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The Old Poets Corner

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year

It’s no wonder that ale and cider aficionados flock to this traditional village local; it dispenses eight ciders, and ten cask ales including choices from the Ashover Brewery behind the pub. The March and October beer festivals see these numbers multiply. There’s live music here twice a week, quizzes, special events and Sunday night curries. Hearty home-cooked pub dishes range from chicken, bacon and BBQ melt to trio of local sausages with creamed potatoes, red onion gravy and seasonal veg. Walk it all off in the scenic Derbyshire countryside.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Fri 12-2, Sat all day, Sun 12-3
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Thu 6.30-9, Fri 6-9.30, Sat all day, Sun 6-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Ashover, Oakham, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Broadoak Perry & Moonshine, Westons Old Rosie, Ashover & Poets' Pippin

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Mar & Oct (Thu-Sun, 40 beers & ciders, live music)
  • Cider festival


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Family room available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

From Matlock take A632 signed Chesterfield. Right onto B6036 to Ashover

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