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The Old Bell Hotel

££ - £££British, ,
51 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NQ, England
+44 1332 723090
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
“mince pies” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
51 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had afternoon tea here this afternoon and what a truly lovely experience. We were catered for above and beyond our expectations, vegan and vegetarians in our group were very happy with the effort made to provide a range of food for them. The service...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Spongebob782
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting Derby and decided to patronise this pub because of its historical good looks from the outside. We ordered tapas which was super, plentiful, tasty, well cooked and fulfilling. Equally as good were the real ales. A gem in Derby.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Matthew's C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never been out for Christmas dinner before but having eaten here on several occasions we booked up. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and the food was up to par as was the service. What impressed us the most was how the restaurant manager handled customers who seemed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this place for Christmas Day Lunch. Was a little confused at first as it was not in the actual pub as we thought but in the steak house (the belfry) which is part of it but next door...so we had actually walked past...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jeannettenorthedge
Sean B, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely detailed review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your Christmas day lunch with us. We hope you were able to enjoy your cheeseboard at home and we hope you had a lovely...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a shame to have to write such a review but at times you get such poor service and quality you just have too. So we booked a 5 course Christmas dinner we were so excited no cooking great food we were hoping. sadly this...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Vain40
Sean B, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well, where do I start? We all like a drink at Christmas but it seemed one of your party had taken this to the extreme. The amuse bouche that was served was a pea and ham soup it was served to all our guests on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where to start, booked a Xmas dinner £75 each for three people, so £225. First course, pea and ham soup, bitty and slightly watery and lacking in flavour, so not a good start. These were returned and the manager informed. Second course, a Duck Confit,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank scoobyg2018
Sean B, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well, where do I start? We all like a drink at Christmas but it seemed one of your party had taken this to the extreme. The amuse bouche that was served was a pea and ham soup it was served to all our guests on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely terrible service, the manager was so rude to my mother told her to shush and was a sexist saying that only my dad could speak to him, have had the worst Christmas dinner in the world and the manager said “the kitchen said everything’s...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jamieguths
Sean B, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Well, where do I start? We all like a drink at Christmas but it seemed one of your party had taken this to the extreme. The amuse bouche that was served was a pea and ham soup it was served to all our guests on...More

Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

I've visited The Old Bell Hotel for the Faulty Towers this year as we had such an amazing time last year at scrooge. We had such an amazing time last year and we all thought that it couldn't be topped but little did we know.....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rollonthegoodtimes
Sean B, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the shows they do get more and more popular each year. We have some new and exciting ones for 2019 so we look forward to seeing you again then. Merry Christmas Bell Hotel Team

Reviewed 14 December 2018

Attended the faulty Towers evening 12th Dec. The evening entertainment was fairly good,enjoyed it,characters were very like the real Basil and co.Unfortunately the food was almost inedible.Chicken was cooked to death,vegetables were very very poorly cooked and presented and the sweet course not very nice...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank patrickterence
Sean B, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the show but disappointed that you didn't enjoy your food. I am a little confused that you said the food was far far better last year as you left a review last year saying...More

Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Visited for the tale of old winters time which was vastly overpriced - the afternoon tea should be described as stale bread and butter the cakes were not child friendly cup cakes Christmas themed would have been better the staff were slow very slow and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Sue C
Sean B, Guest Relations Manager at The Old Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so sorry you did not enjoy our Tales as Old As Time Christmas show. We have been running this show for quite some time now with such positive reviews. We did have feedback...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cuisine
British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:30
Saturday
12:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Sadler Gate, Derby DE1 3NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 723090
  • E-mail
Description
The Old Bell Hotel is one of Derby's oldest buildings and last surviving coaching inn. The 350 year old building is the largest and most prestigious coaching inn outside of London. After a £1.3m restoration project The Old Bell Hotel Derby now features 2 bars and function rooms including our historic Grand Regency Ballroom, a Fine Dining restaurant and a Premier Steakhouse. The Old Bell Hotel regularly holds fantastic live events including popular comedians, musicians and more. The Old Bell Hotel is an atmospheric venue in the heart of Derby's Cathedral Quarter ideal for your own private events and weddings.
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