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The Knockerdown Inn and Restaurant

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Nr. Carsington Water | Ashbourne, Knockerdown, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
+44 1629 540209
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Description: The Knockerdown Inn & Restaurant is a Traditional 17th Century 'OLDE...
The Knockerdown Inn & Restaurant is a Traditional 17th Century 'OLDE WORLDE' English Pub, situated overlooking Carsington Water it has everything the local visitor could wish for, its open all day, every day throughout the Summer holidays. At other times, it opens for lunch and evenings in the week and ALL Day every Saturday & Sunday. It offers Traditional Pub Food & Cask Ales,a separate Extensive Childrens' Menu, Wheelchair Access & Disabled Toilets, High Chairs and Baby Changing Room. There is a Childrens' Adventure Play Area and separate Toddler Play Area, an Award Winning Garden & Patio Area Large Car Park Coaches welcome, by appointment. The pub is Dog Friendly Free WIFI is available. And they also offer Caravan & Camping, with toilet and shower facilities.
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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
holiday tea

lovely pub but food a bit pricey even though portion size ok very nice young barman/waiter but landlord doesnt really interact with people she doesnt know

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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English first
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Our club which covers ages from 65+ had a wonderful meal, staff so friendly, food well cooked and well presented. Number in party 22.

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Visited The Knockerdown recently for a pub lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The bonus of the pub are the stunning views from the garden. The staff were friendly and the meal served promptly. This pub is ideal to visit when visiting nearby Carsington Water.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

lovely pub but food a bit pricey even though portion size ok very nice young barman/waiter but landlord doesnt really interact with people she doesnt know

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Derby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

As others have said the pub itself is lovely, kept well and in a stunning location. Drinks in the garden are always a pleasure, you can take your dogs in the bar and for all of that I have held off giving a poor rating. The food is too expensive for what you get. I had the standard mixed grill... More 

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Lichfield
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

we choose here because it was dog friendly and it was. The food was good and the service very good. The meals arrived very hot and was very tasty. We would certainly recommend this place.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We go here quite a lot they have a caravan park as well.Lovely food and surroundings. Staff nice and friendly .My eldest daughter took us there years ago so we still keep going.We are always out and about and like to try different places.

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West Midlands,UK
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118 reviews 118 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Nice roadside inn. Family orientated. Large outdoor seating with play area for the children. Decent size restaurant. Good menu, however a few of the items were sold out,so be prepared to make another choice.This was on a quiet Sunday even. Staff efficient, however they could be more customer orientated. Maybe a smiling course could do the trick?

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Beautiful views lovely fish. Absolutely wonderful old world pub and restaurant with really friendly staff. They do note on the menu that they are not a fast food outlet and you may have to wait for your food, I do not think we had to wait too long and the bar was nearly full. would I caution anything here it... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

we decided to give this pub a go after travelling past over the last few days we had tried yesterday to eat here but we arrived at 5pm to find it closed.. i have to say this feedback is not all bad i have to say the atmosphere in side the bar is lovely however that is where it stops... More 

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Newark, Notts. UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

we ate here after a day at Gullivers Kingdom. The menu was a bit limited as they had sold out of a lot of choices, but what we had was nice. The children liked looking at the animals outside and the play area would have been a winner if they hadn't have been so tired. Would have been 'excellent' if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nr. Carsington Water | Ashbourne, Knockerdown, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne  >  Knockerdown
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 540209

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Knockerdown Inn & Restaurant is a Traditional 17th Century 'OLDE WORLDE' English Pub, situated overlooking Carsington Water it has everything the local visitor could wish for, its open all day, every day throughout the Summer holidays. At other times, it opens for lunch and evenings in the week and ALL Day every Saturday & Sunday. It offers Traditional Pub Food & Cask Ales,a separate Extensive Childrens' Menu, Wheelchair Access & Disabled Toilets, High Chairs and Baby Changing Room. There is a Childrens' Adventure Play Area and separate Toddler Play Area, an Award Winning Garden & Patio Area Large Car Park Coaches welcome, by appointment. The pub is Dog Friendly Free WIFI is available. And they also offer Caravan & Camping, with toilet and shower facilities.

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