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The Thorn Tree

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48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
+44 1629 580295
Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are a small pub, with a strong focus on real ale. We serve lunch...
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
Perfect pie night

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Nicole V
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

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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Matlock, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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62 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

After reading the other reviews on here, I can't believe its the same place! we visited with the intention of having sunday lunch after seeing all the recommendations when we googled it, a very strange atmosphere when we walked into the bar, clearly we stood out as tourists and were given several snotty looks. The only person serving behind the... More 

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Hfry2, General Manager at The Thorn Tree, responded to this review

Hi Nikki, Firstly, let me apologise for your disappointing visit to The Thorn Tree. I am sorry to hear your diet cokes were not right, it may have been that the gas, which feeds the soft drink pump had run low and the drink was flat, or the syrup had run out. Had you have taken the drinks back to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was our second visit and we'd been looking forward to it for a long while. Once again, we were not disappointed. The Sunday dinner is just superb and excellent value. Might try to get for pie night on Wednesday.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a traditional British pub, very welcoming and friendly. The pies on a Wednesday really shouldn't be missed but you need to get there very early in the evening as it is very popular with local people.The beer is excellent with plenty of variety and Pat, the landlord,and his staff are always so cheerful and helpful.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A little way out of Matlock but well worth seeking out. Pie night on Wednesdays are a real treat. A good choice of real ale. The view from the terrace is the best in the country.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you don't like the hussle and buzzle off busy pubs then this is for you Quality real ales on sale and the largers not bad either This is s proper village pub and set high above matlock town centre with impressive views over matlock

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wednesday night at The Thorn Tree is the place to go!! But be quick as these amazing pie's sell out fast. Choice of 3 filling, 3 toppings, sides and veg. Fab food, fab atmosphere but be prepared to wait for a table. . . . . . but well worth the wait.

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11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Went here for a quick after-work meeting, it was pie night and bang on 6pm out came that night's pie menu (it changes every week). I had the squash, spinach, goat's cheese & ricotta pie with a herb & butter shortcrust pastry, lovely big fat proper chips and the spiced red cabbage. Nom nom. Couldn't finish my pie even though... 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: 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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