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Nettle Inn, Milltown

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user reviews of the Nettle Inn, Milltown

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This pub is now closed down, been turned into private housing
GeofB - 24 Mar 2016 17:16
Only stopped as passing, lovely place. Food looks fantastic. voted one of the top 50 by the times. (38th I think) Next time in Ashover will give the food a go. Peak ales were the beers on tap, a well kept pint was consumed.
servingwench - 2 Dec 2013 13:54
Four of us called at this pub a week ago after a five mile ramble over fields and muddy paths, so with muddy boots and scruffy clothes we were a little daunted to find a Bentley, a Lagonda and several more high end autos parked outside.
I had picked the place by sticking a pin in a map but would it now be far too posh for the likes of us ?.
We removed boots and stepped in to a cosy characterful lounge bar with a log fire and we were as welcome as any toff might have been.
Expecting high prices we ordered food and beer with trepidation. After experiencing the rip off prices charged by some honey trap peak district pubs we were pleasantly surprised to find no rip offs here. The beer was excellent locally produced real ale at reasonable prices, the baguette sandwiches were really high quality and even a little cheaper than the average country pub prices in the national park. Despite my wearing flip flops and carrying my muddy boots in a tatty Sainsbury's bag, the barman without hesitation offered us a table in the up market restaurant area at the back but we decided to stay in the cosy bar. We had an enjoyable one and half hour stay to the point of having to make our return walk as the sun was setting.
A gem of a pub in a lovely area well deserving its place in the Times list of top 50 gastropubs.
GeofB - 24 Nov 2011 15:30
This is a little gem and it's not surprising that the reviews are all positive. The one that isn't relates to a Sunday lunch episode and I don't think you can judge any pub on the mayhem that this usually involves for all.
Any other time you can eat in the restaurant or the bar and have the same superb choice of menu. The food is imaginative and excellent but it isn't cheap: expect restaurant quality and restaurant prices to go with it. That said, they have a range of more 'pub food' offerings as well, such as burgers and sandwiches.
As to the beer, Farmers is not often found but is worth trying. When we visited (for dinner Wednesday 7 April 2010) they also had a well-kept guest in the form of Jennings Bitter. Well worth a visit.
BarryH - 16 Apr 2010 16:08
I happened upon this pub on the way into Ashover. It looked perfectly charming from the outside - most inviting on an early spring day.
I had a pint of "Farmers" which I believe is a local brew? Ordered a ribeye steak sandwich at �7. Absolutely superb! Local meat from a local butcer, local baked bread, caramalised onions and Buxton cheese with a fresh side salad garnish, and home-made chutney. Although the pub was quite busy with diners, the meal came within 15 minutes, despite the barman forewarning me that "...we have a number of orders in the pipeline, so there may be a bit of a wait..." He even came out into the carpark to fetch me when my meal was ready, as I had returned to my car to attend to my dogs.
I could not fault it.
mansfieldmick - 12 Mar 2010 20:33
A great pub. Excellent Marstons Burton went superbly with the best and most inventive ploughmans I've ever had (real meat with all its imperfections !). As for comment below about dull beer range, a choice of Burton bitter or the lighter Bradfield seems like a great choice to me - how many different pints do you need in one pub.
mtaylor40 - 9 Aug 2009 21:18
We were surprised to read the earlier reviews of this pub after we visited it in August 2008.

We stumbled upon it during a rambling drive through the surrounding country lanes and were tempted in by the pubs quaint and colourful exterior.

Inside the pub was a little dark but once the eyes adjusted to the light its real charm was revealed. Very warm and welcoming with log fires and a rustic appeal that made us want to loiter. Surprisingly large inside with several cosy small rooms and a larger restaurant area.

The 'Farmers' beer on draught was superb, and the food we had (steak and ale pie & home made burger with blue cheese) was first class. Traditional favourites but made with an individual twist that made them extra special.

For us a definite recommendation and a pub to be revisited the next time we get the chance.
tigermum - 17 Aug 2008 19:44
My wife and I visited this Pub for Sunday Carvery with our two young children. The appearence is very nice, homely etc. But that's where it ends.

We asked for two high chairs. We were provided with only one (without a tray). Upon starting our lunch I we both noticed that the meat was terrible - really fatty beef and pork. In fact the beef was so fatty that I couldn't cut it. It had to be torn into shreds. When the plates were collected I mentioned that the meat was very fatty to which I had the response "Someone has just remarked how nice it was" I wasn't offered another portion or even a free drink. I can safely say it was probably the worst sunday lunch I have eaten in the worst atmosphere. If you have young children do not go to this pub. The atmosphere resembles something from a retirement home.

AndyJeffers - 13 Feb 2007 14:52
It was our first visit to Derbyshire and had visited other pubs in the area whilst staying in Ashover.This Pub was without doubt the best.The pub was a picture postcard of an old english pub,warm and welcoming,log fires and candlelight.The food was excellent,all home made on the premises ,and plenty of it.When I compare it with the prices we had paid in the other pubs, it was really really good value for money.Our waitress Barbara, was a local lass and the service she gave and all the staff at the Pub was excellent,friendly and accomodating
doreendunmore - 29 Oct 2006 11:59
My husband and I went to Nettle with one of our friends recently and the experience was bad. I ordered a Lasagne as the main course, I was stunned when it came because the portion was so dismal, it was not enough to feed a 5 years old child. I complained to the manager, what he said was that nobody had complained before about the portion and the portion was standard, he refused to do anything about it. Ironically enough, a small child sat at the next table ordered the same Lasagne, and her portion was 3 times of mine. So the manager just told me a pack of lies about the portion. It is such a disgrace that they just ignored customer's complaints and had no intention to deal with it. It was a nice pub and we were regulars but the standard had slipped recently and we will never go back to this place again.
anonymous - 12 Sep 2006 12:48
A restaurant pub - great place to eat and take the Missus. In addition to this CRACKING beer from the Bradfield Brewery mmmm
daz - 3 Jan 2006 13:59

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