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Chesterfield Arms, Stonegravels, Chesterfield

40 Newbold Road
S41 7PH

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ROB Camra left this review about Chesterfield Arms

The one large L shaped room is nicely decorated with lots of wood and pictures along with a mable look figure or two. Lots of hop bines around the ceiling and walls. Some very comfy chairs in the corners make for a very pleasant pub. Reasonably busy at around 5 p.m. on a Thursday evening. This is a Project William pub in conjunction with Ashover Brewery, there were 10 ales available on our visit, 2 from Ashover and the rest guests. Both the beers I had were in excellent nick. This is a very good pub and makes a great double header with the nearby Neptune.

On 25th July 2016 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about Chesterfield Arms

This is a Project William pub originally set up with Brown Ales who were taken over by Ashover and who now have a couple of beers on here. It's an L shaped room with a wood floor and lots of wooden panelling. There is an extension to the rear. Live music was advertised for Saturday night. It was quiet on my Saturday afternoon visit.
There are twelve hand pumps here which included two from Ashover and Everard's Sunchaser rather than Tiger. The rest were mainly from the Midlands & North and I went for the Blue Monkey Fat Ape and Marble Howgate & Kemp (both £3.80). Both were excellent pints. This is another good Project William pub but I found it worrying that it was quiet on a Saturday afternoon.

On 8th June 2016 - rating: 8
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Alan Winfield left this review about Chesterfield Arms

The Chesterfield Arms is a decent sized white painted pub that is at the town end of newbold road.
Once inside there was an L shaped room with the bar facing,there was some comfy leather bench seating to the right,with a mix of seating types to the left,the floor was part tiled and carpeted,there were lots of hops hanging above the bar and around the room.
The bar facing the entrance had five pumps on,all in use,three had beers from a brewery called Brown Ales,which was local (Clay Cross),i had a drink of Brown Ales The Shining which was a very nice well kept beer,the other beers i noted were Brown Ales Gravity /Inception,Bass,Everards Tiger,Raw Euro IPA,Whim Flower Power,Black Hole Cyborg and Harvistoune Natural Blonde,there were 12 real ales on altogether,with four craft beers in the Barn to the rear,this only opens after 6 in the evening.
The pub was fairly busy mid Saturday afternoon with a decent atmosphere,there was also some decent background music playing.
This was a very pleasant pub to try some different real ales in.

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On 29th March 2014 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Chesterfield Arms

A good traditional pub and well worth a visit. Friendly and knowlegdeable staff. The music was at a reasonable level, but whatever was playing it was a bit morbid. This is a crackin pub and doesn't need any music playing, maybe it was the staff's choice, wouldn't have been mine. Georgian Oak panelled interior, with a low oak bar serving 12 ales. Three from Leatherbritches, which slipped down easily. Also went for Thornbridge Topaz and Ashover Hydro, glad there was only a short and direct walk back into town.

On 24th June 2012 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Chesterfield Arms

This large, traditional pub is located just outside Chesterfield town centre and is easily reached within 10 minutes on foot from the train station. In sharp contrast to Quinno's experience, the pub was packed on my Saturday evening visit, generating a vibrant atmosphere and making it tricky to find somewhere to sit. The front of the pub is effectively split into two rooms, both carpeted with plentiful seating, lit fireplaces and hop-lined dark wood panelled walls. Pewter tankards line the bar counter and muted lighting creates a cosy and warm feel. Music was playing surprisingly loud, but this was drowned out to a degree by the general hubbub. A passageway to the left of the servery leads to a room called the Barn, which has a high gabled roof and is decorated with various scythes and other such farm tools, a beer bottle collection and a stuffed squirrel among other things. The room has a short stretch of bar counter behind which there are up to six ales dispensed by gravity. Soft rock music was playing in the background and the room was a lot quieter than the rest of the pub.
The house beers are supplied by the Leatherbritches Brewery, with Cad, Scoundrel and Bounder available at very cheap prices. Guests were in plentiful supply as well and a blackboard at the bar listed Fullers London Pride, Thornbridge Wild Swan, Everards Tiger, Raw Grey Ghost, Newman's Winter Hog Ale, Muirhouse Stumbling About, Mr Grundy's Trench Foot, Allgates California and Sambrook's Powerhouse Porter. Some of these were available on gravity from the bar in the barn and there were another two ales available here that weren't on the main bar - Jennings Cumberland and Stonehenge Danish Dynamite. I also counted six ciders racked up on the end of the bar. I thought the Leatherbritches Scoundrel was an excellent pint and I was disappointed to have left this pub to the end my visit, as I only had time for the one pint before my train back home.
An excellent pub if this visit is anything to go by and one that I will certainly make a return to the next time I'm in town.

On 4th February 2012 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Chesterfield Arms

Located a tidy walk from the old Saltergate ground of Chesterfield FC, this pub came highly recommended by the 2011 Good Beer Guide so I was looking forward to a good session. The exterior is nicely done up, with a couple of large graphics depicting some chap in a hat. The attractive interior is large and reverse L-shaped, with lots (original?) square wood panelling, a combination of carpets and flagstone flooring, hops adorning the walls, pewter tankards above the bar, old clocks, interestingly intricate plaster moulding on the beams and tidy music from the Rolling Stones and Beatles back catalogue. Cobs were available as well as pies, cheap too. A rear area called the Barn looked set up for dining and the gents had plenty of old pump clips festooning the ceiling. Sadly though, on a lovely sunny Sunday it was rather gloomy due to the curtains not being pulled fully back for some reason. This gloom was unfortunately symptomatic of the atmosphere, it was like a morgue - a number of old blokes sat around staring vacantly. The barmaid too was really down at the mouth and had no real people skills. Four times I went to the bar and four times I got the same glum reception, despite hardly being rushed off her feet. After I sat down I had the distinct impression of being watched by some of the regulars, like an exhibit - as a non local I felt uncomfortable throughout my stay. That aside, there were a large number of ales available, including three from local brewery Leatherbritches (all of whose ales were very cheap, barely touching £2.50 in most cases whilst the others hovered just around the £3 mark). There were also a large number (six?) real ciders stationed on stillage at the left of the bar and plenty of continental bottles were also advertised. I ended up trying four of the ales; the Leatherbritches Bounder, A Brew Co one, O’Hanlons Goldblade and TSF Double Espresso Stout. The first two were fine but I was less enamoured about the latter couple and the TSF was downright horrible - having never tried the brewery before I couldn’t say with conviction whether it was the pub’s fault or not but I suspect it was. Sadly for me it was last one and I trudged off up the road towards the Derby Tup unfulfilled - I desperately wanted to like this place as it ticked many boxes but it tried its damnedest to stop me.

I shall give the Chesterfield Arms another go because I really want it to be better than this visit. I’ll leave others to make up their own mind.

On 28th August 2011 - rating: 6
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