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The School House Restaurant

$$ - $$$, British,
43 Church Street, South Normanton DE55 2BT, England
+44 1773 580747
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
43 Church Street, South Normanton DE55 2BT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cold, snowy weather left me and my partner down and bored, so when we saw they were offering brunch to battle the cold blues we knew we definitely had to go. We were met with friendly staff and sat straight away with a pot of...More

1  Thank tlf98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in to try the Sunday Lunch! And we wasn’t disappointed, the service and food was excellent, the Roast Beef was amazing! The owners make you feel very welcome and they couldn’t do enough for us!

Thank UkFab
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First impressions as we arrived were not good. The small car park was full, with a mere 4 or 5 cars, so be prepared to park on the road. When you step into the Schoolhouse it’s like entering a different world from the uninspiring outside....More

2  Thank Honestandbalanced87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been a couple of times and have not been disappointed, very nice food. The hall was a little old on our last visit

Thank dalestorth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here 3 weeks ago 8 of us, and what can I say. No atmosphere and the food wasn’t upto much I paid £20 for a sirloin steak which was full of fat not even a rump steak standard, not one of us were...More

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Spent New Years Eve here, had the seven course meal and the wine flight that complimented each course everything was delicious by the time it came to desserts and the cheese biscuits I was well truly full, all was fresh and well cooked. Fancy dress...More

1  Thank Susan G
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect but what a lovely quirky restaurant. We went with friends from the area for a 7 course meal on New Years Eve. Every course was delicious and each one served with a wine specially selected to go with it. A...More

2  Thank Janet T
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Great new year’s eve at the schoolhouse 7 course menu every course was delicious. Great service and atmosphere including pianist dave mendham brought a lovely touch to the evening. We thoroughly enjoyed the night thanks!!!!

Thank Gavin m
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Christmas party of about 20 people in early evening of December and was bitterly disappointed in the food. It appears to be a standard restaurant trying to achieve a la carte status and failing badly. Some had belly pork and black pudding which looked bland...More

Thank Adele B
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice relaxed atmosphere. Only a few choices from the courses on the menu so you know it's going to be freshly cooked. Excellent quality food. I would definitely visit again if in the area.

Thank gareths1980
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23 November 2017|
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Response from Gration2000 | Property representative |
The opening times are available on TripAdvisor, google, Facebook etc.
27 November 2016|
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Response from Gration2000 | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, All medical dietary requirements are catered for, so when booking please let us know. Thanks SH
31 March 2016|
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Response from Julie N | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does. Not been in a while but usually very good. Unsure of the current cost
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Bar, British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Church Street, South Normanton DE55 2BT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  South Normanton
  • Phone Number: +44 1773 580747
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Modern British cuisine served in a converted 1800's school hall which has been lovingly refurbished. We accommodate upto 70 people for any special events.
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