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Mr Grundy's Tavern, Derby Central, Derby

34 Ashbourne Road
Derby
DE22 3AD
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Steve of N21 left this review about Mr Grundy's Tavern

Interesting public bar attached to a Grade II listed hotel that has its own micro brewery. It takes its name from a WWI veteran who lived in the property before it became a hotel. A fair amount of internal character with plenty of brewing memorabilia and a section of film memorabilia of black and white photos and any pub that incorporates a red phone box scores an extra point from me. The bar had four of the brewery beers on and the Mr Grundy first world war theme carries through to the beer names with 1914, No Mans Land, Flipping Best and Vampyr being available and my half of the 1914 stout was perfectly passable. And then there were a few guests as reported below
It was quite dead when we arrived and the small tele blasting out some music video channel seemed to be for the benefit of the bar staff and was out of keeping with the ambience of the bar.
As a bar I liked it here and wouldn’t hesitate to return, as long as they kill the tele next time.

On 23rd November 2015 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about Mr Grundy's Tavern

Still got its character, augmented by my discovery of the posh Edwardian-style rear dining room and possibly the best beer garden in urban Derby. One downside was the TV obtrusively pumping out fairly dire chart hits seemingly for the benefit of the staff, as the (lack of) customer base on a mid-Friday afternoon didn’t look the type to appreciate it one jot. There are now 10 pumps at the bar, a mix of guest ales plus four house-brewed Grundys beers (which all have a WWI theme); I went for the darkest, the 1914, and got a decent half for my troubles. I do quite like it here (freebies not withstanding!).

September 2010
Final call of the day, headed here for the wonderfully eccentric alehouse interior décor which certainly didn’t disappoint – red telephone box, black and white pics of old movie stars, hat collection, ceiling murals, mounted animal heads etc. A sign outside advised that an in-house brewery would be ‘opening soon’. Atmosphere inside was buzzing and the grassed rear garden area (with impressive iron and glass canopy) looked like a good place to have caught the earlier afternoon sunshine. Five handpumps though I failed to note contents or condition (I'd had a skinfull by this point) but I don’t recall anything particularly remiss. Well-worth dropping in for the interior alone. Rated 8

On 22nd November 2015 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Mr Grundy's Tavern

This is an interesting building with a hotel occupying most of it,while the Tavern is to the left side.The building is Grade II listed and I had a mooch around the ground floor after checking it was fine to do so at the reception below a fine staircase to the rooms.There is a dining room and many attractive features.Mr Grundy was a WWI veteran who after a long life sold his home for conversion to this hotel.The Tavern section is decked out in an alehouse style,a bit gothic and the onsite brewery supplies a lot of the ale choice although there are guests.I counted 8 handpumps offering Slaters Top Totty,Old Speckled Hen,Potbelly Crazy Days, Stockport Crown Best while the home brews were Big Willie,Vampyr,No Mans Land (just OK) and 1914 Stout.The red telephone box seemed a bit over the top until it became clear that the pub's telephone was situated here .
The friendly landlady explained that Mr Grundy brewery is the sister company to the Blackhole Brewery and she kindly gave away a whole load of bottles of theirs to the PuG crawlers.She may have been grateful that we turned up,the pub seemed quite dead on arrival.
It's quirky and worth a look but I felt it fell short with the choice of real ale compared with the red hot competition close by.

On 16th November 2015 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Derby, 1.55 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Peartree, 2.53 miles, 48 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 15 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes - Not Sunday evening - last updated 15 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 15 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • 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 _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by Quinno _
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