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Five Lamps, Derby

Duffield Road
Phone: 01332348730

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Ian Mapp left this review about Five Lamps

Very functional, yet perfectly formed, locals pub. I dont know how Derby seems to carry over the quantity of pubs and the quantity of beer they serve. Another 8 available here.

TT Landlord in great condition.

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On 20th August 2018 - rating: 7
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Five Lamps

Tidy, high ceiled pub, has the feel of a Wetherspoons. The room follows the bar around a U shape. Large choice of average quality beers.

On 2nd December 2015 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about Five Lamps

Not much internal change in the five years since my last visit. There are now ten pumps as you face the bar, with another three to the left and another three to the rear right – pretty awkwardly done and easy to miss. My Peak Ales Chatsworth Gold was in impressive nick. Some noted additions were the availability of papers, a collection of jugs hanging from the ceiling beams and dog-friendliness. A downside was that on a dank autumnal day the place was cold and felt a bit grim – there’s a stove there, why not use it?! Still worth having on the ‘must-do’ crawl list for the range and quality of the ales but it doesn’t quite have that ‘pubby’ factor to it to make it 9 or 10 sort of place.

September 2010
Recently re-opened after a period of closure under Everard’s ‘Project William’ banner. This is a big knocked-through place with an upmarket, airy feel and has been done up fairly smartly (if a bit Spoons-like in places, lots of light wood and brown seating – corporately bland). The button-backed raised seating areas near the windows looked like the best spot to imbibe. I counted nine ales available from such breweries as Peak, Oakham, Burton Bridge, Buxton and, of course, Everards (just the one though – Tiger) as well as some proper ciders in barrels behind the bar. Beer quality was excellent. The chap behind the bar was friendly and convivial. A muted TV was showing a cartoon for some unfathomable reason. Toilets were modern and spotless. Well-worth a visit for the beer alone. Rated 8

On 22nd November 2015 - rating: 8
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Steve of N21 left this review about Five Lamps

Comfortable pub with a modern but still largely traditional interior. Its key selling point is a constant 14 ales available which are to be found around the central wooden floored main semi-circular bar.
The ones I noted were Draft Bass, St Austell Tribute and Proper Job, Castle rock Harvest Pale, Peak Ales Chatsworth Gold, Poppy Otter, Everards tiger, the house Five Lamps Ale from the Derby brewing company, Exmore Beast and Boggart Brewery Rum Porter. And at that point I stopped and didn’t bother going round the other side of the bar, and the Rum Porter was on excellent form.
There are a couple of carpeted seating areas dotted around the wooden floored central bar area and then there was a largish undercover decking area outside.
A solid real ale pub and certainly one worth visiting when in Derby.

On 22nd November 2015 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Five Lamps

Situated on a residential street corner,this is quite a large pub with an open plan interior which winds around a large wooden bar sited along the rear wall.There are raised sections with some seating booths, lots of wood panelling and it felt quite classy.Handpumps were dotted around the bar,so walk around before choosing,although the three handpumps on the shortest are all devoted to cider.The choice on my visit was from Hartington IPA,Oakham Citra,Thornbridge Jaipur,Castle Rock Harvest Pale,St Austell Tribute & Proper Job,Peak Ales Chatsworth Gold (in tip top condition) Poppy Otter,Bass,Everards Tiger,Exmoor Beast and Boggarts Plum Porter.There was a lot to swing the bat despite the presence of a few national brands ,which makes this another pub that an ale tourist really shouldn't miss.

On 16th November 2015 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about Five Lamps

Large street corner pub with an extensive and centrally placed wooden bar counter. There are raised seating areas near the windows, and the unobtrusive girders in the ceiling and numerous pillars holding them up make it hard to imagine what the original layout must have been. Wood panelled walls are tastefully adorned with a variety of pictures and maps.

There's a Camra members discount of 20p a pint, but considering there are 14 hand pumps, it's a surprisingly mainstream selection, with beers from Acorn, Bass, Everards, Peak, St Austell, Joules, Kelham Island, Oakham and Hartington. Nothing wrong with those, but it's unusual to see so many different ales and none of them at all off-the-wall. It was pleasant enough in here, but I felt it was lacking a bit of character and atmosphere.

Date of visit: 19th October 2014

On 13th November 2014 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Five Lamps

Solid-looking building, now yet another of Derby's destination real ale pubs with a great selection from a total of 17 handpumps: 14 real ales (e.g. Derby Junipale at £3.00) and three ciders. Features a modernised but comfortable 'L'-shaped bar with part-height wooden panelling and otherwise light decor in a range of seating areas. Also has a front patio and a side decking beer garden. Well worth the walk out from the city centre.

On 5th September 2014 - rating: 8
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Leni Robson left this review about Five Lamps

This pub now has 14 real ales on the pumps, three lagers and three ciders on draft and many other craft beers as well as an extensive menu covering all the favourites. It also has a pub quiz every Monday night starting at 9.15pm. It has a facebook page ( and a twitter feed (

On 3rd August 2014 - no rating submitted
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Mark Davey left this review about Five Lamps

I have never been to this pub before, despite having driven past it a thousand times on my way to college. This is probably due to it's location on what is really a road traffic island. however, having made the effort, we were pleasently surprised. the decor has a Spoons feel to it, but it is clean and tidy and the range of beers was both varied and of an excellent quality. the place is a bit out of town, but well worth the hike, especially if you have made it to the Flowerpot.

On 19th April 2013 - rating: 8
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Gill Smith left this review about Five Lamps

This 2013 Good Beer Guide pub was a new one on the circuit for us, and I was impressed with both the beer and the food. It is a clean tidy and friendly pub with a room that has various seating areas to it. We enjoyed Derventio Hoplite and Abbeydale Beer Works Dr Mortons Horrible Skellington here.

On 11th November 2012 - rating: 9
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