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The Flowerpot, Derby - pub details

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Address: 23-25 King Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3DZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5113) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Derby (1 mile), Peartree (2.2 miles), Spondon (3.4 miles)

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Another tick from the 2018 Good Beer Guide. Old school feel inside but opens out to a courtyard with a stage. Live music on a Sunday afternoon for my visit, which was where all the punters were.

As seems to be the norm in Derby - many handpulls on. Unfortunately, I had the worse pint of the night in here - a lifeless Blue Monkey that died a headless death whilst enjoying the band.

Good pub though.

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Mappiman - 20 Aug 2018 17:44
Only 6 ales were available in the front bar. I'd forgotten that there were maybe other ales in different bars. But the selection was still good - Black Iris Stab In The Dark, Blue Monkey Guerrilla, XT1, Newark NPA & Sharps Doom Bar. Cider was Farmer Jims Copper Top and I believe they also had Westons Cider Twist Raspberry on. This was our last pub of the day and our comprehension of the real world was by this time somewhat lacking. Shortly after ordering, we realised we only had 25 minutes until our train and apparently it was a 30 minute walk to the station. Step forward yet another friendly Derby local, who organised us a cab for 7 people. I have to say that the vast majority of people we met in the city were very friendly, something that it always obvious throughout much of the country. Need to come back here one day to see if I can locate the other bars.
blue_scrumpy - 14 Jun 2015 10:53
I’ve been to this pub a few times now, but this description relates to my latest visit. I think one problem is that this place is too big for its own good. It looks quite small at the front, but as you go further and further back it gets bigger. There is also a cellar bar – which I haven’t managed to find yet ! Thus although there are quite a few people in the place, each individual part is often nearly empty.

Anyway, this is a drinkers pub – so lets start with the beer. There is an amazing range of 10 – 12 beers on tap, with a good range of types. Including their own Black Iris beers. Note that the full list is on the wall. The beers at the front are not the only ones, with more pumps round the corner, and yet others in the fabled Cellar Bar. In my latest visit I tried Hartshorn Shakademus and Black Iris Great Eastern Transatlantic Porter.

This is also a music venue. The adjoining stage (somewhere nearby !) sees bands playing 3 or 4 nights per week, plus free acoustic concerts on Sundays. A mixture of tribute acts, and groups you remember being much bigger in days of yore (e.g. China Crisis, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, Wishbone Ash). On my latest visit, the sound system was playing loud music featuring mainly heavy metal, but I don’t remember that on my previous visits.

The usual pubby type food is available. I had the scampi basket, which was very nice though the ratio between scampi and chips could have been better. They also do “Gurkha Curry nights” on Tuesdays – can’t wait to try those.

There are lots of old photos on the walls. The ones I recognised are of Derby, so I assume they all were. It would have been nice if they had some descriptions though. Also, photo of Derby School pupils in 1930, and Offilers brewery memorabilia.

7/10 - great pub, but lacking a little atmosphere.

Martinsh - 7 Sep 2014 23:49
love this place , always friendly ,great beer and staff
kettle - 22 Apr 2014 23:25
Back in Derby for the CAMRA winter beer fest and found this pub having a beer fest as well. What a great place. About 20 beers on, including a load of black beers for the fest. Live music also sometimes takes place including such great bands as Panic Room.
Steamer1 - 6 Mar 2014 16:12

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