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The Bell & Castle

Bar, British, Pub, Pizza
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98 Burton Road, Derby DE1 1TG, England
+44 1332 209808
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Pub food at its finest! Perfect place for a Sunday lunch - good portion sizes. Amazing pizzas, chips and great falafel salad! Staff are lovely too!

Thank bec-1504
Derby, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Had a wonderful Sunday lunch here today. Roast beef with all the trimmings lovely and hot and all the veg was fresh. This place has a great atmosphere and the drinks are reasonable too. Would definitely recommend and have booked for Mother's Day for a special treat for the four generations. Wonderful if you get a chance try the pizzas... More 

Thank Sue C
Derby England
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Out with some friends and decided to try the Bell & Castle for a drink. This is a smart watering hole with a friendly atmosphere and a good selection of well kept beers and lagers, as a result we did linger for more than just one we originally planned. Did not eat here but have to say the menu was... More 

Thank paulo verde
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with a group of 22 for a friend's special birthday. We all had a sit down Sunday roast, it was gorgeous, I had roast beef sitting on mash with roast potatoes, parsnips and a HUGE homemade Yorkshire pudding & gravy, with dishes of veg to serve ourselves! Had a lovely afternoon with some live music after. All had a... More 

1 Thank Alison P
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Lovely cosy surroundings and very friendly staff. Eating area is set away from main bar and TV area. Menu of pastas, pizzas and burgers BUT everything is cooked from scratch on the premises. Sweet potato chips and dips, home made tortillas with guacamole, yummy pasta and pizza. One word of warning............portions are huge!

Thank DerbyMum
Derby, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Popped in for lunch on Saturday. This was our first ever visit. Impressive upon walking through the door. Light, spacious and tastefully decorated. Large farmhouse tables and good seating. Our meals were superb. Where we sat we could view our food being prepared and cooked. I viewed the large garden and outside leather seating area which looked very inviting, even... More 

Thank LisaA196
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutley love this little pub amazing atmosphere, drinks Great outside area good size, lovely garden area for children

1 Thank sarah19-81-0
Derby, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

lovely bar on a main road into derby city. good choice of well-kept ales, and aspalls cider. lovely large farmhouse style tables with chairs on one side of the the, and benches with padding on the other. was quiet when we visited on a saturday evening but this was pleasant. we didn't eat here on this occasion.

Thank shirl2014
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to have our wedding reception here after attending our neighbours birthday there last year. We certainly weren't disappointed. Food was amazing! Nothing was too much trouble. Hayley was amazing. She made everything so much easier and not stressful at all. We even left the decorating of our tables to her and the room, gazebo and garden looked beautiful.... More 

1 Thank Nicki B
1 review
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Me and my wife visited this pub for the first time today. We chose to sit out in the garden. We went with the sunday roast. I ordered the special lamb and my wife went with chicken. We both loved the food. It was too generous for us as we couldnt finish it, but it definetely tasted good. The service... More 

Thank Tony T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Burton Road, Derby DE1 1TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Derby
  • Phone Number: +44 1332 209808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?