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Poet and Castle, Ripley - pub details

Address: Alfreton Road, Codnor, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 9QY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 36797) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Langley Mill (2.9 miles), Alfreton (4.3 miles), Belper (5 miles)

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user reviews of Poet and Castle, Ripley

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Excellent sister pub to Old Poets Corner. Quieter, which makes for a different but equally good drinking atmosphere. Choice of own Ashover Brewery beers or guests with food available at usual times. Another reason for a return visit to Derbyshire I feel.
foamy - 22 Sep 2011 19:56
Another member of the over-rated real ale pubs though not a bad effort but beer often excessively cold.
brianthelion - 10 Sep 2010 20:23
An excellent pub, with a good atmosphere.

Welcoming if you are on your own (sit at the bar and you will be involved in a conversation in a short time)

Kids are not allowed in the main bar areas (extra points for that), though they are allowed in the room behind the bar (avoid if you can)

Beers change regularly and there are usually at least a couple of dark ales, milds or porters

Regular live music at weekends

A popular and friendly pub

Well behaved dogs are welcomed

frog1275 - 9 Dec 2009 11:00
A hidden gem. I regularly call in here on the way home from work for a pint of draught Erdinger. Top quality stuff. Lots of great English ales in great condition as well. Very nice decor, comfy seats and friendly staff.
boozer_barry - 13 Sep 2009 17:44
I called in here today, after wanting to visit for quite a while. It was runner up in the county pub of the year award 2009, just being beaten by the Old Oak at Horsley Woodhouse (fair enough, it IS good). It certainly is a real ale drinkers paradise, though contrary to what the last reviewer said, there is now some nitro-keg. Probably recently added to boost sales. The porter I tried was among some of the very best I've ever had! I didn't try the food but it looked reasonably priced. If I lived nearer I'd be there on a regular basis.
jarofporter - 25 Aug 2009 14:23

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