The Derby Inn

4.5
201 reviews
£26 to £40
British
We look forward to welcoming you to the Derby Inn an independent and family pub. We are passionate about great service, a welcoming atmosphere and homemade tasty food.
We would like to have you with us and try our food!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 201 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All the waiters are very helpful and very friendly 😁

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Chris
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another fantastic meal with the family. This place never lets us down. Brilliant service and fantastic food.

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IanB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food and keen service staff. A bit disappointed by the table next to us had a dog, who barked and also caused havoc with his water bowl. Otherwise pleasant meal out. The phone tone was also too loud that drowned out the music.

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SonjaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visiting The Derby is always a good experience. Leo is an excellent host, and has a great team around him. The food is very good. The atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable. I'm a regular visitor because they never fail.

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Eeyore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

excellent food and service. It was a shame that the chef made a mistake with the order, but the staff were very apllogetic and the manager offered a drink on the house. This is the only reason I have given 4 and not 5 stars. It in no way spolied the evening and we will certainly be retuning for a future visit. It's possibly the best pub-restaurant food we have eaten in the local area for quite a while and I would have no hesitation in recommending the Derby

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KathS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, food delicious.
Staff very attentive, had a lovely Sunday Lunch

BL
BeverleyL
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and lovely fun staff - did get a couple of things wrong but all rectified and dealt with professionally.

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eileenb
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service, would definitely recommend .

RH
RosH
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent, lots of space, good value food, friendly staff

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josmoo
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The owner is always very friendly and happy to see you which is great, the service is good and the food is good

JB
JudeB
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Nice garden area. Only improvement would be for the wait staff to remember to bring cutlery out with food! Really friendly bar manager and I will definitely visit again!

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Spoons
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great, attentive service. Good choice on menu. Fab tasting food. Found wine a bit expensive. Overall a lovely experience.

JP
JohnP
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service and really nice food. Staff really friendly and a nice welcome.

WD
WonkeyD
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was yummy as usual. Was very quiet and relaxing.

SF
SylviaF
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal. The food was excellent, portion sizes were generous and the service was very good.

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Chris
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another fantastic meal at the Derby Inn. Food is always amazing, and the staff are so welcoming and friendly. Love it. Fast becoming my favourite restaurant in the local area.

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stuarta
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Welcoming, friendly, attentive good range of menu choices; good presentation of plates & very tasty food.

AL
AlexandraL
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was over priced for the quality, chicken was over cooked and burnt. Mash potato had crust on it like it had been sitting under the heat lamp for too long.

AH
AndrewH
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A visit to The Derby Inn has become a regular event. The food is excellent and the service too.
Leo and his team do everything possible to make a visit to the Derby Inn and great experience.

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Murph
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely pub. Food brilliant. Staff really friendly. Lovely atmosphere. Going back again next week. Highly recommend!!

TH
TraceyH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a birthday lunch , food was amazing as was the service

MD
MarkyD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at the Derby Inn and we weren’t disappointed. The food was great; arrived in good time and was very tasty. We are going again next week.

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vipThePoorEnglishman
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is our second visit as we enjoyed the Menu and food on our last visit. This time it was a Sunday evening and were surprised to see the Sunday roast still running. My wife had the Chicken and myself the Beef. I would recommend this restaurant once again

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wendyw
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday roast. Very popular. Friendly attentive staff

KB
KatyB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food from Leo and the staff. Outside area is sheltered so even when it got a bit windy it was fine :) always recommend. Great roast too.

KH
KennethH
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at the Derby Inn but we'll be back. Very good food and the staff were good. The young lad who served us was very polite, attentive but not intrusive.

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vipThePoorEnglishman
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Arrived at 6pm, table was ready and we were quickly seated. The waiter was efficient and took our drinks order and took our meal order.
It was a Sunday evening and it was quiet but the service and the meal was very good.

We sat inside as it was raining but there looks to be a very welcoming seating area outside as well.

We would definately go back again

MS
MichelleScott
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Waiting staff are all so lovely and the food is amazing. Been here a few times recently, always been great! This time around service was so but they more than made up for it with the smile and good food!

AH
vipAndrewH
Hampshire
9 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really busy when we went so service was stretched but nevertheless we received very good service and excellent food as always.

LH
LeaH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderfully friendly pub - high quality food - really felt special. highly recommended

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Lindy
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed out visit and will certainly come again. Nice menu and very friendly and helpful staff. Can't think why I'd never discovered you before!

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MummyofTwo
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The new team at the Derby Inn are friendly and accommodating for families. IKEA high chairs available with or without the tray.
Decent vegetarian options. Veggie roast on a Sunday is a welcome recent addition to the menu but could do with being something like a nut roast or similar - at the moment it’s literally just roast vegetables.
Overall really nice pub

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EmmaW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely Father’s Day lunch. Roasts, steaks, all good. Only one small criticism, our child had the scampi. At over £6 for a children’s meal it would have been nice to at least have some peas or accompaniment.

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AgataT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food, friendly ambiance. Will be going back.

LB
LeoB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes I would recommend to friends :) Its the second time there enjoyed both times.

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Pipster
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were put on a table beside the door to the garden where no other diners were & the door kept being left open. There was no ambience & we waited ages for service & food - we were totally out of sight. The table was booked for 12.45pm & we got our mains at 2.15pm! And on Father’s Day which was such a shame :(

Saying that, the food was excellent & the maitre d did bring us a complimentary drink for the wait to try & make up for it so that was a bonus!

JA
JACKIED
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ideal Meeting place for family. Good varied menu, attentative service and will definately revisit!

AH
vipAndrewH
Hampshire
10 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a brilliant meal, excellent service and great atmosphere. Thank you Leo and the whole team. See you again very soon.

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Hellyeah
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

My friend and I ordered 2 x sirloin steaks one medium and one medium rare. After what felt like a very long wait we received 2 x cooked within and inch of their lives steaks. Let's just say very well done. We were so hungry that we ate them but we did manage to show the waitress who in turn offered us a free drink. The waitress was lovely and very apologetic but we will not be rushing to go back. £22 per steak is a lot to spend so I would have expected better especially from the Derby Inn.

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ANNE
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a gorgeous. meal on Tuesday lunchtime. Nothing was too much trouble, good service, attentive and one of the best meals we have had in a long time. The menu was home cooked traditional fayre with a Greek twist throughout the menu. My husband had bbq wings and I had chicken skewers, both of which were amazing. I also had a tiramisu and very rarely eat a pudding. I did this time because the meal was so lovely and the pudding lived up to expectations.
The garden area looked lovely too but we chose to sit inside with a window open which was cooler.
We plan to definitely go back to this lovely "find" of a pub, thank you to Jessica for the explanations of what the pub stands for.

FAQs

The Derby Inn does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat.

The Derby Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 201 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.