About The Tavern

A British country pub overflowing with every bit of nostalgic charm that image conjures up, The Tavern on College Road in Denstone is something you couldn’t recreate. Cosy, welcoming and friendly, it’s ideal for warming up at the bar with a pint or settling in for a hearty pub meal. This is no ordinary British pub meal, though, with a strong dedication to fresh produce and local Staffordshire suppliers resulting in genuine quality, a difference from other pubs that you don’t really have to be told – you can taste it at The Tavern, Denstone’s local.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Tavern
College Road, Denstone
Denstone ST14 5HR

Menu Highlights



(V) Bread, olives, Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic


Chefs Soup & Artisan Bread


Crispy Whitebait, Tavern Tatar sauce, Mixed Leaves



Hearty Cottage Pie & Seasonal Vegetables


“Toad In The Hole”, Sticky Onion Gravy & Mash


Slow Cooked Lamb Shank, Mash & Minted Jus



10oz Gammon Steak

Free-range Eggs, Real Chips, Grilled Tomato, Real Onion Rings & Mushrooms

Prime Local 7oz Rump Steak

Real Chips, Grilled Tomato, Real Onion Rings & Mushrooms

Prime Local Sirloin Steak

Real Chips, Grilled Tomato, Real Onion Rings & Mushrooms

More about The Tavern, Denstone

Found just down College Road from the post office, with Denstone All Saints Church within view and gorgeous open countryside around, The Tavern is the dreamy British pub people think are a thing of the past. However, despite its charming, ivy-clad exterior and historic stone walls, you realise as soon as you peruse hands-down Denstone’s best menu that there is nothing outdated about The Tavern. Championing fresh British produce and supporting Staffordshire producers, The Tavern is right at the cutting-edge of contemporary cuisine, with some superb grub to go alongside real ales, fine wines and other offerings from the bar.

Sitting in The Tavern’s sunny beer garden or chic, contemporary conservatory, you might catch sight of Denstone delivery men arriving to College Road – the local butcher provides meat, vegetables arrive fresh every day, and the finest fresh fish is all you’ll find on The Tavern’s plates. British classics are well represented, including a hearty cottage pie with seasonal Staffordshire vegetables, beer-battered cod with real chips and mushy peas, or The Tavern’s mouthwatering slow-cooked lamb shank with mash and mint jus. There’s also a huge grill menu, daily changing vegetarian special and plenty of small plates to share at the bar, from crispy whitebait to chicken liver parfait.

46 The Tavern Reviews

46 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Sue H.2 months ago · 2 reviews

Beautiful Sunday carvery on Mothering Sunday and again yesterday, looking forward to coming again!

Clive H.2 months ago · 1 review

We had Sunday lunch at the Tavern. We have been before and as always found the food to be excellent with regards to quality and quantity and with service to match

clive r.2 months ago · 3 reviews

Great service made to feel welcomed fantastic food plenty of variety as well presented well worth the money and great time too we will be back again and will recommend this place for any one who like quality food and service with a relaxing atmosphere

carole s.2 months ago · 1 review

Thank you so much for very enjoyable lunch today, everthing was perfect, especially as we took a couple of our friends, who also enjoyed the meal very much. Apple crumble and custard, wonderful.

Wendy T.a year ago · 1 review

Went for a family meal with my father who is in a wheelchair. No disabled access so had to haul the chair and him up the entrance step! Friendly staff but very slow service. Waited 45 minutes for our order. When it came the food was ok but not special. It's not cheap so expected better. Very few meals to eat for someone who is gluten free. The landlord was extremely kind to my father and helped as much as he could. The actual place is lovely. Spacious and well decorated. Oh and check your bill - ours was wrong. We were charged for someone else's drinks!

CHERYL C.a year ago · 1 review

The Tavern at Denstone - Excellent service even though it was very busy, food tasted beautiful, was freshly prepared and piping hot, staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend.

Christine W.3 months ago · 1 review

The Tavern offered wonderful food, well presented and tasty. The room was beautifully decorated, clean and welcoming. The desserts were fabulous. We had a fabulous Sunday lunchtime experience.

Richard C.2 years ago · 1 review

Had a great night with great food and service. Will return soon and would recommend The Tavern to anyone passing the area. Thank you for you hospitality Chris :)

paul h.a year ago · 1 review

Good was excellent. However we had to wait 40 from ordering for a starter and spent over 2 hours for a 2 course meal. I realise it was peak time and busy but would hope for a more speedy eating experience next time. It won't put me off returning as food is very tasty.

Jenny R.9 months ago · 1 review

It was excellent. The food was very good and the staff efficient and friendly. Only slight thing was we got charged for an extra beer that we did not have. They did take it straight off when we told them so it was fine. Will definitely go back.