If quaint parks and inspiring cathedrals appeal to you, look no further than a trip to the south of Derbyshire. Boasting a palette of scenic walks and untampered countryside, it’s easy to say 'no' to driving about, providing you’re fed and watered first! Whether you’re after trendy craft beer or English pub grub, here’s our pick of the best pubs in Derby.
The Exeter Arms
With award-winning food, rich cask ales and candle-lit rooms, The Exeter Arms is a firm favourite of residents and Derby newbies alike. Each dish at this pub has its own little twist – the monkfish scampi is equipped with a side of caviar and the children’s ice cream comes with a dashing of popping candy! As for drinks, it would be rude not to sample a ‘Dancing Duck’, Derby’s number one brewery brew (if you’re of age, that is). It’s recommended you book in advance as this urban treasure gets full, fast!
Exeter Pl, Derby DE1 2EU
Although Derby locals swear by their pack-ups and pop, you won’t find anything so basic here. The Greyhound is a beautifully-renovated 18th-century pub best known for its real ale, craft beer, and house-smoked food. Lip-smacking delights such as nachos with pulled pork and pecan sticky toffee pudding appear on the menu, alongside locally-brewed bevvies. Those who are vegetarian or gluten-free will be happy to know they can dine here, too.
75-76 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1FN