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Lighthouse

Rose & Crown Inn | New Road, Boylestone, Ashbourne DE6 5AA, England
01335 330658
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Ranked #1 of 64 Restaurants in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited for the third time Saturday 11th with friends and it gets better each time. Service, ambience, friendly staff, great wine and SUPERB food. I cannot recommend it highly enough. A Michelin star can’t be far away and it’s going to knock Darleys off the top spot soon in the wider Derby area. Well worth a visit.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Tried this restaurant based on good reviews and we were not disappointed. Went on Saturday night and there was the bonus of excellent live music, talented singer with guitar which created a nice atmosphere. Had 5 tapas dishes between myself and my husband which was enough for us. Delicious and beautifully cooked. Friendly staff too. Will be back soon.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A cut above most places. It was like a meal from master chef! fabulous from start to finish. the presentation of the food was wonderful it tasted divine right down to the coffee! Not a large menu but, my friends said steak was best ever the chips were to die for as was my veggie option it was all delicious.... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Once again a fabulous experience at the lighthouse Jon and his team are so welcoming making the atmosphere fab!! And the food what more is there to be said truly delicious and as always of the highest standard . This is one of the best restaurants in the country well worth a visit! Both taster menu and a la carte... More

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is the first time I've been moved to write a review of anywhere, so that maybe gives some context? Yesterday was our 3rd visit, this time for Sunday lunch. Service, wine-choice, food, environment were all superb. Truly outstanding. Surprisingly, we were one of only two booked tables, which HAS to be about lack of awareness. I have recommended this... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We travelled 130 miles knowing we had a table booked to eat here at the end of our journey. We have heard a lot about this restaurant and in particular the culinary skills of its head chef Jon Hardy and so arrived with great anticipation. The atmosphere was intimate and the service exemplary - clearly a well drilled team. Our... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were greeted by some very lovely, polite and helpful staff, The restaurant is modern and spacious and has a wonderful atmosphere. Being able to watch the chefs prepare the food was great!. The food was truly spectacular and we can't wait to visit again. A true gem in the heart of Derbyshire!

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Wickford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We decided on a very last minute honeymoon and was ringing around numerous restaurants to celebrate our last night in the Peak District. Luckily, the lighthouse kindly accommodated us despite being fully booked. We had the 8 course taster menu as we couldn't decide on just one dish and it was mind blowing from start to finish. The scallops and... More

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Goosnargh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Had a fabulous birthday meal here last Saturday with family. We will certainly be returning, after trying the 8 course taster menu there are so many dishes we want to come back and have again. The best place we've found to eat in the Ashbourne area, and we will recommend to others. Thank you for a fabulous experience!

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We tried the tasting menu for dinner. Absolutely stunning food and great service. The reason for four stars, not five, is that several courses were served in bowls, which was annoying and impractical (difficult to eat from and nowhere to lay your knife and fork once you've finished), as well as feeling a bit gimmicky. If they switched to proper... More

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