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Still closed and boarded up.
ellisref - 10 Apr 2019 08:37
Now closed ! Not sure why
Martinsh - 22 Aug 2017 23:34

Congratulations to Lee and Sally and their team for being voted Matlock and District CAMRA's Town Pub of the Year after only six months of running the County & Station.
steve2905 - 24 May 2015 02:41

The County & Station's second beer festival got underway yesterday with an excellent selection of 20 ales of various strengths to suit all tastes; 8 are on hand pumps, the remainder on stillages. All beers are £3 a pint, many from micros whose brews are not normally seen in Derbyshire. There are several ciders too. A selection of bar snacks is available. Although we didn't try one, the chip butties looked really yummy! The festival continues over the Easter weekend and is well worth a visit.

Keep up the good work Lee and Sally. After only four months, I am delighted to see that you have been nominated for the Matlock and Dales CAMRA Pub of the Year!

steve2905 - 3 Apr 2015 05:59

The County & Station is currently running an excellent mini beer festival which finishes tomorrow. There is a choice of 8 beers on handpump and 12 from the barrel, all at £3 a pint. 4 are Shiny Brews (it's a Shiny pub) with the others from micros in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cornwall and Gwent with abv's from 3.5% to 7%. Shipwreck, a superb 6.5% IPA from the Liverpool Organic Brewery is dangerously moreish! Some basic, but very tasty and reasonably priced, hot and cold bar snacks are available.

In the two months since they took over the County and Station, Sally and Lee in partnership with Pedro are already making a big impression on the Matlock beer scene.

steve2905 - 31 Jan 2015 07:38

Over the years, I have driven along the A6 past the County & Station hundreds of times, but yesterday I ventured inside for the first time. The reason for my visit is that three weeks ago it was taken over by Lee and Sally Jackson, who in the last two years had transformed my local, The Abbey, in Darley Abbey, from a moribund Sam Smith's house into a vibrant village pub.

Sadly for Darley residents, Lee and Sally have moved on to tackle, in partnership with the Shiny Brewery, a much bigger challenge at the County and Station in Matlock Bath. But by dint of working 16 hour days, their efforts are already beginning to reap rewards. They have deep cleaned the public areas which are now all now gleaming and showing off the Art-Nouveau inspired interior décor to advantage. The pub now has a changing selection of eight handpulled real ales available. Some are Shiny's own brews, but beers from micro breweries in other parts of the UK are available. The three pints that I sampled during my visit were all first class.

Lee and Sally still have some steep hills to climb, but they are already making a very good impression. When I left, the pub was comfortably busy and its potential is enormous. Matlock Bath is a popular tourist destination; the pub is on the main road, the entrance to the railway station is just opposite the pub, and there are bus stops less than 100 yards away. I shall be very, VERY surprised if it does not feature in the 2016 GBG and is not a leading contender for CAMRA's Derbyshire Pub of the Year.

steve2905 - 20 Dec 2014 06:31

Called in here for a delicious steak and ale pie Saturday lunchtime, it was cooked perfectly, top marks for the tender and tasty steak. Great value for money with generous portions and the beer range was Jennings Cumberland Ale, Cocker Hoop and Marston's Pedigree. Very pleasant and friendly landlord.
DiscerningDave - 10 Nov 2013 12:43
Given the loveliness of Matlock Bath and the surrounding area, upon entering this pub the somewhat austere and bare appearance might be something of a dissapointment. But, no matter. The landlord ia a gentleman and the beer is great.
strangetorpor - 6 Jan 2013 11:28
I don't see why this pub is listed with all the other pubs in Bath, Somerset, when it is miles away in Derbyshire.
Jayvee - 15 Aug 2011 20:24
Had a nice pint of Pedigree last time in Matlock Bath. Good choice of ales. Nice pub.
ng10 - 10 Aug 2011 12:13
Doesn't give a great first impression from the outside, but actually the friendly bar staff and food here make it worth going to. Good range of ales, decent grub.
troopoo - 30 Apr 2010 23:04
It was disappointing to see this pub closing at 6pm yesterday. Although they did say they would be re-opening later. We were the only customers. Beers were from the Marstons range - Pedigree, Ringwood XXXX Porter & 49er and Jennings Cumberland Ale.
blue_scrumpy - 4 Jan 2010 19:03
Haven't eaten here, but reputation excellent. Attractive menu. Prices ok for a 'tourist resort'.
'Free' live music each Sunday, 8:30 pm. Often excellent.
Some real ales.
Back-to-basics bar area, nothing pretentious about this pub.
Best thing for me? The regulars.
GuinessHead - 14 Aug 2009 01:04
Been coming in here on & off for years. Lots of room; great selection of ales. No prblem with the restaurant.
dhderby - 6 Jun 2008 15:36
28/07/2007 this is the first time we have eaten in this pub, quite a small eating area; but worth booking. we had a starter and a main course, but you get plenty to eat and it is very very nice food. Everyone that was leaving was commenting on how nice it was; we had the venison and ostrich, unusual meals but cooked to perfection.Whish we had room for pud, but could'nt manage one. they do a good kids menu too, with a drink and 50p for a cornetto, all in all about �4.00 for a childs meal.owner looks like richard attenborough, and has a very nice friendly personality. Staff are nice too.
holland_456 - 28 Jul 2007 22:24
Over the road from the Midland (which is pretty much a drinker's pub), over half of this has now been turned into a restaurant, with a token bar area and one pool table. Thankfully the quality of the beer is still good but, with the restaurant dominant it has lost some atmosphere. A popular one with the tourists, and quite a pleasant place for a beer in the summer as you can sit and watch the Matlock Bath hordes (and the river) go by.
pablos13 - 26 Aug 2005 16:14

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