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The Masons

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Bar, British, Pub
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1 Church Street | Donisthorpe, Swadlincote DE12 7PX, England
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are lucky to have this as our local and regularly pop over for a meal. The carvery is great value for money and it's certainly not cooking a roast for just two of us on Sundays. Great to pop over when friends and family visit as aside from the carvery there is a great menu. Plenty of choice and... More 

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Thank Alison B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there last month for a carvery and the good was fantastic! Staff were so friendly and ended up going back the next Thursday for steak night. The food was great quality and at a very reasonable price of £15 for two 20oz mix grills!! We will definitely be going back again.

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Thank David N
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Masons last Friday 18/11/2016,Had a nice welcome from the staff,Several people were eating the carvery which had been recommended by a friend but i decided i would try something different, "Hunters Chicken" I asked if it could be cooked with Stilton Sauce "No Problem" said the Chef,It was prepared to Perfection With Proper Chips and all the trimmings... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just when we thought the masons had greatly improved yet again its let itself down. 5 of us went for carvery tonight , disappointed, the food lukewarm and baked up. If you serve careryubtil 8.30PM it really shouldn't be like this. Wont be rushing back Im afraid

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1 Thank julie341
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great pub this is, to offer a carvery twice a day (lunch times and early evenings) and this is just a short walk away for me. Being a village pub it does tend to be quiet at some times of the day but during the carvery in the evenings it can become very busy, although food can be... More 

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2 Thank 01TAT
Church Gresley
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Have been to the Greyhound several times and always enjoy it so we thought we would give The Masons a try. It is a very traditional pub with lots of warmth and charm service very good and the carvery as good as the Greyhound. Smaller in size but with a good size beer garden Well worth a visit

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1 Thank 609gert
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

There are few carveries you can go to on a Sunday without having pre-booked. This Sunday just past I really fancied a carvery and could only think of The Masons Arms that might fit us in at short notice. I've read the reviews on here so wasn't expecting amazing things if I'm honest but was willing to give it a... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were meeting friends at the Moira Folk festival down the road and decided to have a late lunch out. Unfortunately when we arrived the pub was hosting a wedding reception and clearly this was the priority for the day. We were told that they probably could do food from the menu but we'd have a long wait but the... More 

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Thank robson259
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Basic interior; too few staff (presume that is the reason for the poor service), average pub food at best. Local watering hole clearly and the local get a local service; don't stop by if just passing as everything is too much trouble.

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Thank Peter S
Derby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

We normally go to the sister pub in Woodville and decided to give this one a try. staff were pleasant seemed as though one of the staff were new and being trained up, tables clean and choice of seating, tables spacious and comfy seating. Few loud kids but hey, that's not the fault of the establishment. We had 3 carveries,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Church Street | Donisthorpe, Swadlincote DE12 7PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Swadlincote

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?