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Rose and Crown

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Middle Mayfield, Ashbourne DE6 2JT, England
+44 1335 342498
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Rose and Crown is a friendly village inn where we pride ourselves on...
The Rose and Crown is a friendly village inn where we pride ourselves on serving restaurant food at realistic prices. Our menu changes frequently with a focus on freshness, flavours and quality seasonal fare. These can be accompanied by our varied selection of New and Old World wines or our traditional ales.
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic Friday Lunch. Would definitely come again and recommend to others

Popped in to the Rose and Crown on Friday lunch time, ended up staying much longer than planned. Wonderful setting, great food and friendly staff. Had the delicious stake and ale pie. Followed by apple crumble that was straight out of my childhood accompanied by fantastic home made ice-cream... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Jonathan L
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Popped in to the Rose and Crown on Friday lunch time, ended up staying much longer than planned. Wonderful setting, great food and friendly staff. Had the delicious stake and ale pie. Followed by apple crumble that was straight out of my childhood accompanied by fantastic home made ice-cream. Just wish this place was closer to my home!

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Birmingham UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Four people plus a child well served with good food for a let Sunday lunch. A reasonable selection of Sunday fare including roasts, salmon and steak followed by a choice of 6/7 puds. We enjoyed it and were mad every welcome. A better range of real ales would lift my mark to 5 from 4.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for the evening to celebrate my birthday with my partner and did not want to leave. Everything you come to expect, great location, clean, hospitable, comfortable and welcoming! Room was a good size, clean and comfortable. No hassle on check in and breakfast was wonderful in front of a log burner. Lady who served breakfast was just amazing! Could... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Lovely food, good service overall excellent! Me my partner and friends ate there last weekend and the whole experience was lovely! I will go back again and I would recommend to anyone.

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hl77, Owner at Rose and Crown, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Many thanks for taking the time to review the Rose and Crown. We really do appreciate the recommendation and we are delighted that you had such a lovely evening. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Best wishes, Danny and Henrietta More 

Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Mean and spartan portions of mediocre food, served very slowly by surly staff. Ate here last week with a group of 20 or so. £14.95 for 2 courses, which sounded reasonable. My starter was OK, but small: smoked salmon, smoked mackerel, pickled herring, served on salad leaves. There were two very small trays of sliced baguette on our table of... More 

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hl77, Owner at Rose and Crown, responded to this review

Dear ClintEastwood01, thank you for taking the time to review the Rose and Crown and we are sorry that your experience fell so short of your expectations. We pride ourselves on serving excellent quality food at realistic prices but we clearly didn't hit the mark on this occasion. We would like to hope that you might give us the benefit... More 

Pershore, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We booked to eat here and arrived on a somewhat miserable evening weather wise. The young South African waitress was very pleasant and helpful. Two of us had lamb shanks which were very good with lots of veg. The other had a hungarian goulash which was apparently terrific! We had deserts and my crumble in its own dish was first... More 

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hl77, Owner at Rose and Crown, responded to this review

Dear Bishtraveller, thank your wonderful review of the Rose and Crown. It is always lovely to receive such positive feedback. Our team work very hard both front and back of house and are delighted with your comments. The goulash has proved very popular this week! We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Danny and Henrietta More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

we booked the a meal in advance 16 friends the chef catered for us all very promptly to the food was excellent quality and served hot starters were good and main meal to the sweets I would strongly recommend this eating establishment to all my friends and family

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hl77, Owner at Rose and Crown, responded to this review

Dear Bishtraveller, thank your wonderful review of the Rose and Crown. It is always lovely to receive such positive feedback. Our team work very hard both front and back of house and are delighted with your comments. The goulash has proved very popular this week! We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Danny and Henrietta More 

Downham Market, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Whist they were very busy we ( having ordered before) were served promptly. They have a very varied menu and the food was very good

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hl77, Owner at Rose and Crown, responded to this review

Dear Gerry, many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review of the Rose and Crown and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening. We had a busy Christmas period and it is always great to hear that our guests have enjoyed themselves! We look forward to welcoming you again should you be in the... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Considering there was a Christmas party on, service was good if not overly attentive. Pedigree beer excellent. Food generally was good and reasonable portion sizes, let down slightly by peas which had clearly been microwaved for too long. Reasonable price and we will be returning in the future.

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London
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was the 2nd time I'd visited the Rose & Crown, the first being in 2011, and I was pleased to find that it has maintained the very high standards I found on the first visit. The atmosphere is relaxed and unhurried and yet our food arrived in good time. The style is very much 'home-cooked' with good but unfussy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Middle Mayfield, Ashbourne DE6 2JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 342498

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 28

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

The Rose and Crown is a friendly village inn where we pride ourselves on serving restaurant food at realistic prices. Our menu changes frequently with a focus on freshness, flavours and quality seasonal fare. These can be accompanied by our varied selection of New and Old World wines or our traditional ales.

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