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US$6 - US$21
Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews fish and chips steak and ale pie bangers lasagna barnsley chop pastry the pub tissington trail warm welcome booked a table selection of beers couple of nights next door feel very welcome open fire sunday lunch evening meal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Half term and with good weather the beer garden was appealing. On both our visits the staff were friendly and accommodating. Good selection of beers, of particular note were the Stancil beers, particularly the ruby India. Food was good quality, well presented and a decent...portion size. Covid one way system and safety measures in place. Cannot fault it and as a result did not restrict our visits to just one.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely little campsite attached to a fab pub. Good beer, good food, great staff. Enjoyed a great week (with sunshine!!) camping behind the pub. will definitely go back, so close to the Tissington Trail and lovely walks along the Dove river and surrounding area.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed on the campsite at the back. Fine if you just want a stop over after a walk & drinks. All staff were friendly and polite. Thanks to Stevie for allowing us to eat even though fully booked, after a long walk. The mushroom pepperpot...was bang on. Quaint village pub with lots of walking.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bank holiday weekend in a busy pub. We had drinks in a big garden. The staff knew we wanted food and without asking they offered us the option of ordering after a cancellation mid evening. Sorry to say many tables did not turn up! Criminal....We recommend this pub. So friendly. Food was great.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely garden with view and nice Chatsworth ale. Im afraid the food was not nice. Tasteless and inseasoned mash with steak and ale pie. Looked and tasted like granule gravy. Frozen veg. Chicken in the basket was dry and really over cooked. I dont think...ive ever eaten anywhere this bad. The only consolation is that it is cheap.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 15 May 2021

Friendly staff working hard, nice beer but a very disappointing steak and ale pie, tough burnt edge to steak, soggy pastry smothered in tyme scented gravy, overcooked broccoli, chips only just cooked. No ale taste. Wife had a tasty chicken paneng curry.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 18 April 2021 via mobile

Another lovely meal at this pub. The staff were helpful even though they were extremely busy due to the fantastic weather. We actually visited twice as we enjoyed our meal so much on the Thursday we returned on the Saturday. Lovely chips and the burgers...were top notch! Only suggestion would be to have table numbers allocated outside to make things easier for the staff.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

Visited today 25th October for lunch.got the feeling on arrival that website and pub are not one and same.no bangers and Yorkshire puddings,just a very tired menu .steak and ale pie,obviously made in a baking tin of multiple portions .it certainly wasn’t,t fresh maybe 2days...old ,pieces of meat dried on top of pastry.gravy had overpowering rosemary taste.chips I really cannot describe ,they may have been cooked 2 days ago as well.beer was good. £42.00 for maybe the worst meal in years.More

Date of visit: October 2020
stevetU1789WQ, Owner at The Waterloo Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2020

I've read and re-read this review a number of times and I'm going to call "bulls**t" on it! A bit of pre-amble. This is the first 1 star review we have received since Aug 2019 and the first about food since July 2016. This is...More

Reviewed 13 October 2020

Our party of 6 booked into the pub half way around our walk. A warm welcome from the friendly staff and excellent food and drink served. This is a normal country pub with no pretentiousness but it suited us and many others perfectly. An enjoyable...experience. Good Covid 19 arrangements in place. This pub deserves support in these difficult times, visit recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 16 August 2020

We arrived in Biggin late on a Friday August afternoon. The signs suggested that the kitchen was at full capacity. However, when we asked, we were told there was a brief lull. Just sufficient to squeeze in a nut roast, some whitebait and a portion...of excellent chips. And a side salad - does this team's generosity know now bounds? The tables were well spaced. The staff were helpful and the service excellent. The food arrived in good time and was good value. Given what these people are up against at the moment, it reflects well on what appears to be a family-run operation that they are coping so well, so soon after re-opening. And they've got a campsite! We will be back, when we're next in the area (good for Ashbourne, Tissingron trail, Hartington and excellent views whichever way you look.) Good selection of beers too.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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1 March 2020|
Response from stevetU1789WQ | Property representative |
We believe so, as we hold a supply of gluten free bread and rolls. Even our whitebait has a GF coating. As for mains, as well as the cooked meat dishes, our fish pie is GF, we stock GF sausages and GF burgers. Dessert... More
27 May 2019|
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Response from stevetU1789WQ | Property representative |
We have answered your email & you hopefully enjoyed your food & visit with us
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Response from stevetU1789WQ | Property representative |
Yes, you can reserve in advance and your dog will be welcome so long as it is well behaved & on a lead
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4