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The Devonshire Arms Pilsley

The Devonshire Arms, Pilsley, Bakewell, United Kingdom, DE45 1UL
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Opening Information

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 Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Lovely English pub!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Sunday lunch was delicious. Staff friendly and helpful on a very busy weekend lunch time.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

I chose this hotel because of its proximity to Edensor and Chatsworth (read: walking distance). It exceeded expectation in every way; from the helpful and friendly staff (and locals) to its wonderful atmosphere and dining options. We would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the Peak District.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff were both friendly and efficient, as well as excellent food.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Sorry, food was only average, but what let our overall experience down was the service. Our meal arrived without the side order of fries, we had to re-request tartare sauce and second glass of wine order was forgotten (3 strikes and you are out!). Paying Bill was not pleasant, with staff arguing over who should serve us! Think there is something going wrong.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Perfect after an autumn walk

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Visited On Monday, 01 October 2018

Clare was attentive, informative and kind. The food delicious! I would definitely dine again!

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Visited On Thursday, 27 September 2018

A fine establishment. Great staff, a comfortable room and very good food.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

This inn has it all: charm and ambiance, idyllic location, and exceptional service. I cannot recommend highly enough.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Beautiful setting, the pub is situated in a fantastic area .. lovely food, pleasant staff .. would recommend !

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Visited On Monday, 17 September 2018

Bit disappointed with lack of atmosphere. Found it a bit utilitarian. Serviettes of cheapest quality, little things make a huge difference.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 September 2018

Most enjoyable evening. Excellent food. Cosy inside while the rain lashed down outside! We both enjoyed the visit immensely

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Visited On Sunday, 09 September 2018

Beautiful food, great service and a fantastic place. This was our first visit but we will definitely be back next Sunday.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 September 2018

I’ve visited the Devonshire Arms many times. For our latest visit, the food was excellent - thank you. The service was great for the first hour, then there seemed to be a staff-changeover at 3pm and we were pretty much ignored from then on. Once we’d finished our mains, it took 1 hour and a lot of asking to clear our plates away, give us dessert menus, order dessert and then bring it out (I believe the order wasn’t actually put through and ended up taking 30 mins to arrive). The waiting staff were very good, it was the management who seemed distracted and disinterested. A shame, because everything else was excellent. It won’t put me off coming back, but I would certainly expect much better service next time.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

We had a lovely stay and will be back, staff friendly lovely calm atmosphere, food delicious. Full marks.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 September 2018

We enjoyed our room and our dining experience, with helpful staff. Our only suggestion for improvement would be to lower the very high four poster beds - apparently in six rooms. Although one two step varnished ladder is provided, it is a hazard in the dark when nature calls. Please try it - long legs are an obvious advantage!

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Visited On Sunday, 02 September 2018

I had two dinners at the weekend, food was superb, beautifully presented and served. My only criticism was that a few of the tables, made out of old Singer treddle sewing machines, could only be used comfortably from one side, not good for romantic dining! they need the bar across one side removing. Service was good and attentive, not rushed great for relaxed dining. Prices were very reasonable for the food quality.Manager was very helpful and efficient. If you go there try the Hake, it was wonderful, loved it. The place is a must if you are visiting Chatsworth House

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Great little place with great food.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Delicious food and wine from start to finish.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 August 2018

Low rating primarily reflects attitude of staff. At no time did we feel welcome, faces were dour, responses minimal. At 2:30 I asked for the bill and was told to pay at the bar. At this point, the front doors were opened (cold draught) and everyone disappeared. Will not return.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 August 2018

We were served by Claire who was excellent - very friendly, attentive and helpful.

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Visited On Friday, 24 August 2018

Food was very good and plentiful although a little bit pricey. I enjoyed the ales too. Service was friendly and good and it was a nice place to sit and have our meal. We obviously thought it was alright because we returned again a couple of nights later.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 August 2018

The waitress was wonderful. Very funny and helpful.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 August 2018

Quite possibly the best Sunday dinner I have had! Will definitely be coming back!

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Visited On Sunday, 19 August 2018

Quite a few food items were unavailable for our visit. We were also unable to order 2 bottles of wine we wanted and were told this was due to a change in the wine stock being underway. Our whole food order was put through in one go and so our main courses arrived before our starters. We sent them back so we could have our starters first. The waiter was blunt and did things like asking us to pass him all our glasses, instead of collecting them himself. He also handed people their meals instead of placing them on the table. He also reached over people. Clearly more staff training is required to get the level of service this place should have. We were also told that some of our meals had been kept warm, whilst others had been started again from scratch. I think all should have been re-cooked! Overall a very average experience from somewhere we had higher expectations of. Would probably not revisit.

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