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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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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
Friendly little place

We called into the Knockerdown Inn on the off chance of an evening meal. Dogs welcome (but on a lead) with a good choice of home-cooked food. We both chose the home-made Steak & Kidney pie. Good price with a lot of meat packed inside (compared to some that come with a lot of hot air). Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Landienut
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We called into the Knockerdown Inn on the off chance of an evening meal. Dogs welcome (but on a lead) with a good choice of home-cooked food. We both chose the home-made Steak & Kidney pie. Good price with a lot of meat packed inside (compared to some that come with a lot of hot air). Good choice of drinks.... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We purchased a Groupon voucher for a 2 course Sunday lunch (£20 for 2) and booked our reservation, Peak district pubs have a reputation for serving good food so we were looking forward to our meal. It was disappointing, there was a choice of beef or pork, no option for having a little bit of each, and if a Yorkshire... More 

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Derby
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We booked Sunday lunch for a family celebration. As always the service, food and atmosphere was just what we wanted.

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Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
546 reviews 546 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
438 helpful votes 438 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Two course Sunday lunch was okay, service was okay and all at a resonable okay price. The Knockerdown is a traditional style pub serving a good choice of drinks and a decent menu choice. There is plenty of outside seating and I can imagine in summer that this is quite a popular place to stop for a drink and bite... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Called in for lunch today and we had a pair of baguettes - one beef, one prawn. Both were full of filling and a good sized portion of salad and chips. Very tasty!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Lovely, comfortable, traditional pub with friendly staff. Huge choice on the menus and the food was lovely and very good value. Ideal.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I visited this pub with recommendation from a family friend and I was a little disappointed it wasn't as good as I thought it would be! After a walk around carsington water it was the perfect cosy pub to go to with my boyfriend on a Sunday afternoon. We both ordered the steak and onion baguette as its one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Sunday lunch from groupon voucher. Amazing. Made us feel very relaxed and very friendly and helpful staff. Both had pork cooked to perfection asked if had any crackling young lady went and come back with a good portion. Recommend this place to everyone. Keep up the good work. We'll be back. 👍👍👍

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Partner spotted this place whilst driving his lorry. Saw the sign offering 2 Steaks for £12 on a Friday night, which is an offer we will be definitely be taking up. Our visit was late on a Saturday afternoon, :-) both of us hungry, be eventually decided on steak and kidney pudding and a steak pie. Both were home made... More 

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Manchester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Came on a snowy/frozen Saturday afternoon. Was quiet and warm. Served quickly and professionally. Highly recommend the steak pie and the gravy was sensational Mrs had liver and bacon which she enjoyed. Child friendly with a garden and large beer garden.

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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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