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The Coopers Arms, Derby

The Green
Postal town: Derby
DE72 2BJ
Phone: 01332690002

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Thuck Phat left this review about The Coopers Arms

This really is a magnificent building and not at all where you'd expect to find a pub.
The pub itself is a 17th Century mansion now given over to a restaurant and pub as well as hosting large conferences etc. This is achieved without the dead hand of corporate domination. Outside there's an attractive lake at the back with seating overlooking it. Inside has been sympathetically configured on the lower floor to accommodate the pub and restaurant. I won't duplicate the various features listed by Mr Fastard below other than to reiterate that this does really feel like a boozer when drinking in the bar areas, not just a restaurant. Also worth a closer look are the two magnificent fireplaces with bread ovens and huge supporting keystones.
Beers on were Bass, Doom Bar, Coopers Pale Ale and the excellent Coopers brewed by Leatherbritches. Although I didn't try anything the carvery looked excellent and fits the building.
I agree with Mr Fastard that the Coopers deserves a GBG listing on this performance.

On 27th April 2012 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Coopers Arms

A really impressive interior to this pub located in the lower level of an old baronial hall,well worth the 10 minute uphill walk from Weston Lock if boating in the area.Although conferences and wedding receptions take place in other parts of the building ,the waitress who met us at the door did ask if we wanted to dine or just have a drink.Being the latter we received a friendly welcome at the bar to the left of the entrance with a large fireplace incorporating bread ovens opposite.Around the other side of the bar,past a few tables set up for diners ,there was a larger drinking area with fitted banquettes,some individual tables and chairs and a floodlit well with a good depth of water.
The bar itself was in ornate carved hard wood,the thick stone walls and beams much in evidence and another huge fireplace in the corner would have been impressive when lit on a cold day.This bar area also had background musak and a flat screen ,so this is more than a restaurant that serves ale.
Four handpumps for ale fans,with Doom Bar,Bass ,Coopers (brewed by Leatherbritches and outstanding) together with Coopers Pale Ale ,provinence unknow.Casque mark accreditation was born out in the well kept beers ,I wouldn't be surprised to see this pub in future GBG's.
We didnt eat but the carvery looked good with a slight premium price indicative of likely high quality.There were other dishes available from ,I suspect,a very professional kitchen.
Lovingly created by private owners,the interior of Coopers is worthy of close inspection.I look foward to my next visit when drifting through the area.Highly recommended.

On 25th April 2012 - rating: 8
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Gosia Barrow left this review about The Coopers Arms

I had a lovely meal here. Carvery was really good and their cheese cake straight from heaven. Service was excellent. Will visit again

On 4th October 2010 - rating: 10
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Alfie Aleswigger left this review about The Coopers Arms

Former Weston Hall. Beautiful mansion built in 1633 with a lot of history. Nice bar area with a huge open fire with original ovens in the back. 3 real ales + over 40 malt whiskies!! Nice looking Carvery served daily. Fishing lake in the grounds stocked with carp, tench, bream and roach. Very unusual and pleasant place. Free house too. Rated 3 stars because we haven't eaten there yet.

On 26th January 2009 - rating: 8
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