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 Nettle Inn, Chesterfield


Nettle Inn
S45 0ES

Tel: 01246 590462
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Judith Knighton
Had lunch today and it was the nicest meal we have had for some time..The fish pie was particularly good and the deserts delicious.The service was a little slow as they were quite busy but it was well worth waiting for and beautifully presented .We will return
Monday, August 27, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Rating: rosettes

Sue and David Black
Mr. Pickering must have visited the Nettle on a rare 'off day'. My wife and I take close family, including a six year old, to The Nettle regularly.
Our difficulty is that we struggle to find enough superlatives between us, to describe our enjoyment of food, drink and atmosphere of this special place.
The draught beer and wines we regard as libation, the food is epicurean..and anyone who crosses the threshold over the Christmas period will quickly be warmed with festive spirit and a feeling of 'bonhomie'.
I would most earnestly suggest to Mr. Pickering that a return visit would be worthwhile, even if only to try the spiced plum crumble for dessert. We had some today.
One of our number thought this to be 'SPICED RUM CRUMBLE', which is was not, but even without any alcoholic content it was intoxicating......from a family recipe, I believe...... and a remarkable confection...truly superb!!
In adding this comment, I am fully aware that any readers of these words will rush to try some, and it may become more difficult to book a table. But it would be unfair to leave Mr. Pickering's comment as the last entry on this web site. The Nettle is part of the Sloan family, the building would be an empty husk without them, and they, and their staff are fully deserving of our patronage, our support and our thanks.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Rating: rosettes

Pete Pickering
Extremely poor
We were greeted in a friendly enough fashion, then completely ignored. When I enquired, 25 minutes after our booked time, what was happening, we were shown through to a nearly empty dining area, with no apology or explanation. We had been forgotten. The carvery was dismal by any standards. I don't know if someone had forgotten to put the joints in the oven, or if they were economising on gas, but the beef was running blood, and the lamb wasn't much better. The pork was encased in a huge layer of fat, a lamentable carvery trick to serve less meat, as is the small plate and large Yorkshire. All three were well in evidence. Meat is supplied by someone named, maybe they should consider their client list. Potatoes were obviously supplied by World of Leather and Solvite. Veg had the taste and texture of yesterday's leftovers. Dessert was not disastrous, but did have a tough, cardboard-like side to it. Nothing was very warm, including the plates, nobody bothered to ask if everything was ok, no sauces or condiments were offered, and the eventual complaint was simply ignored. I would say it was cliquey, except that everyone seemed to be treated with equal disdain. At 14.30 for two courses, the value is simply appalling, especially when the (very) local competition is considered. The gentleman I assumed to be the proprieter also tried to serve me at least 1/4 pint short and disappeared, thankfully the other barman rectified this. Nice cars outside, slow down to look, but definitely drive on by.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Rating: No rosettes

Janet Williams
Myself and my partner visited The Nettle recently on a Tuesday evening and had one of the best meals we have had in a long time! The food was delicious and very well presented, the staff were friendly and welcoming and went out of their way to accomodate to my partners special dietry requirements. 10/10 we will be returning soon!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Sandra M
Friendly, inviting, great customer service
I love the nettle, a quiet drink or a meal what a great place to be. We are going to take the in-laws next weekend as they are keen to try it because we have spoke of the 'special place' with great food on so many occasions. Not too far from where we live and on a hot sunny day you could be in Provence (another of our favourite places). The food was absolutely divine, yes the service was perhaps a bit slow but we were in no rush and perhaps other restuarants just rush you through, eagerly wanting your table for the next lot of customers and that is what we are used to in this fast pace of life! So if you want to relax, enjoy some good food in excellent surroundings this is the place to go.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Rating: rosettes

ben hunter
great food and service
We really like this place, cosy surroundings and great service- nice staff who leave you to it, rather than asking if you are enjoying your meal every 5 minutes - which is bloody annoying! I cannot fault this place. The carvery is first class and delicious with everthing you could want. We travel miles to visit this place and it is worth it every time.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Mick Coleman
Good local food
I happened upon this pub whilst en route to Ashover. It looked charming from the outside. The interior did not disappoint - log fire, cosy welcoming atmosphere. Good pint of Farmer's bitter. Great ribeye steak sandwich, meat froma local butcer, bread from a local baker, Buxton cheese (all suplliers were credited on a list in the pub). Delicious food, promptly served - just 7 which was great value. The barman even came out into the carpark to tell me my meal was almost ready, as I had returned to my car to attaned to my dogs. He invited me to bring the dogs into the pub!
Nice food, nice people - i do not recognise the negative nature of the earlier reviews at all. Is it the same pub?
Friday, March 12, 2010
Rating: rosettes

