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The Hurt Arms

3.9
3.9
245 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
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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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Booked 2 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Hours of operation

    null

  • Phone number

    01629 534888

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Ambergate

  • 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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What 245 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.0Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. AB

    AlisonB

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Lovley relaxing,restaurant, staff are very helpful and happy ,definitely going again

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    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.

  3. AG

    AmandaG

    Derbyshire

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    Food was lovely but some of the staff wasn’t too friendly

  4. E

    Exbuzzby95

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    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.

  5. WT

    WynnT

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    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

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2020

    overall3food2service1ambience2

    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.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly staff, excellent food and service

  8. SE

    SarahE

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Love this place, food amazing. First time back since after lock down.

  9. C

    Charlotte

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    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.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  11. HP

    HughP

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    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

  12. NF

    NigelF

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food excellent. Staff very friendly. Alex and samantha.Would recommend to family and friends.

  13. SF

    SueF

    Nottingham

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    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.

  14. PW

    PaulW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    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.

  15. CS

    CharlotteS

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The meal was excellent, food were delicious and the staff couldn’t do enough for you, so friendly and will definitely be coming back.

  16. NB

    NickyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    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.

  17. L

    Lm243

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    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.

  18. TW

    TaraW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We visited for the first time on Sunday thoroughly enjoyed the food andcthe staff were amazing

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Mediocre food, some of which was cold. Some staff very friendly, some rude. Won't return.

  20. C

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience1

    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.

  21. JR

    JennaRB

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Amazing food, great portion size for value, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Highly recommend!

  22. CS

    CarlaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    I would but the service needs improvement In particular the time drinks and food take to be served.

  23. l

    lewwey

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    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 .

  24. SO

    SteveO

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing location. Food was to die for. Can not wait to come back for more

  25. LY

    LYNNJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an overnight stay as well as dinner. Fantastic food, service and ambience. Can’t recommend it enough!

  26. AS

    AndrewS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  27. LG

    LesleyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    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.

  28. VR

    VikkiR

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Lovely setting for a drink, menu a bit limited, gimicky and overpriced.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Second visit for the Sunday carvery and whilst food was good disappointed that no cranberry sauce was on offer again .

  30. ND

    NigelD

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the Calvary, a regular visitor these days , never disappointing, ± bring back the salted caramel cheesecake± for a perfect Sunday

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Lovely Sunday Lunch

  32. CS

    CharlotteS

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing, first time experience for us and we loved it. We are definitely booking to go again soon.

  33. j

    jamie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall3food1service4ambience3

    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

  34. JL

    JamesL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    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.

  35. MS

    MalcolmS

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Service was exceptional with drinks brought to the table and food orders taken promptly. Food quality was very good and timely.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  37. d

    darrenb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    excellent Sunday carvery and fantastic service and staff. Busy but friendly atmoshere, we will be returning very soon

  38. PH

    PhilipH

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We took the cocktail offer ordering two banana and passion fruit daiquiri neither came with banana as run out the second had no passion fruit as also run out. Would have been nice to know at the time of orders then we could have changed order. Food nice cottage pie over price for what you get. Staff friendly. All in all just above average.

  39. DW

    DeanneW

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    It was a nice place with a nice service but the menu doesn’t have much choice if you’re trying to eat healthy.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The food was pleasant . Cold plates though . Drinks took an age to arrive . Staff were pleasant enough . Overall it was ok .

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The Hurt Arms is rated 3.9 stars by 245 OpenTable diners

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Booked 2 times today
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Derby Road Ambergate, Derbyshire DE56 2EJ

  • Neighborhood

    Ambergate

  • Hours of operation

    null

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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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