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The Devonshire Arms Pilsley

The Devonshire Arms, Pilsley, Bakewell, United Kingdom, DE45 1UL
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Lunch Opening Times
Monday-Sunday: 12pm to 2.30pm

Dinner Opening Times
Monday-Saturday: 5.00pm to 9.00pm
Sunday : 5.00pm to 8.00pm

Excludes Bank Holidays

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Devonshire Arms Pilsley

The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley is a traditional English inn specialising in great food, excellent ales and comfy rooms.

The food on offer in the dining is a very sophisticated take pub fare. Chef Patron Alan Hill sources local ingredients, most of which come from the Chatsworth Estate itself. The drinks on offer in the pub include great local ales on tap, including Chatsworth Gold.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Lovely inn!

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

The Inn was soul-less - there was no hot water for a bath, reception told us they'd turn on emersion heater, we boiled kettles of water in the meantime - staff seemed uncertain and service was extremely slow, dinner bland, inedible dessert - horrible large thick breakfast mugs (asked for cups), shortage of cereal bowls, horrible breakfast. An awfully disappointing experience all around. When we complained, 20% taken off food bill.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Excellent meal. We will be back!!!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

It was a nice pleasant meal for me and my partner however I felt the portion size wasn’t very good I have the steak and my partner has the ham eggs and chips (nearly half the price of steak) and I thought the ham egg and chips was a bigger portion.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Lovely food in a beautiful setting

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

I was looking forward to coming but wasn’t overly impressed to be honest. I ordered the lamb rump at £18 and was given two VERY small pieces of chewy lamb rump, one bit quite gristly on dry dauphinois potatoes and meagre vegetables. I didn’t notice the red wine jus, think it was missing. Really wasn’t great. My partner had a very runny beef and onion pie but said it tasted ok if a bit salty. Not the best. We came for my partner’s birthday and left disappointed with the food to be fair. The pub however was really nice and the service was fine. The Amstel beer was good my partner said. I’m sorry I can’t leave a better review as I was really looking forward to taking my partner there for his birthday lunch. Not as good as the a Devonshire Arms at Rowsley on the Chatsworth Estate to be sure.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

The lady who served our drinks on arrival was lovely and the lady who put the bill through for us was wonderful. Great food lovely garden area. Sadly the lady with dark hair who I asked about the hand wash in the toilet (as it was lovely) was rude and made me feel uncomfortable which really offended me. Luckily the lady with short hair who was finishing at 430 stepped in and spoke to me as the dark haired girl pulled a face and walked off. Despite her rude behaviour we will return. Kind regards Kerrie Harvey

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Spent a wonderful 3 days here to celebrate wife’s 80th birthday. Everything and everyone was superb.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Would of liked a light bite option for the evening also. Or bar menu? But the food we had was lovely.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Our evening dinner was lovely. Lamb superb. Deserts delightful.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

We pre ordered lunch for 14. The service was exceptional and the food quality was excellent. Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Our party of 13 thoroughly enjoyed lunch yesterday. Our waitress was wonderful, joining in banter and entertaining us. The pre-order worked brilliantly and everyone was happy. Very helpful by phone and email in advance.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 July 2018

Unfortunately a mistake by the kitchen meant only half the starters arrived so hot food was left on the table whilst we waited 10 minutes for remaining starters to arrive. A further 30 minutes passed whilst we waited for our main course. We then had to wait 20 minutes to pay after receiving our bill. Perhaps they were short staffed but we felt the overall experience was not worth the price. The staff were very friendly and cheerful

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Visited On Friday, 20 July 2018

Overall a very disappointing, poor and unpleasant experience! Main issue was the number of flies in the pub/restaurant and we spent most of our time trying to waft them away from our food. The 'homemade pie of the Day' with locally sourced ingredients from the Chatsworth Estate contained uniformally sized diced pork cubes. First and last visit.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 July 2018

Lovely old pub in glorios position. All three of us enjoyed our meal. I chose Hake on a bed of samphire in a seafood veloute sauce which was delicious. Two minor criticisms my friend's cappuchino was so weak - like hot milk - that she had to send it back. A new double shot one was given which was fine. The other quibble was the price quoted for ceasar salad - £15 - no chicken in it only anchovies. Looking at the cost of the ingredients, I think it is too expensive.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

Unfortunately we didn’t get the chance to eat as your booking system failed and we didn’t have a table in the end, not a great experience

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Visited On Sunday, 15 July 2018

Our room was immaculate. The bed was incredibly comfy we had a great nights sleep. The food was tasty and well presented and the staff were friendly and polite. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 July 2018

Have visited many times. Usually very good but this time was disappointing food not up to usual standards service not great and did send email to restaurant manager raising concerns and got no response. All in all really disappointing

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Visited On Friday, 06 July 2018

A Birthday outing for two friends who had never been to your place . They were surprised and .delighted We were also but not surprised because whenever we visit it is always excellent

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Visited On Thursday, 05 July 2018

Great food and service. Your ratings system needs to sparate these 2 out. I would give 5 stars for food both for quality and value. 2 stars for drinks, because beer prices were very steep. £4.95/pint of Taylor's Landlord is eye-wateringly expensive. That's London prices. Overall, however, a pleasant experience

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Enjoyable evening celebrating 2 birthdays.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 June 2018

Lunch delightful, food excellent as well as the service. Dinner a few days later and the service was not so good and the food wasn't quite so good. Good but not excellent. Will definitely go back when we are in the area again but will opt for lunch rather than dinner.

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Visited On Monday, 25 June 2018

The food was very good. However: our white wine was tepid, and it took several goes to get some water to our table (in our experience the best restaurants either have water already on the table or bring it without being asked - surely everyone wants water?). We didn't much like the rather claustrophobic feel of our table under the low ceiling of the back dining area and you really do have to get rid of those awful Singer tables. You ought to try sitting at them. I cracked my skin when l first sat down and you can't get close enough to the table if you are sitting on the side with the bar.

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Visited On Friday, 15 June 2018

The food was disappointing at breakfast and our room was not as clean as expected for the price. We were alittle disappointed

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 June 2018

excellent meals served by friendly and helpful staff.We always eat here when over for Chatsworth nad will continue to do so.

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