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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
So I dreamt I found an old lamp in a junk shop, rubbed it and a genie granted me wishes to make myself a happy place.
I wished for a place that sold beers because that always makes me happy. Beers that taste as if...More