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The Duke William

$$ - $$$, British,
91 Church Street, Matlock DE4 3BZ, England
+44 1629 583111
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible15%
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“the pub” (37 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
91 Church Street, Matlock DE4 3BZ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub several times since the old landlord has left ..before I hardly bothered ..good service ,friendly drinkers.such a relaxed atmosphere.going from strength to strength now we have a new landlady and landlord who make everyone feel welcome ...once you visit you will make...More

Thank kaz1066
Rhianne3, Owner at The Duke William, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for your review, we are glad you had a good time.

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

After a change in ownership the new owners Phil & Janet are now challenged with getting this pub back to being a great pub. There is a lot of work to be done. At the moment there is just the tap room open whilst the...More

3  Thank Lambers2013
Rhianne3, Owner at The Duke William, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for your review, with all the support we are receiving we will get there.

Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Have stayed before, but this time was very different. Firstly can only get on by going uphill and approach from the right but still the dip in the drive is to much and damaged the awning rail. It's a common thing judging by the grooves...More

3  Thank Nick S
Jane H, Owner at The Duke William, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi Nick Thank you for your kind words that you think we are lovely. For legal reasons our response can not be in detail. As you are not local you would be unaware of the malicious damage certain persons have set about in doing and...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Seven of us booked here for an evening meal. The owner had advised us at time of booking that they were transitting over in the very near future, to a West Indian & Caribbean dining theme and therefore they were only offering a limited menu....More

3  Thank Deborah Louise G
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Had reservations when my daughter told me she booked this place for her reception, but was proved wrong by the helpfulness and good humour of the management. The food they provided, for a very reasonable price, was amazing. So much, quality food. The spread was...More

Thank bigissuetony
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is the third attempt at submitting a review for this place. Either the owners or Tripadvisor are removing them for some reason. That basically just adds weight to the already unsavoury experience I had visiting the Duke William. If my description of the pub...More

4  Thank Kitchen_Porter
DukeWilliam91, Owner at The Duke William, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thank you for your review. We had seen your previous review but declined to comment due to our busy schedule however in your review you had breached TripAdvisers guidelines hence why they took the decision to remove your reviews ( you would of received an...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

The South Derbyshire BSA Owners Club again held their annual branch camp at The Duke William with around fifty people in attendance, all camping at the rear of the pub. On arrival we were made very welcome by Leslie, the Landlord and his wife and...More

Thank Giles W
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

In summary- Views-lovely Toilets-3 in total (no toilet rolls) Shower-shocking!!!! 1 in total Kids play area X1 (fence falling to bits) Ps. Take ear plugs for the church clock that chimes every 15 mins

12  Thank Chestefield-kint
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Myself and my partner booked in for 1 nights camping and was very surprised that the price had increased from £10 a night to £17.50 We thought this was a bit much but was expecting to see a vast improvement in the old shower/toilet situation....More

5  Thank Tina G
DukeWilliam91, Owner at The Duke William, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

your previous review “Wonderful stay.” Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile Excellent campsite the hook up is a good addition. Friendly welcoming landlady and landlord we were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Nothing was too much trouble. Wonderful home cooked...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed here on the camping field behind the pub in May half term.The lady was very nice and helpful,we had electric hook up which was great.The field on a bit of a slope but did course use any issues.We had a lovely time and...More

1  Thank Lisa F
DukeWilliam91, Owner at The Duke William, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you Lisa for your review. We are glad you enjoyed you stay, look forward to seeing you all soon. Regards Jane ;-)

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Questions & Answers
3 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from DukeWilliam91 | Property representative |
Hi Heather, Yes we do a variety of vegetarian options, on occasions we may be able to do special requests.
7 November 2015|
Response from DukeWilliam91 | Property representative |
Sorry for the delayed answer Mike, the Carvery pricing is Adults £8.50 Child £5.25 Infants £Free the above is inclusive of the Chef's Complimentary Soup for an extra £1.50 this will include the Chef's pudding/dessert... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$27
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Church Street, Matlock DE4 3BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 583111
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