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The Thorn Tree

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48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
+44 1629 580295
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Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great little pub with good ales and and plenty of charm. Inside there is a small 'snug' to the left and a larger bar room to the right but.......... outside they have a well covered seating area (smoking to the right) which offers a fantastic view over the Matlock/ Matlock Bath valley. We sat one evening and... More 

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Thank k_mckegney
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to visit, we made a specific journey earlier in the day to check it out. Opens at 5pm website states food from 6-8. Returned at 5.45 no tables, but never mind decided to get a drink and wait for a table. Finally at 6.05 we sat down and asked for a menu.....only to be asked if we were on... More 

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Thank Chris T
Matlock, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views across the Derbyshire dakes to Riber Castle are fantastic. Lunchtime food is plentiful and filling - particularly the filled oatcakes, served with chips and salad. Lunch for three people, excluding drinks, was about £14.50.

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Thank macclesfieldgourmand
beverley
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for real ales and discovered the most amazing view of the Dales. Not easily accessible but adds to the charm and keeps it hidden.

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Thank juniorj12
Newcastle, Australia
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to the Thorn Tree is a must for anyone visiting Matlock/The Peaks District. Set high on a hill overlooking Matlock it provides sweeping views of the surrounding countryside including the Heights of Abraham and Riber Castle. You can choose from sitting on the outside terrace enjoying the views or sitting inside taking in the quirky bar.Either way you... More 

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Thank Jim L
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

100%out of 100% The best pie we have tasted great pub family's so welcome we have travelled from midlands and back to have these pies love um thank you great staff from pat & Bev

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2 Thank 924patrick
Alfreton, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

There's not many great pubs around anymore but this is one of them. Lovely staff and great beers. Wonderful atmosphere and comfortable surroundings. Good food and outdoor terrace with wonderful views. Recommended

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1 Thank Lambers2013
Derby, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

The beer is excellent; there's always a good choice for the real ale drinker and you can try before you commit to a pint! The lunchtime meals are delicious, with chunky wedge chips & lovely fresh bread for the sandwich options. They also do a mean salad if you want a lighter bite. Portions are generous so it's good value.... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

A very quaint and friendly pub offers a range of real ales, including guest beers. Wednesday nights are usually 'pie nights' all home made and very tasty. A large covered area outside for sitting and enjoying a Summer evening of drinking, and admiring the wonderful view

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Thank KevMc666
bristol
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews about this lovely pub we thought we would have a trip over for a Sunday dinner. We were not disappointed ! It was absolutely lovely, huge portions and great friendly service : ) Thanks for the jam rolly pud, we'll be back again soon :D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $11
Cuisine
British, Pub, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 580295
Description
We are a small pub, with a strong focus on real ale. We serve lunch Tuesday to Friday (12 Noon - 1.30Pm). We have a pie night every Wednesday (6pm - 8.00Pm) and we serve roast dinners on a Sunday (5pm - 6.30Pm). However, we don't serve food on any other evenings.

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