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#79 of 183 British in Derby


Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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We enjoyed a drink in this bright and airy traditional pub with attractive wood panelling, a collection of cottage ornaments, tankards and Toby jugs and books for browsing. Service was good and the pub has a large selection of cask ales and ciders.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not a bad place but for saying it’s on the inner ring road with traffic flying past the kitchen is mostly closed and the beer is far too expensive

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 3 January 2022 via mobile

Called in for lunch ordered the fish and chips came out cold and waited a very long time I asked the staff to sort it out but they couldn’t care less. Gave them a second chance just called in for a cheese and onion sandwich...which was dismal really cheap bread packet grated cheese and one strip of onionMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 18 November 2021 via mobile

Delicious home cooked food, excellent value. Wide choice for vegetarians. Good choice of real ales. Superb lasagne, unfortunately the garlic ciabatta bread and sticky toffee cake were cold though serv d with hot custard, the blackberry and apple crumble by far the better choice for...dessert. Pleasant sheltered outdoor tables perfect for the current COVID times. We have dined here before, and will definitely return.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 2 November 2021

it's only the fact that the five lamps have a nice selection of real ales on that keep us coming back, on a couple of occasions we have cut our vist short as it can be really cold in the five lamps on the monday...or Tuesday we go in about 3pm The triple cut chips are more like potatoe wedges and can be a little hard to bite into ... please bring back home made chipsMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 29 September 2021

A walk down to the Five Lamps in the hope of a drink/bite to eat unfortunately there are no kitchen staff working on a Monday/Tuesday so it was a quick pint and a walk up the road to the chippy.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 27 September 2021

Beware of reviews by people who have only made one review I say. The food menu has changed. 'Amazing food'? Absolutely not. Briefly, the burger was just not nice, very small and very little flavour. The only 2 gammons they had left (1 o'clock on...a Sunday?) were cooked to death having the texture of boot leather. Twice cooked chips the menu boasts. Aren't all chips cooked twice? Anyway average chips would be kind I think. In the past the pies used to be good. Obviously the new chef thinks Beetroot, Avocado & Cold Mushroom salad is more suitable!!! Oh, and no water in the gents loos?! Beers nice, good choice. Nice seating area outside. That's the only reason I've given them 3*. Beware of the 'Amazing food' brigade of one time reviewers, they may not be a true review.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 25 August 2021

They have a great selection of real ales, my partner as always was spoilt for choice. Usually I enjoy a real cider, they always have atleast 3 on offer, which are very delicious but this time I had a soft drink. We ordered a bowl...of chips, they were proper chips which we both enjoyed. We sat outside with our dog, who all the staff we're very friendly towards. Such a great dog friendly pub to visit!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 21 May 2021

I know we've just come out of lockdown but the 5 lamps is amazing. Have been grafting in the rain all day helping friends move house away from the area (sadly, as wont get a chance to come back 😪). Came in and sat on...very comfy couch.. staff were friendly, Good bitter on tap, but the food defied belief.. astoundingly good.. had a burger with bacon and Stilton with red onion chutney. The flavours were a revelation. I worked at a commercial butchers, making 600+ burgers a day, so take a particular interest.. well impressed. Also the chips were battling with the burger to be the tastiest.. very good! Think the chef is under paid, what ever he is on! Cannot recommend the food enough! Thank you. Also, like the ambiance with all the Toby jugs etc.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 17 May 2021 via mobile

Great find! Just wandered in on the off chance they were doing food and wanted to sit inside a pub for the first time in an age! And wasn’t disappointed beer was fantastic I had the citra, and the pulled pork burger was so good...will now be a regular!!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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The Five Lamps is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4