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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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  • 255
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  • 81
    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
A true five star surprise.

We were staying at the Manor House Farm B&B and they recommended the Duncombe Arms. They phoned to ensure availability. From the moment we arrived we were impressed with the efficient but very friendly staff. The menu is one of those that the more you look, the harder it is to decide what to have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Janette K
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Benalla, AU
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Benalla, AU
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the Manor House Farm B&B and they recommended the Duncombe Arms. They phoned to ensure availability. From the moment we arrived we were impressed with the efficient but very friendly staff. The menu is one of those that the more you look, the harder it is to decide what to have. Re the food - we... More 

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

Dear Janette, I hope you enjoyed your stay at Manor House Farm and saw a bit of Staffordshire and Derbyshire. Thank you for coming to see us not once but twice while you were in the area a compliment in itself! I am pleased you liked the pub and had a good time. Please tell all the Australians on holiday... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The Duncombe Arms is a delightful pub restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. The tables are spaciously set out which is greatly appreciated. The food was delicious, especially the Panna Cotta desert with strawberries and sorbet. Service excellent. Will certainly recommend to friends and family.

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

Dear Marie, Thank you for writing a review on Tripadvisor after visiting The Duncombe Arms. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and are going to recommend us to family and friends. This mean a lot so many thanks. We are enjoying great weather and it will come as no surprise that the garden is busy lunch and dinner. Let's... More 

Derby
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

My other half and I had dinner at the Duncombe Arms for his birthday. Lovely warm welcome, great service all night and delicious food at reasonable prices. Would certainly recommend!

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

Dear Roxanne C Thank you so much for your very positive review anbd for recommending us to everyone on Tripadvisor. Your comments mean a lot to us so a million thanks. Hopefully see you soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Leek, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

been here many times ,great food fantastic service one of the best around,we had a sharing meat platter,followed by rib eye just great

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

Dear Chris Thanks for visiting us at The Duncombe Arms and for writing such a positive review on Tripadvisor. The Team are delighted with you comments on the service and your overall experience.Thanks a million and hope to see you back with us soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Excellent food, brilliant service & great atmosphere. all staff are welcoming & nothing too much trouble. Thanks everyone for a fab meal! xxxx

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

Dear shelagh c Thank you for taking the time to review The Duncombe Arms. We are really grateful to you for writing such a glowing review. It's great to be recommended on Tripadvisor so a million thanks from all of us at The Duncombe. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Marchington
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very little to say. Excellant food, excellant service, excellant value for the money. By far the best Sunday lunch for miles around. James was first rate as usual and so were the staff. Thank you all for making Sunday special.

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

Dear safuller Thank you for your lovely review and the supporting complimentary comments on James,the pub, service, food and value. Very concise but wonderful. A million thanks from all of us and hopefully see you soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Northants, England
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Cracking find, recommended by Exmoor B & B, food was delicious, plenty of it, wait staff very attentive, could not do enough for you. Book early to avoid disappointment!

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

Dear Queenbee Thanks for your lovely review and thanks also to the Exmoor B&B in Denstone for recommending us! We are delighted you had a good time and hopefully we will see you when your next in the area. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Went for dinner, tried to book on there web site ,tried to check booking on there web site, finally phoned. No problems a nice table ,very friendly waitresses, nice ambiance. Food ,starters v good, mains my steak good my partners Kiev good. Drinks no problems, so why not excellent! just something missing! but good all round.

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

Dear Mick There should be no problem booking online and a confirmation is sent once the booking has been made. Website booking are handled by Opentable who are really efficient. It seems that you had a good time and service and food were good, however something was missing? We would love to know what and then we can make sure... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Had a really delicious lunch here today. Everything was lovely. Really tasty food. Adored the plaice hell loved everything! Super friendly service and a great atmosphere. Faultless. Thank you for a great Thursday afternoon!! Will look forward to our return.

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

Dear Chris Thank you for your great review on The Duncombe Arms. Your review was so positive so thanks a million from us all. We hope to see you soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

oxford, england
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Stumbled across this pub whilst trying to find somewhere to eat after a trip to Alton Towers. Located in a quiet village with lovely views of the country side, especially when sat on the terrace. The service was great and the ambiance was lovely. Definitely didn't feel like a pub setting. The food was incredible - I would absolutely recommend... More 

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

Dear cockatilsandsun Thank you for writing such a positive review on The Duncombe Arms. What an accolade ' The food was incredible'! The kitchen team are delighted as are the front of house team with those comments so a big thank you from us all. We hope you will come and see us soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

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Additional Information about The Duncombe Arms Pub

Address: Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1335 324275
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 79
Cuisine: European, British, Pub

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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 - 79
  • 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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