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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 30
    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
Most recent review
Mean, mean, mean - baffled by good reviews

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
clinteastwood01
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Derby, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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
73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A perfect find. Affordable and friendly family pub. What a jewel. Great value for money and attentive service. If I lived locally then it would become my fav weekly Sunday lunch stop. Highly recommended.

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Vieux-Mareuil, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A charming country pub with one of the best menus for lunch I've seen. I'm not going to list the meals but will say that the food was well prepared. Authentic and very tasty. The atmosphere was pleasant even though it was a quiet lunchtime. I would strongly recommend the food and the ambience at the Rose and Crown.

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have eaten at the Rose & Crown on several occasions now and have always found the food to be wonderful. There are no weird combinations of ingredients, nothing 'cooked three ways' or 'fusion', just great ingredients perfectly cooked. Any restaurant that can get me to drive 35 miles for Sunday lunch has got to be good and the Rose... More 

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Creuse, France
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We ate here for three nights running and we're not disappointed. There was a great choice each evening and it was good to see so many tables taken midweek in November. Worth booking to avoid disappointment.

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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 14 - 29

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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