The Bear Inn, Alderwasley - pub details
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 7659) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras
- Food served, Sunday roast, Real ale
- Accommodation available
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|I looked it up on its website and was expecting yet another restaurant dressed up as a pub and I'm naturally suspicious of places run purely as a profitable eating businesses rather than as a pubs.|
I went in with hackles raised looking for something to criticise - you have to go in at the back as the front door is strangely closed off. Tiled and wooden floors, so they didn't object to my boots or a bit of mud it seemed. Then two dogs in the bar - another good sign. A walkers welcome sign. Quirkily jumbled rooms with ceiling beams, plain furniture.
I had a pint of dark beer specifically brewed for the pub. It was good stuff and no-one was pressuring me into buying food although they're obviously food orientated. After two pints I was warming to the place and despite it being a bit more expensive for food and drink I was really enjoying my visit. Sometimes a place has a good "feel" to it and this was one of those.
GeofB - 16 Aug 2013 20:28
|Good selection of ales for a place aiming very obviously at the dining market.|
The Black Sheep I had was however not very good, though no complaints from others in our party who made a different selection.
Nice interior and decor, but don't think I'll be making a special trip to revisit
robf - 16 Oct 2012 12:50
|Very attractive, good Bass (and some surprising guests), quiet after food service times, but a long way from the village and Wirksworth so hardly a local. Try finding it without a map ! Worth a trip|
mtaylor40 - 23 May 2011 21:37
|Called in close to 3pm on a beautifully sunny Sunday in November, to find the car-park very full and the rambling number of rooms all packed inside reflecting that. Most people were eating, but there is a small bar area where you can just sit/stand and have a drink. We managed to time our arrival with their November 5th weekend beer festival which meant 12 ales on tap, excellently kept from such breweries as Roosters and Brough. There is what appears be a recently refurbished (and huge) dining area at one end which houses the carvery and a small separate bar with a couple of the handpumps on there. Although very busy, the staff seemed to cope well with the crowds at both bars and the queue for the carvery. We didn't eat on this occasion, but will surely return soon to try it out. Stunning scenery and a real sense of isolation with no other buildings nearby. |
Gristy - 8 Nov 2010 11:36
|Sorry, got distracted before finishing my last post. As I was saying, the food was cold and tasteless and when I came to pay the bill, they tried to refuse my voucher, so I had to argue with them before they accepted it. My bill came to £46.50 and with the voucher it meant I paid £6.50. Even then I feel that I was overcharged for our truly appaling evening there. If ever a place is in need of the Gordon Ramsay touch, this is it.|
ficam - 27 Mar 2010 11:40
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