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Bulls Head

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Church Street | Ashford-in-the-Water, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1QB, England
+44 1629 812931
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: County pub full of charm with a modern twist.
Good for:
Special occasions
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good pub, nice food

We went in once for lunch and once for dinner during our stay in Ashford in the water. On both occasions the food was good and the welcome warm. We particularly enjoyed the roaring fire after spending the day in the snow!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
sno23
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We went in once for lunch and once for dinner during our stay in Ashford in the water. On both occasions the food was good and the welcome warm. We particularly enjoyed the roaring fire after spending the day in the snow!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Great food great value,warm welcome,I have lived in Ashford in the water for the past 18 months and I have used the Bulls head most days,I eat and drink there on a regular basis,and I can honestly say I have never been disappointed with the service and the warm welcome given to myself and my guests when eating at the... More 

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Cheshire, UK
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Have been to this 17th century pub on a number of occasions which is the pretty Derbyshire village of Ashford in the Water, near Bakewell. Unpretentious, no artificial tarting up - just a cozy, warm and welcoming pub with roaring fires and excellent food. What more can I say ..... very enjoyable and highly recommended to anyone touring or walking... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Lovely tradional pub in the heart of the Peak a District, friendly warm welcome. Dog friendly. An excellent pub to call for a drink after local walk around Littke Longstone and Monsall Head.,

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Having had many childhood holidays in the Lake District, it is always good to go to a Robinson's pub that stocks Hartleys ale. The Bull's Head had Hartleys XB on, as well as Robinson's Trooper. Unicorn and Blonde - we tried them all except for the Blonde, and all were excellent. We ate at the Bull's Head on two nights... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were staying at the hotel up the road, but chose to eat here due to the price. We weren't disappointed, generous portions and very tasty. Service good and the place has a nice atmosphere. Would definitely visit again and would recommend to friends.

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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

If you like pub grub you'll get it here. Nothing special but nothing wrong with it. Cosy enough in the Lounge bar with retro style tables and quite comfortable.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was our favorite pub during our stay in the Peak District.We even returned a second time to celebrate our tenth Wedding Anniversary.Excellent menu with just enough choices.Food served piping hot,a rare treat these days.Portions very generous which made the price extreemly reasonable.Comfortable seating with plenty of room between tables.A must visit eatery for any occassion.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed in Ashford-in-the-Water a couple of weeks ago and you have the choice of two pubs in the village. The Bull's Head and the Ashford Arms. I personally think the Ashford Arms has a slight edge, but the Bull's Head is very good. We had lunch there, and sat in the bar area. Very traditional, and I can imagine... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Visited with 3 hungry friends recently, and came away very satisfied. Tasty food, well presented, and generous portions. Service was very good, and the beers were an added bonus.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Church Street | Ashford-in-the-Water, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1QB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Bakewell
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 812931

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Bar, Pub, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

County pub full of charm with a modern twist.

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