“ Address: Norfolk Square / Glossop / Derbyshire / SK13 8BP „
Where to start? This is a large pub in the centre of Glossop, Derbyshire and is named after the Duke of Norfolk (as are several other things in the town.) a major landowner in the area throughout recent history.
The building gives the impression of a traditional pub from the outside, but when you step inside it's very modern. Not a bad thing at all, the modern interior is very clean, and well lit. Sadly the range of drinks on offer is also modern, with no traditional cask ales on offer which, for me, means this place can only get 4 stars maximum. Also no premium Gin means my wife's G&T wasn't up to standard.
There are several big screen TVs showing football games and also the output of the video jukebox. A flick through the jukebox shows that there is something for everyone, unlike the bar, pop music, rock and roll, metal, hip hop, and some music for the over 50s! Still reckon I could empty the place of at least half of the punters if I played a load of Nine Inch Nails that was on offer... I stuck to one track!
I haven't eaten in the bar, but a look over the menu shows a good choice, and at very reasonable prices. Likewise the accommodation is reasonable priced on the poster outside, but as I live half a mile away I'm unlikely to try it.
Overall, the staff were friendly, and the ambience very relaxed. Back to the cleanliness and it's hats off to the staff, they are obviously not afraid of hard work.
Finally, leave via the side door and your taxi awaits as Glossop's little taxi rank is right outside. Turn left and you have the little bus station, just past that is the train station... so getting home is no problem from this bar.
When I was working weekends I could not always be bothered with the cooking when I eventually got back home, espcially on a Sunday. So we decided to try the Norfolk Arms as it had only reopened after a complete overhaul earlier in the year.
We had been there for drinks and it was great, so we decided that we would give the food a try. It couldn't have been better. I decided to take adantage of their offer - sandwich or wrap, chips, salad and a drink for £5. The food was swiftly served, was hot, and looked and tasted delightful.
The atmosphere was great and people of all ages are made to feel very welcome as are small groups or large parties.
I would recommend the Norfolk Arms for a light bite, a big meal, quiet drinks or a place to start the night off.
The eating area is situated away from the bar, so you are able to sit and eat in a quiter atmosphere and actually take the time to enjoy the food.
The pub is one of the bigger ones in the area, so therefore is busy. I recommend that if you want food don't leave it too late as it gets full and you can be waiting for a table in the eating area and on a Saturday night it can get noisy, so personally I wouldn't eat there on a Saturday after 7.30pm.
Prices for food and drink are the normal pub prices. Food is similar to Weatherspoons or any other of the chains, but somehow has a more home-made to it.
I did a quick check on the internet so that I could put a bit more info in about the food and prices but I could not find any info. Sorry