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Derby Hotel, Barrow Town Centre, Barrow-In-Furness

Pub added by Roger Button
246-248 Dalton Road
LA14 1PN
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custodian 42 left this review about Derby Hotel

Noisy pub with bar to left as you enter. One reversed hand pump = rest keg. Not a place to revisit.

On 25th August 2017 - rating: 3
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Roger Button left this review about Derby Hotel

Not the most enticing pub you will find but my attention was grabbed by a cheapo yellow sticker in the window with an Ulverston ale advertised so I figured it may be worth closer inspection.

The date on the impressive gable informs us that the building was built in 1900 although there was a previous Derby Hotel nearby and the Dalton Road end of the pub is apparently a 1970 rebuild. The interior lacks any of the Victorian splendour that it may have once had and has been pretty much stripped to the bone being quite sparse and devoid of furnishings, much of which has been sacrificed for open floorspace to compliment the live music/entertainment programme which seems to be the pubs main selling point. The slightly raised far end is divided by a set of wooden railings and contains a pool table, piano and DJ mixing desk and there was also a jukebox, TV and Big Screen predominantly for sport.

There was the one ale available, not the one advertised but a different Ulverston Ale (Laughing Gravy) which was very good quality and reasonably priced at £2.50. The welcoming barman advised me that they do always have an Ulverston ale on although the window sticker obviously doesn’t get changed as regularly as the ale but it did serve some purpose as I doubt I would have popped in unless it was there.

It is probably a decent enough place to catch a local band but outside of peak hours it is a bit of a souless place. As far as a pub goes it is probably worth popping in for the solitary ale and for completists to tick off but it’s not exactly a cosy chat sort of place.

On 4th January 2013 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Roger Button
Barrow-in-Furness, 0.26 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Roose, 1.99 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Dalton, 3.78 miles, 1 hr 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Derby Hotel, Barrow-In-Furness
6th Jul 2019, 20:10
Picture submitted by peter ashworth approved
6th Jul 2019, 20:10
Request to mark pub as open by peter ashworth approved

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  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 04 January 2013 by hondo .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 04 January 2013 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 04 January 2013 by hondo .
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 04 January 2013 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 04 January 2013 by hondo .
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