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The Hurt Arms, Ambergate, Derbyshire

The Hurt Arms

3.9
3.9
250 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Originally built in 1874 by Francis Hurt, the impressive historical building sits proudly on the A6 connecting Ambergate to Buxton, Matlock and Derby. Passed through many hands, The Hurt Arms has now been taken over with the intentions of bringing this remarkable building back to its former glory. Serving locally sourced ingredients hand-crafted by our expert chefs, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British
  • Phone number
    01629 534888
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Ambergate
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 250 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

250 Reviews
  1. Nigel

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location great food , always like eating here

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  2. LouKPT

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food wasn't great. Undercooked veg and pasta swimming in sauce like soup. Was told one of our desserts wasn't available after waiting ages for it to come to table. Service wasn't great. Awful acoustics. Couldn't hear each other talking.

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  3. SueW

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was nice. However they had not got my Open Table booking on their system. A good job they were not busy or may have had a wasted journey.

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  4. BellerAde

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A dog walk first along the trail with friends, then a lovely late afternoon meal to finish our day.

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  5. Donna

    Derbyshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Only thing I thought was the portions were to big and the main meal was brought out straight away after your starter. Overall it was a lovley evening,food was delicious.

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  6. AlisonB

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovley relaxing,restaurant, staff are very helpful and happy ,definitely going again

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We waited for our table for a considerable time, then as we were seated we were being rushed into ordering. They have tried to be quirky with the menu but it just doesn't work ... I'm not there for "happily ever after" for my dessert ... It wasn't pricey at all but unfortunately the food reflects this ... my chips were anemic and the baguette was somehow sticky and under baked. The place has had a freshen up decor wise ... this was lovely. The bar staff were great too, friendly and on the ball.

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  8. AmandaG

    Derbyshire

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was lovely but some of the staff wasn’t too friendly

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  9. Exbuzzby95

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Having eaten at this place during eat out to help out last year we both felt that the quality of the food compared to last year was much lower and the price ridiculously high.

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  10. WynnT

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent staff brilliant the only thing I h as a problem with was that I had to check the Bill but they were very nice and understanding would come again

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were asked if it was a special occasion, it was, a birthday. Nothing special done?! The service was poor, extremely slow, asked for vinegar and didn’t get it, asked for a pudding menu, didn’t get that, had to wait till a waitress wandered by. Cleared half the plates, disappeared and left the rest. Didn’t get asked if we wanted more drinks but couldn’t go to the bar. The prices are too high now to allow regular visits. The fish and chips were greasy, as were the onion rings. The Parmesan fries were covered in cheddar. I don’t ever complain but, sorry, this was a poor birthday experience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, excellent food and service

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  13. SarahE

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place, food amazing. First time back since after lock down.

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  14. Charlotte

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall I enjoyed our recent visit to the Hurt Arms. The food and service were good but it was a strange atmosphere given the distancing between tables. This obviously can’t be helped and it was clear that a lot of effort had been made to make the experience as safe as possible. I was surprised that the restaurant was not table service and orders had to be placed at the bar which meant queuing in a small space around the bar.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service

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  16. HughP

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tends to major on burgers, which are not to our taste but I realise they are now the trendy thing to order, but there is a fair variety of alternatives on offer. Can get noisy at busy times but fine on a weekday evening. Good selection of real ales

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  17. NigelF

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent. Staff very friendly. Alex and samantha.Would recommend to family and friends.

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  18. SueF

    Nottingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent - staff very friendly. All 4 of us had different main courses but the same desserts all of which were excellent - well cooked and presented. We thought the price of our meal represented really good value for money. We all said that we will be returning in the future. Thankyou.

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  19. PaulW

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I would recommend Hurt Arms to my rich friends, but not to the ones who simply wanted a trip out to a local pub/restaurant.

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  20. CharlotteS

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was excellent, food were delicious and the staff couldn’t do enough for you, so friendly and will definitely be coming back.

