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The Duncombe Arms Pub

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Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
+44 1335 324275
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Duncombe Arms Pub is a delightful setting in which to enjoy a drink...
The Duncombe Arms Pub is a delightful setting in which to enjoy a drink, some lovely food and a chat. You’ll have the ambience of a roaring log fire and enjoy choosing from a great range of beers, a varied and interesting selection of wines and all your favourite soft drinks. Our great food is freshly prepared and we offer traditional favourites with a few exciting specialties of our own – all at affordable prices.
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  • 241
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 10
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  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great find

Came across this pub today by chance due to an accident on the A50, and what a fabulous place it is. The interior decor has been carried out to a high standard and the lay out inside is really cosy throughout and the facilities were spotless. On arrival the staff made us feel very welcome... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Dave W
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Flintshire
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  • Special occasions
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Flintshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Came across this pub today by chance due to an accident on the A50, and what a fabulous place it is. The interior decor has been carried out to a high standard and the lay out inside is really cosy throughout and the facilities were spotless. On arrival the staff made us feel very welcome and were extremely pleasant throughout... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely place with beautiful view from the outside tables - it was a bit chilly but we sat for a pre-lunch drink near the warmth of the well stocked chimenea,. Went indoors to eat where the staff were attentive but not intrusive. The food was great with a limited but interesting and adequate choice.

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cornwall
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Amazing food, lovely atmosphere. Nice to have a separate restaurant away from the bar. Very attentive staff and the food was really good. The best burger my husband has had in several years, and a varied menu. Presented like you see on masterchef (!) and tasted fabulous. We were extremely surprised by the bill at the end, I had three... More 

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jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Suzy, Thank you for your 5 star review on The Duncombe Arms. I am really pleased that you loved the food and more importantly found it good value. The Burger is a house favorite and they are made by our kitchen team who are delighted that your husband gave his burger his seal of approval. We really appreciate your... More 

Cheshire UK
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We met up at The Duncombe Arms yesterday for lunch with my partner's daughter and family, who live in Ashbourne. The staff were very friendly and attentive - the service was really good. The food was beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked. The Ploughman's Platter was the star of the meal.

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jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Jeanjeannie Thank you for reviewing the Duncombe Arms on Tripadvisor. I am delighted you has a good family lunch at our pub and that the team were friendly and attentive. Everyone in the kitchen and those working front of house are delighted with your kind comments. We hope we will see you soon and if lucky with the weather... More 

Erdington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Did the Duncombe Arms pay for the review in Tatler Food Guide? How can you believe food writers when regularly they get it so wrong. The Duncombe Arms is well furnished with a pleasant garden a short way from Ashbourne, but the service, food was lacking. The reservation was taken for a late lunch, the menu, short but interesting, if... More 

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jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Whilst understanding that we didn't meet your expectations on your visit to our pub on Sunday I fail to understand why you didn't ask to speak to Andrew our assistant manager about the issues you raise in your review? I acknowledge that your service was questionable and food didn't meet our high standards.We really want to please and... More 

Richmond, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I was treated exceptionally well as I would expect when going out for a meal. It was excellent value for money as the food, excellent service and attentive staff matched the prices. This made a great end to our holiday and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting a special night out with fabulous food. Superb! We need... More 

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jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Helen Thank you for the lovely review it means so much to all of us at The Duncombe Arms. We hope you will come and see us when you are next in the area. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Visited here in a group of 7 to celebrate a birthday. We were all seated and given a chance to look through the menu whilst the most charming waitress sorted out drinks orders. We all decided that we would have a desert as oppose to a starter. We placed our orders and tucked into the most delicious bread that had... More 

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jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Niall, Thank you for choosing The Duncombe Arms for your birthday celebration and for recommending us on Tripadvisor. I'm so pleased we delivered on the food and service, enough to mention that you had a delightful waitress! You remarks on the bread are well received by the team in the kitchen and like you I love it! From all... More 

Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Had a very good meal here staff 1st class as was the rest of the evening a wonderful place to eat good food perfect surroundings an all round winner.

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jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Patricia Thank you for your lovely review on The Duncombe Arms. Reading your review with the team makes our day! We hope you will be back with us soon. A million thanks. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Rocester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Had a beautiful meal here last night and the staff were so helpful and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble.

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jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Tori Thank you for your review on The Duncombe Arms. I glad you had a lovely dinner and that the team looked after you so well. Hopefully we will see you soon but on behalf of everyone at the pub many thanks. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We often dine here for lunch or dinner and we have never had a poor experience. The food is well presented, varied and delicious. The service is excellent and the staff are both courteous and attentive. The atmosphere is cosy, welcoming and often very 'buzzy'. Strongly recommended for any occasion!

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jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Fiona Thank you for your lovely review on The Duncombe Arms. I'm delighted you like the pub and keep coming back to see us. We are passionate about our pub and in many ways its an extension of our home! Hopefully we will see you soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 324275

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 76
  • Cuisine: European, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

The Duncombe Arms Pub is a delightful setting in which to enjoy a drink, some lovely food and a chat. You’ll have the ambience of a roaring log fire and enjoy choosing from a great range of beers, a varied and interesting selection of wines and all your favourite soft drinks. Our great food is freshly prepared and we offer traditional favourites with a few exciting specialties of our own – all at affordable prices.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?