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The Old Poet's Corner, Ashover - pub details

Old Poet's Corner

Address: Butts Rd, Ashover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S45 0EW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 26384) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Matlock (4 miles), Matlock Bath (4.7 miles), Cromford (4.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.9/10 (rated by 49 users)
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other pubs nearby:

Black Swan, Ashover (0.1 miles), Crispin, Ashover (0.1 miles), Nettle Inn, Milltown (0.8 miles), Kelstedge Inn, Kelstedge (0.8 miles), White Horse Woolley Moor, Woolley Moor (1.5 miles)

user reviews of the Old Poet's Corner, Ashover

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Just a short note to say that this place is still as great as ever ! The only obvious change I noticed on my recent visit was that the room to the right of the entrance has been opened out with the intervening wall knocked down. [ Not sure if much in the room had changed ]

This time I wasn’t restricted in my choice of meal, and went for the “beef stew with dumplings” (as did my brother). I think we arrived at the end of thelunchtime rush, because there was a long wait and most people had left by the time ours arrived. (we didn’t mind waiting) And a bit of a shock we got too when it arrived – a huge plate piled high with mash (which we both left) and just about every vegetable you could think of. Very nice it was too – though I couldn’t manage it all. However, at £12.95 it was definitely on the expensive side.

As for beer, we both went for the Ashover Fabrick which was pretty decent, if not the sort of beer I would normally drink (a 4.4% golden ale).

Finally to note that though the pub was almost empty by the time we left, the car park was still full !

9/10 – I’m going to have to find room in my top 10 pubs list for this one !

Martinsh - 16 Apr 2017 23:40
Real ales a-plenty, grub like mother used to make and vintage furnishings + decor. Q. What's not to like? A. Nowt
Muzzy - 2 Jul 2016 21:42
Judging by previous reviews, I had high hopes for this place – and I wasn’t disappointed !

Coming in through the main door, the bar is immediately on your left, and there are small rooms of to the left and right (maybe others ?). There are pictures of old Ashover on the walls, including the light railway (unfortunately the table in front of that was occupied), and the room we were in was decorated with tons of hops and old beer bottles. You can also sit on some benches out the back, in the midst of beer barrels and car-park.

There is a range of real ales on tap, that is too large to remember accurately, but I think there were 9. 3 or 4 were from their own Ashover Brewery, the rest were from various small breweries. There were a couple from Oakham and a “friendly face” for the unadventurous in the form of Old Hookey. I had the Ashover Light Rale, which was pleasant but unadventurous, and Ashover Milk Stout which was very nice but hoppier than I expected.

The kitchen was being refurbished, so instead of a full menu they were only offering a “top 10” – a varied selection of 10 dishes . Most of them sounded very nice, but I was more or less forced to have the Chilli Con Carne as I’d recently had a tooth out, and this was to be my first hot meal for 3 days ! And very nice the chilli was too.

The place was advertising a number of special events. I can’t remember them all, but they included live music and a curry night which unusually was on Sundays.

9/10 – excellent. Will definitely return.

Martinsh - 21 Jun 2015 19:16
Fantastic range and quality of beers - loved the Ashove Rail Ale.
Home made food with massive portions and superb real chips.
spoinge - 18 Aug 2014 11:14
Back again. Oakham citra and Ashover Citra, Spolit for choice. Can not wait to go back again. Shame so far away.
servingwench - 2 Dec 2013 13:50

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