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Newsroom (Armitts), Matlock

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75-77 Smedley St East
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Will Larter left this review about Newsroom (Armitts)

Developed from a newsagents and off licence, whose headboard still adorns the front of the building, and now sporting a large bar counter with four hand pumps. A board on the back wall has six keg fonts ("craft", lager and cider) and there are shelves of bottles and cans too. The friendly owner is pleasantly surprised at how busy it's been, with not just locals and regulars but coachloads of beer trippers pulling up and frequent emergency dashes to find more chairs. My first visit, on a quiet, dank Tuesday when a temperature inversion had shrouded the whole dale in dense mist, I went for Sarah Hughes Surprise 5%, which was in superb condition although not really to my taste. Later in the week I was here on a busy Saturday afternoon with a couple of drinking mates, and we all enjoyed the beers that we had here; my Burton Bridge Bitter 4.2% could not have been better. The pub has a slightly rough, unfinished feel to it, with patches of bare brick intermingled with freshly painted plasterwork, but this gives it character in my view, and I like it. (Those who are not into climbing steep hills are advised to catch the X17 bus from Chesterfield - stopping at the eastern end of Smedley Street - rather than coming by train up the valley.)

On 14th December 2018 - rating: 8
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Delboy 20 left this review about Newsroom (Armitts)

New micropub.

On 21st November 2018 - no rating submitted
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Matlock, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Matlock Bath, 1.59 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Cromford, 2.51 miles, 48 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Newsroom (Armitts), Matlock
14th Dec 2018, 13:27
Review submitted by Will Larter
4th Dec 2018, 23:04
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 11 June 2019 by Alan Hurdle
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 22 November 2018 by Delboy 20
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 June 2019 by Alan Hurdle
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 11 June 2019 by Alan Hurdle
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