Old Silk Mill
19 Full Street
(01332) 729128.


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Old Silk Mill  

This pub has two rooms, a small snug with real fire, settles and wooden tables. The longer bar on the left is 'L' shaped (carpet) with a raised area (wooden floor) at the rear - settles and wooden tables dominate.

Walls are yellow to match the green ceiling. Popular for food with traditional pub fayre rather like the food you might find at a Banks' or Wetherspoon pub - mixed grills, burgers and jacket spuds, all day breakfast. however, the food (served 9-11pm) here is just as keenly priced. Sunday lunch is also inexpensive.

The bar is at an angle to the room and usually there are eight real ales on and are all well kept. Within this is the staple Fullers London Pride that you seem to find everywhere these days.

The walls are covered with pictures of old Derby and even pottery in a glass case.

There are real fires here that really warm the cockles in the cold weather. Try the small room to the right of the entrance as this is cosy and gets warmest - also doubles up as the stillage during occasional beer festivals. The cobalt blue tiles on the way to toilets are particularly striking.

Outside there are picnic benches for summer, not winter and a whole wall is a mural of Derby life/history. There is also a large drop down screen for sports events, though it's not on all the time and so only occasionally does it intrude on the drinking and talking (usually Saturday's).

No accommodation here.

Food is served from 10-9pm Monday - Sat and 10-8 Sunday.

Well worth a visit.



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