The Brewery Tap - Derby's Royal Standard

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The Brewery Tap - Derby's Royal StandardThe Brewery Tap - Derby's Royal Standard

Type: Bar

1 Derwent Street
Derby, England, DE1 2EN
United Kingdom

+44 01332 33683 | map

Brewery Tap of the Derby Brewing Co.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-04-2009

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Photo of ReluctantScooper
2.66/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5

The problem is, this used to be one of my locals when I worked in the city. I can't remember the aquarium but I do remember the topless barmaids and my boss setting fire to his chest hair for a laugh. He had three nipples, too.

The beer was shit but they were the days when I didn't drink beer for the flavour.

Nowadays; lots of exposed brick, lots of hard floors, plenty of Derby Brewery beer (not that great), occasionally great guests (Brew Company from Sheffield, for instance), horrendously expensive continental keg and bottle.

A really awful beer festival happens a couple of times a year. Stillaged beer has rarely been so poorly cared for.

Here's a kicker - they have "The Rack", five third-pints and a bowl of cheese presented on a wooden plank. Same that the beer - or the cheese - isn't that great.

Worth the trip? Sure, as it's halfway between the Silk Mill and the Smithfield. After five minutes walking, you'll need a break to laugh at the prices and chug a Budvar.

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Photo of JohnW
3.71/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This old pub known as the Flying Standard was closed down for several years, then re-opened in 2007-8 (?) and refurbished. Making use of the old interior bare brickwork interior walls and ultra modern lighting and fittings. To my taste it seems a strange mixture, bare polished floor boards, bare walls and brickwork, with modern fittings make it seem a bit 'clinical' and cold. Carpeting on the floors would make it seem a bit warmer and homely, but that's just my opinion!

Central oval shaped bar area, which serves the two adjoining rooms.

Outside is a small courtyard seating area, and a patio area that looks over towards the Derwent River and gardens.

There were 10 hand pulls serving a variety of beers, mainly from the Derby Brewery, so a changing list, plus taps for the usual lagers and imported lager too. Large selection of imported bottled beers, from US, Germany, Belgium, so plenty to choose from.

Prices for the beers on hand pull was reasonable, though dont know the prices of the bottled beers. Good service at time of visit.

Extensive food menu from local produce served mid-day till 7pm, though did not try it.

Great selection of beers, both local and international, and fair prices make this worth a visit, though I don't much like the rather 'cold' interior, made it seem lacking in atmosphere somehow. Maybe on another visit I might feel differently!

Location is just across the Derwent River bridge from the Market Place.

Bham UK July 2009

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The Brewery Tap - Derby's Royal Standard in Derby, GB2, United Kingdom
3.19 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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