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The Spanker Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Spanker Lane | Nether Heage, Belper DE56 2AT, England
+44 1773 853222
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00:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Tue 00:00 - 00:00
Wed - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to this pub for the first time last Saturday. Really nicely laid out and decorated pub. Nice open fire just what you want in the middle of winter and after a long walk. We order drinks and had a look at the menu. We were both starving. The menu is a bit limited but the food that we saw... More 

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Thank sueO O
Ripley, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eight of us called in on New Years Eve for a drink but the menu looked so delicious we decided to have lunch. The food was freshly cooked and tasted good. The service was friendly and perfect. We will definitely be returning

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Thank Skevsue
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal in very ambient surroundings. Chose it after reading reviews on trip advisor & wasn't disappointed. Will definitely re-visit.

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Thank Wendy B
Chris B, Owner at The Spanker Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and for leaving a 5 star review of your experience. It is fabulous to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best for Christmas and 2107!! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a great Sunday lunch, nice fresh veg including a separate dish of cauliflower cheese, tender beef and home made Yorkshire pudding and proper gravy! Just what we wanted! Good selection of beers and friendly staff. My husband has even borrowed a book on display for a few days to read as he took a fancy to it while... More 

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Thank Wildsk
Christine B, Owner at The Spanker Inn, responded to this review

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us and found the staff friendly. thank you for your 5 star review and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Belper, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Have drank here a few times - always cosy with a warm welcome. Decided to have food with family and didn't regret it. One of our party wanted the special - but not with the "Mediterranean" veg - not a problem they were only happy to modify the menu. I had the rump steak. Cooked exactly as requested - but... More 

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Thank GRiley74
Christine B, Owner at The Spanker Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review of your recent experience. Because our food is freshly made we are able to modify according to guest requests and personal preferences. It is rewarding to read your comments about the team priding ourselves on the quality of the food an drink we serve because these, along with providing a pleasurable cutomer... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

So I came here today for a Sunday roast, and for the second weekend in a row they have said they have ran out of food, 15 minutes before closing. Utter rubbish! I gave you the benefit of the doubt but again this weekend is pure laziness because you've started cleaning up and hoping that no one comes in for... More 

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Chris B, Manager at The Spanker Inn, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your review. As you have reviewed us it now gives me a chance to explain this situation in full, it would have been nice to speak to you on a personal level, especially if you are one of my neighbours. We serve food 12pm until 6pm on a Sunday. We cook fresh joints... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic service amazing food and very welcoming to families with young children. Would highly recommend. :-)

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Thank Lynne L
Christine B, Owner at The Spanker Inn, responded to this review

A fantastic review. Thank you so much. We always welcome the little ones and any four legged family members too. Its great to hear you enjoyed your meal and would recommend to others and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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375 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We went out with friends last night to have a quiet beer or two (three - it's good beer), and discovered that they had a singer on, a young bloke with a guitar doing old rock covers - he was pretty good actually. The bar was full, which was nice to see, the staff, friendly and helpful as ever. Altogether,... More 

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Thank dick h
Christine B, Owner at The Spanker Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of your recent visit. It can be lively on a Friday night when we have entertainment on after dinner service has finished. I am glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and thank you for your compliment on our beers. We take a lot of care getting them just right. Sincerely hop you'll join again soon More 

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134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

A friendly pub the staff are lovely we were made very welcome. Had a good meal antipasta sharing starter was very nice and I had butternut squash and spinach curry with rice and nann bread .My husband had the scampi and chips we thoroughly enjoyed it will definitely come back and very reasonably priced.

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Thank Dinkytoon
Christine B, Owner at The Spanker Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your 5 star review. Its fantastic to hear that you found the pub friendly and the staff lovely because that is just what we try to achieve. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meals and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future More 

Spilsby
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

very handily placed about ten minutes walk ( downhill) ! from The Firs Caravan Club Site Heage Derbyshire, Good reliable food and drink - an ideal place for us expats to meet our Derbyshire friends and families.

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Thank mikewebsterSpilsby
Christine B, Owner at The Spanker Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your visit to The Spanker. It is rewarding to hear that you enjoyed your experience and I hope we will see you again next time you visit the area. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$31
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spanker Lane | Nether Heage, Belper DE56 2AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Belper
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 853222

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?