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The Spanker Inn

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Spanker Lane | Nether Heage, Belper DE56 2AT, England
+44 1773 449115
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (20 reviews)
“pie” (12 reviews)
“pastry” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Spanker Lane | Nether Heage, Belper DE56 2AT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up on a bank holiday weekend and the place was completely empty. There wasn't even any staff.

Thank samturneruk
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We travelled from Chesterfield to visit this pub for lunch as it was advertised as dog friendly and had good reviews. We arrived at about 12:30. There were boards outside advertising food served all day and lights on in the pub. However when we tried...More

4  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We popped into the pub on the off chance. The meals were really good the staff friendly. Friends said the beer was good. Very ninice atmosphere too. Back the next night and again really good food, including a homemade Bakewll pudding. This pub has a...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We were visiting up at the Firs campsite yesterday, we called in to the Spanker (as the number online is incorrect so we could not phone through). Booked a table for 7 at 4pm. We were not aware it was cash only but between us...More

2  Thank dianenheath
Reviewed 20 August 2017 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 19 August 2017

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 14 August 2017

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 10 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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

1  Thank Hedley A
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Questions & Answers
23 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 33
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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 449115
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