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“Gorgeous food! Gorgeous staff!!”
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The Unicorn Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Newton Solney
Derby
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89 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Gorgeous food! Gorgeous staff!!”
Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

Came after work for some wine and food! Wasnt disappointed! Greeted by two gorgeous,helpful & friendly bar staff. We had chilli and garlic bread and cheesy chips off the bar menu and it was lovely. The decor is modern and you can also sit outside..The wine was beautiful too! Will definitely come back again soon! Thank you!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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swadlincote
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Having phoned on Sun 21 July to enquire if we could have breakfast there on Tues 23 July about 10am we were assured that would be fine,no problem
We duly turned up on Tues morning to find both doors to the building locked and no sign of anyone inside.
Despite knocking for several minutes no one appeared,where was everyone?
We had no alternative but to go elsewhere for our breakfast but the whole experience was made somewhat worse by the fact that there was a large sign on the footpath outside the pub saying breakfast available every day.!!!

Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

I really enjoyed our stay at the Unicorn - we were in the rooms at the back and ours was really comfortable; a very peaceful nights rest and we really couldn't fault the stay. Great value and a great breakfast!!
A bit of a let down was the pub itself...it was a bit soulless and the decor just doesn't seem right to me - not what I expected and this is why I can't give a rating of 5. However, if it is a restful night you're looking for, definitely give this place a go!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2013

We had been planning to go to The Unicorn since it had been taken over, but work etc had got in the way. However, we were able to go last week and it was a thoroughly enjoyable dinner.
Good pub classics on the menu and a realy good atmosphere in the bar with plenty of locals enjoying a pint or three of Bass.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Lisa E
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Burton
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Big thankyou to John and his staff for a great weekend. The boys loved your hospitality, good food and good beer...shame about the Rugby, but the two welsh contingent seemed happy!!!!. Breakfast excellent and no pressuer or rush. Sorry for the problems Friday night.....unbelievable in such a idylic little hamlet. I thinK pegasus21 stayed during the chageover of landlord, but John has a good business and is getting the pub back to its former glory...the best pub in Newton.
Cheers

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff and atmosphere and good reasonably priced food.clean rooms well equipped and looking forward to returning.a handy location in an interesting area.loved the black pudding for breakfast and no pressure on vacating when leaving

Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2013 via mobile

Sadly not the place it used to be but much better than Newton park down the road. It use robe owner managed now I think it's a small chain but they did a reasonable job overall. The pub has lost it's atmosphere but the rooms are good value.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Thank peter H
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Property: The Unicorn Inn
Address: Repton Road, Newton Solney DE15 0SG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Newton Solney
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Newton Solney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Unicorn Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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