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“Proper pub!!!!!!”
Review of Church Inn

Church Inn
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Please note , this is my local . This is one of the few surviving real pubs , not a pub/restaurant , boozer or fun pub. The building is very old (mind your head on the way to the toilet if your over six feet) , it is small (50 people will fill the place) , the heating is a log burner and an open fire which are more than adequate. There are no pool tables or slot machines , there is a dart board , boule court (summer) , games for the kids (battleship , connect four etc) and very friendly people (local and visitors).The food is good pub food , it doesn't try to be gourmet but does provide above average meals at very good prices. May I suggest Saturday night steaks , 2 steaks and a bottle of wine for just over £20 .The steaks are in my experience better than most restaurant/steak houses which charge £12+ for the food alone . Drop in , this is not a posh , rustic themed pub but has a character which can only be achieved through a couple of hundred years of use. And the beers good.

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7  Thank christopher b
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Reviewed 24 February 2013 via mobile

Popped into this nice little find for a Sunday Carvery. Whilst talking to Phil the landlord we also discovered that his beef on steak night is supplied by local award winning butchers Wrights. I know that Wrights beef is hung for a minimum of 21 days. For me this makes all the difference in the taste of beef, reared by the butchers sister. The Sunday Carvery was excellent value for money, the vegetables still had that nice bite to them ( not mushy). Although the price of a meal goes up slightly in March I am more than happy to pay that little extra for the great welcome from all the staff at the Church Inn.

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3  Thank Eton01
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

Had a number of meals here on a Sunday as we travel to Bakewell and its very handy. Nice staff and the food is great value for money. Its worth finding this pub as its in a very scenic environment with the steam railway going through the village just down the road.

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2  Thank DaveM236
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

When in the Matlock area, be sure to visit The Church Inn ,Churchtown, for a first class lunch at a reasonable price. You'll be sure of a most friendly welcome at this quaint pub which is situated in a peaceful backwater.
Plenty of car parking and an outside seating area where you can watch the Peak Rail trains go by.

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4  Thank gregnig
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