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The Thorn Tree, Ripley Town, Ripley

Market Place
Ripley
DE5 3HA
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Quinno _ left this review about The Thorn Tree

Nicely located behind some, err, trees in the market place. It has recently been done-up inside, sporting fairly neutral tones with a bit of battleship grey thrown in. There’s also some interesting red and black chequerboard flooring and some tongue and groove wood panelling. The best seat is the curved bay window with welcoming banquette, which we bagged. Six pumps at the bar with five on; brews from Blue Monkey, Titanic, Blackshale, and Pentrich, served-up by a friendly barmaid. All the beers we had were in good or very good nick. An 80s soundtrack was playing with some brilliant out-of-time singing along from the other end of the pub. We stayed for longer than originally planned, which in itself is a recommendation. Best ales in Ripley.

On 28th July 2018 - rating: 8
[User has posted 3677 recommendations about 3665 pubs]


Real Ale Ray left this review about The Thorn Tree

A very pleasing looking pub, with a rewarding choice of six well kept ales. The interior has a decent sized L shaped lounge with the bar facing you as you enter, a mix of carpets and tiles, exposed brick walls and a sand stone fireplace retains the traditional pub feel. The bar area had a mahogany bar top, with a painted blue bar front. The pub also had a collection of pumpclips on the walls. There was a choice of a dozen ciders and a small barrel on the floor near the bar was used as a water container, along with a bowl for your thirsty four legged friend. I went for the Pentrich Blue Sky Thinking, which was excellent.

On 17th April 2018 - rating: 8
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Will Larter left this review about The Thorn Tree

A busy market place pub with a very welcome new emphasis on real ale; what I like to think of as Quality rather than Carling. As well as half a dozen beers on hand pump there were a similar number of polypins of cider apparent behind the bar at the time of my visit. The beers were all from local breweries: Leatherbritches, Dukeries, Tollgate, Shipstones, LandLocked and Falstaff. (There's a Camra discount of 15%, but I'm not sure how my beer at £3.15 per pint turned out to be £1.45 a half after the discount.) Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: 19th October 2015

On 17th November 2015 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2181 recommendations about 2083 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Ambergate, 3.92 miles, 1 hr 15 min walk (show)
Belper, 4.2 miles, 1 hr 21 min walk (show)
Langley Mill, 4.61 miles, 1 hr 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Thorn Tree, Ripley
3rd Dec 2018, 23:44
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
11th Sep 2018, 01:15
Picture submitted by Quinno _ 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 : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 15% according to Will Larter. Not listed in Derby Drinker February 2017 though. - last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes - Lunchtime only - last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesday - last updated 08 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 December 2018 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - Midnight
Monday10am - Midnight
Tuesday10am - Midnight
Wednesday10am - Midnight
Thursday10am - Midnight
Friday10am - Midnight
Saturday10am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
Food Hygiene Rating


Last inspected: January 23rd 2017
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