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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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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“the pub” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Food
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LOCATION
Darley Dale, Matlock Dale Road North, Darley Dale, Matlock DE4 2FT, England
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a lot better pub , no children after 8pm. Good meals but only open for meals at certain times of week need to ring to confirm New very good local chef , meals at reasonable prices. good guest beers

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bucksDerbyshire
Philip S, Owner at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for your comments, glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the Sunday Carvery and also a meal on the Saturday. The Sunday Carvery was superb and the food on the Saturday was also excellent, with generous portions and very tasty. Staff were very friendly and the music played was mainly rock music that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Roy G
Philip S, Owner at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 19 September 2018

There were 8 of us in our party of which four were children and we called in on the off chance having being to 3 other pubs in the area that were fully booked and immediately received a warm welcome. Great traditional food at a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tina G
Philip S, Owner at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you liked The Grouse. We always try to make everyone welcome and will certainly look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Such a welcoming and friendly place! The food is really excellent, we've really enjoyed it.It is a favoutite of ours now. The fact that our dogs have been spoilt rotten by the landlord and the chef is s bonus. It is definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RicknTrish
Philip S, Owner at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Nice to see you again....glad you enjoyed your food. I have got the dogs on commission to bring you here 😄😄

Reviewed 2 September 2018

This is a relatively large pub with TV, wifi available and a pool table. Good access to this old characterful building for wheelchair users. Clean and tidy throughout - with excellent prompt, efficient and friendly service, Parking is available on both sides of the road...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Steve T
Philip S, Owner at The Grouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you for the review. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 19 August 2018

Traditional 'no frills' pub situated on the edge of the scenic Peak District in one of the least scenic places by the A6. Decent beer and friendly but there are plenty of places nearby that are far superior

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Ihadawheelbarrow
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!

Date of visit: February 2018
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.

Date of visit: January 2018
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

Date of visit: December 2017
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

Date of visit: December 2017
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

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Joan S
10 April 2018|
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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. 😊
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Andrew F
23 November 2017|
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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.
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kath2006
2 January 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Meals
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, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
We are a traditional pub, serving delicious homemade pub food at lunchtimes Thursday to Sunday and all day Friday and Saturday. Sunday is our traditional Sunday Carvery, serving a selection of meats with all the trimmings including HOMEMADE Yorkshire Pudding and Roasties. Inside the pub we have a pool table and darts board. 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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