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The Smithfield, Derby - pub details

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Address: Meadow Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2BH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6429) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Derby (0.5 miles), Peartree (1.9 miles), Spondon (2.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.3/10 (rated by 43 users)
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It was "SmithFest" last Saturday with 40 cask ales available (why not display the beer list on the walls rather than just at the bar?). Almost impossible to get a seat, a slightly rough around the edges clientele and a pint of Urban Chicken's Hyper Duck that wasn't to my taste meant it was a slightly disappointing visit.
paul_d102 - 1 Aug 2023 08:38
Hmm, just discovered this review on my PC, which I wrote back in March, but don''t seem to have uploaded ...

There has been a change of management / ownership here, and the place has been spruced up. There are now 7 or 8 beers on tap and, on the occasions I have been in, has included one or more dark beers. On one occasion it was Ashover Moscow – a 9.7% imperial stout ! [ This wasn’t included in the “Monday specials” – selected beers for £2.50 a pint, though ! ]

There is no more food, except for Sunday Lunch, and the large screen TV has gone as well. Not sure if it was always there, but there is definitely now a “classic rock” jukebox – but volume isn’t too loud.

Having said all this, on my last visit the first person I saw was the previous landlady – now on this side of the bar !

Incidentally CAMRA discount is available again as well.

Bumping this back up to a 7
Martinsh - 16 Aug 2017 23:22
I’m afraid to say this place is definitely going downhill. The last few visits have seen the same four beers available, and the place is getting a down at heel appearance. Furthermore THEY HAVE STOPPED DOING CAMRA DISCOUNT in revenge for being left out of the latest GBG. Not sure what has replaced them, but they definitely weren’t the worst in the previous (2015) guide. [ See Rowditch ! ]

6/10 – they need a kick up the b**kside !

Martinsh - 29 Sep 2015 22:46
A downbeat proper real ale pub with friendly staff and locals.
Muzzy - 13 Aug 2015 19:05
Not as good an ale range as the Brunswick or the Alexandra. But this was still a nice pub in a location next to the river Derwent and a bus garage. It was reasonably quiet. Locals were friendly. Some were partaking in meals. Ales were Enville Ginger, Derby The Smithy, Whim Arbor Light, Oakham Bishop's Farewell & Bass. Cider was Black Dragon. Worth a swift detour, if you can find it in what is a confusing network of roads and paths through parkland with the river to traverse somewhere in between!
blue_scrumpy - 14 Jun 2015 10:10

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