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The Old Oak Inn, Horsley Woodhouse - pub details

Address: 176 Main Street, Horsley Woodhouse, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 6AW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 20998) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Duffield (3.2 miles), Belper (3.3 miles), Langley Mill (4.1 miles)

Brewery: Leadmill Brewing Company

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> Current user rating: 8.8/10 (rated by 9 users)
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Magnificent range of supremely well-kept ales tapped direct from the cask in the Rurad bar in the conservatory at the back. Didn't get into the main bar this time, but another trip beckons soon. Tried Leadmill Slumdog at 5.9 and Steel City Dilligaf at 4.9, both stunning ales at a very decent 2.60 each. A brilliant innovation and worthy of many repeat visits, as long as we don't encounter the boorishly casual racist local "entertaining" the crowds as we did this time. He clearly thought he was "funny" as did the cackling crowd that roared with laughter at his wit. Not impressed at him, but not the pub's fault.
Gristy - 10 Dec 2011 22:11
Two years on from the last review and I can confirm from my recent visit that the Old Oak is as good as the previous comments make out. I didn't count all of them, but there must have been at least 15 beers either in the main bar or the backroom RURAD bar.

It's a good sized place with four very different separate seating areas. Bus stop right outside as well.

twohalves - 28 Jun 2011 21:50
Very good pub. I agree with all the positive comments. What is really lacking is a chalkboard with the name, strength, price, and description of each beer. -Too much guess-work for a casual visitor, having to drive.
SPB - 21 Nov 2009 20:24
went on a saturday night, pub packed and more real ales than you can mention, superb beer good atmosphere and very friendly, only downside is too many people take their dogs with them.( fourlegged types) Also been on a tues and jam session in progress , well worth a visit
dibdotcom - 21 Sep 2009 08:07
Any ale fan who hasn't been here for a while MUST pay a visit sometime soon. Aswell as being a top notch pub, it also plays host to the recently opened RuRAD (Rural Real Ale Drinkers) bar at the weekend. Here you can choose from a large selection of mainly locally brewed ales served straight from the cask into an oversized pint glass, which usually means you actually get more than the pint you paid for! These are served through a stable door into a conservatory area. This is one pub that simply has NO CHANCE of closing down in the recession, simply due to the top notch beer served by decent staff in a friendly atmosphere that attracts people from all walks of life. It certainly deserves the titles of Derbyshire county pub of the year and East Midlands pub of the year. Again, if you've not been here yet, go now! You will never want to leave!
jarofporter - 22 Aug 2009 22:48

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