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The Smithfield

Meadow Road, Derby DE1 2BH, England
+44 1332 986601
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
“real ale” (7 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
Meadow Road, Derby DE1 2BH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming to this pub for a while and absolutely love it. It's nothing fancy - just a genuine, relaxed, city ale house. Serving a great selection of real ales and stouts, and actually decent wine (not always a given). Just had food here for...More

Thank feralmcferal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many others I enjoy my real ale so the Smithfield is an excellent place for lots of real ale choice but being a non smoker I was very annoyed when I was stood at the bar and a guy who was sat at the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reviewed this place around 18 months ago and still pop in from time to time as always spotlessly clean lovely friendly staff and a fantastic outside area

Thank thunderbird700
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

For some bizarre reason CAMRA awarded this place pub of the year. As long as g as it wasn't for cleanliness. Bar staff member scratching and picking at spots on the back of his neck, and not washing his hands before serving food. Also is...More

1  Thank dcderby
Reviewed 5 July 2018

They always have 8 rotating real ales on the bar and a number of real ciders. Everything from pale ale to stout, all well looked after. Ben and Emily are very friendly. There is a large terrace overlooking the river that has been revamped. Well...More

Thank Anonymous05012012
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Great choice of beers. Well run and beer kept perfectly. Nice location. Clearly the work on terrace is a positive. Convenient to city centre.

Thank nigel s
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Wow, wow,wow. This pub is brilliant. Years ago this place was horrible, but it has gone through such a massive transformation it's incredible. I'm not talking about the furniture, I'm talking about the beer(fantastic range), cider (fantastic range), craft beer (fantastic range. Cannot say anything...More

1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This is my dad’s favourite pub in Derby so the husband I and thought we’d give it a go. We’ve been several times since and it certainly does deserve its accolade of Derby CAMRA pub of the year. The selection of beer is impressive as...More

3  Thank Nicola R
Reviewed 25 January 2018

This is one of the best pubs in Derby, Friendly staff and always feel welcome. Has several different real ales which change frequently, Monday is cheap beer day, and Thursday night is cheese night. Sunday is Sunday roast dinner

Thank TonyStafford1966
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Its now nearly 12 months since Emilly took over the Smithy from good mates Scott and Clair ,the pub DID sell a good range of well kept quality cask conditioned beers . Now days 8 fantastic beers from every part of the country can be...More

Thank 201steve
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Restaurant Details

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Bar, British, Pub
Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meadow Road, Derby DE1 2BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 986601
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Traditional Pub serving quality real ales from across the country, pub snacks and Sunday lunches also served
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