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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
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was our second visit and we'd been looking forward to it for a long while. Once again, we were not disappointed. The Sunday dinner is just superb and excellent value. Might try to get for pie night on Wednesday.

Thank Clarky99
Matlock, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a traditional British pub, very welcoming and friendly. The pies on a Wednesday really shouldn't be missed but you need to get there very early in the evening as it is very popular with local people.The beer is excellent with plenty of variety and Pat, the landlord,and his staff are always so cheerful and helpful.

Thank Carbriggs
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A little way out of Matlock but well worth seeking out. Pie night on Wednesdays are a real treat. A good choice of real ale. The view from the terrace is the best in the country.

1 Thank bench2014
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you don't like the hussle and buzzle off busy pubs then this is for you Quality real ales on sale and the largers not bad either This is s proper village pub and set high above matlock town centre with impressive views over matlock

Thank Saltyboy1972
Matlock, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wednesday night at The Thorn Tree is the place to go!! But be quick as these amazing pie's sell out fast. Choice of 3 filling, 3 toppings, sides and veg. Fab food, fab atmosphere but be prepared to wait for a table. . . . . . but well worth the wait.

2 Thank MandyMooxx
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Went here for a quick after-work meeting, it was pie night and bang on 6pm out came that night's pie menu (it changes every week). I had the squash, spinach, goat's cheese & ricotta pie with a herb & butter shortcrust pastry, lovely big fat proper chips and the spiced red cabbage. Nom nom. Couldn't finish my pie even though... More 

1 Thank Volcanophilia
Matlock, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place is a superb friendly pub. Great choice of real ales, lagers and cider. The wine is fabulous too! Lovely Sunday roasts and lunchtime food is fantastic value. Wednesday's pie night is a great treat too.

1 Thank JueAsh
Derby, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visited here for the first time in December with a friend, what a lovely atmosphere! The pie was delicious and a massive portion, i tried very hard to finish it as it was so tasty but fullness defeated me :-) . Very busy pub with great atmosphere and tasty pies, thank you.

3 Thank 880dawn
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

visited matlock and was glad to be able to call in here, used to be my local 15years ago and is still a fantastic place out the way. After walking up bank road I definetly earnt my food and you cant get better than here in matlock

Thank Andrewc1111
Calgary, Canada
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My husband and I went to the Thorn Tree for his birthday dinner, which we considered lucky that it was on a Wednesday and coincided with the highly rated 'Pie Night' at the Thorn Tree. Apparently, on occasion, it is substituted for Curry Night. Although a little disappointed, we got over it as we dug into the generous portions of... More 

1 Thank Cruisin_n_r_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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