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The Duncombe Arms Pub

Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
+44 1335 324275
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Ranked #8 of 68 Restaurants in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Well what a gem of a place. My wife and I and a couple of friends tried this place for the first time last week and were very impressed. The ambience is lovely the staff attentive professional and smartly turned out the wine list was more than adequate as was the selection of beers. Now onto the important stuff the... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have visited the Duncombe on a number of occasions and have always found the service to be good and the food equally so. This visit was no different. However, we did find that the number of waiting staff hovering and constantly looking over at the table or coming to the table a little frustrating at times.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We arrived to this cosy pub on Sunday and it was a very welcoming atmosphere. Lots of people in the bar area and it had a good feel to it. We made the gent behind the bar aware that we had a booking.. He found our name on the computer behind him and then asked us if we wanted some... More 

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

Dear Feedme247, Thanks for writing a review on The Duncombe. Whilst we enjoyed your comments about the pub and the food I have noted your concerns on the level of service. This was frustrating for you especially when you saw neighboring tables getting good service. Please don't give up on Sunday's as we will make sure that the next time... More 

staffordshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have dined at the Duncombe Arms approximately 20 times since it first opened. And every time our food has been superb. This pub is in a lovely village approximately 5 miles from where we live. The decor is stylish, with a homely country twist. Always very clean and the refurbs are completed every year to keep it to the... More 

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

Dear Springfield, Thanks for the lovely write up and your lovely compliments. Laura has refurbished the pub with two new wallpapers (oak paneling and logs). I am getting a bit of stick as I wasn't sure about it but everyone else has given it the thumbs up! I really appreciate your comments on the detail which means a lot to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Fantastic food and exceptional service. Great atmosphere in wonderful well designed bar and restaurant. Well worth a visit. We will be back soon.

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

Dear Chris Thank you for your endorsement to all those who follow Tripadvisor. We are delighted you enjoyed yourself and liked the pub. We have just spruced the place up by repainting and wall papering so we are looking good for 2015. Please come and see us again soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

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168 reviews 168 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We found ourselves at the Duncombe Arms by chance as the restaurant we were planning to use in Alton was closed. Although the Doncombe arms was very popular that night and we had no reservation they offered us a table that wasn't in an ideal location, in a bit of a corridor and close to the main bar area. The... More 

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

Dear Rodders, Thanks for your review on The Duncombe Arms. Our luck that you found us through default but I am really pleased you had a good time. We love our Hildon water but when we opened three years ago (anniversary imminent!) we tried to source Ashbourne Water but to no avail unfortunately. We are glad you had a fantastic... More 

Bakewell, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Went for my partner's 50th birthday (ha ha) with her dad on Christmas eve. As soon as you walked in the atmosphere was very warm and welcoming. Great service from all the staff, thanks for the great food, not just saying that, as I am a chef. As well as starters I had very fresh fish and chips my partner... More 

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

Dear Graham Thank you for your brilliant review on Tripadvisor. Thanks also for journeying all the way to be with us at The Duncombe Arms. We are delighted you had a good time and as a chef your comments have lifted the roof! We hope you will be back with us soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We have now visited The Duncombe Arms 4 times and haven't had a negative experience.. Sunday lunch is one of the best I have ever had and the evening menu has something for everyone. Local produce, a warm welcome (even when it's -5 outside)' wonderful service and exquisitly cooked and presented food. A must visit restaurant. I can't wait til... More 

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

Dear Meppo Thank you a million for your brilliant review we are all delighted with your lovely comments. It means a lot to us when we get the really positive reports as we are passionate that we give our customers a really good experience when they visit us. We hope you will be back with us soon. Best wishes Johnny... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was only by chance that we ate at the restaurant during a stay at Alton Towers. The food was excellent, the staff attentive and friendly and all in a fantastic county pub setting. We will definitely make the effort to go back..

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

Dear Sir/Madam Thank for your really positive review on The Duncombe Arms following your recent visit. It's always great when you fall on a good place and we are delighted you found us. We hope to see you back with us soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Popped in for a post Christmas drink, beautiful Nz sauv blanc and Duncombe bitter, such a cosy spot by the fire we decided on baked Camembert to share - delicious! Great service and found room for a beautiful pud the pannacotta was unusual with the violet tuille, highly recommend What a delightful spot, we will be back with our children,... More 

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

Dear Tara Thanks for your lovely review on The Duncombe Arms. I'm pleased you had a good time,cosy by the fire with a glass of Sauvignon blanc and delicious food, what could be better!. We are now busy decorating the pub ready for reopening on Wednesday with a new menu. Please 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 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: British

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