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The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant

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On the Chatsworth Estate High Street, Pilsley, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1UL, England
+44 1246 583258
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Manchester
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staff was very polite and helpful and the pub in itself is a typical, lovely country pub. Unfortunately neither of us was impressed with the food. We had a lamb stew where the gravy was too liquid and the carrots were almost raw and served with roots. They also seem to have some issues with the dishwasher as glasses and... More 

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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical English pub, restaurant and hotel not far from Chatsworth House in small quaint village of Pilsley. Bar is fairly standard serving the usual array of drinks & snacks. Free Wifi. Worth a look out back for the great views of the Peak District. Ideal location if planning to visit Chatsworth House.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last year we walked into this pub and I can actually remember salivating at the specials menu as they were that little bit more interesting than your average pub grub. Unfortunately, we were unable to eat there as we'd booked elsewhere so I shelved the idea of eating there for when we were next in the area. We returned last... More 

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Thank Bex H
Emma F, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

So pleased that you enjoyed the pub and its food. We are currently increasing our special board options so next time you visit there will be lots to choose from. More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful staff,very helpful and efficient. Interesting menu,varied choice and attractively presented. Good portion sizes and limited but adequate wine list with selection of local beers.

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Thank Snooks5
Emma F, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank-you for you review. I am so very pleased to see that you enjoyed our local beers we have on offer and that you sampled our menu offerings. I will pass your comments on to the staff and look forward to your next visit. More 

London
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley was exactly what we were looking for - very convenient for a visit to Chatsworth House, a characterful old building, an attractive room with a comfortable bed, well-appointed bathroom (shower), friendly service, very good dinner and breakfast.

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Thank Ruth M
Emma F, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad to see you had a 'excellent' stay. The Devonshire Arms is, as you stated quite convenient if you are thinking of visiting Chatsworth House and the surrounding Peak District. We hope to see you again soon, so you can enjoy more of our good food and friendly service. Maybe speak to our central reservation department and book on a... More 

manchester
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location! Food was good and staff friendly. I thought the food was over priced though... macaroni cheese £13.95. & starters were £7.95!! Our fault for selecting a pub so close to chatsworth house, I guess you pay for that. It would have been nice if there was a selection if sandwiches for lunch time.

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Thank jenwren44
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The boyfriend and I visited twice during our weekend away in the peaks and could not fault the customer service one bit! We arrived soon to the kitchen closing but weren't rushed to choose and the food was great! Bar staff were lovely and friendly, telling stories about the area and being welcoming all round. Definitely a place to visit... More 

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Emma F, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank - you for your lovely review. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us on both occasions. I will pass your comments on to the staff as they really do appreciate reading guests comments . We hope to see you aagin when your in the area next More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a sunny friday for lunch. Quite a nice atmosphere in a quaint country pub. The beer was OK though nothing special but tastes differ and I know some would love it. We had three medium glasses of wine and a beer which came to just short of £20 which I thought was on the expensive side. We... More 

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Thank Biggles254
Emma F, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review of The Devonshire Arms. I little bit of a mixed review but I am happy to see your enjoyed your visit overall. We have never sold frozen fries, all of our Chips are delivered in daily and fresh from a local supplier, however we have just changed the chips from thin cut to a standard size... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in as we often do for a light lunch, enjoyed the hot sandwich option. The service was excellent and the atmosphere good.

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Thank 97rose
Emma F, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review. We are always happy to see returning guests and pleased that you enjoy your Lunch. See you again soon ! More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Ate here as part of a groupon deal and very pleased that we weren't presented with a separate menu for our 'deal'. Had to pay a small supplement but as we had the most expensive choice on the menu that wasn't a problem. It's not fine dining but very good, tasty pub grub at a reasonable price in pleasant surroundings.... More 

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Emma F, General Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley - Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank - you for your review. The Groupon deal is a very good deal indeed however limited to a few months of the year. Our Central reservation team has our latest offers all year round so always worth a call. We are as you state a traditional pub that offers good home-cooked food and I am pleased to see you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On the Chatsworth Estate High Street, Pilsley, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1UL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Bakewell  >  Pilsley
  • Phone Number: +44 1246 583258

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