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Drinks, Lunch
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Smithfield is a pub located around 5 minutes from Derby city centre and on the River Derwent. The pub has a nice decor with a light and airy feel to it. Upon arrival all the track and trace procedures were correct and we sat...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 18 January 2020

To start.... I’m an American. That aside :) I truly enjoy a good ale. Hard to find in the US. I met chap at Ye Olde Dolphin who says, “You like ale — you need to go with me to Smithfield!” An hour later, I’m...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

I have only ever visited The Smithfield on 1 occasion. Upon arrival I noticed a nice sized clean and airy pub. My friend and I ordered a couple of pints which were as expected and at the going rate. They have a reasonable selection of...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 6 October 2019

I have become a Sunday regular after a few recent visits. Amazing beer, friendly staff and a real community feel; often striking up a conversations with like-minded strangers in this pub that’s just off the beaten track.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Recently went to see West Brom play at Derby and visited The Smithfield for the first time. It certainly won't be the last. Excellent choice of real ales and craft beers. The food was good too and reasonably priced. Spent a pleasant hour or so...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

Real ale on cask from £3.30. Decent match day menu with food from £5. Friendly customers. Terrific view of the Derwent. Brilliant pub.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

We arrived at 6 . Much jollity had been had. Only to be greeted by the CAMRA King of Derby. Where The Smithfield had been voted CAMRA Pub of the year 2019 20. We made ourselves know to be from Newbury,Thame and Newcastle CAMRA. Although...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 9 June 2019

Having prepared ourselves for what was meant to be the tasting of interesting ales with class wasn't happy. Add to that lack of atmosphere and grubby surrounds traveled a long way for nothing. Fortunately, a couple of pubs down the way made up for the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 11 May 2019

Went with 2 friends. Very disappointed. Poor attitude of staff and didn't think much to the beer. Are CAMRA standards slipping?

Date of visit: April 2019
BenM5228, Owner at The Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

Hi Aleman We take reviews very seriously can you let me know what date and time you visited so that I can investigate the matter. Regards Ben

Reviewed 28 March 2019 via mobile

Wow, congratulations on winning pub of the year twice. But having a member of staff off duty drunk and cursing at every opportunity. Two 'potential' customers turned round and walked out. I hope the alcoholic postman being rude isn't the norm.More

Date of visit: March 2019
BenM5228, Owner at The Smithfield, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2019

Paul, firstly thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear that your recent experience was a negative one, especially considering that your previous review you left was so glowing of the changes that we have made. Please be rest assured that the...More

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The Smithfield is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5