Cider Pub Guide to Derbyshire

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The guide to pubs selling Real Cider in Derbyshire. 25 entries so far...



  • Three Horseshoes, Long Lane, Dalbury Lees, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5BJ. Tel: (01332) 824481.

Reports of up to five ciders on offer. More details required.


  • The Old Poets' Corner, 1, Butts Road, Ashover, Derbyshire, S45 0EW. Tel: (01246) 590888.

On the B6036 Kelstedge to Stretton road, about 1 mile from the A632 Matlock to Chesterfield road; at the bottom of the village below the church.
Check out their detailed web site including map link:The Old Poets' Corner. At least four real ciders always available, plus a couple 'in reserve'. On our visit (17/06/05): Weston's Old Rosie; Kim's 'Birthday Blend'(?); Bollhayes Devon Vintage; Sheppy's Farmhouse Medium; Woodthorpe Owd Barker (9%!). Broadoak Perry was just being readied for sale. Check out what's been available.
Delightful traditional village pub, a true 'free house'; excellent range of real ales, real fires, good food; walkers and dogs welcome. Highly recommended! Now (Nov 2005) actually owned by Kim & Jackie Beresford - promises it will get even better!

Very good, comfortable en-suite accomodation now available (we stayed for the weekend). 5 Real Ciders + 1 Real Perry were on. Beer and Cider festivals are a regular feature.

24/08/06: 4 real ciders and 2 real perries on. Also Kim and Jackie have purchased cottage next door, to be renovated and rented out as a Holiday Cottage.


  • The Cross Keys, 35 Market Place, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1FZ. Tel: (01773) 599191.

According to the RuRAD newsletter, this pub boasts real cider and real perry. Not sure what though, haven't had chance to check it out yet.


  • The Derby Tup, 387 Sheffield Road, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 8LS. Tel: (01246) 454316.

Always has at least 7 ciders and 1 perry on offer, sometimes more.

  • Market, 95 New Square, Chesterfield S40 1AH 01246 273641 11-11 Mon-Sat, 12-11 Sun.

Always Weston's on handpump, maybe another real cider behind the bar. (May 2012)

  • The Arkwright Arms, Chesterfield Road, Long Duckmanton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5JG‎. Tel: (01246) 232053. Email:

Owner says "Usually, has 10 ciders and 3 perries on offer now, with seasonal availability. However, having deliveries from Jon Hallam reasonably regularly, a good selection is always guaranteed. Also to mention, with cider and perry being a slightly stronger percentage of gravity, (And nobody agrees with drink driving!) camping is available, free of charge, all we ask is let us know when you arrive and how long you are staying. We would like to emphasize too, if you are not happy with the quality of your cider or perry, return it to the bar and you will be given a replacment. We do not like unhappy customers; we all work hard for our Cash and deserve good quality. This is a statement heartily kept to by myself (John) and my other half (Kathy). There are many establishments in the 'unknown' who would turn around and say, 'there is nothing wrong with it, you don't know what you are on about' Excuse my french. But we know the truth too well sometimes. We look forward to seeing all at 'Our Place' aka 'The Arkwright Arms' which is also the 'East Midlands Cider and perry Pub of the Year 2008'."

According to their website on 11/08/10, Ciders and Perries available are Arkwrights Premium Scrumpy, Broadoak KB, Broadoak Moonshine, Broadoak Perry, Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon, Gwynt y Ddraig Dog Dancer, Gwynt y Ddraig Pyder, Mr Whiteheads Brown Snout, Mr Whiteheads Midnight Special Perry, Mr Whiteheads Novo Pyrus Perry, Upton of Didcot Organic Cider, Westons Old Rosie, Westons Organic Vintage, Westons Herefordshire Country Perry, Woodthorpe Roobi Soozi and Woodthorpe Owd Barker. <--Does anyone know anything about "Arkwrights Premium Scrumpy"? Is it their own? Is it re-badged? CiderMike 07:23, 11 August 2010 (UTC)


  • The Poet and Castle, Alfreton Road, Codnor, Derbyshire, DE5 9QY. Tel: (01773) 744150.

The Poet and Castle is newly owned by Kim and Jackie Beresford of "The Old Poet's Corner", Ashover (see above), and new landlady Claire Roddy is to follow the trend set by "The Old Poet's Corner" in having a minimum of 5 traditional real ciders/perries on offer. Real ales, good food and plenty of live music are also to be a theme of this pub.


  • Alexandra Hotel, 203 Siddals Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2QE. Tel: (01332) 293993.

Tynemill pub close to Derby station. Recent change of licensee, Westons Old Rosie and the industrial cider Stowford Press are available. (07/01/08)

  • Bishop Blaise, 114 Friar Gate, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 1EX. Tel: (01332) 297065.

Good range of ales in a stylish bar. There is a nice patio at the rear. Westons Old Rosie on handpump. (06/07/06)

  • Brunswick, 1 Railway Terrace, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2RU. Tel: (01332) 290677‎.

Wonderful brewery tap near Derby Station, one of 'Britains 500 Best Pubs'. Westons Old Rosie. Maltcote

  • Flower Pot, 23 - 25 King Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3DZ. Tel: (01332) 204955‎.

