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Duke of Wellington, Matlock - pub details

Address: 115 Wellington Street, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3GX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 13590) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Matlock (0.8 miles), Matlock Bath (1.8 miles), Cromford (2.4 miles)

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

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> Current user rating: 5.8/10 (rated by 5 users)
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user reviews of Duke of Wellington, Matlock

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I couldn't really work up any passion one way or the other for this place when we visited for lunch during a hike through the nearby Lumsdale valley with its magical old ruined mills, crags and waterfalls. The pub wasn't outstandingly good or abysmally bad, just ordinary, perhaps a bit dull and average-ish.I wouldn't object to visiting again but then again I wouldn't go out of my way for a revisit. Beer on tap was Ruddles smooth and Olde Trip to Jerusalem, both OK and at normal prices. Food was OK and at reasonable prices. Staff were OK. The place was just - well - OK and happened to be conveniently located.
GeofB - 18 May 2012 19:59
I visited The Duke of Wellington for a family celebration meal on a Saturday evening in July.
I have to tell you that the staff were most unwelcoming towards families. The food and service wasn't much to write home about either.
I needed to change my baby's nappy and asked where I might find a changing area, but was abruptly told there wasn't one. I asked if I could change
his nappy in a quiet corner of the pub, where no-one would have seen us, but was (sharply) told by the Chef to change him on the toilet floor! As this was a hard cold stone floor, I refused. The Chef then simply shrugged and walked off. I then asked the young girl behind the bar where I should go and she simply said I could not change my baby inside the pub! She suggested outside, but it had been
raining and the ground was wet. So I ended up struggling to change him on the car seat and then walking back through the pub to wash my hands!
Surely they should be encouraging families to use your pub? There was more than enough space for a changing table in the toilet area. Also, there
only seemed to be about 2 staff who were run off their feet on a Saturday evening. Our meals were quite basic and certainly nothing special - except for maybe the steak and lamb dishes. The desserts were mainly frozen bought ones - I've had better from a supermarket freezer - the strawberry shortcake was still frozen! The tasteless dishes were thrown at us by the barmaid and Chef in turn and we found the staff were unhelpful. What a shame, this could be such a nice place! Not recommended until they sort their family policies, staffing and food out!
L Lochrie.

LorraineL - 13 Jul 2008 20:58
In Feb 2007 beer moving over to the Greene King set, and still somehow drab and tasteless in here. Everything else good - bit smokey, but that will be gone soon.
richhol - 20 Feb 2007 12:04
Pleasant, welcoming pub with a good quiz on Thursdays (free sandwiches), a couple of unobtrusive TVs that get turned on for the football and three real ales. You're not going to meet hordes of scantily-clad women in here, but it's excellent for a few quiet beers.
pablos13 - 24 Nov 2006 08:45
Welcoming, but somehow never quite managed to be interesting. Beer usually OK rather than good.
richhol - 5 Aug 2005 21:38

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