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The Exeter Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
Exeter Place, Derby DE1 2EU, England
+44 1332 605323
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“scotch egg” (14 reviews)
“pork pie” (21 reviews)
“fish and chips” (36 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Exeter Place, Derby DE1 2EU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A smallish pub in the city centre. Lots of little rooms hidden here and there. A decent range of beers including their own brewed stuff.........but dammed expensive. How can anyone justify £5.50 for a pint of beer?

Thank Dave E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with friends having reserved a table for Saturday evening. Visited previously and was underwhelmed with the food but credit where credit is due - the food was excellent second time round. Recommend the pulled pork, black pudding and fried egg starter. Mains - the...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoy the food at The Exeter Arms, have been a number of occasions and never been disappointed, whether I have a burger, or wrap, chips or a full starter and main course. The selection of ales and gins is always a nice touch as...More

Thank Skirtie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to pop in to see if they had a table left for Sunday Lunch, we managed to get the last one. As my husband sampled one of the guest real ales we had a look at the menu. As we were doing this...More

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sounds like an odd title, but there's a bloke that works there called French. Haven't a clue why... But nevermind! His banter was remarkable, as were the drinks. Great pub, fire was on, beer was kept well. Totally get why it's award winning lah de...More

Thank HonestJoeHonest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a Christmas meal and the food was amazing, only problem was the kids meal was a bit ‘posh’ for my nephew who had fish and chips and didn’t like the skin on the fish, but all the adults loved the food!

Thank Sophie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

About 30 or so of us met for drink here the other night. We had a great time chatting and drinking some lovely beer. A lot of the rooms are for eating but we managed to secure a room at the back and we were...More

Thank Lambers2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely great food, beautifully cooked in generous portions, and bursting with rich flavours, chosen from a very varied and well-thought-out menu - there's literally something on it for everyone. The total opposite to the usual corporate-chain bland pub grub. The place is quirky, interesting and...More

Thank kevinbower1959
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice English pub with an unusual attention for the menu. I have been here 3 times and always found good dishes and food.

Thank Fra_7980
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a day off work so my wife and I decided to go out for lunch. Great selection of beers to choose from. Food menu offers something different from the usual "pub grub". The meals we chose were obviously freshly prepared, very well cooked and...More

Thank Mike W
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1 February 2018|
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Response from kevinbower1959 | Reviewed this property |
I've never been there on a Saturday night. What I can say is that the pub's clientele consists mostly of middle-aged folks who all seem to be regulars and who go there because it's a nice, cosy pub serving good beers. I... More
15 October 2017|
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Response from darylbarber2003 | Reviewed this property |
I’ve heard the same comment from others at work ( it’s our work local) several times but they have not yet updated their site. Come on Martin sort it mate 👍🏻
24 April 2017|
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Response from krispykremes | Reviewed this property |
yep, children are welcome.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Exeter Place, Derby DE1 2EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 605323
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