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The Smiths Tavern, Ashbourne

36 St. John Street
Phone: 01335300809
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Tenanted (Marstons)

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Alan Winfield left this review about The Smiths Tavern

The Smiths Arms is a narrow three storey pub that is on the busy main road through Ashbourne.
When we first went in this pub it was a Marstons tied house and we had a drink of Pedigree which was a very nice well kept pint.
On our second visit here the pub still seemed the same inside and it was still a Marstons house,we had a drink in a room near the front of the pub and this room was very crowded with boisterous locals,there were five real ales on the bar and we had a drink of Pedigree which was a decent drink i car'nt remember the other beers because we were stood up so unable to write them down.
We would have enjoyed our visit here a bit more if the pub was a bit quieter.

Pub first visited 9/4/1985

Photo taken and second visit 7/4/2007

On 29th February 2012 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Smiths Tavern

This is a narrow fronted pub but it goes back a long way, with a small room that is little more than a widening of the corridor, though there is a fireplace, leading to a larger and quite pleasant room at the back. The bar itself features a vast array of hand pumps, of which five were available on my recent visit. Beers were from the Marstons range, including the rare sighting of Brakspear Gold and Jennings Dark Mild. I had the latter, which hit the spot for me.

This is a good old fashioned drinkers pub, just on the right side of rough. Pity about the radio, though...

On 13th July 2011 - rating: 6
[User has posted 3148 recommendations about 2957 pubs]

This pub features in the following crawls:
Peak District by car by Will Larter
Peak District by minibus by Will Larter
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Uttoxeter, 11.33 miles, 3 hr 38 min walk (show)
Cromford, 12.17 miles, 3 hr 55 min walk (show)
Matlock Bath, 12.39 miles, 3 hr 59 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Smiths Tavern, Ashbourne
1st Jun 2016, 21:23
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved
1st Jun 2016, 21:23
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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