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The Riflemans Arms, Belper

72 Bridge Street
Belper
DE56 1AZ
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Will Larter left this review about The Riflemans Arms

On my recent visit to Belper on a Tuesday the Riflemans was not due to open until shortly before my train was due to depart, but when a pub up the hill failed to open at 4pm as expected, a window of opportunity opened for this one. (And then, when I made a dash for the train it was 15 minutes late!) I received a warm welcome from behind the bar, and when the woman serving came out to chat with one of her regulars they included me in the conversation, which doesn't happen every day. My beer was Falstaff Tate, a 4% pale or blonde ale, with a picture of the comedian Catherine Tate on the pump clip. Another Falstaff beer was due on next, and Marstons Pedigree was also available, with two more hand pumps vacant. With so many good pubs for beer in Belper, one or more may have to be omitted when doing a circuit, but this one is very handy for the station so deserves its place on any list, and is a fine pub in its own right.

On 10th October 2021 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Riflemans Arms

A traditional style pub with the bar area on the left as you enter, a moderately sized lounge on the right and a small lounge with pool table at the rear. A very busy pub on our Saturday afternoon visit, with mainly locals in watching the footy on the telly. The bar area was very smart looking with an oak counter top. I spotted three handpumps, which raised my hopes, but was disappointingly brought back to earth, as all three were badged with Marston's Pedigree.

On 9th October 2019 - rating: 5
[User has posted 3012 recommendations about 3012 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Belper, 0.2 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Ambergate, 2.91 miles, 56 min walk (show)
Duffield, 3.02 miles, 58 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Riflemans Arms, Belper
10th Oct 2021, 22:13
Review submitted by Will Larter
 
9th Oct 2019, 17:59
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
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