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The Spanker Inn

) #15 of 58 Restaurants in Belper $$ - $$$ , British,
Spanker Lane | Nether Heage, Belper DE56 2AT, England
+44 1773 853222
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (20 reviews)
“pie” (10 reviews)
“pudding” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Spanker Lane | Nether Heage, Belper DE56 2AT, England
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1 - 10 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my girlfriend and her father for a meal, he'd called in for a drink a week or so earlier and enjoyed the beer! It was also under new management. It was friendly and welcoming and the landlady was very pleasant. Whilst it was...More

1  Thank bbafcvr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only called in for a glass of real ale which we thoroughly enjoyed. Friendly and helpful staff, pub has a lovely atmosphere. We had already eaten, but the menu looked good and at a reasonable price, will definitely return when next in the area.

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place for a Beer nice staff and locals not over busy for a Friday night and few of the meals we saw look very nice the pubs about ten minutes away from the firs touring site

Thank johnwhite18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've just had a lovely couple of hours here. Lovely homemade freshly cooked food in a pleasant atmosphere. Will return when back in the area.

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't know what the last reviewer is on about because our food was delicious! I had the stilton and bacon burger and my husband had the homemade steak and ale pie - both come highly recommended. We don't eat out often anymore as you have...More

1  Thank princesssar83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was shockingly bad. Had the sunday roast, (beef) the meat was difficult to chop up, let alone chew. The mash potato was cold and soggy, veg was cold. When the gravy arrived it was like water! We complained and got our money back

1  Thank racheltatlow
Reviewed 5 March 2017

first of all the ambiance was good. a country pub but no real frills. The staff were friendly ,happy,andwell turned out, The meals we ordered were a while coming but when they did arrive they were well presented. parts of the meal were hot and...More

Thank donald L
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely village pub in lovely surroundings...open fire clean and cosy ! the lunch was a real treat ! beef was delicious as was the veg and gravy ! well priced and good service ! will definitely be returning !!

Thank Bowie1960
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Went to this pub for the first time last Saturday. Really nicely laid out and decorated pub. Nice open fire just what you want in the middle of winter and after a long walk. We order drinks and had a look at the menu. We...More

Thank sueO O
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Eight of us called in on New Years Eve for a drink but the menu looked so delicious we decided to have lunch. The food was freshly cooked and tasted good. The service was friendly and perfect. We will definitely be returning

Thank Skevsue
Christine B, Owner at The Spanker Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for your fantastic 5 star review of our business. It's great to hear you enjoyed your meal on new years eve and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Thanks again

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
When are opening times for food
23 November 2016|
Answer Show 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
Do you do Sunday lunches? Do we need to book? Judy
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
John B
Do you serve meals in the daytime wee.days?
1 July 2015|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do serve meals from 5:30 in the week best to ring and book number on website
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
00:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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 853222
  • E-mail
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