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The Tavern

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College Road, Denstone ST14 5HR, England
+44 1889 590847
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yet again an absolutely fabulous visit to the tavern for a birthday meal, very fast service and looked after thoroughly by waitress, food is by far the best round here always top quality food and beautifully presented and lovely atmosphere From the barnett family 👍

Thank AbbiJadeHughes
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59 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I used this pub/restaurant whilst staying around the corner at Heywood Hall - highly recommended! The food is second to none, plenty of atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank JamesRH
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided on the Tavern for a double birthday celebration meal after reading reviews and a few recommendations. It was a great decision as the whole experience was excellent. The pub is very well presented,warm and clean. All the staff were very helpful and the drinks were also good. Best of all though was the food which all 8 of... More 

Thank BE4gle
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Booked The Tavern for lunch for a party of 17 and everyone enjoyed the food and the excellent service. The staff were efficient and friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

Thank CP-Porters
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Friends and I went for a Friday evening out to check out the pizza's we'd heard about so much. It was a bonus that when we arrived there was live entertainment on which created a really relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. It was extremely busy but the staff were still very helpful, patient and really friendly, despite the bar being rammed!!... More 

Thank Nicky T
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We booked The Tavern based on its good reviews for a carvery on Easter Sunday. The interior is lovely and it seemed to be very promising however the food let it down. The meat was ok however the vegetables were tasteless, the gravy was bland and the whole thing was quite insipid. The desserts were better so perhaps the quality... More 

Thank claireybee1
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We have been to the TAVERN before but have not been for several years but we called after being out for the day. What a great meal we had the standards are as good as we remembered and it will not be as long before we go again.

Thank johnwmason
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Don't know whether we've just been unlucky, but have been to The Tavern on a few occasions and it has always been the service that lets it down. Service has been slow (had to wait an hour and a quarter for our Starters) and waiting on staff, not particularly attentive - maybe not enough staff? Admittedly, it was very busy,... More 

Thank Deborah S
Rocky B, Owner at The Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Deborah ,Thank you for taking the time to review us on tripadvisor, we are really pleased you like the Tavern and enjoyed our food ! But I am dissapointed that our service let you down ! If you could give me a call to discuss your findings as I am struggling with fact you said you had to wait... More 

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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The staff were helpfull and pleasant a good range of veg the beef a little tough BUT FULL OF FLAVOUR we will return again

Thank alan w
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The heading says it all really. The food, I think, really lets this place down. We have eaten here twice now and on both occasions have been disappointed. Last Friday we had a Pizza, fish and chips and a child's pasta. Keep it simple we thought - what can go wrong? The pasta dish was excellent. A good portion and... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?