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The Fishpond Freehouse

) #1 of 19 Restaurants in Matlock Bath $$ - $$$ , British,
204 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
+44 1629 55006
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (69 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
204 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across this pub when looking for lunch and were drawn in by the interesting water feature outside! The staff were very friendly and the choice on the menu was great. The adults had hearty sandwiches while our three year old had fish and...More

1  Thank blackcat82
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ok, so this is actually my first review on here, but i really felt the need to leave this! We ended up here after a long walk, wanted a nice cold beer, the bar lady was actully really nice, but massively under pressure, larger fobbing...More

Thank PubLandlord01253
Fishpondteam, General Manager at The Fishpond Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

"DONT PANIC !!!! HERES THE MANAGEMENT" !!! Hello Publandlord01253, Well thank you for choosing our venue for your first review - we are honoured. Yes we are a very busy popular venue with great hardworking friendly staff, I'm not sure about the comments of you...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

First night and we called here as everything else within walking distance of our hotel seemed to be Fish and Chips. It didn't seem very promising as several tables needed a wipe down and it was rather dated and odd in the pub BUT the...More

2  Thank scribbleboy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff,great beers.Very good venue for nights out.Live music on occasion, plenty of seating with a great atmosphere

2  Thank Tumnus1969
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to sit outside to people watch great food we had salads omg they were massive and gawjus.....

3  Thank gillibean08
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely, well kept pub with a beautiful beer garden. There is always a good selection of ales on and the food is always to a good standard.

2  Thank Revolutionmanuk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a breath of fresh air compared with all ten fish and chip shops that line the promenade. Service good, food choice good, price good. It has a delightful beer garden at the rear with waterfall. The seating on the front offers a...More

2  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in here since the refurb and was really impressed, decor and general look is great,still dog friendly which is good for us,good choice of beers and a good menu. We had the hot beef sandwich which came with chunky homemade chips and salad...More

2  Thank chrisworthington48
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fishpond has been a firm favorite of mine for years, the recent upgrade has made this pub even better. The food is awesome and the selection of beer second to none. Couldn't recommend highly enough!!

2  Thank Neil P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a pleasant evening here with friends on Sunday night. We were able to reserve a table in the bar so that we could watch the band. There is a reasonable choice on the menu and myself and my friend enjoyed the meat feast pizza...More

2  Thank goesawayalot
Fishpondteam, Manager at The Fishpond Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The cider you mentioned is ordered through our supplier, however you may be able to buy it direct from Westons. Its "Flat Tyre" you are after! http://www.westons-cider.co.uk/shop/

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2 June 2017|
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Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
Yes..... I'm sure they had a great choice of ciders and ales...
Dave P
30 January 2017|
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Response from Fishpondteam | Property representative |
Yes, we even have dog bowls and free dog treats on hand for your canine friends.
13 January 2017|
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Response from Fishpondteam | Property representative |
Hi we sell Stella, Carling, Coors Light, Peroni on tap, plus we always have a range of good real ales, and ciders available too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Matlock Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 55006
  • E-mail
The Fishpond Matlock Bath represents the ultimate free house experience for the people and visitors of Matlock Bath. Offering an unsurpassed range of traditional beers, continental lagers, fine wines, spirits and soft drinks, the bar is a great place to meet with friends or family. By working with our local breweries we hope to provide our customers with a more sophisticated selection at the bar. Guests of our establishment are not only offered a dynamic place to gather and mingle, but also a place to participate in the entertainment through interactive events, celebrations, and live music. Our Artisan bakery provides our menus with the finest breads, pastries and pizza - all served in our casual dining ambiance. The philosophy of food at the fishpond is to ethically source seasonal fresh produce and to deliver an unrivalled taste experience. Our Espresso coffee and Teas selection is available throughout service along with menus that reflect the time of day. For those wanting a spot of live music Over the years The Fishpond name has become synonymous with Live Music, our 200 capacity Ballroom regularly hosts live bands and entertainment. To see our full event listing please check our gig guides. And we are also proud of our somewhat undiscovered Raft Restaurant... The Raft restaurant floats neatly on The Fishpond at Matlock Bath and retains many of the historic buildings original features. This restaurant is currently only available for private hire, with bespoke menus and various options. Dont be put off by this, our restaurant is usually free to hire if you're having a meal. We also host special events and themed evenings here, so watch this space. We take pride in the reputation we have as a friendly, welcoming and professional venue, and hope to see you soon at The Fishpond!
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