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The Observatory

14A Market Place, Ilkeston DE7 5QA, England
+44 115 932 8040
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good44%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“mixed grill” (3 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
“steak night” (7 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
£
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
14A Market Place, Ilkeston DE7 5QA, England
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

It's been many years since we've eaten here, but we thought we'd see what it was like. The restaurant was really busy when we got there on the Thursday evening - it's obviously very popular, and I can see why. There is a special deal...More

Thank Rose-Chris2013
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Good food at great value. Recommend eating here. Friendly waitress Sheree (probably spelt wrong sorry). Friday is good for the fish deal. Drinks a good price and the rum punch is great (currently jugs are about £6 with two for £12).

Thank bwanajg
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Great value good food nice staff great parking nice venue and the best price for bears great choice for the consumers

Thank Gerald A
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Food was brill. Food was great and staff was lovely. Also very reasonable pricing for the portions. Will deffo go again

Thank 169brodiec
TheObservatoryJDW, Public Relations Manager at The Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hello and thank you for the review we are glad that you enjoyed your meals and drinks! we look forward to seeing you again. Many Regards The Observatory

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

All my friends and my partner like this place! Even though the inside could do with a makeover, you can always guarantee a good, cheap meal, snack, or just a drink or coffee with friends, anytime! Out of all the wetherspons, this is the most...More

Thank Mandy C
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The food was no better than OK in terms of quality and price, but some of the staff left something to be desired, varying between disinterested and off-hand.

1  Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Like all Weatherspoons the food is good value and the re-fillable coffees are a great benefit. Usually busy which speaks well!

Thank Cynthia Y
TheObservatoryJDW, Manager at The Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks for your review, we really appreciate your comments, we also love a good re-fillable coffee :)

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This pub is a let down for wetherspoons ,the staff have the worst attitude they don't seem to be that bothered about the customer the only okay thing about the place was the food , the decor was old and dated ..I'd even suggest that...More

1  Thank Beth A
TheObservatoryJDW, Manager at The Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

HI I am really sorry that we let you down, and you didn't have the experience you are looking for from us, if you would like to get in contact with one of our management team regarding specifics of the poor attitude you encountered I...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Went there on a Thursday curry night. Quite simply unbeatable value - I had a very good chicken madras and an excellent pint of Abbot for just £5.99. This is the sort of deal that Weatherspoons is renowned for and deservedly so. The staff were...More

Thank Paul_derby0360
TheObservatoryJDW, Manager at The Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thanks for your comments, we appreciate your custom and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Observatory is good if you want cheap food and drink, staff are always pleasant and very helpful. Good selection of drinks and extremely cheap. The menu is varied and food is nice. Overall the place would benefit from a bit of an update although the...More

Thank tracyab65
TheObservatoryJDW, Manager at The Observatory, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thanks for your review, we really appreciate your comments, and look forward to seeing you again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14A Market Place, Ilkeston DE7 5QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ilkeston
  • Phone Number: +44 115 932 8040
Description
Local Wetherspoons, specialising in value for money dining and a great local ale selection.
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