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The Rowditch Inn and Brewery

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2 Ratings
Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 33.91%
Taps: 9
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
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246 Uttoxeter New Road
Derby, DE22 3LL
United Kingdom (England)
phone: +44 01332 343 123

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Will open a small in-house brewing operation Easter 2010.

(Place added by: twelly on 03-20-2010)
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Reviews by ReluctantScooper:
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2.3/5  rDev -33.9%

I've been here a dozen times. It's been open once.

And, Twelly... it's bad form for brewers to give rave reviews of their taps. Not that anyone pays attention to these reviews. Or, if they did, would find the damn pub open.

Enough grrr. Pleasant enough pub, low on beer on my only visit during a Mild In May crawl. My only fear for a nascent brewpub is the need for footfall - I've tried getting out there since 'Twelly' started brewing but the pub's either been shut or I've heard the beers had been busted out whilst I was still in town.

This could be a beer destination. At the moment, it's nowhere.

ReluctantScooper, Jan 12, 2011
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4.66/5  rDev +33.9%

The Rowditch Inn is not situated in a place that attracts passing trade, in fact most people do not know it's there as they pass. Instead it relies on reputation and regular trade. It's the regulars who provide the atmosphere, and the landlord's love and understanding of craft real ale that created and maintains its reputation.
It's a typical English town drinking pub, sadly a thing in decline.
It's an unpretentious place with only one bar, that fronts a main road at traffic signals. There is no car parking space available except for side streets. A cellar bar is sometimes opened for special occasions, and during the summer a very pleasant beer garden can be found downstairs at the rear.
There are regular keg beers available, but it's the hand pulls that provide the attraction. Only one has a regular beer, Marston's Pedigree, the other three serve guests. These are constantly changing as they are served exclusively out of firkins (9 UK gallons) which can all change in a busy evening. Only exceptional and popular beers appear more than once as a general rule.
The pub serves no food except nibbles, but a renowned Indian restaurant nearby attracts drinkers before and after their meal as the place itself is dry. Punters take jugs of fresh ale from the 'Ditch to the Indian, who provide the glasses.
At Easter 2010 the 'Ditch team will brew their first ale with their newly installed 3.5 UK barrel micro brewery, making them Derby's 4th true brewpub of the recent era.

twelly, Mar 23, 2010
The Rowditch Inn and Brewery in Derby, United Kingdom (England)
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.