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The Fishpond, Matlock

204 South Parade
Matlock Bath
Postal town: Matlock
DE4 3NR
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Fishpond

A traditional style pub, apart from somebody's idea to put in bright red leather banquette seating and high tables opposite the bar, along with some black and white floor tiles. Enough moaning, the staff were fab, very friendly and even showed us where the bus stop was outside and the times of the bus, to Matlock.
Eight handpumps with five on, I went for the Bradfield Farmers Blonde, which was in excellent condition. The bus takes you directly to Matlock for a £1 and will save you the good 20 min walk. They also serve stonebaked pizzas.

On 28th April 2017 - rating: 8
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Will Larter left this review about The Fishpond

An old white-washed building, or possibly two buildings, but the interior is more like a modern bar than a pub. Nevertheless, there are eight hand pumps offering six real ales and two ciders, and interestingly they also produce their own "artisanal" bread here, which is in a display cabinet to the left of the bar. Most of the beers were from local breweries like Mr Grundy, Thornbridge and Kelham Island, and there's a small glass by each pump to give an idea of colour.

The large, centrally placed bar has tongue-and-groove panelling and there are black-and-white tiles in front. At each end of the long room are distinct areas around stone fireplaces in the end walls, which have solid fuel stoves. The end at which I sat, trying to get dry by the stove, has a fake library, and there are oil paintings (for sale) and a mirror based on a medieval altar piece. It was fairly quiet when I was here, on a wet January weekday afternoon, but with Tamla Motown playing on the juke box and a nice warm fire to sit by, I had a pleasant time.

On 21st February 2014 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about Fishpond Hotel

The Fishpond is a nice looking pub that is the first pub you see when entering Matlock Bath from the south.
The pub is opposite the fish pond which is packed with very large gold fish but i am not sure which came first the pub or the fish pond.
This pub used to be a Bass tied house when i first went in it in 1982.
There is a small seating area at the front of the pub and once inside there are two large rooms,we went in the room on the right which is the bar though this is a fairly smart and comfortable room,the room was quite long with the bar on the left as you entered,this room was carpeted and had normal tables and chairs and a few small raised areas,the lounge was a lot smarter but this room was empty.
There were three real ales on the bar and the young bar lady who served me was happy to to tell me about the different real ales,we had a drink of Ashover Golden Valley and this was a very nice well kept pint, the other beers were Thornbridge Jaipur and Titanic Triple Screw.
The pub was fairly busy but there were plenty of seats to go round,during our visit there was rock music playing on the sound system but this was not too louud.

Pub visited 1/10/2011

On 1st October 2011 - rating: 7
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]


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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Matlock Bath, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Cromford, 1.25 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Matlock, 1.68 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Fishpond, Matlock Bath
4th Sep 2017, 22:33
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4th Sep 2017, 22:27
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 07 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint, 10p per half - last updated 07 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 07 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 07 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 07 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 07 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 07 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 07 March 2018 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 07 March 2018 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - Midnight
Saturday11am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: September 27th 2017
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