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The Old Bell, Derby Central, Derby

Sadler Gate
Derby
DE1 3NQ
Phone: 01332723090
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Aqualung . left this review about The Old Bell

I thought I'd have a look at this one on the way to Friar Gate. I must admit the front bar does look over modernised but there are plenty of people who prefer that. I got the impression there may be something upstairs as well but I stayed in the front bar.
The eight hand pumps had three unused, Ashover King George Bitter, St Austell Proper Job, Dancing Duck Ay Up & Dark Drake and Bass. I went for the Proper Job (£3.50) which on a hot day was warm but OK other than that. I was fully expecting to be ripped off here but if I had known about the 40p CAMRA discount it would have been cheap for a city centre pub.
I would return here.

On 7th August 2018 - rating: 7
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Alex Conway left this review about The Old Bell

The Old Bell is located down the trendier Sadler Gate north of the shopping centre. The outside is very impressive in an all-black and white mock Tudor style that I rather like and I was expecting good things. Unfortunate on the inside things change dramatically. The inside is very modem and sheet with pale hard wood floors and exposed brickwork, nothing like what you expect from the exterior. There was However a very good selection of real ales from local brewery’s on the bar band I noted Dancing Ducks, Dark Drake (£3.40) Salopian Shropshire gold (£3.40) Blue Monkey GB Sips. Bass Jaipur and another Blue monkey beer I failed to note. The Beers tried were both kept in a very nice condition and we sat in the stone courtyard in a protest to the interior. Overall this place gets a 7/10 because of the disappointment of the inside, there’s nothing wrong with it it just could be so much better bin a more traditional style and I don’t really like sitting in these modern type places too much.
However….
Outside there is another much smaller building that is in the same mock Tudor style called the Tudor bar. At first me and my friend were perplexed as to what it was until entering a cosy one roomed single story square shaped pub in its own right complete with bar and roaring fire as well as long sofas and comfy seating. It was decked out in a very traditional cosy style and was much like a log cabin especially with the fire. It also had three hand pulls on the bar that I believe were different to the main bar but failed to note what they were. It is a shame that it was such a warm day as we would have gone inside and enjoyed the fire. This seemed much more like our sort of place and will absolutely be getting a visit on our next trip in derby. It seems slightly strange to have them, both as the same pub and I would probably have scored the Tudor bar an eight. Overall it still gets a 7 but would recommend for a nice beer and take it into the Tudor bar and have the best of both worlds. Worth a visit.

On 30th March 2017 - rating: 7
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Old Bell

Old fashioned outside and ultra modern in, there is a long thin room to the bar which features do not stand well with the exterior/ Bizarre clash of styles really

On 2nd December 2015 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by ROB Camra
Derby, 0.96 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Peartree, 2.13 miles, 41 min walk (show)
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7th Aug 2018, 18:10
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
6th Jul 2017, 14:28
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 40p per pint, 20p per half Derby Drinker February 2017 - last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - 1:30am
Saturday12noon - 1:30am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: October 3rd 2018
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