The Alexandra Hotel, Derby - pub details
Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 14831)
- Food served, Real ale
- Smoking area, Accommodation available
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|Top pub. Beer quality top notch as usual. Best beer sampled Dark Star Six Hop which at 6.5% sounds strong but very tasty without being overpowering. Always a warm welcome and a wide selection here.|
ahscum - 9 May 2013 18:11
|Another excellent visit last Saturday, usual selection of ales all of those we tried being in top condition and friendly service from knowledgeable staff. Also a good range of European bottled beers which I never get round to drinking these days but most of which I have tried at some point in the past. The Bavarian smoked beer is highly recommended, as an earlier comment mentions.|
It seems the reason the second counter on the platform clock is inoperative is that a loud click every second would drive everyone barmy, especially the staff.
Stamfordian - 24 Apr 2013 15:56
|If this is truly a hotel I may well sell the house and move in. Went in on Sunday after discovering the Brunswick is virtually the only pub on the planet that does food every day of the week except Sunday. The Alex does not do hot food on a Sunday either but its rolls - OK, "cobs" in local dialect - were excellent quality and good value while one of my companions, who could eat a horse of Trojan proportions, said the cold pie he had was the best cold pie he had ever tasted.|
Nothing wrong with the beer selection, either, with the Castle Rock brews supplemented by some other local brews (e.g. Burton Bridge). Coming from London I was naturally pleasantly surprised at the prices. The pub actually does take-aways in milk-carton style containers or you can buy bottles of Castle Rock ale.
The pub also does a dynamite - as in "blow your head off" - range of chocolate, including Scorpion death chili flavour.
The public bar has a lot of railway memorabilia, including an intrusive and vaguely disconcerting giant platform clock (you know the sort: red frame, yellow digital numbers). The saloon bar has a rabbit. A live rabbit in a rabbit run. I presume it lives in the beer garden in the summer.
A real find. I will be back, but sadly only once a year on my annual visit to Derby.
Fiendishgames - 14 Nov 2012 10:28
|Best pub I've been in in years: Castle Rock and Guest Beers, choice of superb cold Pork and Chicken & Pork pies, railway memorabilia from a wide period (check out the pub clock), rabbit, very friendly barmaid, CAMRA discount. Overwhelmingly more fun than The Brunswick.|
paul_ove_walldner - 12 Nov 2012 09:48
|Now returned to the very good pub it has been in the past, with friendly service, a good range of decent ales served in fine condition and a warm atmosphere created by the mix of customers. Now a must visit together with its close neighbour. |
Stamfordian - 3 May 2012 16:11
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