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    Bar Aura: The Place To Be!!!!!!!

    by DaveandsamT Written Oct 18, 2012

    We visited Bar Aura on a student night which they hold every Monday and Wednesday and it was fantastic!!!! The drinks are cheap as chips!! The staff are very friendly and seem up for a laugh. The music was mostly Commercial stuff which was fantastic. Completely different to the last time we went. It seemed very ethnic orientated and we kinda felt very out of place but not anymore it seems its a fun orientated venue that caters for all tastes. they also do a lot of Fancy Dress nights and are also planning to do food soon ..... Sounds awesome the manager Dave i think his name was is soing a fantastic job. its about time someone turned that place into a real bar. I will certainly be going back !!!!

    Dress Code: Casual Smart and fancy dress weekdays and weekends!!!

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    ~ Walkabout ~: ~ Excellent Prices on All Drinks ~

    by Heavens-Mirror Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    ~ Walkabout ~

    Walkabout is quite a new pub in the centre of Derby town. It is an Australian bar and has been popular since it opened. Drinks are a great price and they also have student nights.
    They also show all live sports on a huge flatscreen aswell as on small screens throughout the bar.
    It is a nice place to go for a drink at night, they also play music and you can go in during the day for some lunch too.

    It is decorated well with sofas around the place aswell as tables and chairs and an Australian theme to the pub.

    Dress Code: Smart Casual at weekends. Casual wear in the weekdays.

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    The Standing Order.: Cheap beer and food.

    by Pod Written Apr 6, 2009
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    This Wetherspoon pub was built as the Crompton & Evans Union Bank, later the City branch of the NatWest which closed in 1993 and is, appropriately, now a pub. There are two JDWs in Derby, and I this is the smarter. The other being the smaller Babington Arms. No music or entertainment.

    Dress Code: Not realy a dress code but friday, saturday nights you may have to show some id.

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    Old Silk Mill: Beer as Smooth as Silk

    by St_Vincent Written May 27, 2007

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    This is a nice looking pub with a large historical mural painted on one of the side walls. It is located opposite Ye Olde Dolphin and near the Old Silk Mill tourist attraction. The Flowerpot, another good real ale pub, is nearby so it‘s ideal for a mini crawl.

    A new management team took over in May 07 and they seem committed to upholding the tradition of good real ale pubs in Derby. They are currently trying to get Enterprise to agree that they can source their ales from SIBA members. The Derby Triple Hop, a nice creamy caramel ale, was certainly on good form when I visited and the kitchen was being refurbished ready for the launch of a new menu. Live music is likely to be a feature concentrating on local bands.

    This is a more genuine pub than Ye Olde Dolphin opposite which is where the tourists will go, the “beer tourists” should go to the Old Silk Mill.

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    Ye Olde Dolphin Inne: The oldest pub in Derby

    by St_Vincent Written May 27, 2007

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    All the signage points to this being the oldest pub in Derby dating back to 1530 and the cobbled corridors and low wooden doorways back up the claim. It’s a nice looking pub with some decent beers and a cheap menu. It does come across as a bit touristy though, with the eating area being named the “1530 AD Restaurant” and various advertisements for ghost walks and the like. There was also a notice about a spiritual medium appearing every Wednesday, I was there on a Wednesday and the next event was advertised as two weeks later, unforeseen circumstances maybe!! It’s definitely worth visiting though as it oozes history.

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    The Flowerpot: A pint of Flowers

    by St_Vincent Written May 27, 2007

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    One of the premier real ale pubs in Derby. There were 11 handpumps on including a number of local brews plus three more available from the cellar. The selection was excellent with a mixture of hoppy ales, session bitters, a dark mild and strong beers plus a couple of ciders. The pub is a traditional old boozer with a basic but comfortable main bar at the front. There's a Derby County FC fixture poster above the fireplace from the 1914-1915 season which includes an advert for the "New Flowerpot". Towards the rear is a "library room" which is used for eating and also a function room and beer garden. The pub is well known locally as a music venue and they also have occasional beer festivals. Good place for a beer and anyone on the trail of real ale in Derby should make the pilgrimage.

