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Lovely, Quaint Samuel Smith Pub near Darley Park

The Abbey Inn is a lovely Samuel Smith pub in Darley, just north of Derby. The building is steeped... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Offenbach, Germany
Lovely walk with a dog

It is a real hidden gem. There is a lot of character and it is popular with people of all ages and... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
shaz H
North West England, United Kingdom
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The Abbey Inn is a traditional country Inn favoured by locals and traveller's alike for it's atmosphere, history and great value-for-money Samuel Smith's beer. Built in the 15th century, this Grade II* listed Inn serves home cooked food and high...more
Darley Street, Derby DE22 1DX, England
+44 1332 558297
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

The Abbey Inn is a lovely Samuel Smith pub in Darley, just north of Derby. The building is steeped in history, and you will find the decor inside to be just as cozy and rustic as you'd expect. The lady the behind the bar was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

It is a real hidden gem. There is a lot of character and it is popular with people of all ages and dog lovers. O really want to visit again as there is a beautiful Darley park for a pleasurable walk on even ground of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shaz H
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic, friendly and reasonable priced pub. Historically interesting too. The management and team provide excellent drinks and service. Dog friendly too. Recommend to all.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nickysharp76
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Built in 1137 and situated in part of the old Darley Abbey, this is a true gem of a pub. Old stone walls, flagged floor and inglenook fireplace. No juke box or canned music, no wi-fi (talk to one another!) and no signal on my...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful old Abbey that has been a pub for many years The pub is owned and managed by Samuel Smiths there is extremely cheap beer starting with a pint of lager at £1.80 going up to £3 for a premium pint of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alan W
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Walked to this pub from our B&B in the Darley Abbey area of Derby. What a wonderful surprise! The restaurant upstairs was closed due to a recent fire. But the pub downstairs was open. Great, friendly service at the bar. Samuel Smith Ales on tap...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank johnandshirley
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Been a fan of Sam Smiths pubs and this was eyrie to form. Great setting, lovely beers and welcoming staff.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 51happytraveller51
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This was once a decent historic pub run properly,but has now descended in to being no better than a back street city pub,Called here with my partner on 28/05/218 for a quiet drink there was a group of males and one female playing darts, every...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank 1969Weekender
Reviewed 30 April 2018

After a walk through Darley Park stopped off at the Abbey for a refreshing pint, quick service and good pint. Inside was quite busy so sat outside, the only niggle is the smokers that congregate at the doors.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank johnhp702
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We found this by accident really and I have to say a nice accident at that, Run by locals which is great you get that nice vibe once you walk in very welcoming and accommodating, Sadly the upstairs wasn't open but this gives us something...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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