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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 278
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  • 85
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    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
1st of Many Visits to come

Can't believe we live only 10 mins away and have only just stumbled upon such a wonderful eatery. The two staff on the bar were very welcoming, friendly and attentive complete with recommendations of wine, upon arrival. We sat outside before the meal and the views were stunning. We were then taken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Can't believe we live only 10 mins away and have only just stumbled upon such a wonderful eatery. The two staff on the bar were very welcoming, friendly and attentive complete with recommendations of wine, upon arrival. We sat outside before the meal and the views were stunning. We were then taken through to our table. The decor and atmosphere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great service, stunning food & would highly recommend without thinking twice Spent a relaxing evening with my husband, sister & brother in law while staying in the local national trust manor

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stopped into the Duncombe arms after a day at Ashbourne show, we knew it would be busy, but when asked if they had a table for 5 the bar assistant was very accommodating advising we could have an early table for 2 hours before it was booked, this suited us. We had 3 courses, the scallop special was just... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Just returned home after spending a lovely lunch with my husband at this very nice pub. The Duncoombe Arms is in Ellestone on the road to Ashbourne. Easy accessible from the A50, at the Uttoxeter round about follow the signs for Ashbourne for about 10 minuets drive. The pub has a small bar area with several alcoves or small rooms... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went to the Duncombe Arms after a walk through the beautiful countryside around Ellastone. We arrived tired, hungry and thirsty to a full car park on a Monday afternoon. The staff came to us as soon as we entered the building and we had a short wait while they got the table ready. The hot tea was soon supplied... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Ordinarily I like to try and give a humorous, light hearted review of my experience but The Duncombe Arms, like it's clientele, deserves a more sophisticated and mock-free appraisal. I have visited this lovely venue regularly for the last 2 years and have never had anything less that a stellar experience. It's places like this that inspire a person to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were looking for a perfect venue to celebrate our Daughter beginning her career in London and have always enjoyed the ambiance of the Duncombe Arms. We had our lunch in the conservatory area , and enjoyed a wonderful lunch and good attentive service.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

my wife was put off by another customer scowling sat in the entrance before she had even entered. The bar is cramped when full. We were told they had to shuffle bookings round to fit us in but when we arrived most of the tables were empty and remained so. The food was uninspiring and very overpriced. I agree with... More 

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

Dear Sonja L I am sorry you didn't like our pub. Yours sincerely John Greenall More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food.lovely service.the portions are small but worth because is very tastie.definetelly will visit again

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Dear Dominika Bitoov... E, Thank you for taking the time to review The Duncombe Arms on Tripadvisor. We are delighted you had a good time and are intending to visit us again. Try and visit us whilst the sun is out and enjoy our beautiful garden with it wilderness view down to the River Dove. Your comments are appreciated enormously... More 

Leyland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We at here after my Father and husband had flown in a Tiger Moth at the nearby Darley Moor airfield and it rounded off a truly perfect day. We had the dog with us and this was accomodated without any fuss (I had mentioned this when I booked). The welcome, staff and food were second to none. We will be... More 

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

Dear Pam A, Congratulation to your father and husband for taking the ride in the Tiger Moth, what fun that must have been! Thank you for your kind comments in the review we are just delighted that we played our part in making the day special. We hope you will be back to see us soon but in the meantime... 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 - 46
  • 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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