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    ~ The White Swan, Spondon ~: ~ The Famous Pub Of Spondon ~

    by Heavens-Mirror Written May 1, 2007

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    The White Swan is another local pub we go to in Spondon. It is closer to Gaz's house than the Vernon so makes it ideal for a swift drink or 5....Hehe! Only joking.
    It is one of the eldest pubs in Spondon and most people recognise Spondon because of the White Swan. It is the main thing in Spondon village that stands out as its right in the centre of the village at the roundabout.
    The White Swan admittedly is not one of the nicest pubs around but they do have lovely staff. Tracey the landlady is very nice, always says hello and asks how we are. Also Sharon, Claire, Debbie and the other staff are nice too.

    It is a quieter pub than the Vernon but it does tend to attract some of the local young people who sometimes when have had a few drinks can cause abit of bother. We've never had a problem with them but sometimes they are abit loud when not needed. They do also have a lounge at the White Swan so if you want abit of peace the younger people tend to go in the bar side of the pub.

    The White Swan also serves sunday roasts which ive heard are very nice and good value for money. They also have a huge plasma screen for live sports for all to watch.

    Dress Code: Anything...Casual or Going out clothes

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    ~ The Vernon Arms, Spondon ~: ~ Our Favourite Local Pub ~

    by Heavens-Mirror Written May 1, 2007

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    The Vernon Arms is only a short walk from Gaz's house so we often go here normally on a Tuesday night after dinner and sometimes at the weekend for a few drinks.
    It has a nice atmosphere, its very clean and tidy for a pub and has friendly staff. You can listen to your favourite music on the jukebox, have a game of pool, play on the games machine or you can watch live sports on the televisions.
    We normally go here for a few hours at the weekend just to chill out and have a nice evening.

    Dress Code: Casual dress, you can wear anything you like. It tends to be smarter clothes at the weekend. In the weekdays you sometimes just get work men come in straight from work.

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    Sitwell tavern: bikers galore

    by Arianasarah866 Written Jan 7, 2006

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    A rather dark bikers pub just near the old Future nightclub which is fine once they know you, Prepare to be glared at if not. OK juke box though (Whiskey in the Jar is my favourite) They have also hosted Topless barmaid nights. Classy joint it is!

    Dress Code: not smart.

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    The Vaults: underground....

    by Arianasarah866 Written Jan 7, 2006

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    Just drinking down through a tiny door in what looks like a bomb shelter is the Derby Vaults, pub of cheap drinks and offers and sometimes live music if you're really unlucky. One of the better pubs in Derby.

    Dress Code: none

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  • Brunswick Inn: A top pub

    by jayhawk2000 Updated Jan 10, 2004

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    The Brunswick

    This pub quite possibly has the largest selection of beer we have ever seen...we counted 16 hand pumps and were so bedazzled we didn't ask to see what they had bottled!

    They brew beer on site (you can watch the brewers at work) and often have four to five of their own brews on tap.

    They champion quality ale from small producers so you'll find a huge range of unique beers to tempt you to stay until you've tried them all.

    The food is good, plentiful and at the right price. There are an abundance of rooms and tables so you can find the perfect perch. The Good Beer Guide rightfully declares this as 'one of the best-known free houses in the country and a committed champion of small brewers.'

    The pub sits at the head of a long line of terraced houses that made up the 'model village' for railway workers here. Around the corner is the Alexandra Hotel which also deserves a look. Again, you will find a fine selection of real ales but they offer whiskies and Continental brews as well.

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    Old Silk Mill pub: Pub

    by Imbi Written Dec 16, 2003

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    Old Silk Mill pub is located on 19 Full Street. The Old Silk Mill is an attractive looking pub from both the exterior and interior. Sunday lunch is a particular favourite as the cosy open fires and superb roast dinners are what Sundays should all be about. The rest of the week youýll also find a great range of traditional pub food on offer at down to earth prices.

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