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Bridge Inn, Derby - pub details

Address: Mansfield Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3QY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 33870) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Derby (0.9 miles), Peartree (2.2 miles), Spondon (3.3 miles)

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user reviews of Bridge Inn, Derby

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Recently given a new blue coat of paint, internal refurb and renamed the WATERSIDE INN.

The first thing to note is that you can’t use the entrance directly onto the main road. You have to go round the side through a glass lobby (car park entrance I guess). Once inside you find the pub rambles all over the place, with steps and doorways up and down everywhere. Luckily, the bar is right by the entrance. The girl behind the bar wasn’t pleased to see me – I stopped her canoodling with her boyfriend !

Anyway, there were 4 real ales available, but a blander selection you would be hard pressed to find ! Abbot Ale, Doom Bar, Pedigree & Ruddles. I tried the Abbot and it was OK. Food was available, but I wasbn’t hungry, having just eaten. Seemed to be standard pub grub type of fare. Have to admit the Childrens Menu looked more attractive – both visually and gastronomically.

This place is probably better to visit in the summer when you can sit outside by the river. Otherwise hardly worth the effort.

Martinsh - 9 Feb 2016 22:47
I worked here about 9 years ago, it was frequented by the worst bunch of chav scum/woman beaters you could think of. I once even witnessed a drunked yob kick his girlfirend up the arse as she walked down the stairs to the pool area, how she didn't fall I will never know. The worst of all was the red nosed alcoholic scumbag landlord who was 'one of the boys' and hence when complaints were made about rudeness to staff by these knuckle draggers nothing got done.

The landlord was rude staff and made various members of his 'team' cry on a regular basis when the did something wrong no matter how small. The team itself at the time were a bunch of bullying and cantankerous people that would make you want to join a leper colony rather than have to put up with their shitty ways.

The beer was swill and Carling was a favourite, the only ales on offer were Pedigree and Bass, which was kept in an appallingly bad condition (probably cos the landlord was pissed/hungover all the time), if you liked the taste of balsamic vinegar you would have liked the Pedi at the Bridge.

However he must have drunk himself to death by now so the place can only have gotten better. Still I would never ever go back to this dump, in an otherwise charming location right on the Derwent in Chester Green.
psw31983 - 24 Jun 2013 16:57
Further to my earlier review. I'd forgotten that the Duke of Clarence does meals as well.
twohalves - 1 Jan 2013 19:12
Very recently done up. Everything still looks and smells fresh.

It is now a rather smart establishment with the emphasis on eating. There is a wide-ranging menu of decent pub classics and something for everyone. Prices are pretty reasonable too. I can recommend the chips as they are proper ones.

Three or four standard ales on offer. I had a very decent Pedigree.

As the gateway to Chester Green and the only pub around there doing meals, it can form part of an excellent little crawl.
twohalves - 1 Jan 2013 19:08
Lovely pub.People are friendly and the food is good,and staff were very helpfull with my children.On a lovely day,you can sit outside next to the river watching the boats go by.Well worth a try,and right in the city centre too.
JOHNNYDORSEY - 4 Nov 2009 11:16

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