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The Derby Inn, Burton On Trent Town, Burton on Trent

17 Derby Road
Burton on Trent
DE14 1RU

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Quinno _ left this review about The Derby Inn

Terraced pub that is a brilliant old timewarp. Two rooms with a central bar dividing down the central middle. Public to the right (bottle green bench seating, maroon painted woodwork, cream walls, lino tile flooring and plenty of ephemera to see including a load of Bass mirrors and ticking clocks) and a smaller lounge to the left (tongue and groove panelling, blue leatherette bench seating). Bar the double glazed windows, you could well believe you're back in the 50's here. Three ales on, the classic duo of Bass (NBSS 3.5) and Pedigree with Adnams Broadside as a guest. Friendly landlady good for a chat about the local pub scene and the pub’s recent history (with some interesting tales about previous licensees). Shame there’s no cobs available anymore. A really nice place and I would have been happy to stay here all afternoon. 8.5

On 5th June 2020 - rating: 8
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Will Larter left this review about The Derby Inn

The Derby Inn is situated in a terrace on the main road towards Derby, though with a pub sign that seems to want top claim a link to the Epsom horse race of the same name. There are two fairly narrow rooms either side of the central bar, and a sort of snug to the rear. Beers available at the time of my visit were Abbot, Bass, Timothy Taylor Boltmaker and a 9% imperial stout (brewed locally at the Museum Brewing Company) that I gave a swerve to on this occasion. If we'd won the game just up the road it might have been another matter.

On 11th May 2019 - rating: 7
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Derby Inn

Lengthy walk out of town but worth it. Choice of bar or lounge on entry - I went right into the bar. You can tell from the noticeboard how seriously they take their beer....

Choice of Bass or TT Boltmaker. Bass in perfect condition.

Lovely place.

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On 23rd July 2018 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Derby Inn

First of all, Wentwell Brewery has ceased trading, so no Wentwell beers available here now. Nevertheless they did have a choice of four well kept ales on handpump and two ciders. The pub consists of two rooms either side of a central bar, accessible either side of the front entrance. The pub is traditional in style and is quite basic in décor, with cream painted walls and green leatherette bench seating.
The manager and manageress were friendly and welcoming and very helpful with directions around town. The wood burning stove in the lounge side was welcoming on such a cold day. I also had a good sized cob, freshly prepared, which went hand in hand with a good pint of Timothy Taylor Boltmaker. Other beers on were Titanic Plum Porter, Theakston Old Peculiar , Wychwood and Harvest Pale.

On 13th January 2017 - rating: 7
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Lee Betts left this review about Derby Inn

Recently taken on by a micro brewery from derby called wentwell brewery. A good selection of beers to be had. A couple of real ciders aswell. The log burner was very welcome on a cold drizzly day. Staff are very friendly and helpfull. Its well worth a visit. Not forgetting the cobs very good value with only butchers meats used and quality fillings.

On 21st January 2016 - rating: 10
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Old Boots left this review about Derby Inn

A small two pub with a public to the right and slightly smarter lounge to the left. Entering the public will take you back a few decades, maybe as far as the 1960s, with its lino tile floor,and leatherette covered benches and stools. A concession to modernity is the big screen, although the dart board and juke box could be from another age. The bookshelves carry a collection of mainly sport and music reference books. The walls are decorated with plates commemorating local collieries and railways, and there is a collection of photos of the brewery railways of Burton and some of Derby’s main line products. Two pulls in each bar with a choice of Pedigree, Thwaites, Adnams or Brains mainly at the stronger end of the bitter range. I had a fine pint of Pedigree. Chatty, friendly bunch of locals, so a proper traditional boozer of the sort rapidly disappearing elsewhere.

On 8th October 2012 - no rating submitted
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Alfie Aleswigger left this review about Derby Inn

Nostalgic friendly local boozer with a long serving landlord. Sells spuds, onions, etc like pubs used to do years ago. The locals are friendly too. Have a nice clean pint and step back in time 30 to 40 years while you're at it.(Well if it aint broke, don't fix it.) Not a bad place at all.

On 1st February 2009 - rating: 10
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