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The Old Poets' Corner Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Butts Road, Ashover, Chesterfield, England
+44 1246 590888
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Withernsea, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had had a very good experience 12 months ago - so it looked full steam ahead for an early Chiristmas Party, 2016. How mistaken I was. Something had happened over the past 11 months. Instead of the Carvery being left out for three-quarters of an hour, it was swept away after a few minutes. It started badly with my... More 

Thank basilhoward
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went with friends on the 3th December, as we entered the pub was packed which was a good sign! We hadn't booked a table but were told at the bar we could eat in the pub area as apposed to the restaurant area - which was fine. We had to wait a while for our food which we didn't... More 

Thank Regan T
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just got back after a Monday night meal and drinks at one of my favourite pubs the old poets. And although the meal was ok the young tall blonde lad who was behind the bar was rubbish took me 20 minutes to get served, and when I finally did order my drinks, I tried to order my food and he... More 

1 Thank Andrew G
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table here not knowing there had been a change of management. However, the food was excellent and the landlord most welcoming. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Deryth H
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great traditional pub with the smell of reals fires. Had the carvery, which was sparingly dished out. I felt like Oliver Twist when I asked for another roast potato. 4 small ones seemed very mean if you are an average eater. I was surprised you was allowed to help yourself to the gravy and carrots!

Thank Andrew W
Derby, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Eaten here a couple of times recently, first time had whole sea bass with a prawn and cream sauce which was one of the best things I've eaten in a long time, and the second time I tried the home made meat and potato pie with chips and mushy peas - another really lovely meal. Lots of delicious real ales... More 

Thank Mollymaid1972
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Recommended by the hotel receptionist, this is a busy pub/restaurant with plenty of atmosphere. Quirky building. Food was good without being outstanding. Rump steak was excellent, beef and potato pie well filled although reheating had over cooked it a little. Superb range of local beers. £50 for 2 courses and drinks for 2 of us. Worth a visit? Definitely.

Thank Jackstewart
Mansfield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Called in for Saturday lunch we were first time visitors , we found a great old fashioned country pub and restaurant, excellent food and service at a fair price ,two roaring fires ,locals ,walkers with dogs made it a great welcoming atmosphere, this is a must visit pub very impressed we will certainly call again

Thank jtmeden192
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday evening for a curry night. Ordering seemed a confusing problem for the waitress with food arriving and being collected apparently at random. Curries were ok but it seemed that a base meat ingredient was enhanced with a variety of sauces rather than being cooked as the final dish from the beginning. Range and quality of ales... More 

Thank SteveP1234
Hertfordshire, England
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

It is not obvious from the online menu, but when we enquired the pub was able to cater for a group that included 3 coeliacs. Unfortunately you can't have the chips as they are cooked with other products but the food we had was delicious and there is even a gluten free cheese cake for pudding. Gets busy so definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Butts Road, Ashover, Chesterfield, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Chesterfield  >  Ashover
  • Phone Number: +44 1246 590888

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