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The Stepping Stones

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Brew Pub
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Carnation Way, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
01335-30-08-00
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Next to The Travelodge Hotel, three years old with a fantastic "Impact...
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 24
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  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good family pub.

Recently stopped off here on our trip to Alton Towers,they do two meals for £10.00, Monday to Friday's.I had a burger and chips and hubby had lasagne ,the burger was very good and had that homemade taste as did the lasagne,our daughter had a meal off the kids menu which was pizza which had a choice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
joanne s
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Matlock, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Matlock, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Recently stopped off here on our trip to Alton Towers,they do two meals for £10.00, Monday to Friday's.I had a burger and chips and hubby had lasagne ,the burger was very good and had that homemade taste as did the lasagne,our daughter had a meal off the kids menu which was pizza which had a choice of two extras,either chips... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We travelled miles yesterday to try the gluten free menu that someone raved about on here on 21st may last year. We where shown to a table and when i asked for the gluten free menu was told that they didn't have one and that they couldn't guarantee anything to be gluten free. The waitress offered me chicken or ham... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We eat at this pub as a family when in the area on days out and have always had a decent meal. This is a fairly new build pub from Marstons, with many menu options for all tastes, and a seperate children's menu. The pub is always clean inside and has helpful friendly staff. We were seated immediately this evening... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My Wife and I Stopped over on Business at the travelodge and went next door to the Stepping Stones. It is a very nice pub, and the food was Excellent. Debs the lady who served us is a Star !! nothing was too much trouble and made us feel very Welcome. I will be back that way very soon and... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We went for a meal here around 7.30pm on a Sunday evening. The place wasn't too busy although there was a birthday party and a big family gathering near our table. We seated and a waitress came and took our drink's order. 5 minutes later our drinks arrived, we asked for a little more time to choose what we wanted.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Me and my partner often stop here out of convenience.. And a lot of the time it's good - average food, normal drink, normal staff/service. However there has been a fair few occasions where the staff have been totally unhelpful.. Forgetting to bring our drinks, seem more interested in chatting with other customers, ignoring us and some are just rude.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We called here tonight after a day out on a road trip with 2 children. The service was fantastic and the staff very pleasant. We were served in excellent time and our food didn't take long to be prepared. On arrival, the food looked and smelled delicious and didn't disappoint on taste. I will definately revisit The Stepping Stones for... More 

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fieldarcher
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

loved the walk very pretty however it does get very busy would recommend going to ther Izaak Walton for lunch after your bracing stroll

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Popped in today for lunch food was great ,friendly staff and manager, good pint of guest beer ,high standards of decor and the best pub garden for miles around give it a try This was our first visit and won't be our last much better than other places I have visited.Well done Danny and the team.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

the river dove is well worth a visit with family its on the out skirts of [peak national park just outside market town with camping and caravan close by and only 30 minutes from spar town of buxton well worth a visit

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carnation Way, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: 01335-30-08-00

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
  • Cuisine: Brew Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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.
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?