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Masons Arms, Mickleover - pub details

Address: 1 Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derbyshire, DE3 0DL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 12704) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Peartree (3.6 miles), Derby (3.9 miles), Willington (3.9 miles)

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user reviews of Masons Arms, Mickleover

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Called in here yesterday, early afternoon. The pub seemed quiet considering its main road location and at first I was the only customer in there. This is a pleasant pub with the two bar areas being smaller than you might imagine from the outside.

A chalk board listed the four real ales on offer. At the time of my visit these were Old Speckled Hen, Pedigree, a 'Courage' and dcuk by Dancing Duck Brewery. Another ale was listed as "coming next" which I thought was a nice touch.

Having previously sampled Dancing Duck's Dark Drake at another establishment, I decided to go for the dcuk and was not disappointed. This is a 4.3% pale ale, hoppy and refreshing, and priced £3.50 at the Mason's Arms.

Shortly after I settled down with my pint, a few more customers came in. An overweight bearded gentleman with his Thai bride, and later a student / young professional looking sort who decided to sit uncomfortably close to me considering the number of other free tables spaced throughout the establishment. He had earphones in, so presumably was not intending to strike up conversation.

Books and games are available, including Operation and Screwball Scramble, so presumably is a pub that caters for families.

Quiet background music was played, but unfortunately the chef appeared to be listening to Radio 2 in the kitchen, and the big screen TV had the news on, so the three different noise sources were a bit much, but surprisingly did not annoy me as much as it should have.

Overall, I would recommend a visit if in the area.
RealAleRobUK - 17 Feb 2015 16:15
Stopped in Mickleover over the weekend of 23rd Oct 09.

Me and my Wife visited this pub twice the first time on the Friday evening. The pub was well populated but not bursting at the seems the choice of real ales was good with 4 to choose from i had a ruddles the wife her usual cider which both went down well.

We visited again on the Saturday this time early well around 1900hrs as on the Friday it was gone 2200hrs. We had a meal a starter and a main course soup for me prawn cocktail the wife and we both had fish and chips main only came to £19.odd for a starter and main for two which i might add defeated us both as we could not finish the main as it was a very generous offering.

All the staff were very pleasant as well as the regulars in this well run pub.Well worth a visit
westminster - 26 Oct 2009 21:25
Although Mickleover is one of Derbyís big residential suburbs, the Masons, which is in the centre of the old village and has been around since the 1700ís, still retains a lot of the atmosphere of a village local. The staff are friendly and efficient, there is a choice of well kept real ales, the service is good, and so is the food. Although there isnít a wide choice on the menu, which for me isnít too much of a problem, the meals that I have had there have been well cooked and served promptly. And theyíre good value for money. There canít be many pubs where double egg and chips is only £2. Well worth a detour off the A516.
steve2905 - 30 Jun 2007 09:52

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