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The Old Dog

Spend Lane, Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AT, England
+44 1335 350990
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (96 reviews)
“fries” (23 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Spend Lane, Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Recently renovated/redecorated. Chic bistro feel rathervtban country pub. Excellent toilets but music too loud! Burgers and hot dogs onky on menu with a rwide range of largers, three ales and cider. Not my sort of pub felt it was suited for anotger market.

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 6 days ago

After a cold damp walk in Dovedale, We ventured in to ' The Old Dog' pub, just up at the top end of Thorpe. A warm and inviting pub with a great array of beers on tap. Aroaring fire, stone floors and a few dogs...More

Thank abdesigns2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is lovely. Fantastic for dogs and the food and drink is good. The weather was pleasant after our walk with a few dogs. Dog and family friendly and reasonable price for a snack and drink.

Thank shaz H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very smart yet welcoming and cosy. Perfect place to stop and have a bite and a pint. Small menu but very well done with good beer and friendly service. A "Local" that welcomes visitors.

Thank CaptainReech
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband, 7 week old daughter and I made an unexpected stop for lunch here whilst walking the Tissington Trail. We both had the cheese and bacon 8oz burgers which were incredible! My husband is a burger connoisseur and said it topped his 2018 list!...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I were recommended the old dog on one of our days out walking, we were pleasantly surprised with what we found not the normal venue we lunch at when out walking in Derbyshire it was nice not to face the same old...More

Thank kcandb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wide range of ales which seemed to change quickly. Food was reasonable and well presented. Staff were very helpful as we had a four year old with us.

Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice, food lovely, staff lovely, really nice atmosphere and it was nice to find a dog friendly place.

Thank fudgeLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's important to give a balanced review, covering any negative points as well as the positive, so here goes... Negative: the clacker inside table bell 111 doesn't make as pleasent a ringing noise as I'd hope. Additionally, there were some dogs that I couldn't reach...More

1  Thank tripelthreat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying nearby we ate here three times - partly because we struggled over the weekend to find somewhere else that didn't require booking well in advance. Though the menu is limited, the food we ate was enjoyable, the service was very good, and the surroundings...More

Thank Amberinbucks
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Questions & Answers
September 8, 2018|
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Response from Chad P | Reviewed this property |
Given the non-festive menu, I would doubt that they switch from burgers + sausages to roasts, veg, sauces etc. for the Christmas season. However, their website has a 'phone number on it, which you could use to get a... More
September 3, 2018|
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Response from mah18632016 | Reviewed this property |
There are quite a few tables and loads more outside so shouldn't be a problem
Mark S
July 29, 2018|
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Response from JTPMidlands | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does and they provide water for thirsty pooches. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $20
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spend Lane, Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne  >  Thorpe
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 350990
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