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The Spanker Inn

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Spanker Lane | Nether Heage, Belper DE56 2AT, England
+44 1773 853222
00:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Tue 00:00 - 00:00
Wed - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Derby, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

first of all the ambiance was good. a country pub but no real frills. The staff were friendly ,happy,andwell turned out, The meals we ordered were a while coming but when they did arrive they were well presented. parts of the meal were hot and parts were cold. the potato was hot but the veg as cold. the beef was... More 

Thank donald L
Derby, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely village pub in lovely surroundings...open fire clean and cosy ! the lunch was a real treat ! beef was delicious as was the veg and gravy ! well priced and good service ! will definitely be returning !!

Thank Bowie1960
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Went to this pub for the first time last Saturday. Really nicely laid out and decorated pub. Nice open fire just what you want in the middle of winter and after a long walk. We order drinks and had a look at the menu. We were both starving. The menu is a bit limited but the food that we saw... More 

Thank sueO O
Ripley, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Eight of us called in on New Years Eve for a drink but the menu looked so delicious we decided to have lunch. The food was freshly cooked and tasted good. The service was friendly and perfect. We will definitely be returning

Thank Skevsue
Christine B, Owner at The Spanker Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic 5 star review of our business. It's great to hear you enjoyed your meal on new years eve and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Thanks again More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal in very ambient surroundings. Chose it after reading reviews on trip advisor & wasn't disappointed. Will definitely re-visit.

Thank Wendy B
Chris B, Owner at The Spanker Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for leaving a 5 star review of your experience. It is fabulous to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best for Christmas and 2107!! More 

United Kingdom
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a great Sunday lunch, nice fresh veg including a separate dish of cauliflower cheese, tender beef and home made Yorkshire pudding and proper gravy! Just what we wanted! Good selection of beers and friendly staff. My husband has even borrowed a book on display for a few days to read as he took a fancy to it while... More 

Thank Wildsk
Christine B, Owner at The Spanker Inn, responded to this review

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us and found the staff friendly. thank you for your 5 star review and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Belper, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Have drank here a few times - always cosy with a warm welcome. Decided to have food with family and didn't regret it. One of our party wanted the special - but not with the "Mediterranean" veg - not a problem they were only happy to modify the menu. I had the rump steak. Cooked exactly as requested - but... More 

Thank GRiley74
Christine B, Owner at The Spanker Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review of your recent experience. Because our food is freshly made we are able to modify according to guest requests and personal preferences. It is rewarding to read your comments about the team priding ourselves on the quality of the food an drink we serve because these, along with providing a pleasurable cutomer... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

So I came here today for a Sunday roast, and for the second weekend in a row they have said they have ran out of food, 15 minutes before closing. Utter rubbish! I gave you the benefit of the doubt but again this weekend is pure laziness because you've started cleaning up and hoping that no one comes in for... More 

2 Thank Tom P
Chris B, Manager at The Spanker Inn, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your review. As you have reviewed us it now gives me a chance to explain this situation in full, it would have been nice to speak to you on a personal level, especially if you are one of my neighbours. We serve food 12pm until 6pm on a Sunday. We cook fresh joints... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service amazing food and very welcoming to families with young children. Would highly recommend. :-)

Thank Lynne L
Christine B, Owner at The Spanker Inn, responded to this review

A fantastic review. Thank you so much. We always welcome the little ones and any four legged family members too. Its great to hear you enjoyed your meal and would recommend to others and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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463 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We went out with friends last night to have a quiet beer or two (three - it's good beer), and discovered that they had a singer on, a young bloke with a guitar doing old rock covers - he was pretty good actually. The bar was full, which was nice to see, the staff, friendly and helpful as ever. Altogether,... More 

Thank dick h
Christine B, Owner at The Spanker Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of your recent visit. It can be lively on a Friday night when we have entertainment on after dinner service has finished. I am glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and thank you for your compliment on our beers. We take a lot of care getting them just right. Sincerely hop you'll join again soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 33
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spanker Lane | Nether Heage, Belper DE56 2AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Belper
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 853222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?