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The Thorn Tree

48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
01629 580295
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Ranked #5 of 75 restaurants in Matlock
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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.
Restaurant details
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
Bedfordshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Derbyshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Went for lunch, four dined, four sarnies. These were served on doorstop bloomer bread, cheese and onion x 2 a tuna and a bacon and Stilton which was delicious , all served with proper homemade wedges. About £4 ish a sarnie, and was very good and a large portion. Only downside is that the pub is quite cosy and I... More

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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Used to live two minutes walk away from here, so had to see if it was still there when I visited the area after 15years. Great beer in a nice atmesphere, the best pub in matlock I think, my 1st port of call when I'm next in matlock.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Brilliant Timothy Taylor Landlord perfectly pulled, great service, could not ask for more!!! This is a gem!!

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Ticks all the boxes in a great pub. Went with a big group for the "Pie Night" last Wednesday and were given a heads up to get there in time for opening at 5pm to bag a table as it's a fairly small pub. Wise advice as there was already a small queue building at ten to five! That said,... More

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

Hi Simon, Thank you very much for the review, we are glad you enjoyed Pie Night with us and we hope you will be back again soon. The patio area is ideal for Al Fresco Pie! And we also do BBQs on Sundays in the summer. Many Thanks Hannah Fry. More

sutton coldfield
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We are 3 couples holiday in Portugal and decided to have a get together at home. The thorn tree was selected for lunch as it was 50 miles from each of us. What a find!!! Thanks to our Chris we found this gem which suited us perfectly. We met at lunchtime and we had fantastic pies and sandwiches coupled with... More

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

Hi Jon, Thanks very much for your lovely review, we are really pleased you all enjoyed your afternoon with us. If you are thinking of another reunion we offer an extensive sandwich menu Tuesday-Friday during the week, you can contact Patrick or I on 01629 580295 to arrange to book a table if you would like. We also serve BBQs... More

Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My wife and I joined friends who live local for a Sunday roast and I can honestly say that it was worth every penny. My roast pork was cooked to perfection and the side of crackling jut added to the flavour.my wife opted for roast beef which was equally as tasty. Both were served with beautiful selection of fresh veggies... More

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Pat does some great bar snacks but you don''t go here for a "nice meal out". You go here to drink some great real ales and have the craic. The choice of beer changes every week and I've never had a bad beer, I've had some I don't like but that just personal opinion most of them are great. The... More

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Newport Gwent
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

My wife and i were on holiday just outside Matlock and saw this place on Tripadvisor so thought Wednesday`s Pie Night was for us. We got there at 6.05pm and the place was heaving, i wondered why then i saw the pies coming out, i could leave this review now as you have most likely guessed the rest. This place... More

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed one of Pat's famous Sunday Roasts. On the Sunday we went he was serving Beef and Turkey, we went for the Turkey and weren't disappointed. Everything is cooked fresh to order and the servings are large enough to satisfy even the most hungriest diner For desert Pat served a treacle sponge with homemade custard to... More

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