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.
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and historic stone walls, you realise as soon as you peruse hands-down Denstone’s best menu that there is nothing outdated about The Tavern.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.
Best carvery we’ve ever had anywhere.Beautiful food,lovely atmosphere and excellent service.Will definitely be visiting again,many times I imagine.We came here for lunch a few weeks ago and the food was fabulous and a great menu.
It was a very cold evening. Perhaps the fire in the lounge area could have been on. Food was very good and everyone very amenable.
A lovely friendly restaurant where the staff are efficient and the food is outstanding. Good choice on the menu too. Have also tried the Sunday carvery and this is also very good home cooked food with decent sized portion of meat!