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The Exeter Arms

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Exeter Place, Derby DE1 2EU, England
+44 1332 605323
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Today
12:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Derby
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten here a couple of times, the last visit on a sunday was out of this world. The starters, main and dessert wete just phenomenal. The staff are efficient and nothing is too much trouble! Would highly recommend. To avoid disappointment i would book on a sunday. Would like to thank the bar staff for my free umbrella as... More 

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Thank Beccyhutch
Derby, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have had a pint or two in here before and have always enjoyed the place. It's so warm, cosy and welcoming - they are also dog friendly which is great as we come in with the dogs. Never eaten here before but always wanted to and we weren't disappointed. Just over £40 for a starter and main each and the... More 

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Thank Carl H
Scottsdale, Arizona
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a family celebration meal. We booked ahead for 12 and were seated in a semi private back room. Decor was quaint with stripped back brick walls and candles flickering on the table, which made for a cosy atmosphere. As we had preordered our main courses the food came quickly and all 12 of us enjoyed our meals. Portion sizes... More 

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Tayvallich
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always best to book to avoid disappointment as food is always excellent. We had Sunday lunch recently and it was lovely. Good homely food and great pub atmosphere with friendly service.

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Thank Miranda H
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great selection of ale and the decor was just lovely. Love the candles and ambience and the vintage objects.

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Thank Teresa W
Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this independent pub many times over the years and have never had a bad meal yet. The service is also good, the pub has a really relaxed feel about it and top beer on tap.

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Thank Chris A
Belper, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed in the food was really looking forward to Sunday lunch wasn't told they didn't cook the meat and it was stone cold sent it back twice before getting a full refund and going home hungry would never go again and certainly wouldn't recommend to anybody

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Thank belpermum
Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a Thursday evening Group of 12 and all food pre-booked. Took an hour to serve the only 2 atarters ordered. then after another 10 minutes they brought 2 meals, only to then inform us that that was a mistake and was destined for another table. The rest of the meals didn't come until 11/2 hrs after being seated.... More 

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Thank Den_Daw2015
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have used the Exeter many times in the past for lunches when I want to take customers/clients etc. for a different pub experience with tasty food..... Two weeks ago we booked a table for 10.....The service was terrible we waited well over an hour for our food to show, then it didn't arrive at the same time, then things were... More 

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1 Thank Andy W
Newcastle, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time we visit Derby from Canada we go to this pub,always good ale ,good service and good food.Except this time. Pedi was good ,service nice and friendly but what happened with the food.We ordered a meat pie and mushy peas and chips,The pie arrived with a lovely crust but beneath it ,well beneath it was runny thin gravy ,floating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?