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The Okeover Arms

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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Mappleton, Ashbourne DE6 2AB, England
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came across this pub by accident one evening whist staying in the area.It was rather busy for a Monday evening which is always a good sign so probably advised to book a table if you wish to eat.The food was excellent with a good choice and you could also order smaller portions. The standard portions were a good size!! The... More 

Thank Tom186356
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely friendly pub very clean plenty of room to sit either inside or out. I ordered the belly pork and chips which was yummy big portions for a reasonable price the dessert was also yum also they will help you if you have a special diet like allergies. you can walk to the Okeover pub from the dove dale but... More 

Thank eagle09
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called here on Friday night for a drink. For early evening the pub was full with people calling for a drink and a meal. The staff are friendly and efficient. The Friday evening special is fish and chips which were excellent. Also great value at £15 for 2. We were lucky to get a table as most were reserved. If... More 

Thank Martin N
Harlow, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've recently spent 4 nights here and the food was a mixed bag. Firstly the bar and waiting staff are very friendly. The pub concentrates on pub favourites and for the most part does this well however my steak was never medium (medium/well at best) and I found my belly pork too dry. The fish and chips was excellent. Prices... More 

1 Thank Pete D
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a warm welcome and most attentive service. The food was honest and well cooked. There was a good menu providing excellent choice as well as gluten free and also vegetarian options for those want them. The decor was contemporary and comfortable. After a morning walking it was a wonderful retreat and relaxing end to a day out.

Thank Will0w2014
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304 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I rarely grade places as excellent but honestly The Okeover Arms really is exactly just that. Tourists staying locally we were advised to go here. So impressed that we invited friends to join us a 2nd time around. Yes, a bit rough round the edges. Yes, popular & quite crowded. But also ...quality homemade good individually made English food, wide... More 

Thank Jingle05
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came on the off chance, as we had tried The Old Dog in Thorpe, but discovered they don't serve food on Monday evenings. Well, it was lucky for us, as we discovered a gem. Really tasty home cooked food, good beer and helpful, smiling service. What more could yo ask for?

Thank Roger B
Winchester, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having just arrived in the area we hadn't booked, but the staff managed to squeeze us in. Good hearty food, reasonably priced - an excellent start to our holiday.

Thank HantsMum67
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit was for Sunday Lunch with members of the MX5 Club. We used to visit here in the late 1960's when chicken in the basket was a must have meal. It has been updated and the Carvery was excellent. Would highly reccomend you to visit if you are around Dovedale.

Thank Christine B
Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best to book just in case. The menu was varied, I had the steak and ale pie which was delicious the only sad thing was, I was so full didn't have room for pudding

Thank Gaye W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $24
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mappleton, Ashbourne DE6 2AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: 441335350305

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?