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Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating
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Reviewed 24 August 2021

What can I say, what a fantastic little pub. We were made welcome by the locals and by the staff. It is a veterans pub and we felt at ease there, as opposed to another local pub we shall not mention. We will definitely return...on our next visit to Wirksworth for the curry nightMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 23 July 2021

I have been to this establishment on several occasions now and on each occasion Myself and my partner have felt very unwelcome. On the first occasion we waited over 10 minutes to be served and the bar remained vacant for all that time before we...walked out. On another occasion we waited for a drink while others were served before us, which was correct as they were there first, but on no occasion did the landlady recognise our presence, apologise for keeping us waiting or make any attempt to welcome us. I have tried this place 3 times now, but will not be making a 4th visit!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Yesrow, Owner at The Blacks Head, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2021

I am sorry that during the 3 out of 3 visits you faced the same issue each time. I am amazed, considering the pub is not much larger than a caravan, you could be forgotten about or just ignored on purpose. Maybe the ‘landlady’ was...More

Reviewed 18 February 2020

Really nice cozy pub, not huge but plenty of room to relax and have a nice pint. Very nice friendly staff which always makes a difference and in a lovely location. Top marks!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 5 October 2019 via mobile

We always stop here for a drink and sit in the square. The pub itself is a wonderful little place with a cosy feel and a old world look. The beers are always well kept and the service is good.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

What a brilliant pub, the owners were so welcoming,the best pub in wirksworth, can't wait to go back

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 24 August 2019

British flag outside says it all, doesn't get much better inside I'm afraid. If a non British person or internationalist maybe steer clear if you know what I mean.More

Date of visit: August 2019
yesrow, Owner at The Blacks Head, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2019

What a strange review, it says far more about you than us! The “British flag” is the Union flag and certainly nothing other than patriotic, it flies outside most hotels and lots of public places. There is no ulterior motive. . Your last sentence is...More

Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

The "secret beer garden" out the back is the draw. Nice selection of beers to choose from, and the aforementioned beer garden (really a terrace) is sheltered and "cosy". Worth a visit.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

Nice little pub catering for large groups Has a bit of an incline for anyone with walking difficulties but parking is nearby if required Nice beer garden but steps to it are dicey!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 28 June 2019

Nice cosy/friendly pub and didn't cost you an arm and leg for 2 drinks like" Hope and anchor " .....

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 1 June 2019 via mobile

Quaint pub that will accommodate approx 24 people.... two outdoor patios ....one has a shade sail and the other is rooftop....frequent live entertainment ....local pork pies and sausage rolls for snacks ...clean toilets....dog friendly.....classic local English pub with ' regulars' ....management staff are welcoming and...bar staff is friendly....More

Date of visit: June 2019
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2 March 2017|
Response from Saxon666 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I'm not sure. Possibly check the pub licensing site. You could check census records too
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2 February 2016|
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Response from Jill G | Reviewed this property |
Dog friendly yes they don't have a food menu as such more snacks, pork pie, scotch egg kind of thing
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The Blacks Head is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5