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The Joiners Arms, Quarndon - pub details

Address: 60 Church Road, Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 5JA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 33882) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Duffield (2 miles), Derby (3.9 miles), Belper (4.6 miles)

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Kedleston Country House Hotel, Quarndon (0.6 miles), Red Cow, Allestree (1.1 miles), Markeaton, Derby (1.4 miles), White Hart, Duffield (1.7 miles), Kings Head, Duffield (1.8 miles) - see more nearby pubs

user reviews of the Joiners Arms, Quarndon

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A large, fancy, food based pub, playing irritating music. My first pint was Landlord, and too cold, the second pint was Purity Gold, which was very good. The pizza we has was surprisingly very good as well. We found it child friendly. Not great by any means but good enough for a family meal. 6/10
ben23699 - 6 Apr 2017 20:10

Sorry, but I do not quite share twohalves's enthusiasm for the “new look” Joiners.

First impression as I parked the car was the incredible number of picnic benches on the pub's grassed areas – there must be 40 to 50 of them in total – enough to accommodate the entire population of Quarndon! But on a bitterly cold February day, drinking outside was not an option. In fairness, the inside of pub was comfortably warm, but the furniture, fittings and décor don't seem to have changed very much under the new regime.

The bar staff initially seemed to be friendly and efficient, but having watched and listened to them serving other customers, it seems to be entirely superficial. It is programmed politeness rather than a genuine welcome.

The pub is doing food now, but a brief glance at the menu put me off because of the high prices. The same goes for the drink. £3.40 for what was only a very average pint of Castle Rock Harvest Pale (3.8% abv) is well OTT, especially when a couple of miles down the road you can get a MUCH better kept pint of the same brew for £2.90.

The new management at the Joiners need to sharpen their act very quickly if they want to compete with the nearby Kedleston Hotel, shortly to be re-opened by the Derby Brewing Company. If the DBC revive the Kedleston in the same way that they have revived the Queens Head at Little Eaton, the Joiners will be in trouble.

steve2905 - 5 Mar 2015 05:40
I'll be the first to review this newly-launched pub.

Five years ago, Steve said the potential is enormous. It is now well on the way to realising that potential. The new owner has done a great job, bringing in a top chef to do a great and unusual pub food menu. Four good quality real ales are on the bar, GK Speckled Hen, Marston Pedigree and Tim Taylor's Landlord seemed to be the stock beers, with Castle Rock Harvest Pale as the guest beer. I tried three of them and they were all good.

Lots of seating space inside and out, although there is still work to be done on the outside to improve it.
twohalves - 26 Apr 2014 09:32

The Joiners is a very average kind of pub. It has been around for years and is clean and very comfortable and the staff are friendly, but the real ales on offer Landlord, Pedigree and Speckled Hen are rarely much better than average.

But more to the point, as the only pub in Quarndon, which is one of Derbys more up-market suburbs, it seems to have lost the plot completely. The potential is enormous, but it only serves cold snacks at lunchtime and seems to rely mainly on wakes after funerals at the nearby crematorium to keep it in business. I am giving it a 5/10 which is probably a bit on the generous side .

steve2905 - 30 Apr 2009 03:53

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