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The Great Northern, Derby

Station Road
Postal town: Derby
Phone: 01332514288
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Punch Taverns

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Will Larter left this review about The Great Northern

Formerly a railway pub, this is now a smart roadside food-oriented destination. The facade is classy, with duck-egg blue for the window frames and a couple of porticos picked out in brilliant white, though only one seems to be an entrance these days. Of course, most customers enter from the car park these days - I had approached along the former railway track, now a cycle route and footpath. Many tables in the right hand side, where there seem to be a couple of rooms, one in an extension, had booking notices displayed, but I ordered a beer and sat at a vacant window seat on the left.

Beers were Marstons Pedigree and Greene King Old Speckled Hen. The Pedigree was ok but not tip-top - a little disappointing really; unusually, my half was £2.02, presumably £4.05 a pint rounded down - they must spend a fortune buying in coppers from the bank. Service was polite but perfunctory, with what I would guess to be part-timers on minimum wage and minimal training. A similar lack of attention to detail could be found in the interior decoration, with bits and pieces plucked randomly from a catalogue, and ancient beams repurposed, if that's the word to use, as the frames of a door to the beer garden. No, no, and no. Good grief.

On 3rd June 2022 - rating: 4
[User has posted 3046 recommendations about 2866 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Derby, 4.08 miles, 1 hr 18 min walk (show)
Peartree, 4.5 miles, 1 hr 26 min walk (show)
Willington, 5.3 miles, 1 hr 42 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Great Northern, Mickleover
3rd Jun 2022, 21:18
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
3rd Jun 2022, 21:17
Review submitted by Will Larter

Pub Details

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 June 2022 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 03 June 2022 by Will Larter
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Facebook page - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 June 2022 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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