On 05-11-2007 seafarer1966 said :
"Nice to see this fine old boozer rescued from what it once was. Years ago this was a bikers pub with some serious pharmeceutical retailing going on by the pool table. Most of the bikers have either OD'd or realised that not many people are impressed with the unwashed denim/leather look. Perhaps they've grown up and become normal.
Nice pub these days."
On 16-6-2007 millay said :
"This is a nice looking pub with a large mural painted on one of the side walls. It is located opposite Ye Olde Dolphin and near the Old Silk Mill tourist attraction. The Flowerpot, another good real ale pub, is nearby so it‘s ideal for a mini crawl. On my visit in mid May 07 I met the new management team, Phil, Louise and bar manager Pip who had only been there about a week. They seem committed to upholding the tradition of good real ale pubs in Derby and are currently trying to get Enterprise to agree that they can source their ales from SIBA members.
The Derby Triple Hop, a nice creamy caramel ale, was certainly on good form and from memory there were 6-8 hand pumps. The kitchen was closed for a refurb when I visited but should be operational now. Live music is likely to be a feature concentrating on local bands. This is a more genuine pub than Ye Olde Dolphin opposite which is where the tourists will go, the “beer tourists” should go to the Old Silk Mill.
On 11-7-2005 topaz said :
"Great pub, nice and friendly, great food - big portions and fairly cheap! I recommend the "Hot 'n' Kicking Chicken" Good range of wines as well. Well worth a visit for a bite to eat and a drink if your in derby."
On 19-6-2005 pip said :
"A loverly pub, lots of real ale (about 8 different pumps along the bar),and also sells food. Has two resident pet cats. The grey one is very friendly, but the black one sometimes scratches and bites, so be a little wary!"
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