The Flowerpot
25 King Street
(01332) 204955.


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The Flowerpot  

This is one of the jewels in the Derby real ale scene.

Both a real ale and a music pub (though the latter is in a separate part and doesn't destroy the chance to sit quietly with a drink), it is situated at the top of town near the A52 bypass and just round the corner from The Blessington.

Looking like a couple of houses stitched together, the inside is larger than it looks from the outside.

The bar is on the left on entrance and you are welcomed by about eight to twelve hand pulls, all with a different real ale on. The beers are reasonably priced and as they are ever changing it would be foolish to try and list them.

This end of the pub has a gents toilet (a bit smelly at times) and round table seating with stools and benches around the edge of the wall. As you move further into the pub there is carpet on the floors and more round tables. The bar snakes round to the left towards the large glass cellar room. There are a few small 'cubicles' as you move towards the food hatch/kitchen.

The cellar room with another four beer pulls is next to the music area and although you can hear a low thud, it's not intrusive. The glass window reveals all the beers on stillage and excites the palette of all drinkers. This room is all bright pine and wood, though there is only one raised seating area and a jukebox on the entrance wall. Caricature pictures of the staff are on the walls.

Food is served for most of the day till around 6.45 (6.30 Sunday), and is all home cooked while you wait. Choices are wholesome and tasty and there is plenty to eat.

Prices are OK and there is a choice for vegetarians, though it's limited.

For the summer there is a beer garden and access for the disabled to the pub and toilet.

Beer choice is expansive, though of late a little boring.

No accommodation here.



Try The Blessington round the corner.

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