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The Thorn Tree

48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
01629 580295
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Ranked #4 of 78 Restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $11
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a small pub, with a strong focus on real ale. We serve lunch Tuesday to Friday (12 Noon - 1.45pm). We have a pie night every Wednesday (6pm - 8.30pm) 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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a small pub, with a strong focus on real ale. We serve lunch Tuesday to Friday (12 Noon - 1.45pm). We have a pie night every Wednesday (6pm - 8.30pm) 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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English first
Northants, UK
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I'm sure everyone has already said how great this pub is, we loved it. Just wished we had eaten here too. We had booked a table where we were staying Duke of Wellington, see separate review, (sorry I forget to say that was a nice pub, very cosy with good views and nice place to sit outside). The Thorn Tree... More

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

First visit to this busy little pub. I can understand why it is so popular.-Pat does a fab job serving very well priced great food. A friendly atmosphere. Wish it was my local. Sally.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great beer, great food, great atmosphere, great view! Friendly and welcoming..... you can even take your dog!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We called to book a table for lunch but left a message. Pleasantly surprised to have my call returned and table reserved for lunch. Arrived at lunchtime, dog very welcome to stay with us inside but we decided to eat outside as it was such a lovely day. The view over the valley below is stunning. the lunch was fantastic... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Top pub, excellent food, very reasonable and fabulous staff. Can't fault it. The home made soup is out of this world, salads are generous and filling, pie night has a great selection and you get to choose your potatoes as well as your pie, and you've not had a sandwich & wedges until you've had one here! Beer is well... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We only called in for a few drinks following recommendation......but have to say it was lovely sitting outside taking in the stunning scenery. The staff were very welcoming and friendle...as were the 'loacals' who were drinking there too.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Thorn Tree serves the tastiest, best value Sunday Lunch (dinner) for miles around. The meat is always tasty and tender with cunchy roast potatoes, plentiful veg and large Yorkshire puds and not forgetting Pat's perfect gravy. Top this with a huge pud and a few glasses of ale and you'll do well to stagger home. 'Lunch' is not served until... More

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

Thank you so much Jan, we are very pleased to hear you enjoy our Sunday roasts as much as us! Don't forget, come the summertime (whenever it appears) we will be doing our Sunday BBQs instead of our roasts, served from 5pm onwards. There are more details on our website. Many thanks, and see you again soon. Hannah Fry Manager More

Chesterfield
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Lunchtimes from work we are doing our 'Friday is Pub day' rounds of the pubs serving food in Matlock, I must say the food at the Thorn tree is going to take some beating, Although at first glance it seems only sandwiches, they are huge and come with a good portion of salad and very large portion of potato wedge... More

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

Hi Johnny, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our pub. Glad you enjoyed the food - as you say, they may read as sandwiches but they are not for the faint hearted! Lunch times, particularly during summer can get very hectic so if you fancy joining us again you can always give us a ring or... More

Norfolk
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

In Good Beer Guide, when i saw that it was a Greene King pub, my heart sank. What a surprise, a choice of at least 6 beers from different breweries. excellent value for money, well kept and served

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

Hi Stanley, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our pub. I am so pleased you enjoyed a drink with us - we try our best to source the best beers from all over the country. Many thanks again, we hope to see you soon. Hannah Fry Manager More

Bedfordshire
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

15 of us descended on this local establishment for a Sunday Lunch. A quick call before hand to inform the chef of our choices was required as this is a small local pub. You take your chance for seating, but we were blessed with a sunny day and were able to sit outside. I must admit that the sunday roast... More

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

Hi! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our pub. I can recall the Sunday you joined us for dinner! We are all really pleased you enjoyed it - nothing beats a good Sunday dinner! We hope to see you again soon! Hannah Fry Manager More

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