not... More 

Bakewell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Sunday and lunch and had a very nice meal only problem was the staff where very slow serving us food can much quicker

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2 Thank bigyes
Gavin W, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your comments. We really appreciate all feedback. I am pleased to hear you really enjoyed the food. I apologies if the speed of service was not as good as it should have been. This is not usually an issue however we will focus on it in the coming weeks. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Faversham
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner here with my sister when we stayed at Holly Cottage B&B. It was very convenient and I would describe the food as "modern pub classics" which were adequately cooked but not exceptional. 2 main courses and a bottle of house wine came to over £54. I did notice that they were recruiting for staff including chefs, so... More 

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Thank FavershamHector
Gavin W, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. I really appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We aim to provide great quality pub classics which it seems we achieved. I accept we are not the cheapest however we aim to make our offering great value for money by sourcing the highest quality local produce. We do hope to welcome you... More 

Bakewell, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As someone who lives nearby, enjoyed the grub from 6 years odd ago when the place was substantially revamped, it's disappointing to see the place slip into the smug, complacent management on offer now. It appears to be pitched solely at passing tourists, there is a lack of continuity in staffing and quality of food on offer. The blot on... More 

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3 Thank Peakschap
Gavin W, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your comments. I am sorry that you do not enjoy our venue and haven't in the intervening 6 years since the refurbishment. We try to maintain an offering that is appealing both to our residents and to local trade. Clearly in your case we have failed to do this. I agree that continuity in staffing is... More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have been here serval time and have had mixed visits we when on Sunday evening and had a great meal and where greeted with friendly staff wish has always been a problem here. The meal was great we ordered the lamb shank and it was cooked to perfection the meat fell of the bone, the staff where friendly which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the Chatsworth Estate High Street, Pilsley, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1UL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Bakewell  >  Pilsley
  • Phone Number: +44 1246 583258

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