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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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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great Traditional Pub

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,... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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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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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
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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
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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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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 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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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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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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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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