Review on Devonshire Arms

Part of the Duke Devonshire's stable, this revitalised eighteenth-century stone inn stands right at the heart of Chatsworth Estate. Built as a row of cottages, it has been catapulted into the twenty-first century, with bold colours, funky furnishings and vivid design features (including a glass-fronted wine store) setting just the right mood in the brasserie.

The menu follows suit, offering an upbeat choice of dishes with an Anglo-European slant: expect robust offerings like fillet of beef with white asparagus, peas, ox tongue and truffle sauce or organic sea trout with crushed Jersey Royals, spring greens and caviar sauce. There's also a selection of 'classics' (cod and chips, bangers and mash, ploughman's with pork pie) plus a choice of sweets running from lemon tart (courtesy of chef's mum) to coconut cream with mango and kiwi.

By contrast, the original bar flaunts its traditional credentials with original beams, a copper-topped bar and real ales on handpump. Light dishes are served from 12.00 - 6.00pm (toasted sandwiches, pasta, burgers and the like). A 'Big Table' is set up in an alcove off the bar for those who fancy a family get-together or business bash.

Devonshire Arms is also featured in: Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Gastro pub / Modern British


Ian Smith

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 8.00 - 10.00am
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Devonshire Arms

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 70 covers


Accomodation is available, (14 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Devonshire Arms
Devonshire Square

Customer Ratings on Devonshire Arms

1.8  / 5

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  • avatar
    John Clarke Sheffield
    October 2016

    3 people found this review helpful
    The food was not fine but the parking was a fine!

    Took 90 minutes from arrival for starters to arrive for seven people, One fish cake starter was frozen and later deducted from the bill, one vegetarian meal tasted of nothing at all and was later deducted from the bill. Service was non - existant and my daughter had to go find the manager to complain.
    No explanations nor apologies were given as to why the food wasn't cooked and the lack of service we experienced.
    But the icing on the cake was the £100 fine received for parking in the pub car park inspite of registering in advance and obeying the signs which stated we should register at the bar - which we did to say we had arrived for our booking. No-one asked us for a registration number.....the pubs CCTV parking camera facilities clearly don't link into the hospitality systems to check and the staff have not been trained to ask!
    I wrote to the pubs owner to plead my case but he couldn't be bothered to respond.

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