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The Halfway House

65 Church Street | Donisthorpe, Swadlincote DE12 7PX, England
+44 1530 588783
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb chops” (5 reviews)
“faggots” (7 reviews)
“pate” (5 reviews)
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Brew Pub, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
65 Church Street | Donisthorpe, Swadlincote DE12 7PX, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We attended a family wedding reception last weekend in the marquee in the garden. The venue was great, staff very helpful. The outdoor bar was very convenient and children loved the park area. We had a buffet provided and the food was excellent quality, very...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have to give this place top marks as the service and food were excellent despite it being busy. I believe new management or owners have moved in this year and are doing a great job. It’s ideal inside and there’s seating in the garden or...More

Thank Digestivebiscuit
Reviewed 1 week ago

Off the beaten track this pub offers a good menu selection and staff eager to ensure you enjoy the visit.

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second lunchtime visit in recent weeks and once again we were very impressed with the Halfway House. There are some great walks in the National Forest around Donisthorpe so this was the ideal place for us to go with our dog for...More

Thank RunPip
Reviewed 1 week ago

We held a 60th Wedding Anniversary meal here for our parents. We decided to have the banquet which was excellent and the choice of food catered for everyone. We were very impressed with the welcome and service of the Halfway House staff, on the evening...More

Thank 715anton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub last night and had a truly lovely evening. The food was amazing, tasty and beautifully presented...and hot. My husband had the cheesy garlic mushrooms for starter...the best we've ever tasted. Served in a big bowl with a beautiful thick cheese sauce...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal today ,good service and friendly staff and reasonable prices ,l would highly recommend this pub

Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Again I did my research on Tripadvisor for somewhere good to eat near to to where I am staying and I found The Halfway House had good reviews, so I gave it a try, good menu nice restaurant, I chose to eat in the lounge...More

Thank paulchap
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

This pub is a hidden Jem. It always offers several guest ales on tap. We dont often book a table but they always find us a spot. The fillet steak is very tasty. The staff are friendly and professional. The management is new but very...More

Thank Emmastringer
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Service very friendly and prompt lovely old pub feel, nice small resteraunt plus bar area lovely outside gardens adequate parking had the scampi came lovely presented price was reasonable

Thank clarehenn
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Questions & Answers
25 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from tobias2112 | Property representative |
Food is served Tuesday to Saturday 12 till 2 lunch 6 till 9 evening Booking is advisable
30 October 2017|
Response from tobias2112 | Property representative |
Hello , No sorry we do not serve food on Christmas Day We open 11 till 2 for drinks only Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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: 65 Church Street | Donisthorpe, Swadlincote DE12 7PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Swadlincote
  • Phone Number: +44 1530 588783
  • E-mail
All food home made. Cater for all lunchtime specials from £6.45 With a good choice, also daily specials lunch 2 till 2 evening 6 till 9 Pub open all day for drinks Closed for Food from 21st December recommence 3rd January 2017
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