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The Knockerdown Inn and Restaurant

Nr. Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
01629 540209
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Ranked #29 of 66 restaurants in Ashbourne
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Most recent review
- Jul 10, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Lovely little place in a nice area. Kids loved to play. Food was nice. It was busy when we were there an the staff sempt a bit flustered hence no smiles and no time for you. The older guy who served us at the bar was a little abrupt. Still enjoyed it though.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We have eaten here a couple of times over the last few months whilst staying locally in our caravan. The food is really good and great value for money, the setting is beautiful if eating outside with superb views over Carsington Water. Can't beat it!!

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Main meals are a reasonable price and are good portion size but look like some of them have just appeared from being re-heated in a microwave - mushy peas, lasagne, sauce for pork, sticky toffee pudding, date pudding Menu lacks salads which would be nice in the summer and sweets are slightly pricey Thursday - fish n chips for 2... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Re found this gem after stopping here for a great steak two years ago whilst holidaying in the area....second visit was as great as the first two highly enjoyable steak dinners for 12 quid and a lovely drop of Pedigree to wash it down.Looking forward to our next opportunity to go back.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Called in on spec for a meal. Menu was varied as were the beers. Thursday is fish night, Friday steak night. Crab salad was good and a lot of it, with a varied salad. All in all a good country pub restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Myself and a friend ate here on Friday evening with our three boys aged 8-10. Staff were polite and friendly, the food was reasonably priced fresh and came in great time. The boys enjoyed playing in the park whilst waiting. All in all a very enjoyable experience and one I would certainly repeat. Many thanks!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A reasonable site close to Carsington Reservoir. On site pub - good for grown ups! And large play area for the kids - a word of warning it has black rubber chippings on the surface that stain everything and the kids come out filthy! Site is on a slight slope but no problems toilets and showers compact but very clean.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

As a group of 4, we went down to this pub on our last night whilst staying in the area for a week. We heard reviews and was drawn to this pub for the cost which we later found after ordering that it was not actually the prices expected for a pub. A very small coffee was bought at £2... More

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Highly recommended if passing by, staying in the area or if you live near by. Traditional country pub and restaurant (two areas), very friendly atmosphere, attentive happy staff and the food is all local, very tasty and good value for money! We dine here quite regularly and love it.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for his birthday. I had booked a table for the evening and arranged that I could bring a cake in for him. When we booked our motorhome in for the night I was told which table we'd be on and I let them know that my parents would also be turning up as a... More

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