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The Derby Arms, Epsom

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Derby Arms Road
Epsom Downs
Postal town: Epsom
KT18 5LE
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Premium Country Pubs (Mitchells & Butlers)

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Derby Arms

A huge modernised eating house opposite the racecourse. The long bar has a sealed stone-flagged floor, with a sort of coffee lounge area to one side and large tabled dining areas off to the other. Furnishings are modern in various bright colours and there are tables outside also. The unexciting beer selection was London Pride, Doom Bar and TEA in tolerable condition. Possibly adequate if you are looking for food in the immediate area, but not worth a special trip.

On 28th September 2019 - rating: 5
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Nick Davies left this review about The Derby Arms

One of M&B's Premium Country Dining brand and rebranded from Vintage Inns some time ago, though you have to look hard to tell the difference. It remains as described by Malden man below. As a pubgoer there's very little here to detain you; on a race day you may as well stay on the course. The only approximation to real ale was Broadside ineptly served through a sparkler.

If someone with a penchant for Brake Bros food is cruel enough to make you eat here, three or four large gin and tonics should take the pain away.

On 26th July 2014 - rating: 2
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Malden man left this review about The Derby Arms

This is a rather food oriented pub, just across the road from the main stand at Epsom racecourse. The main bar area opposite the front entrance has a stone flagged floor, there is a decent sized proper fireplace to the right and a smaller one to the left, the drinking area to the left has a wood floor with inlaid mats while the eating devoted right hand end has bare boarded floors. Seating is mixed with standard tables, sofas and leather armchairs in the non-dining area, strange cowhide patterned pouffes, leather benches plus there are a couple of barrel tables opposite the bar. The staff wear branded black T-shirts.
Decor is gastro style although this isn't a gastro pub, just food led, taupe walls and ceilings, white wainscotting, unusual drawings on bits of old floorboards, table lamps that look like antlers as well as more meaningful pictures of horse racing.
Beers were the ubiquitous Doom Bar in mediocre condition plus Adnams Broadside.
It was ok for a quick pint after a bracing walk on the Downs but unless I fancied a meal this would not be a destination pub for me.

On 3rd February 2013 - rating: 5
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Map location is best guess
Tattenham Corner, 0.91 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Epsom Downs, 1.28 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Epsom, 1.88 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Derby Arms, Epsom Downs
28th Sep 2019, 22:34
Review submitted by Graham Coombs
28th Sep 2019, 22:15
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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