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The Knockerdown Inn and Restaurant

Nr. Carsington Water, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
01629 540209
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Ranked #28 of 64 Restaurants in Ashbourne
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 28, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We ate here mid august, ordered the curry dish and the kids ate from the childrens menu, my curry had burnt and tough pieces of chicken, rice fresh from the microwave yet dry and chewing gum naan bread, same for my partner. Poor is a compliment to the microwave button pushing chef, steer clear and spend your money more wisely,... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

was out on the motorbike sunday decided to call at the knockerdown for lunch,found the the bar staff friendly and quick to serve,,lunch arrived in minutes and was very nice,there was plenty on the plate and we left with full tummys,the surroundings are picturesque overlooking carsington res,,and they even have a campsite incase you want to stay longer

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Had a meal here whilst staying nearby and have to say was very impressed with the quality of food. Sat in the lovely garden area and enjoyed our meal. Would highly recommend.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for lunch (with a little trepidation due to some negative comments about the staff) we were presently surprised to find the staff welcoming, friendly and helpful. The menu had the usual pub food and a good selection of beers. I had the mixed grill and my wife had what tired out to be a... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

when asked for a certain beer I was told very rudly that I can see whats on offer.then we witnessed an awful outburst from barstaff towards a customer using bad language and loud,the whole pub heard,the atmosphere was awful.if this is customer service they should not be running a pub. if you want a quiet relaxing atmosphere don't go there.the... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Well going by the reviews on here we thought we'd gone to the wrong place! It's not excellent at all it is absolutely average. Nothing more and nothing less than average! This pub has a lovely beer garden with views over Carsington Water and a nice quaint interior. The menu is all the usual things you'd expect in pub grub... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Visited this pub twice whilst on hol in the area. Very friendly service. Food excellent. We sat in the garden on each visit and enjoyed the views. Dog friendly with water bowls, much needed on the sunny days. Would be happy to visit again.

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Yorkshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This does what it says on the tin and it does it well. It is an extremely busy family pub. Most of the customers seem to be enjoying the food, location and the beer! The first time we called it was very busy and so just had a drink. My beer was well kept. The second time was mid week... More

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Portslade, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great service food freshly cooked and beer was great. Good family pub at affordable prices. Kid play area very good

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Traditional pub fayre, with a reasonable menu. Portions generous with reasonable prices. Dog friendly both inside and out.

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