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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, 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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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 all-round pub

Visited on a weeknight and had a steak and a few beers, decor is nice, staff friendly, and the food is very good for a pub. Slightly pricey food, but better quality than most similar options in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
George B
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Visited on a weeknight and had a steak and a few beers, decor is nice, staff friendly, and the food is very good for a pub. Slightly pricey food, but better quality than most similar options in the area.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived a little late after a long drive but received a warm welcome. The meal was great as was the service and general atmosphere. If the weather had been better we would have loved to have sat outside where there is an attractive eating area. Maybe next time as we have already booked for our next visit.

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

Dear Thrumptonpie Thank you for writing a review on The Duncombe Arms and I am delighted you were looked well after and the food was great. Lets hope we now have some good weather because sitting out in the garden is so very special. We hope to see you soon but from us all many thanks. Best wishes Johnny More 

blackpool england, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Visited the Duncombe Arms whilst staying for a few days in Denstone. It had been recommended by the owners of the B&B where we were staying. Took a chance and turned up about 5.30, without a reservation. Greeted by wonderfully friendly bar staff, who said there was a table free as it was quite early. We were shown to a... More 

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

Dear Julie H It is really nice to be thanked by our customers but the thanks are to you for giving us such a lovely review on Tripadvisor. Not sure which B&B you were staying in but many thanks to them too for recommending The Duncombe Arms. I am delighted that the service and the food were good and you... More 

Ware, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Arrived to a friendly welcome. Sunday evening meal, roast just what a roast meal should be execellent. We went back for two further meals during the week, both times food was outstanding. Well done to the chef. Bar staff and waitresses made us feel at home. Would recommend to everyone to try you won't be disappointed.

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

Dear sheila s Thank you for your lovely review and I am so pleased that you had a good time on each occasion you visited. Your kind comments are really appreciated by everyone working at The Duncombe Arms. I was in the pub on Sunday with my family and we also had a delicious lunch! We hope you will come... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were a group of 15 girls and having booked this on behalf of the group 6 months ago I was a little nervous, however, the email correspondence prior was excellent and we were given a reduced yet varied menu to pre-order from. When we arrived I knew we were in for a great evening. The outside area is just... More 

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

Dear Y0rkshirebears Thanks for visiting with your team! What an accolade - 'I really did feel like we lucked out finding you online'! This is a great review for The Duncombe Arms so a big thank you from all of us. We are delighted you had a good time and hopefully we will see you soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

hertfordshire
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We have been visiting the Peak District for many years and up until a couple of years ago did not know about this pub,well we do now!! We visit the duncombe arms now every time we come on holiday. For us it is a real treat .I don't think it is overpriced as the food is superb and worth every... More 

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

Dear abrahamHertfords Thanks for putting us on your map! Your review is really appreciated especially when you write that everyone looks and acts as though they want to be there. This is key and we are lucky to have so many lovely people working in the pub. Thank for repeatedly coming to see us and bringing your parents. We all... More 

Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I visited The Duncombe Arms again on Sunday for an early evening dinner with family and friends. Yet again, the food and service was up to its usual excellent standard. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful and were very accommodating with the children in the party.

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

Dear Sharon Thanks for the lovely review. I am delighted you had a good time and that you thought the food and service excellent. Even better the children had a good time. Thank for choosing to come to The Duncombe Arms with friends and family. We hope you will be back with us soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Beautiful setting, had to book. Lovely round table out in the conservatory. Food beautifully presented, amazing taste, great service. Wonderful experience.

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

Dear CNMac Thank you for your great review following a Sunday lunch with family and friends. I am delighted you had a lovely time and were able to take full advantage of the garden. British summers when the weathers good are idyllic and eating in our local setting goes one better! Thank you for your kind comments and I hope... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A birthday visit for she who must be obeyed and yours truly yesterday, I was really pleased to note the cold meat platter back on the menu, that coupled with a main dish of fish and chips with perfectly crisp batter, a nicely chilled bottle of Lauren Perrier, sunshine and excellent service, made for an extremely enjoyable experience, oh and... More 

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

Dear Rich I am replying to your review on The Duncombe Arms whilst abroad. Firstly thank you for choosing us for the birthday celebration and secondly for your lovely comments . Your review makes me want to be back at the Duncombe eating and drinking what you chose! Delicious! Thanks a million Johnny Greenall More 

San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our first meal here, exceptional food. The 31 day dry aged steak was full of flavour, and was so tender a fork rather than a knife would have been sufficient. (The staff were confident enough not to supply steak knives )The fillet of Plaice was so unique in well matched flavours that went together so well that it hard to... More 

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

Dear Bill Thanks for coming to The Duncombe Arms and I am delighted you had a good time. It's really encouraging for everyone who works at the pub when we get such positive feedback. Thank you a million for your kind comments and we hope you come and see us again. 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 - 78
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 - 78
  • 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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