The Smithfield
Meadow Road
(01332) 370429


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The Smithfield  

Opposite the bus depot by the side of the Derwent river, this pub was bought by the owner of The Flowerpot, another Derby gem of a pub.

The Smithfield is an old Offlers pub that backs onto the picturesque river Derwent and in summer you can sit in the beer garden and watch the river flow past the back door.

On the bar side of it, they have at least seven guest ales on at all times. At the time of visit they had Cottage - Goldrush and Golden Arrow, Burton Bridge - Bitter, Townes - First Light, Bass - Bass, Bass - Barley Wine 10.5% (!) and others.

They had just finished a charity beer festival that raised 1000 for children with cerebral palsy.

There is no accommodation, but the pub offers a good stop off if you are traveling on the nearby A52 (come off at Pentagon island and U-turn back towards the city centre, keeping left you will automatically pass the bus depot; take a left there [not under the road bridge] and you cant miss it).

There are three rooms to the pub, which while making it cosy, can be a bit cramped if there are too many people in. Friendly and knowledgeable staff make it a pleasure to sample the beers.

Food is wholesome but not fancy, there are no meals in the evening.



None as yet

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