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The Fishpond Freehouse

) #1 of 20 Restaurants in Matlock Bath ££ - £££ , British,
204 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
+44 1629 55006
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (77 reviews)
“chilli” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
204 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
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1 - 10 of 510 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Went to Matlock Bath for a day out with friends, popped in here for a bite to eat. Fantastic service staff really friendly and helpful, a great day would certainly recommend.

Thank paulatu77
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thanks to the amazing staff and musicians. You really must visit- great food too. The atmos was brilliant and the general environment is one that allows you to just get away from it all. Wonderful venue.

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This pub serves a good choice of beers and great food. We had the steak, ale and mushroom pie, full of tender meat and served with home cooked chips. Service was great too.

Thank DrandMrB
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely pub, outside areas are gorgeous. However, we ordered a meal and were served over seasoned food & yorkshires with bits of Teflon in them. When we complained we were met with arguments and no real apology. Customer service was poor & we were made...More

1  Thank jolie n
Fishpondteam, Manager at The Fishpond Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Because we are passionate about our business reading a 1* review is always very disheartening. Quite often though a 1* review is down to something not being right and the staff not handling it well. After speaking to our team who served you on the...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice food and great staff. Friendly and helpful lad behind the bar who took our orders and pointed out specials etc. My friend also didn't see the 2 for £12 pizza deal until about 10 mins after she'd ordered just 1. She went up to...More

1  Thank hayley b
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dropped in for a bite to eat and wasn't disappointed. The bar and eating areas were spacious as well as the outdoor areas. The fishpond and waterfall kept our child amused while waiting on the food. We both had the pizzas and they were freshly...More

Thank Mr-J-Berg
Fishpondteam, Manager at The Fishpond Freehouse, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. If you have time I would be interested to learn about how we could have made this a 5* review. Many thanks.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the day at Gullivers and The Fishpond was only a short walk. There was plenty of tables available and plenty of choice on the menu. Standard pizza, pasta, burger etc but with several deals available such as two pizzas for a reduced price...More

1  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived quite late on a Monday night - within 5 monutes of them stopping taking orders, but they took ours and we never felt rushed. We were a group of 7 and 3 of us had fish and chips which was really good -...More

2  Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mid week meals out don't get much better than this. Good choice of food on the menu, if you love pizza you will adore these, topped with lots of fresh ingredients. If you prefer something more meaty then you'll love the burgers. Juicy burgers, fresh...More

2  Thank boot98
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great friendly staff, Clean bright place to drink and eat. Ordering the freshest Pizza I have had in ages, All four of us had them, DELICICIOUS. Outside to drink if you wish, cheers

2  Thank David P
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1 June 2017|
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Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
Yes..... I'm sure they had a great choice of ciders and ales...
Dave P
29 January 2017|
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Response from Fishpondteam | Property representative |
Yes, we even have dog bowls and free dog treats on hand for your canine friends.
12 January 2017|
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Response from Fishpondteam | Property representative |
Hi we sell Stella, Carling, Coors Light, Peroni on tap, plus we always have a range of good real ales, and ciders available too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 South Parade, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock  >  Matlock Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 55006
  • E-mail
The Fishpond Matlock Bath represents the ultimate free house experience for the people and visitors of Matlock Bath. Offering an unsurpassed range of traditional beers, continental lagers, fine wines, spirits and soft drinks, the bar is a great place to meet with friends or family. By working with our local breweries we hope to provide our customers with a more sophisticated selection at the bar. Guests of our establishment are not only offered a dynamic place to gather and mingle, but also a place to participate in the entertainment through interactive events, celebrations, and live music. Our Artisan bakery provides our menus with the finest breads, pastries and pizza - all served in our casual dining ambiance. The philosophy of food at the fishpond is to ethically source seasonal fresh produce and to deliver an unrivalled taste experience. Our Espresso coffee and Teas selection is available throughout service along with menus that reflect the time of day. For those wanting a spot of live music Over the years The Fishpond name has become synonymous with Live Music, our 200 capacity Ballroom regularly hosts live bands and entertainment. To see our full event listing please check our gig guides. And we are also proud of our somewhat undiscovered Raft Restaurant... The Raft restaurant floats neatly on The Fishpond at Matlock Bath and retains many of the historic buildings original features. This restaurant is currently only available for private hire, with bespoke menus and various options. Dont be put off by this, our restaurant is usually free to hire if you're having a meal. We also host special events and themed evenings here, so watch this space. We take pride in the reputation we have as a friendly, welcoming and professional venue, and hope to see you soon at The Fishpond!
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