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  21. NickyB

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We would definitely recommend the food, it was great but the service was lacking. The service on the bar was incredibly slow when we arrived and we had to reconfirm our drinks several times. We had a lovely waitress, very chatty and great knowledge of the food but I am not sure if it was because they got busy in the bar but after we received our meals, mine missing the relish we were not checked back on for anything, drinks, issues with meal etc. When we came to pay, we noticed at the bar that it had been happy hour on cocktails and when we mentioned this we were pretty much told we should have asked if we wanted them. If we had know we would have definitely tried although would have been difficult with the lack of service. This place could be fantastic with a little work on the service, after waiting for our table to be cleared we did look at deserts but didn't fancy waiting again so headed closer to home for this.

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  22. Lm243

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was amazing but seriously let down by the service. Staff not knowing specials/offers or even the cocktail offer stated in the menu (resulted in us being overcharged). Good and unique cocktails. Outdoor area seriously lacking.

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  23. TaraW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for the first time on Sunday thoroughly enjoyed the food andcthe staff were amazing

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Mediocre food, some of which was cold. Some staff very friendly, some rude. Won't return.

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  25. Charlotte

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was absolutely beautiful and service was great however the experience was tainted by what seemed to be a swarm of flies in our corner of the room. I know this is something out of the restaurant's control however it did ruin the meal with them flying around and landing on our food. We did mention this to our server but nobody seemed to want to do anything to help. Other than that the visit was very enjoyable.

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  26. JennaRB

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food, great portion size for value, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Highly recommend!

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  27. CarlaS

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I would but the service needs improvement In particular the time drinks and food take to be served.

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  28. lewwey

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    too embarrassed to complain whilst in there.Dogs yapping , kids screaming, Food dreadful don't have the Korean tacos...everything was dry. table sticky , customer care on messaging afterwards dreadful. huge advocate normally for this place but seems standards have dropped somewhat .

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  29. SteveO

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing location. Food was to die for. Can not wait to come back for more

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  30. LYNNJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an overnight stay as well as dinner. Fantastic food, service and ambience. Can’t recommend it enough!

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  31. AndrewS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous staff. Everyone, down to the last person, was friendly and engaging. The menu described an intriguing array of foods and flavours and we were not disappointed. Everything was delicious and we look forward to our next visit.

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  32. LesleyG

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food just a shame we had to wait so long to be served. Definitely more staff needed but the staff they have got were brilliant.

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  33. VikkiR

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely setting for a drink, menu a bit limited, gimicky and overpriced.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Second visit for the Sunday carvery and whilst food was good disappointed that no cranberry sauce was on offer again .

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  35. NigelD

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Calvary, a regular visitor these days , never disappointing, ± bring back the salted caramel cheesecake± for a perfect Sunday

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely Sunday Lunch

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  37. CharlotteS

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, first time experience for us and we loved it. We are definitely booking to go again soon.

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  38. jamie

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Don’t know if I would recommend would have to try again. My steak were fine my wife had fish said it were dry and no taste to it, brother said his were average. Pudding I didn’t have one wife had cheesecake said it were awful sent it back did complain about it and they did knock it off bill

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  39. JamesL

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went as a family of 5 on my son’s birthday. Clearly they were busy, but service was slow, especially getting our drinks. Food was all ok, if nothing special. My crab linguini however was quite bizarre and appeared to be made up with leftover veg, as it had loads of peppers and boiled potatoes in it, with no sign of the chillies or crispy onions advertised on the menu. Boiled potatoes? With pasta? If that had been on the menu I wouldn’t have ordered it. The bird cages the burgers are served in do take up lots of room on the table and I felt detracted from our experience. It was less intimate having to look at everybody through cages. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful, so no complaints there at all, but even she admitted it was all a bit busy. The overall ambience was ok, but again nothing special. It was all a bit loud and the decor/furniture a little too shabby without being chic. Will give it another go at some stage, but will try elsewhere first.

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  40. MalcolmS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was exceptional with drinks brought to the table and food orders taken promptly. Food quality was very good and timely.

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The Hurt Arms is rated 3.9 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

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Derby Road, Ambergate, Derbyshire DE56 2EJ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Ambergate
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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