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The Spanker Inn

) #18 of 57 Restaurants in Belper $$ - $$$ , British,
Spanker Lane | Nether Heage, Belper DE56 2AT, England
+44 1773 853222
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (20 reviews)
“pie” (12 reviews)
“pudding” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Spanker Lane | Nether Heage, Belper DE56 2AT, England
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1 - 10 of 248 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went for dinner here and had a really good meal in a friendly environment. The pub is under new management and hosts do everything they can to ensure you have a good time. They are somewhat hampered by their management company, with restricted budgets...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our first visit since the new management took over and a very pleasant experience it was, too! Everyone was friendly and helpful and very upfront about the few teething problems they were having (no card machine and erratic supplies of food and drinks). Despite this,...More

Thank One-n-Den
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in one evening without booking. The menu is small in size and there is a specials board. The food came quickly and it was hot, fresh and the portions were adequate. The service was friendly and efficient. My only gripe was that they had...More

Thank pboroman
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the spanker while staying at the firs caravan and Motorhome site up the road . I found the staff to be friendly and welcoming . Without doubt I was served the best steak and ale pie I have ever had ! And trust...More

Thank Littleluggage777
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I walked from the Firs camp site on Criche road down to the Spanker inn,takes about 20 minutes , We found the staff freindly , helpful ,and the place clean and tidy. We ordered meals and they arrived quickly , hot and...More

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in after reading the above two reviews as I couldn't believe what had happened to one of our favourite local pubs. Was greeted by Debs on the bar with a wonderful smile and very helpful. She advised me it was cash only and told...More

Thank Hedley A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't leave many reviews but as the customer service was so poor I felt compelled to as it's such a shame as we love to walk to this pub for a beer in the sun! On arrival my 10 year old daughter asked for...More

1  Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Takes the award for the worst food I've ever been served. That's after going though the many (limited) menu items they were out of. Mixed grill was a depressing platter of overcooked chewy beige and all of our chips tasted stale and oily like they'd...More

1  Thank JDC85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this pub many times while visiting our son. Lovely atmosphere and food very good. Really nice place

Thank 1mamac
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Atmosphere was great, the new proprietors Debs and Richard are very friendly and helpful and have certainly massively improved this place. The prices where reasonable and the food was delicious. A fabulous improvement. All success in the future.

Thank Les D
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Questions & Answers
23 November 2016|
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Response from Chris B | Property representative |
Hi. We serve food 5 to 9pm Weds to Friday, 12md to 9pm on Saturday and 12 to 6pm on Sunday. thanks for your enquiry and hope you can join us soon. kind regards
Judy R
7 August 2015|
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Response from christophercassidy | Reviewed this property |
I believe that they do and it would be advisable to book
John B
1 July 2015|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do serve meals from 5:30 in the week best to ring and book number on website
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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