Karen Bull
We went to this pub today for a family lunch of 10 people. The food was not good, poor standard carvery, which would have been better with freshened up veg instaed of the lukewarm overcooked slop. The veg option was a joke, just rissotto which was unpleasant and badly cooked. So expensive, 20 for 3 inferior courses. We won't be going again ever.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

Having visited the nettle on numerous occasions, i find the quaint pub delightful to visit.
Both me and my partner, Darren enjoy the wine and when we do occasionally eat, we find the food served there to be of the highest quality. All of the food is fresh and seasonal and all staff are welcoming when approached.
One point however, is that the males who work there have thick curly hair, and whilst lovely to look at, they could need a hairnet when working with food.
Me and darren will certainly return!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Rating: rosettes

We eat at the Nettle in on a regular basis and the food and service is superb, we live localy and call in most sundays and enjoy a pint of there ecellent real ales.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Rating: rosettes

My husband and I love this restaurant. We have been here on about 3 occasions and on each occasion we have had lovely food and a good experience. The building itself is lovely and really homely, warm and welcoming. The food is delicious and the portions are generous. Would definitely recommend.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Rating: rosettes

Lived close by nearly 2 years and never been until recently. That good been every week for last 3 weeks. Food excellent
Monday, January 22, 2007
Rating: rosettes

Karen Hextall
Very poor
My husband and I went to Nettle with one of our friends recently and the experience was bad. I ordered a Lasagne as the main course, I was stunned when it came because the portion was so dismal, it was not enough to feed a 5 years old child. I complained to the manager, what he said was that nobody had complained before about the portion and the portion was standard, he refused to do anything about it. Ironically enough, a small child sat at the next table ordered the same Lasagne, and her portion was 3 times of mine. So the manager just told me a pack of lies about the portion. It is such a disgrace that they just ignored customer's complaints and had no intention to deal with it. It was a nice pub and we were regulars but the standard had slipped recently and we will never go back to this place again.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

Rachel Richards
Our family visit the Nettle Inn on aregular basis. They have exceptional real ales and the food is traditional and tasty. We have been using their facilities for a number of years now and never once encountered any problems. They are always accomodating, especially when we take our children for food, and the service is second to none.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Rating: rosettes

stuart fowler
We regually visit friends in sheffield and every time we do we make it a must to visit the nettle inn for a sunday carvery. We always find the staff friendly the food excellent and the wine, well that just goes down very well indeed. A must visit for anyone in the area.
Friday, March 31, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Elizabeth Hope
very pleased
we have visited the area several times over the last few years and every time we make a bee line for the nettle inn its olde worlde charm and the warm friendly atmosphere make it a pleasure to revisit.
The food we have had there has been very good as was the service.
I must say we once went on a sunday lunch and had the carvery and it was exceptional! everything fresh and so tasty, heartily recommended.
Friday, January 28, 2005
Rating: rosettes

We liked it
We went for a meal about a month ago and we were extremely impressed. The descriptions of the meals were average, but on presentation they were really nice. Well cooked, well presented and extremely tasty. Our only down comment, the barmaid was a little unfriendly. We will try again and perhaps we can get a friendly barmaid too this time.
Tuesday, December 7, 2004
Rating: rosettes

Mr Winch
Utterly Substandard
Having just visited The Nettle Inn for a special meal I was thoroughly disgusted with the way my family and I were treated there. During our meal we were approached by the waiter who asked us if everything was OK. My husband told him that we were not satisfied with the meal, the food was cold, dried out and in most cases tasteless. The waiter said he would go and tell the chef, but he did not return with any feedback. When our plates were cleared by the waitress again nothing was said and she did not ask us for our sweet order in spite of the fact that we were booked in for a two course meal. For a good twenty minutes no one returned to our table and eventually we got up in disgust to leave. When I approached the bar to pay and reiterate my complaints including the fact that no one bothered to ask us if we wanted any sweets, the extremely rude waitress who had served us earlier just presented me with a bill for the course we had eaten and did not utter one word to me. Not only was there no apology but the waitress did not even have the courtesy to say thank you when I handed over the money to pay. Infact she did not say a single word to me. This kind of treatment of customers is disgraceful. Why train your staff to ask for feedback on the meal if you intend to treat any customers who have a critical comment in such a disgraceful way. I thought the point of asking for feedback was so you could monitor the quality of your service to the public, not just collect compliments. Good manners cost nothing and make the world of difference when it comes to customer service.
Sunday, June 20, 2004
Rating: No rosettes

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