Pattern makers, Duffield - pub details
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|The first thing to note is the correct name of this place is PATTENMAKERS ARMS. Largish brick built building in a back street of a mainly stone-housed village. Easy enough to find once you know where it is.|
The first impression when you walk in is of a lot of empty space – that’s because you are near the darts board, and are in danger of getting hit ! There is a central bar around which everyone seems to congregate, so I took my seat there. There were a few tables around the edges of the room, and I believe there were another couple of smaller rooms off the end. [ Actually the whole place looked smaller from the inside ]
There were 6 real ales available, Bass, Doom Bar, Pedigree and 3 guests. I had the Hook Norton Hop To It (an easter golden ale) which was nice enough without setting the world alight.
Football was being shown, but unobtrusively on a smallish TV. I suspect that’s because it was Derby County, and the sound would be turned up once the match actually started. I suspect that was also the reason for the free bar-snacks (tortilla chips, pork pies) that were on the bar. I believe they do larger food at lunchtimes, and I may well eat there next time.
There was also a “meat raffle” in progress – which my cousin & I regard as a sure sign of a BAD pub, which this definitely isn’t. The landlady did look very sheepish though when it turned out she’d won it !
Almost forgot to say the clientele are very friendly.
8/10 – definitely adding this to my list of list of watering holes !
Martinsh - 29 Feb 2016 23:04
|Now under a pub holding company |
kettle - 4 Nov 2014 20:55
|due to the comment below can only think that is just been added by the competition as the beer was lst class and the pub has been recently decorated inside and out |
kettle - 22 Apr 2014 23:23
|Went in on Friday for a bite to eat and a pint as it was the beer fest, instantly put of with eating around dogs !!! pub looked quite rough in need of a make over.|
pint was no better either.
stella_x - 20 Apr 2014 09:32
|Excellent pub, best for miles. Enter a stranger, leave a friend. Have also found out that it's the sister pub to the Smithfield in Derby as well.|
ramdrinker1 - 3 Oct 2013 12:20
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