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Church Inn

Bar, British, Pub
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Church Road, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2GG, England
+44 1629 732291
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Eye, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Had a great time on Friday evening. Very good live music with an all girl duo, with everyone singing along, a great atmosphere. Real ales included Oakhams Citra and Akholme's Darley' Ghost. It is a really good local friendly pub and a few pints slipped down quickly after a long drive up from Suffolk.

Thank markchester2016
Enfield, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Great local pub with fine beer, a nice place to spend an evening: The beer garden across the road has great views.

Thank IanSkinner
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Quite a small pub but people inside were friendly and included us in their weekly event of 'Play your Cards Right' Cider was lovely! Bar staff could have been more amenable to outsiders. Served it's purpose but would probably not go again.

Thank Deb H
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

The pub has had bad management for a few years but Jason is a breath of fresh air. We visited on a Wednesday night when they have local talented musicians singers etc Performing all styles of music I live locally and the place was crying out to be run properly again so locals would go back in . Jason fits... More 

1 Thank Therigpig
Darley Dale, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Recently under new management and cleaned throughout you cant beat it as a small cosy village pub with loads of character. Plenty of good beers and lagers all served by nice staff and comfortable seating, well worth a visit.

4 Thank anthony r
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

What a great evening, great laid back, inclusive atmosphere. The players were very good, a range of music was played and enjoyed by all. And the beer was fantastic, including locals ales, all well kept. Thank you Jason, you have breather life back into this pub!

2 Thank Liz L
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Warm welcoming, friendly, nice crowd. Best of luck to the new owner, good to see this place open again & with a warm feel to it! Dogs also very welcome. Food menu on the horizon too, keep up the good work!

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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

At last, after being closed for a long time, we have a great new tenant, a real Landlord, Jason. As he is just arrived, no cooked food is available, but will be in a few months. Ther beer is good, and atmosphere is very welcoming and warm. Thank you Jason!

5 Thank Liz L
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Stumbled across this old fashioned little gem today. Beautiful little cottage type pub, serves some real ales. Manageress very friendly, made me feel very welcome. Very near to train tracks, steam trains run once an hour! No other trains run so its very picturesque. Only down side, is it doesn't serve food at the moment, although I'm told it used... More 

Thank dynamitediane
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Been regulars here for some time and always had a fabulous home cooked sunday carvery. Under new management now and decided to give it a try, but have to say it was very disappointing. No carvery, plated meal but not got a problem with that. Came pretty quick , presentation was poor, the broccoli was overcooked mush, overcooked carrots, a... More 

1 Thank Ellewelly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Road, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2GG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Darley Dale
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 732291

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?