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The Thorn Tree

48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
+44 1629 580295
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
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Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited on a Thursday evening but unfortunately they were not serving food. However, we both had a drink and a couple opposite had a cheeseboard which did look very nice indeed. My partner said that his beer was fine so no problem there. If...More

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Had been looking forward to trying the Thorn Tree pie night ever since we booked our holiday in Matlock and we were certainly not disappointed. We picked the chicken pie and steak pie, one with herby suet crust and the other with shortcrust, and had...More

Thank Nicole V
Emma W, Manager at The Thorn Tree, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2015

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Thorn Tree and (and pie night!), we hope to see you again on a future visit to Matlock. Kindest Regards, Emma

Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We visit regularly and this is a hidden gem. Staff are fantastic. Beer is amazing. Food great. My only regret in posting this is that too many people find out about it. Keep up the great work.

Thank A M
Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

My husband, two children and I took a very close friend for lunch today at the Thorn tree,and, I have to say we were not disappointed. The bar staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious. A traditional pub set up in...More

Thank Marystone
Reviewed May 3, 2015

After reading the other reviews on here, I can't believe its the same place! we visited with the intention of having sunday lunch after seeing all the recommendations when we googled it, a very strange atmosphere when we walked into the bar, clearly we stood...More

4  Thank nikki f
Hfry2, General Manager at The Thorn Tree, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2015

Hi Nikki, Firstly, let me apologise for your disappointing visit to The Thorn Tree. I am sorry to hear your diet cokes were not right, it may have been that the gas, which feeds the soft drink pump had run low and the drink was...More

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
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...More

Thank Carbriggs
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
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
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. . . ....More

2  Thank MandyMooxx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $11
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene
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
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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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