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The Stepping Stones

Carnation Way, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
01335-30-08-00
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Ranked #35 of 68 Restaurants in Ashbourne
Price range: $7 - $18
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Brew Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Next to The Travelodge Hotel, three years old with a fantastic "Impact" garden. Five minute drive from Ashbourne Town centre and twenty minutes drive from Alton Towers and Derby City Centre. Easy access from A52 and A50 and open every day. Breakfast served from March to October during holiday season.
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We have been a few times and some previous visits have left us very disappointed. However, on this occasion we cannot fault anything.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Well-known local sight, literally Stones to Step from one side of the river to the other; river was fast and full over Christmas so care needed when crossing.

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Derbyshire
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Popped in for a meal, staff friendly and efficient throughout. We hadn't booked and they were busy but found a table for us and soon took our order. Acceptable delay before being served, bit disappointed with my burger - on the dry side but filling with chunky chips so no complaints on portion size, would have liked a side salad... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Mixed reviews in all fairness it is what it is and sometimes it is nicer than others taste wise. Restaurant looks nice.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Today we meg up with family and had a great Sunday lunch with plenty of choice. It is a rotisserie so the chicken options were very good and the service was prompt and attentive. The restaurant was clean tidy and well decorated. Great place to meet and have a meal if passing through and it is reasonably priced.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Travelling through Ashbourne, we stopped at the stepping stones fit a quick Sunday lunch. Chicken or beef were the Sunday options, food was quickly out, good qualify and plenty oh it. Our sons menu was full of variety, and staff interacted well with him, keeping him entertained ( he's 14 months old) Our waitress served us well, and was timely... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I have just had a pleasant evening meal at the Stepping Stones as we called in on our way from Cheshire to nottinghamshire. Reasonable choice on the menu, reasonable prices. Food was well cooked and hot. Service was friendly, efficient and well paced. Nice warm atmosphere and music was quiet enough for easy conversation.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've read a number of poor reviews for this restaurant but I have always been satisfied. Its a pub chain so don't expect Michelin starred food but its a case of getting what you pay for. Portions are adequate, (even the Lite Bites) service is quick and staff pleasant. Vegetables possibly a little over cooked but not a "mush". Very... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This place is nicely decorated and furnished, staff are pleasant and helpful, food is good considering the cheap prices! attended here for lunch a few times as I work in the area and this is a great place to call in on if you are in a hurry, same also if you aren't! lots of choices and even though it... More 

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Buxton
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Clean well kept pub. Next to travel lodge. Very busy need to book. Noisy lots of children running around. No where to sit for a drink devoted to dinners. Good bar service but prepared to stand with your drink. As the night goes on poor slap dash service. Food warm not hot and service poor.p

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Additional Information about The Stepping Stones

Address: Carnation Way, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
Phone Number: 01335-30-08-00
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
Cuisine: Brew Pub

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