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The Thorn Tree

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British, Pub, Bar
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48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
+44 1629 580295
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Open now
All 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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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank macclesfieldgourmand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank juniorj12
Newcastle, Australia
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34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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

2 Thank 924patrick
Alfreton, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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

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 

1 Thank Fluttershy1
Matlock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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

Thank KevMc666
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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

1 Thank Ginge282016
Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Lovely little traditional English pub with friendly staff and great atmosphere, food is very good and a good price, but the ale is superb! Tha landlord must have a gift for keeping ale! By far the best pint of Landlord and old peculiar I have ever tasted and I have tried a lot :-) the man must be some kind... More 

3 Thank Razamagaz
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This little pub is wonderful, It has nice views and does the most amazing bar snacks that are home cooked! The Tempura prawns are so yummy and tasty and the cheese board has the most lovely home made chutney! Definitely a perfect little stop off mid afternoon from a walk or just a trip to the local, this pub is... More 

1 Thank gemma b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $11
British, Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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