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The Feather Star, Matlock

Market Place
Wirksworth
Postal town: Matlock
DE4 4ET
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Reviews of The Feather Star (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Red Lion Hotel

Very imposing Georgian coaching inn, still operating as a hotel, with a central arched entranceway and a courtyard beyond. The main bar is furnished in the 'Baronial' style, with a variety of seating areas available. Five real ales on handpump: Doom Bar, Directors, Pride, 6X and Landlord (£3.20). However, I felt that the atmosphere was somewhat lacking during the busy Wirksworth Festival weekend - probably explained by the place being for sale (although continuing to operate normally).

On 7th September 2014 - rating: 6
[User has posted 6951 recommendations about 6951 pubs]


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Will Larter left this review about Red Lion Hotel

A classic 18th century coaching inn on the market square, with the entrance on the left through the central archway. It has been fitted out rather eccentrically with light fittings made of antlers, a collection of stoneware jars on a very high shelf and window displays of twigs in vases. To the rear is a pizza oven. On the bar are three hand pumps serving a less than inspiring choice of Sharps Doom Bar and Courage Directors. The latter is a beer that I enjoy when it is well kept, but this was just OK. This was my third pub in Wirksworth, with three others being closed (two for time of day/week, the third for refurbishment), and I hadn't found one that I liked. The best around here is probably the Malt Shovel, a mile out of town up a hill, but worth the effort.

On 7th March 2014 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2952 recommendations about 2774 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Andy Ven
Cromford, 2.69 miles, 51 min walk (show)
Whatstandwell, 3.31 miles, 1 hr 3 min walk (show)
Matlock Bath, 3.59 miles, 1 hr 9 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Feather Star, Wirksworth
7th Sep 2021, 22:01
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved
 
7th Sep 2021, 22:01
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 25 October 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 August 2021 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 16 August 2021 by Will Larter
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 25 October 2018 by Rob Hunter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 March 2014 by Will Larter
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Monday - last updated 16 August 2021 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 August 2021 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Will Larter
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