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The Fishpond Freehouse

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204 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
+44 1629 581529
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 01:00
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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great little restaurant. We have just visited this restaurant as a family for Mother's Day. In a jam-packed Matlock Bath on a beautiful sunny day we enjoyed the set menu choosing variously tomatoes and bell pepper soup with freshly baked bread, beef or pork roast with veg and huge Yorkshire pud and sticky toffee/apple pie all for £12.50... More 

2 Thank Christopher P
Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited last night with family and had really high expectations considering the reviews. I'll start by highlighting that it really is a great venue and you can see alot of money has been spent. It's looks fresh and the outside area is fantastic. That being said, my experience was a let down. Food took a while to come but I... More 

Thank cherryview2012
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Fishpond is quite a large public house. The outside area is lovely with lots of seating on different levels with a small fishpond and waterfall. I had a vegetarian pizza and my friend had a Calzone pizza. Both were huge, tasted delicious and didn't take too long to cook. I didn't finish my pizza and the waitress kindly provided... More 

2 Thank Heather F
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are locsls and go to the Fishpond fairly frequently and make we sit in the 'BOOK ROOM which is a small room quite tucked in and one wall is papered in a wall of books and with a very welcoming fire is a cosy room. Also the food is good. ALL in all very welcoming pub. We are golden... More 

2 Thank Kath D
Fishpondteam, General Manager at The Fishpond Freehouse, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to review our pub, we really appreciate your feed back. And hopefully when the sun is nice and warm - you can sit in our outside garden and relax next to the waterfall. If you do get chance to stay around for the evening, you might also like the music we have... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazingly dog friendly. Good beer, food looked amazing. All sorts of interesting ventures on the side. Popular with bikers

2 Thank SamCatPickle
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in March in matlock and thought we'd try here as they had a singer on . Just ordered the garlic mushrooms and toastand parmesan chips as we weren't fancying a big meal . AMAZING !! Lovely food. Fab atmosphere and lovely staff . Decor and ambience was fab :)

2 Thank Carol L
Godstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just been to this pub and what a surprise, ordered a meal for myself and wife and was very presently surprised, the meal was excellent and lovely surroundings

2 Thank AlanE613
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in after work for a bottle of wine with my work friends , since it's been done up its gorgeous inside, staff are friendly and food was gorgeous , my fiends had roast beef sandwiches and they said they were lovely , I just had some Parmesan chips which were lush , I saw other meals going out and... More 

2 Thank Mrswhite1990
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a must to visit when we come to Matlock Bath for a holiday. Food and drink is reasonably priced and a high standard.

2 Thank MoniqueD1980
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My dads pretty hard to please when it comes to spending his money on eating out (he's pretty good at cooking so get's a bit cocky sometimes) and he said it was, and i quote, 'perfect'. Me and my step mum thoroughly enjoyed it also. Grill night next i reckon.

2 Thank Emmaline P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Matlock Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 581529
The Fishpond Matlock Bath represents the ultimate free house experience for the people and visitors of Matlock Bath. Offering an unsurpassed range of traditional beers, continental lagers, fine wines, spirits and soft drinks, the bar is a great place to meet with friends or family. By working with our local breweries we hope to provide our customers with a more sophisticated selection at the bar. Guests of our establishment are not only offered a dynamic place to gather and mingle, but also a place to participate in the entertainment through interactive events, celebrations, and live music. Our Artisan bakery provides our menus with the finest breads, pastries and pizza - all served in our casual dining ambiance. The philosophy of food at the fishpond is to ethically source seasonal fresh produce and to deliver an unrivalled taste experience. Our Espresso coffee and Teas selection is available throughout service along with menus that reflect the time of day. For those wanting a spot of live music Over the years The Fishpond name has become synonymous with Live Music, our 200 capacity Ballroom regularly hosts live bands and entertainment. To see our full event listing please check our gig guides. And we are also proud of our somewhat undiscovered Raft Restaurant... The Raft restaurant floats neatly on The Fishpond at Matlock Bath and retains many of the historic buildings original features. This restaurant is currently only available for private hire, with bespoke menus and various options. Dont be put off by this, our restaurant is usually free to hire if you're having a meal. We also host special events and themed evenings here, so watch this space. We take pride in the reputation we have as a friendly, welcoming and professional venue, and hope to see you soon at The Fishpond!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?