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The Grouse Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Darley Dale, Matlock Dale Road North, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2FT, England
+44 1629 258282
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“the pub” (12 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Darley Dale, Matlock Dale Road North, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2FT, England
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Very welcoming Landlord, Dog friendly- treats included. Good food and spotless facilities. Also, very good disabled access and parking both sides of the road. Three visits in three days!

Thank Trish E
Philip S, Owner at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Thank you for your comments Trish. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Nice local with friendly people. Lots of cute dogs. Had a nice evening drink. Did not have any food so cannot comment on that.

Thank Agile P
Philip S, General Manager at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thank you for visiting us and for your rating. At the moment we only do food at lunchtimes on Thursday to Sunday but will be extending the food offer and times in the near future.

Reviewed 17 December 2017

Very friendly and helpful barman. Other customers very friendly too. Warm and cosy. Nice interior. Food excellent quality and inexpensive arrived quickly. Highly recommend it

1  Thank Steven S
Philip S, Owner at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thank you for your comments and hopefully we will see you again. Phil

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Quickest visit to a pub ever! Walking in was like one of those saloon bars you see in westerns,everybody stops talking and looks! Not a welcoming atmosphere,locals with their famalies and kids running around. Felt like we walked into somebodys house at xmas! Shame as...More

2  Thank Andrew F
Philip S, Owner at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

I'm sorry you found your visit unsatisfactory. Our locals are a friendly bunch as I'm sure you would have found them to be if you had stayed long enough. Once again, I'm sorry you it wasn't to your liking. Phil

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Called in last night to wish bridie a found farewell and good luck for the future. Has from wednesday 22nd november bridie will no longer be the amazing landlady of the grouse inn... good luck in ur retirement u will b missed...

Thank robhunter71
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Almost 40 of us descended upon the Grouse for roast beef and pork dinners. The tables were set attractively and place cards were used for the different family groups. Bridie and her team could not be faulted for their friendly and swift service. Good food,...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Out with my wife to day Sunday 24/09 2.30 pm looking for somewhere to eat and came across this great pub. Asked if still serving yes please come in and take a table. Absolutely superb Sunday roast of Beef, Turkey or Gammon, my wife had...More

Thank midnightflyer
Laura B, Owner at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you so much for coming to the Grouse Inn Darley Dale. So pleased you enjoyed your lunch and look forward to seeing you again . Bridie landlady .

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We had our sons christening party here on 6th august and it was absolutely fantastic. From the moment we booked we were made to feel so welcome. Bridie is such a lovely, caring and friendly lady, she went the extra mile in everything she did....More

1  Thank Vicki F
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

My Daughter and her Husband Vicki and Chris Fryer had our grandsons Christening at the Grouse on Sunday 6th August. What an ideal venue !! The food was delicious staff very very attentive and cheerful and bar prices really reasonable and all the 100 or...More

2  Thank Diana B
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I am not sure if the people writing the negative reviews are writing about the right pub,. I call at the Grouse when in the UK , I have always without exeption been made to feel very welcome both eating and just having a drink....More

2  Thank gorna2017
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Questions & Answers
Joan S
10 April 2018|
Response from Phil S |
Hi Joan. Thanks for the message. At the moment we are only doing food at lunchtimes Thursday to Sunday. But watch this space. 😊
Andrew F
23 November 2017|
Response from Liberty666 | Property representative |
We are open yes, but are not serving food in the evenings I'm not afraid at the moment. Bar is open as normal tho.
2 January 2017|
Response from gregorychapman28 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it is one Sunday every month. You will have to contact the Grouse to find out more details. There is also live entertainment on a Saturday night. Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Darley Dale, Matlock Dale Road North, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2FT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Darley Dale
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 258282
  • E-mail
We are a traditional pub, serving traditional homemade pub food at lunchtimes Thursday to Sunday. In the new year this will be extended to evenings too. Sunday is our traditional Sunday roasts, serving a selection of meats with all the trimmings. Inside the pub we have a pool table and darts board and to the back of the premises we have a large, secure children's play area. We cater for all functions such as wakes, christenings, birthdays, and we have a private dining room which can be used for such events.
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