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The Midland

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Bar, British, Pub
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1 North Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NS, England
+44 1629 582630
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Derby, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try The Midland today as we had been past it on many occasions. Well I wish we hadn't ! On entering the pub we were looked up and down by the burly woman behind the bar.My husband politely asked if they were serving food, to which she answered "Yer". We should have left then. We ordered a... More 

Thank d0nna47
London, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub has great location, but that is about it! The decor is old fashioned, service is slow and there is a strong smell of fried food throughout the pub, very unpleasant. Food was not very good, we had the Tuna baguette which was dry, Double cheese burger which was fatty and chicken nuggets for children which had too much... More 

Thank Andrew W
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Fish and chips taste like they're from frozen Steak Pie a little bland. Expected a little more as it is in an excellent location right by the river Derwent. Could have had fresh fish from the river at least.

Thank PelinBulent
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I have MS and I went into the pub to ask if I could use the toilet. I said I had seen their notice on the door that said toilets were for customers only but asked if it would be possible. The man behind the bar said no. There were 2 men in the pub playing pool. I think that... More 

Thank jitterbug45
Burton on Trent
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Stood at the bar for 10 minutes & got completely ignored. The 3 bar staff blatantly saw us standing there, there was no one else at the bar. Then walked off the bar to collect glasses. Then came back to serve the locals who came in 10 minute after us. Awful service! Walked out in the end.

1 Thank Jemma_may_90
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Nice location, dog friendly garden in the sun, but a bit pricey and rough around the edges. Food looked good,but we didn't eat.

Thank SamCatPickle
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We have passed by this place many times at the weekend and seen lots of people there in what appeared to be a beautiful building (which we discovered it is from the outside) , so on a Friday lunch time we decided to pop in, the barman was disinterested and served us drinks then we asked for the menu and... More 

Thank sallyofthemanor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We went to the midland for lunch with a puppy schnauzer. On walking in we saw several other dogs so assumed dogs were welcome. We order food and drinks. When the waitress delivered the food she accidentally stood on the puppy's foot. We reassured her immediately it was all fine and no damage was done. She was upset because it... More 

1 Thank Beccafergusson
Offenbach, Germany
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278 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The Midland pub is beautifully located on the banks of the river Derwent, just a short walk from Matlock Bath train station. It offers a limited selection of hand-pumped real ales. The inside is pleasant enough, the outside stylish and inviting. You can drink and eat by the river. It is larger than some other pubs on the "river front"... More 

Thank Thomas M
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Always came here to sample the Budweiser on draught but it's no longer stocked and the alternative is far too malty. The inside could do with a bit of a refurb, staff are friendly. Great to sit in the outside area by the river in the summer.

1 Thank Mark S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 North Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Matlock Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 582630

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