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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 - 8:00 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
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
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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  • 99
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 13
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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
Good lunchtime venue

We were meeting with friends. We sat in one of the small rooms that exist.The service was efficient and the food good. There is a good choice without feeling that they are offering too much. The food chosen by all of us was enjoyed. The wines on offer were good and reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Flint77
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were meeting with friends. We sat in one of the small rooms that exist.The service was efficient and the food good. There is a good choice without feeling that they are offering too much. The food chosen by all of us was enjoyed. The wines on offer were good and reasonably priced.

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1 Thank Flint77
Derby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A miserable night, weather wise, last Saturday, but a warm welcome at the (very busy) Duncombe Arms. As always the staff were attentive and responsive in their service. There were loads of people sitting and standing around the bar, so we were struggling to get served with drinks. The girl behind the bar saw our plight and came round to... More 

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1 Thank Sylvia551
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is top of the range. The service, food and ambience are just perfect. We are here two nights running and its totally amazing

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

Dear Karen Thank you for visiting on two consecutive nights! Thank you also for taking the time to review our pub on Tripadvisor. I am delighted you had a good time and we look forward to greeting you back at the pub soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

North Yorkshire
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Sunday lunch here with friends and it was just wonderful. The menu choices were plenty for a Sunday lunch and there was a gluten-free menu available for my friend. The service was great - real attention to detail. They even decanted the wine which was a nice touch, All in all, I couldn't fault it - we'll... More 

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Thank JLE1002
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear JLE1002, Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you had a good Sunday lunch and your friend enjoyed the gluten free choice on the menu. From both the kitchen and front of house teams many thanks for your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Derbyshire, UK
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is as good as we have had including 1,2 and 3 Michelin stars. The service is both friendly and professional and the staff knowledgeable and attentive without standing over you. Great cask beers and one of their own which was excellent. There are a number of different rooms in which to eat, eat one has its own character... More 

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Thank Winelover19
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Winelover19, Wow! What an accolade! The Duncombe team aspire to is providing a high standard of cooking and great service. the idea is to serve dishes that everyone wants and to make sure that the make up of the dish is simple and honest. The team are constantly thinking about the menu so we can make it appealing,seasonal and... More 

Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Duncombe Arms for the second time, the first being in November of last year. Both on a Monday for lunch. The service staff and food on both occasions was excellent. This time we sat at a table near the roaring open fire, it was quiet but it was a Monday and early. The whole... More 

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1 Thank Sarge127
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Sarge127 Thank you for not only taking the time to review The Duncombe Arms but for giving us a five star review! We are delighted you had a good time and thought the food was fantastic. We hope you will be back with us soon. From everyone at the pub a million thanks. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After moving into the Ashbourne area recently and not knowing anywhere decent to eat we took to Trip Advisor to find somewhere for Sunday lunch for us and friends. We pre-booked and glad we did! We got a lovely table next to a stove fire. Food was fantastic, we all had a traditional Sunday lunch - the beef was cooked... More 

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Thank Andyp88
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Andyp88 Thanks for writing a lovely review on your experience at The Duncombe Arms for Sunday lunch. Apologies about the short wait for your order to be taken but I am so pleased you and your friends were happy and had a good time. We are delighted you are going to come and see us again and we look... More 

Derbyshire
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a family we just love this pub, it ticks all the boxes for well presented, great atmosphere, attentive friendly staff and of course delicious food. So the obvious choice to celebrate my 50th birthday with 12 lovely ladies! We arrived at 12.30 and left at 6pm I think that says it all. Thank you so very much Team Duncombe... More 

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

Dear FussiMare Thank you for choosing The Duncombe Arms to celebrate your birthday with 12 lovely ladies! We loved your comments and are so pleased you had a great time. On behalf of Team Duncombe thanks for taking the time to give such a positive review. We hope you will come and see us soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Stokesley, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clearly a popular local pub/eatery with a comfortable, intimate dining room. It was quite bustley and noisy during our visit at a weekend. The food was reasonable with the main courses being, in our opinion, better than some of the starters and deserts. Whilst there are better places to eat locally, a pleasant evening was had, non-the-less.

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

Dear OttoThiel Thank you for your review and I have noted your comments. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last night was our second visit to the Duncombe Arms and again a fantastic meal. We eat out regularly all around Staffordshire and have experienced the highs and lows of eating out. The food and service are always outstanding. We are already looking forward to our next visit!

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

Dear Mogbat 'The Best in Staffordshire' that is a wonderful accolade and we are so grateful for your lovely review. We have a lovely team of people working at the pub who all follow the Tripadvisor reviews and they will be delighted with your comments. We look forward to seeing 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 10 - 43
  • Cuisine: European, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children

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?