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The Tavern

College Road, Denstone ST14 5HR, England
+44 1889 590847
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (38 reviews)
“pizza” (31 reviews)
“bakewell tart” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
College Road, Denstone ST14 5HR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another super dining experience at the Tavern. Ditch the D*m***s! Enjoy amazing authentic hand made pizzas in a local setting! Yum! (and lunch tomorrow sorted with what we couldn't eat). Highly recommended.

Thank Vonshine16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this pub, gorgeous fires, fab décor but the last time for food orders is 8.45pm on the dot or they make it very clear you are not welcome.

Thank justfitzy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Tavern with family including two young children for lunch. The menu wasn’t particularly big consisting of “Pub Favourites” and Steaks, but this was absolutely fine and everyone easily chose. The food was excellent, particularly the steak and ale pie. The portions were...More

Thank Danieldaniel121
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing meal here while staying near Alton Towers. Delicious pork belly & my daughter's fish & chips was lovely (even though it was a kid's meal). Highly recommended & so glad our B&B booked us into this hidden gem!

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friendly welcome , a delicious meal with really good dressed salad and chips very obliging staff .A very clean,tidy pub.

Thank laura532017
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Went to the pub after an internet search of local pubs. It was clean, tidy and very pleasant inside. It was dark so we couldn’t really see the outside. The beer was good and the food was excellent. The staff were very good and there...More

Thank Mojorojo1
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Have not been for a while . Perfect beef . Excellent fresh veg , Yorkies with a huge rise! Super Sunday . Nice to see so many families out .

Thank ladymary67
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We have taken Sunday lunch here now a couple of times and I believe it could become a regular treat. Greeted by friendly, obliging, efficient bar staff and then enjoying a delicious tasty, well presented carvery. It is advisable to book, but not essential. Don't...More

Thank BongoElsbeth
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous place. Thank you so much for squeezing our table of 5 in last minute on a Friday night. The pizzas were just fabulous. Staff were lovely and friendly. Loved the decor of this pub. So homely and a lovely family atmosphere. Our...More

Thank ruthie_toothy
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Booked a party of six people for Sunday lunch. This included two elderly ladies who were asked very nicely if they had smaller appetites they could opt to have a smaller lunch . Lunch is in two settings which meant vegetables were freshly cooked ....More

Thank KAY55V
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22 June 2017|
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Response from johnwmason | Reviewed this property |
There is a small park in the village hall across from the Tavern
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: College Road, Denstone ST14 5HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Denstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1889 590847
16Th Centuary Village Pub and Restaurant in the very pretty village of Denstone 10mins from Alton Towers , 30 mins from the Peak District . Serving quality , local produce, Real Ales, Fine Wines , Real Wood Fired Pizzas at Weekends .
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