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The Duncombe Arms Pub

Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
+44 1335 324275
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Ranked #9 of 65 restaurants in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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English first
hertfordshire
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We have been to this restaurant 3 times in one week! We are staying in parwich on holiday and had been recommended to come.(Tom and Douglas barn) Yes it is a little more than we would normally pay but it has been so worth it. Me and my husband entered the restaurant saying we were just going to have a... More

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Warm welcome by the staff Menu really interesting and offered good choices Food extremely well presented with lots of great flavours Very comfortable place tastefully renovated Of particular note is the really nice dining area outside for those warm evenings Well worth a visit Finally they take Hi Life cards between Monday to Thursday and this means 2 for 1... More

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Found this pub on google after deciding we needed a nice meal after a long day at Alton Towers, and genuinely pleased that we visited. Beautiful Sunday roast, plenty of vegetables and lovely setting. The weather allowed us to enjoy the garden. We did have a slight issue with our son's meal but the manager sorted it immediately and replaced... More

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Derbyshire
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We took the back road from Ashbourne back home, and so glad we did. We came across the Duncombe Arms by chance really, having stopped at a couple of pubs on the way and didn't really like the look of them. The pub itself looks very inviting, clean tidy and well presented. The beer garden has a fire pit and... More

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Derbyshire
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Excellent evening ! Surroundings 1st Class - food superb - Service top notch (friendly yet unobtrusive). We were hosted by one of the UK's top Tour Operators (who regularly entertains in the UK's best restaurants - their verdict was "exceptional !" James ... thank you for your patience with our complicated requirements. We will be back - The Journeys a... More

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The staff at the Duncombe Arms excelled themselves yet again. Always very friendly and excellent food.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Following a trip to Alton Towers we were staying in the area and booked this restaurant for our evening meal, which was also a birthday celebration. We'd found it via Tripadvisor and had high expectations based on all the positive reviews. We were lucky, as it was a hot and sunny evening, so we were able to start with a... More

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Fab bar, laid out well so you could see what type of service to expect and what drinks it might be possible to concoct! I thought the bartender was great, I like it when the time is taken to do a job well, instead of feeling rushed. Fresh juices, not J20s...great! Starters were very pretty and tasty with copious amounts... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a delightful place, Its not local to us, but was recommended by a friend, it was well worth the journey. We had 3 courses, the food was excellent and well presented. If you are looking for somewhere different to get away from the normal pub grub menu, and are happy to pay that bit extra, this is the place... More

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Staffordshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We went to Duncombe arms for Sunday lunch and I can honestly say it was the best restaurant I've ever been to! The food was amazing and at such a good price and the service was brilliant too, very friendly, professional and made you feel very comfortable!!

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

Dear Sarah Thank you for taking the time to review The Duncombe Arms. We are delighted that you had a brilliant Sunday lunch and enjoyed every aspect of your time at our pub. We really appreciate this high accolade and from the team a big thank you! We hope to see you back with us soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More

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