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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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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Beautiful views lovely fish

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
MajorWoodruff
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Reviewer
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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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Really friendly and accommodating staff. They made the seven of us very welcome after our mornings walk. Lovely food.

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Scunthorpe
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Nice pub, good gardens for young children and a decent menu. Family friendly with games etc in pub to play. Food arrived quickly and was plentiful, but a little expensive.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Some of the nicest food I've had in the area so far - dog friendly pub, really warm welcome from the owners, polite staff and the meal was smashing. Great vegetarian choice for me and an excellent local steak for my partner. All obviously home cooked too and with generous portions. Would certainly be more than happy to both recommend... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Always consistent good up food. Freshly cooked. A good variety of beers and wine available. The food always arrives hot and well served. The menu is not large but there is always a varied selection including vegetarian. Our dog is also welcome which I great. the pub is well situated for Carsington Water and many camp sites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Yet another faultless meal at this lovely Peak District inn thank you Bronya and staff, not our first time and not our last

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This family run pub in Derbyshire, close to Carsington Water, is a little gem. The food, atmosphere, service and quality are all excellent. The staff work very hard to welcome guests and are always ready to help in any way that they can. There is a standard menu, a specials board and a good menu for children. Yes, children and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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540 reviews 540 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A great welcome.Sunday Lunch brilliant. Beef and Pork top quality.Vegetabls fresh and tasty. Gravy wow. Dog friendly.Ample parking. Animals including Ostrich worth visiting.

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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 - 24
  • 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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