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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 Friday, 18 May 2018

overall a lovely stay but the bar was lacking in atmosphere and the service slow at times.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Brilliant breakfast choice and quality and a comfortable room.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Would be better if there was a Gluten Free Menu rather than just being told what what was gluten free

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

This was our first visit to the Devonshire Arms and it wasn't a disappointment. The service was fantastic and we both enjoyed our burger and ploughman's after a long drive.

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Visited On Friday, 04 May 2018

We went in to the establishment and were told we would be shown to our table. After 5 minutes we asked what was wrong, and were told, "Your table is over there, you can go yourself if you want". Whilst there the staff were occupied with dealing with complaints from other diners, leaving us with little service. In fact after waiting 20 minutes for desert menu, we decided not to bother and left. The food that we had was ok but the staff running about dealing with complaints did not lead to a good atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 May 2018

Lovely relaxed meal after a days walking on kinder scout. Service very good and food good value and to a high standard.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 May 2018

Great menu choices all food coming out of the kitchen looked excellent as was our food

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Visited On Friday, 27 April 2018

Great food and some of the best tasting beer I've ever experienced.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 April 2018

Excellent food, lovel helpful waiting staff. Will be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 April 2018

Lovely meal ....all perfect....couldn’t fault a thing.Well done all involved. We will be back next time we’re in the Peaks!

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 April 2018

The service was excellent and all our party were served very quickly and all the meals were hot. My fish was excellent and the cheeses were superb. One or two had the beer samples which were good.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 April 2018

Steak main which my partner chose was OK. Lamb main was a very small portion and lamb was inedible. It was tough and too chewy. I returned it and the waitress said she would tell the chef. That was the last I heard. No offer to replace it or anything. Dessert, Eton Mess was largely just cream with very little fruit or meringue - again I couldn't eat a lot of it. I left the restaurant hungry and as we were going out I had a takeaway later in the night!

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Visited On Sunday, 22 April 2018

Great Sunday Carvery lunch. Beef was spectacular as always.

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Lovely restaurant, friendly staff and exceptionally good food. I have no hesitation in recommending the Devonshire Arms, it was the best meal out during our holiday by a country mile!

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Visited On Sunday, 08 April 2018

Super country pub with excellent food and service. Best Yorkshire Pudding I have ever eaten!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 March 2018

Very good meal. Everything very well cooked. Friendly staff.

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Visited On Friday, 30 March 2018

I booked the table in January knowing that we would be back home for Easter. We arrived at 18:30 to have a drink before the table was ready at 19:00 and sat in the small lounge on the mezzanine floor. It became apparent by 19:30 that we were not going to be called. The pub was not overly busy and we asked for our table. We were taken to the room by the kitchen where there was food on the floor, an industrial sized blue kitchen roll on one of the vacated tables and chairs abandoned. My wife asked to have another table in the bar area but was informed that they were all reserved; (as was ours). The inability or inflexibility of staff was astonishing. While we waited for our meal, the manager came round and began to clean the floor and other tables to make the area more acceptable. As we were so close to the kitchen we could hear the manager instructing the staff to get on to the floor and provide service. There was clearly insufficient staff on duty for a Good Friday; something the manager admitted when we paid the bill. The food was excellent but the experience was degrade significantly by the general sub-standard service and poor state of the eating areas. We asked for coffees at the end of the two course meal to be told that they had no coffee beans. Who runs out of coffee beans on a bank holiday weekend for goodness sake. Incredible! When the bill arrived, it was missing drinks we had ordered while waiting for our table. We informed the manager and she had the bill corrected. When I went to pay the bill, I was asked a second time by the young man serving behind the bar which room I was staying in. He was clearly too concerned chatting with local residents to remember our previous conversation. To be perfectly frank, having grown up in the Peak District and visited this particular public house for over thirty years, I was appalled by the whole experience. The estate prides itself on the customer service it provides, there needs to be a review of the Devonshire Arms at Pilsley. We tipped the manager because she was fighting a losing battle all night, she stayed calm and polite in the face of adversity. Please be assured that I am as pragmatic as they come and really appreciate coming home to enjoy a meal at the village pub. I don't want compensation, I just want it to better next time.

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Visited On Friday, 23 March 2018

Food was very tasty, well cooked and nicely presented. Staff were welcoming and efficient without being overbearing. We had reserved a table and it was set, prior to our arrival, with raspberries and blueberries added to the water which was a nice touch.

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Visited On Monday, 25 December 2017

We all had a lovely time and enjoyed our food, but are unsure about the price, given that ex staff have told us that they don’t get extra pay for working Xmas day! Staff pay can surely be the only reason for charging way above regular prices and in that regard we feel , lovely as our lunch was, it should have been charged at a lesser/normal rate! We left a good tip and just hope that the staff, who were superb and made the lunch for us, actually received it!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

We had a wonderful meal to celebrate my dad’s s birthday. We were a large table but the staff were excellent and the food was amazing. We will definitely be back. Thank you x

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

We had a great time at the Derbyshire Arms food was lovely service was spot on the staff was friendly and showed time to our 7 month old son .I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 March 2018

First time there.... took mum for mothers day. Great menu, great gin and wine list. All staff extremely friendly and welcoming. Will definatley be returning.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 March 2018

Had a lovely meal and felt really looked after by tte staff . Will definitely be going back again, Graham

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Visited On Sunday, 25 February 2018

Really nice stay with a clean, well prepared and equipped room. Four posters always add character. Sunday lunch as superb- beef with spot on Yorkshires, dinner equally good with excellent fish and the full english in the morning/ smoked salmon all spot on. Staff attentive and helpful Only suggestions 1. As you are in a walking area have some nearby recommeded routes printed out for your guests 2. Bathroom floors need underfloor heating to give consistent levels of comfort with rest of the room 3. Gin menu is very misleading as it suggests the price includes mixers when it doesn't- shame as its a great range of gins and you prepared them well 4. In winter your fireplace room has much more character to eat in that the other guest room- might be something you want to look into

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Visited On Friday, 23 February 2018

Every aspect of our meal was perfect

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