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Belper, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Having read the varied reviews for The Shoulder, some negative but most positive, I thought the only way to find out what it is really like is to go. Pleasantly surprised, the service was excellent and the food was very good. It was the Sunday set menu from which you could have a two or three course meal. Beef, lamb,... More 

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nottingham
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

I went to the shoulder recently with friends, having had a bad experience before, I just had a drink, whilst they tucked into lunch. I still cant believe how poor this place can be, it must be run on the flip of a coin - today we will serve good food and good service, or not...............I must go on the... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013

People need to start realising how good this place actually is! 2rosette restaurant, great wine selection and local aleas in a well designed comfy restaurant or seperate bar area in the middle of the country side. However whenever I seem to go its just that little bit quiet! I can safely say this place offers some of the best food... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

I've lived in the area for over 10 years and I've seen this pub change hands quite a few times in that period - sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. With that in mind I called in a few nights ago, and was pleased to see its definitely on the "up" again... Excellent choice of beers - some... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

We have been to the shoulder for Food on a couple of occasions now and each time we have been impressed by the quality of the food. The Sunday dinner is very good and reasonably priced. We have recently had the Christmas Menu meal and £15 for 2 courses is very good value.The staff are very helpful and they serve... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012

Very good food pretty good value. Rooms are basic but certainly ours was clean. Good breakfast better than some much more expensive places. Home baked bread we brought home with us is excellent. Staff were very friendly and efficient. We had three courses each all of which were good I had a special consisting of Brill with black pudding and... More 

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Thank Steve D
nottingham
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2012

I dont quite understand why this place doesn't want customers ? - I have only been twice and each time its food has been poor, the prices ridiculous and the service lazy. Avoid it. I wouldnt recommend it for a wedding either, friends of our had theirs there and the room was "old and tired", it was not what you... More 

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2 Thank marktNottingham
derbyshire
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Drove to the Shoulder on Saturday night only to find it closed to general public because of a private function. This is the second time this has happened and the last visit we will make the journey. How come when the pub has a great big function room it closes the locals bar when it's the locals that keep the... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2012

I recently stayed at The Famous Shoulder and found the rooms to be basic and musty smelling because of damp. Whilst I agree with some reviewers who say that the food is reasonably priced, my evening meal was served cold... and I don't recommend cold lemon sole. Moreover, the £3 extra paid for cauliflower cheese that was in a sauce... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Although this came highly recommended we were not totally convinced.I asked for a pint of Guinness and although the pump was there I was given a can of Guinness in a pint glass and charged for a pint.Wifi code given in information pack in room didn't work,correct one given by bar staff,but didn't work in bedroom!!. Evening meal was excellent,staff... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about The Famous Shoulder

Address: Deep Lane, Hardstoft, Chesterfield S45 8AE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Chesterfield > Hardstoft
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
The Famous Shoulder Hotel Hardstoft
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“Only 4 rooms so I imagine they are all on a par.”
 of 5 bubbles JayneF366, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We had room 2, small but clean and adequate”
 of 5 bubbles gillianlinch, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 was my favourite, Room 3 is also nice”
 of 5 bubbles mickw341, 1 Oct 2015 | Read review
“to choose the room with the best views to really enjoy this hotel experience”
 of 5 bubbles 838philw, 25 May 2015 | Read review
“Can't recommend at all.”
 of 5 bubbles 650tonyt, 2 Oct 2014 | Read review
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