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“Jewel in the crown of Wirksworth!”
Review of The Blacks Head

The Blacks Head
Ranked #5 of 16 Restaurants in Wirksworth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

My wife and I visited this pub earlier today and found it to be a fantastic, traditional place. There are two real ales in barrels on the bar and a further six on handpumps - the beer was excellent. Dave M. - Ashbourne.

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BlacksHead, General Manager at The Blacks Head, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Thank you for this positive comment; we take pride in our beer and our service, it's lovely to read such great reviews. Thank you once again, regards Joanne and the team.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

great hosts, roaring fire(s) and fresh decor - thank you for making us welcome.
From the couple who popped in for a pint and stayed all weekend (1xGuinness, 1X Golden)

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BlacksHead, General Manager at The Blacks Head, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2014

Hello, we remember you!
Thank you for your visits, might see you next year?
Kind regards, Joanne

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

The Blacks Arms is a top class countryside town pub!
Log fires, a warm welcome and friendliness all about the place. Fantastic range of well served beer and the locals were a very friendly bunch with some real characters and everyone was happy to chat and recommend local points of interest and share a joke.

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BlacksHead, General Manager at The Blacks Head, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2014

Thank you for your positive comments. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and everyone made you welcome; it's great to hear that our efforts are working. Thank you again, Joanne

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Reviewed 5 April 2014

If you are visiting Wirksworth then I suggest you visit The Black's Head. It is a remarkable pub with excellent beer, especially the Abbott(now served from a jug behind the bar). I live six miles from Wirksworth but gladly make the journey there to enjoy its beer and friendly pub environment. In my family it has become a very special place; we have celebrated many special occasions there, amongst them safe returns from Afghanistan. The current landlady, Joanne, has made The Black's Head an absolute delight. And, if there are any prizes for the loveliest landlady in Britain she would win hands down.

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BlacksHead, General Manager at The Blacks Head, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2014

Your very kind words are very much appreciated, they really are. As you know, we are passionate about serving great beer, after all, that is part of what a proper pub should be about. We work hard to create the right atmosphere for everyone too, which is important to the overall experience. Thank you for your continued support and the once again for your lovely feedback. Joanne

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

This is not a restaurant as such, although it served Sunday Lunches and has a Pie night each week. What the Black's Head is, is a good old traditional pub that serves excellent beer. It has roaring log fires and a good atmosphere.

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BlacksHead, General Manager at The Blacks Head, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2014

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback. You're right, we're not a restaurant, but Trip Advisor doesn't seem to have the choice of catagories, so we have to fall under Restaurants instead.
It's really good to read comments such as yours, as it reinforces that we're suceeding in doing what we set out to do, and that is, run a relaxed, friendly, welcoming pub which serves great Cask Ale along with all the other usual choices.
Thank you once again. Regards Joanne and team.

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