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The Brunswick Inn

1 Railway Terrace
Derby
DE1 2RU
Phone: 01332290677
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Alex Conway left this review about The Brunswick Inn

The Brunswick Is a long redbrick pub near Derby station that was salvaged from demolition and has been a fantastic award winning pub ever since. Wining the Derby Pub of the Year for the last two years running when there is so much good competition really says a lot. Before I went I knew it was going to be good but did not expect it to be this good, It ticked EVER single box imaginable. The bar that serves from two sides had 16 beers on and I managed no note the regular beers from the brewery that were Brunswick Brewery’s Black Sabbath (£3.20), Rocket (£2.90), Railway porter (£2.80) Triple Hop (£2.60) and White Feather(£3.50) as well as owners Everards own beers Tiger (£3.10), and Beacon (£2.90) and regular Beer landlord (£3.40). Some of the guests I noted were Stancills Balck Gold, Revolutions brewery treasure ruby ale and English IPA. As well as many more I failed to note.
Aside from having its own working brewery selling super competitively priced beers it has fantastic seating areas and snugs all in an old world style and two separate sun trap seating areas alongside a fantastic quality hearty food menu. All the decor is in a traditional style and the bar man was super friendly and vastly knowledgeable about all the beer that were obviously kept in super condition and offered me the opportunity of a sparkler when I mentioned I peppered things that way (as Derby on a whole seems to have a big objection to them). I really cannot fault this place in the slightest as there was not a single thing happening in any aspect of the pub that I don’t like, everything was by the book perfect. I would o as far as to say this is the best pub out of all those in both Nottingham and Derby combined which is tough coming from Nottingham but I really think this is a grade A gem! Any bypass of Derby station will forever now mean a stop off at the Brunswick. The Alexandra while being a cracking ale pub dwindles in comparison to this place. I gets a super rare 10/10 and is unquestionably worthy of a visit.

On 14th November 2017 - rating: 10
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Brunswick Inn

First re-visit for six years, and thankfully it didn't disappoint. Splendid choice of six of its own real ales plus ten interesting guests (e.g. Acorn Old Moor Porter, £1.50, half) from the 16 handpumps. Also has 16 ciders and perries on taps so you can see why it's the local Camra cider pub of the year. Anyway, this is everything a town pub should be (with a bit more, i.e. the brewery). History, character, atmosphere, and excellent beer. Remains a 'must visit'.

On 21st November 2015 - rating: 9
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Quinno _ left this review about The Brunswick Inn

No change here, which is excellent news. Went through most of the house beers during my two visits in a day (start and end of a crawl, natch) and they were all in excellent shape, with a variety of styles and strengths. Also real ciders spotted – 16 pumps in total. The barman could have tried to be a little more engaging (seems to be a theme in other reviews elsewhere) which stops it getting a deserved 10. Still a great boozer though.

September 2010
The row of buildings where the pub now sits were rescued from demolition in the mid-80’s (check out the history boards inside the pub) this is now an alehouse with its own microbrewery. Larger inside than the outside might suggest, there’s a traditional multi-roomed interior with a particularly atmospheric feel on my visit. Décor includes carved dark wood panelling, open fire, railway-themed wall prints, pics of old Derby and flagstone flooring. There’s a glass door to the brewery, allowing a decent glimpse at the inner workings within. There’s a dart board but I’m not sure if it gets used. I counted ten ales available on my midday visit - a number from the on-site brewery, plus Everards (who own and lease the building) and guests. The quality of the three I tried was good. Decent value cobs available from the bar to keep you on top of the beer. Functional garden/yard area located to the rear. I really liked it here and it’s a must if you’re in Derby or have a gap between trains as it’s only a few minutes from the station. In a city full of great beer and pubs, this one is a stand-out. Rated 9

On 20th November 2015 - rating: 9
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14th Nov 2017, 20:14
Review submitted by Alex Conway amended by Alex Conway
 
14th Nov 2017, 20:13
Review submitted by Alex Conway amended by Alex Conway

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - September - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Patio - last updated 21 July 2014 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint, 10p per half - last updated 03 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 25 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 03 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 August 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 03 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 03 March 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 21 July 2014 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 August 2017 by Aqualung .
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