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The Thorn Tree

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48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
+44 1629 580295
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Description: We are a small pub, with a strong focus on real ale. We serve lunch Tuesday...
We are a small pub, with a strong focus on real ale. We serve lunch Tuesday to Friday (12 Noon - 1.30Pm). We have a pie night every Wednesday (6pm - 8.00Pm) and we serve roast dinners on a Sunday (5pm - 6.30Pm). However, we don't serve food on any other evenings.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A Fantastic Sunday Dinner !

After reading the reviews about this lovely pub we thought we would have a trip over for a Sunday dinner. We were not disappointed ! It was absolutely lovely, huge portions and great friendly service : ) Thanks for the jam rolly pud, we'll be back again soon :D

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ginge282016
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bristol
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bristol
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading the reviews about this lovely pub we thought we would have a trip over for a Sunday dinner. We were not disappointed ! It was absolutely lovely, huge portions and great friendly service : ) Thanks for the jam rolly pud, we'll be back again soon :D

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Thank Ginge282016
Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Lovely little traditional English pub with friendly staff and great atmosphere, food is very good and a good price, but the ale is superb! Tha landlord must have a gift for keeping ale! By far the best pint of Landlord and old peculiar I have ever tasted and I have tried a lot :-) the man must be some kind... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This little pub is wonderful, It has nice views and does the most amazing bar snacks that are home cooked! The Tempura prawns are so yummy and tasty and the cheese board has the most lovely home made chutney! Definitely a perfect little stop off mid afternoon from a walk or just a trip to the local, this pub is... More 

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Thank gemma b
Derby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Decided to visit at last minute, small with limited tables, booking advisable, we did manage to get a table. Food was very good, large portions and good value, served fairly quickly. Very popular locally with a good reputation.

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Thank AlanBT2014
Matlock, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Having lived in Matlock now for nearly a year we have visited the Thorn Tree just for drinks on several occasions and have always been happy with the drinks, service and amazing view offered from the terrace. Today as it was such a beautiful day we decided to call to see if they had availability for Sunday lunch. As they... More 

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Thank MrsBFrank
Surrey
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306 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Popped in here for a cheeky half during a visit to Matlock. We were staying a bit further along the road, so this was an easy stroll for us. What a fabulous find. We were made to feel so welcome. Great choice of ales and prosecco by the glass - happy days! They don't seem to do a full menu,... More 

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Thank SurreyTweety
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited on a Thursday evening but unfortunately they were not serving food. However, we both had a drink and a couple opposite had a cheeseboard which did look very nice indeed. My partner said that his beer was fine so no problem there. If for no other reason, it is worth visiting the Thorn Tree just for the stunning... More 

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Thank Rebecca T
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Had been looking forward to trying the Thorn Tree pie night ever since we booked our holiday in Matlock and we were certainly not disappointed. We picked the chicken pie and steak pie, one with herby suet crust and the other with shortcrust, and had chunky chips and red cabbage. They were delicious and absolutely crammed with meat, definitely living... More 

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Thank Nicole V
Emma W, Manager at The Thorn Tree, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Thorn Tree and (and pie night!), we hope to see you again on a future visit to Matlock. Kindest Regards, Emma More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We visit regularly and this is a hidden gem. Staff are fantastic. Beer is amazing. Food great. My only regret in posting this is that too many people find out about it. Keep up the great work.

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Thank A M
Matlock, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

My husband, two children and I took a very close friend for lunch today at the Thorn tree,and, I have to say we were not disappointed. The bar staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious. A traditional pub set up in the hills of Matlock,with a fabulous view that stretches for miles. A lovely little pub... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 580295

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 11
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Description

We are a small pub, with a strong focus on real ale. We serve lunch Tuesday to Friday (12 Noon - 1.30Pm). We have a pie night every Wednesday (6pm - 8.00Pm) and we serve roast dinners on a Sunday (5pm - 6.30Pm). However, we don't serve food on any other evenings.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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