Classic ale house with a guest cider/perry on handpump. The guest cider/perry is occasionaly from Saxon (06/07/06). Local Derbyshire 'Scropton Cider' on 07/01/08, Burrow Hill on 19/03/08.

  • Old Silk Mill, 19 Full Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3AF. Tel: (01332) 369748.

No real cider on handpump, but they do stock single bottles of Weston's Organic and Addleston's Cloudy - 22/11/09

  • Standing Order, 28 - 32 Irongate, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3GL‎. Tel: (01332) 207591‎.

Wetherspoon with Westons Old Rosie and Organic Vintage served cool. £1.69/pint when visited on 03/06/05.


  • Turks Head, 65 Church Street, Donisthorpe, Derbyshire, DE12 7PX. Tel: (01530) 270220.

Westons Old Rosie.


  • The Queens Head, Marlpool, 1 Breach Rd, Marlpool, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7NJ. Tel: (01773) 768015.

A former Shipstones house that became an Indian restaurant and since re-opened following a tasteful refurbishment. This free house now boasts quarry floor tiles, oak pew type benches and wicker chairs. Many handpumps adorn the small copper topped bar with up to 15 real ciders. Recently voted best in the East Midlands for real cider and perry by the Campaign for Real Ale. (July 2011) CiderMike 21:11, 14 July 2011 (UTC)


  • The Dead Poets Inn, Chapel Street, Holbrook, Derbyshire, DE56 0TQ. Tel: (01332) 780301.

Not visited yet, but close friends say they try to keep a good range of real ciders. NB: Be advised that this is a pub for Adults - children are not particularly welcomed it seems. Personally, I think thats a good thing!

Horsley Woodhouse

  • The Old Oak Inn, 176 Main Street, Horsley Woodhouse, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 6AW. Tel: (01332) 881299.

On the A609 between Belper and Heanor / Ilkeston. OS Landranger sheet 128; Grid Reference: 393450
Basic, unspoilt Leadmill Brewery pub. Good range of guest beers, and a guest cider on handpump, locally produced Three Cats Cider on 19/05/07. Food is limited to good quality filled rolls.

Kirk Ireton

  • The Barley Mow, Main Street, Kirk Ireton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 3JP. Tel: (01335) 370306.

Kirk Ireton is off the B5023 Wirksworth-Duffield road, near Idridgehay (about 1 mile WNW) and about 3 miles SSW of Wirksworth. OS Landranger sheet 119; Grid Reference:266502 Marvellous old-world traditional pub. No music or machines, open fires, beers and cider served straight from cask via tap and spile. Cider varies: Weston's Old Rosie, Mole's Black Rat, Thatcher's Cheddar Valley all seen and sampled. Good range of well kept real ales too. A true gem for nostalgia seekers. Also do v. comfortable B&B in separate outbuilding.

Long Eaton

  • Twitchell Inn, Howitt Street, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, NG10 1ED. Tel: (01159) 722197.

(Notts postcode but physically in Derbyshire) A Wetherspoon's pub selling Westons from bag in box and Westons Oak Conditioned bottles.


  • The Blue Bell Inn, 53 Church Street, Melbourne, Derby DE73 8EJ, Tel: (01332) 865764.

This pub well placed for visiting the Pool, Church and Hall usually offers one hand pumped draught cider. At present (06/2011) it is selling Gwynt y Ddraig's Black Dragon. This pub is also the brewery tap for the Shardlow Brewery.


  • Nags Head, Butterley Hill, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3LT. Tel: (01773) 746722.

White-fronted pub on the left of the B6179 (old A61) as you go up the hill into Ripley. The B6179 runs past the Midland Railway Centre and Butterley.
Visited 02/07/07 - Newtons "Naughty" (7.1%) and Black Rat on hand pump. Other pump clips around the bar from Newtons Perry, Ben Crossman and Roger Wilkins. At least two ciders/perries claimed as a regular feature. Good range of real ales too, many from local small or micro breweries.
Visited 30-04-08: Weston's Scrumpy; Moles' Black Rat; Rich's Legbender; Hucknall's Torkard 57 - all on.

South Normanton

  • The Clock, 107 Market Street, South Normanton, Derbyshire, DE55 2AA. Tel: (01773) 811396.

Westons Old Rosie.

  • The Devonshire Arms, 137 Market Street, South Normanton, Derbyshire, DE55 2AA. Tel: (01773) 810748.

Westons Old Rosie/Moles Black Rat.

Two Dales

  • The Plough Inn, Wheatley Road, Two Dales, nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2FF. Tel: (01629) 732260.

Has recently introduced Westons Old Rosie, but would like to try other real ciders.


  • Old Hall Inn, Whitehough, Chinley, High Peak, Derbyshire, SK23 6EJ. Tel: (01663) 750529.

16th century freehouse. Has dedicated cider menu and 1 hand pulled cider on tap, plus Westons on tap.


  • The Green Man, 1 Canal Bridge, Willington, Derbyshire, DE65 6BQ. Tel: (01283) 702377.

Friendly village pub not far from the Trent & Mersey Canal and the (intermittently-served) railway station. Guest cider (Westons Old Rosie in March 2009) in bag-in-a-box round the back, plus bottled Thatchers Katy and Green Goblin. Cheap, filling food.

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