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The Dog

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Main Road, Pentrich DE5 3RE, England
+44 1773 513360
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this place while browsing the internet for a dog-friendly place to stop for Sunday lunch. Glad we did. Roasts were superb. Service was friendly. The bar was modern but comfy, cosy and inviting. Highly recommended!

Thank winksie
Leicester, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have reviewed the Dog Inn a number of times and on each occasion it has been less than satisfactory. However! The place has been taken over (not surprising as it was so bad last time) and it is all change! Menus are tempting and though some of the descriptions are a little long winded - you know what you... More 

Thank Timthetrainer
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit with my husband , been highly recommended by a lot of people, great menu choice , our starters arrived my husband ordered fish bites and I ordered deep fried Camembert, my starter was great my husbands tasted nice but the portion was laughable, we joked it was fine dining as they were so small , as we... More 

Thank Alison B
TheDogManagement, Owner at The Dog, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Alison. My understanding of the situation was that you asked for me to come over to your table and explain why your husband's portion was smaller than that of the table next to you - I went and spoke to the Head Chef and then came to speak to you. I explained that you had... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was so rude by the manager after complaining meal was not hot! Asked for it to be replaced it was only reheated ! At the price and the reputation the places has not good! Ruined evening and won't be going again ! Don't go out to spend money and have a nice meal to be spoken to like... More 

2 Thank Heather W
TheDogManagement, Owner at The Dog, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Heather. First of all, you did not ask for the meal to be replaced, you simply stated it was 'not very warm'. I apologised and said I would ask the Chef to reheat it and took it back to the kitchen. Might I add, you had had the plate in front of you for over... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in at lunchtime for our cycle refuelling stop. All five meals/snacks were delicious. The Cauliflower and smoked cheddar soup was amazing! Very cosy, relaxing atmosphere in a beautiful location. Will visit again asap. Highly recommended.

Thank evera53
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited last week for a friends birthday, very nice old pub, with a very obvious restaurant extension,which was well done but the lighting made it a bit soulless, the bar where we had a drink was much more interesting and had a much nicer atmosphere. The food was good,I had great field mushrooms on toast, really nice gluten free... More 

Thank Glutenfreegirl123
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting family at the old homestead for the first time in years we opted for lunch at The Dog. It's certainly had a makeover since the old days but wow it's lovely. A great welcome from the staff, we were shown to our table straightaway. The boys opted for Wainwrights ale while I stuck to the very nice dry Rose.... More 

2 Thank HattieJBath
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic atmosphere. Dog friendly bar area. Amazing food, worth the price and definitely the best food in the area.

1 Thank Ellie M
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

While I was at a Conference I fancied an evening alone, and looked up suitable eating places. The Dog had good reviews and was nearby, so I turned up, around 8 pm on a Thursday evening, with no booking. I was initially told that I would have to wait 30 minutes for a table, which was fine since I was... More 

2 Thank ChrisinHuntley
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Stopped in here based on TripAdvisor comments. Was not disappointed, good food and service, would love it to my local. A lot of people in the bar before 6 on the Friday night , lively and atmospheric.

Thank martin h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Pentrich DE5 3RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Pentrich
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 513360

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?