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“Superb meal, lovely atmosphere - a hidden gem!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lighthouse

Lighthouse
Rose & Crown Inn | New Road, Boylestone, Ashbourne DE6 5AA, England
01335 330658
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Ranked #1 of 72 Restaurants in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Staffordshire
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Superb meal, lovely atmosphere - a hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

This was our first visit to the Lighthouse and we will be back again and again! We were having dinner with friends from Derby and it was a great halfway meeting place. Lovely menu choices and good wine to accompany the food. The service was friendly and attentive without being pushy. A most enjoyable evening which we will definately repeat soon.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food but add options for kids!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Family birthday lunch out, 3 adults and a 12 year old. Food was lovey and service excellent but I was a little surprised there was nothing suitable for a younger diner, I don't mean the usual nugget and burger rubbish that passes for kids meals, but i did think the chef would be able to rustle up something simple like pasta. He couldn't so we had to pay £25 for a meal for her, which was slightly excessive! That said the food was lovely and overall it was a great experience just don't take kids!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Valentine's Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We had never been to The Lighthouse before but had read the reviews so decided to give it a try for Valentine's Day. The restaurant is charming, quaint and well presented.
The food was delicious and there was a good choice on the menu to choose from. The dishes are of the highest quality and cooked in the open kitchen. I would expect to pay double what we paid for the standards offered here.
The staff are friendly and polite and the service was great.
Will definitely be the first visit of many!!!

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“A true hidden gem !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

Well what a little gem of a restaurant ! The food is superb, often a modern twist on classic dishes .. The glazed ox cheek seems to be a house speciality and is beautiful, the lobster is magnificent and the deserts all to die for !! Service is extremely friendly and efficient .. I like the open kitchen and smiling chef team within .. Wine selection is good quality at decent prices .. All in all wholly recommended night out .. Not always easy to come across and at the rear of a poor pub but don't let that put you off ! Overall a far better experience than The Dining Room and Restaurant Gilmore in my opinion

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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“Amazing food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

A date night for my partner and I and we thought we'd try the Lighthouse. We'd heard some wonderful reviews and we certainly weren't disappointed? Excellent food, friendly staff, lovely atmosphere. Definitely one to recommend.

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