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“It's worth a visit”
Review of Derwentwater Arms

Derwentwater Arms
Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Calver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$21
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Derwentwater Arms is a warm & friendly Pub / Restaurant set high in the village of Calver it has great views of the surounding peaks and edges.It is set back from the main road in the 'old' village, a real hidden gem.
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Discovered this back in May and have been back half a dozen times since. Their Sunday lunches are superb. Very friendly despite being constantly busy. Lovely terraced garden approach with plenty of seating if you like to dine outside in fine weather. Back bar is very cosy and nice if you don't want to be in main seating area. I would certainly recommend this for Sunday lunch. Need to pop out one evening and try some of their other dishes...what a great excuse eh!

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Thank JADGEM
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

After reading reviews on TA we decided (DH and I) to try lunch. We arrived at 1pm. There were no other diners. We ordered gammon and egg (me) and steak and ale pie + extra portion of chips. The gammon was tasty and well cooked, the chips looked more like fried potatoes (which is what chips are) but not chip shaped. Overall not too bad. The steak in the pie was tender and quite tasty, but there was no gravy in the pie which made it slightly dry and the pastry was soft and tasteless. The gravy had a slightly odd flavour and the meal was served with a mish-mash of vegetables, broccoli (good) courgettes in a tomato sauce, or could have been ratatouille?, which did not compliment the pie, red cabbage - and the carrots seemed to have a sweet glaze (not nice).
Because the food was cooked to order we had a reasonable wait, ordered a couple of drinks which were good.
About 5 minutes after we had been served one server commented to the other that it was almost 2pm. Obviously this was closing time, although we thought this was the last time for food orders. Door closed at 2pm, music switched off - and we were only about half way through our meal. Consequently we felt a bit rushed and it was obvious that the remaining server was anxious to be on her way. Doubt we will return.

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3  Thank GeeEssat4
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

We were recommended this pub as a good place to eat by a local in Eyam, so opted for this on the first evening of a three night stay. We were quite early (Sunday 6.30pm) so it was quiet. The food is cooked to order so there is a slight wait but we were happy to chat and look out of the window. The food was well presented and tasted lovely. I had steak and ale pie which was jam packed full of steak and came with tasty gravy and veg. My hubby got the big fish which was light batter on a lovely white fresh looking fish. The chips looked great too. This would be a great pub on a sunny evening when there is a village cricket match as it has a great view of the cricket ground over the road.

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Thank cyclingfrog
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

We went there on a Saturday evening. It was a sunny evening and we sat outside on the terrace with a drink as we were a little early. Very relaxing.

Our table was booked for 7 and we went and sat down for our meal. The menu was good, especially the choice of specials. Plenty of choice.

The service was prompt and courteous. The food was freshly prepared and very tasty. Starters were tasty and just the right amount. The mains were great. I chose a whole baked trout and my wife had a steak. We were both very happy with the food and accompanying vegetables - which were perfectly cooked.Couldn't handle dessert although the choices were attractive. The prices are very reasonable - I have paid much more for poorer food.

Why 4 stars then? NOTHING TO DO WITH THE WELCOME, SERVICE, FOOD OR PRICE. Just personal. I was expecting it to be more restaurant than pub (it was our anniversary). The downside was at as the evening passed it got a bit noisier and less intimate. Also I felt a bit overdressed - in a suit, when all around seemed to be in jeans etc.

Scanning the menu Sunday lunch looks attractive and I am sure we will be back again.

Thank g4Sandman
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

We had a meal whist staying nearby for a night.

It gets really busy on the weekends so we needed to book.

There was a bit of a delay for the food, however everything was freshly cooked, so it made the wait worthwhile.

We had a beef and ale pie and the duck. Both were cooked very well and were very tasty.

Wife had the Bakewell pudding which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Nice beers and reasonable value for money.

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Thank alocinapap
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