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Toad, Matlock

176 South Parade
Matlock Bath
Postal town: Matlock
DE4 3NR
Phone: 01629593458
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Will Larter left this review about The Princess Victoria

This pub has now reverted to Bateman's, whatever arrangement they had with the Ashover brewery having ended. There are five hand pumps on the small bar in what to me was a surprisingly small room - the grand-looking façade seems to promise something much larger. There were only two beers on at the time of my visit, on a wet January weekday afternoon, Bateman's Yella Belly and Okells Jiarg (pronounced yarg - the Manx word for red, apparently). I had an interesting half hour here, chatting with the friendly landlady and a few locals - I even found myself dispensing advice about not trying to keep up with people who are drinking in rounds, to a young man who was nursing a hangover! The real pub atmosphere just tips the scales for me in deciding between this and the Fishpond, despite the comparatively restricted beer choice. (I'm sure there are more beers on when the level of trade justifies it.)

On 21st February 2014 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Princess Victoria

The last time we came in here it was a Batemans tied house.
This pub is now run by Ashover Brewery there were five real ales on the bar,we tried a couple of them The first was Ashover Poets Tipple and this was a very nice amber coloured bitter the second drink was new to me and this was Buxton Moor Top this was a very light coloured beer but it was a bit bland,the other beers were Ashover Coffin Lane Stout,Whim Flower Power and Batemans XXXB.
The pub is open plan with stone floors and the bar is to the left as you enter.
We though this was a really nice pub with a good choice of beers on the bar.

5 September 2010

Visited this pub again on 1 October 2011

This pub was just the same as the last time we went in it but it was a lot bussier and there were only three real ales on but they were in the process of pulling some more beers through.
We had a drink of Ashover Hydro and this was a very nice drink.
I still think this is one of the better pubs in Matlock Bath and i always enjoy having a drink in here.

On 2nd October 2011 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Princess Victoria

Popped in here as an excuse to have ten minutes to myself for a quick pint, having yomped up the hillside only to find Temple Hotel shut. So I was really surprised and pleased to find a number of interesting ales on the go. The two I sampled from Ashover Brewery (who I subsequently discovered run the place) were both served in good form at a reasonable price. The pub itself is pretty small, a lot cosier than it looks. Daily papers were available and there was some outside seating if I fancied being bohemian (I did). Live music was also advertised. A good little find and I'd be happy to return.

On 1st September 2010 - rating: 7
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Matlock Bath, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
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Matlock, 1.61 miles, 31 min walk (show)
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4th Sep 2017, 22:33
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20% - last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 19 March 2017 by ROB Camra
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