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The Okeover Arms

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Mappleton, Ashbourne DE6 2AB, England
+44 1335 350305
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited here after a nice walk in Dovedale to work up an appetite. Choice of 2 roasts served by the chef then help yourself veggies, stuffing and Yorkies that were all nice and hot. Nicest carvery I've had for a long time. We'll be back when we do another walk.

Thank HappyWalkerEater
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in here for some food and drinks after a long day of walking. They have a good selection of drinks, including some local ales. The black pudding fritters were yummy!

Thank Nicola C
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic carvery one of the best I've had and great value too. Washed down with a pint of Swift Nick to make a perfect end to our walk in Dovedale. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Thank normlynnjames
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for a late carvery on a Sunday which was probably why things looked a little tired. However, the beer, the service and the food were all good, and the dog was happily settled under the table. Very busy and clearly popular (justifiably so), and worth going, but earlier! Despite the busyness of everything the staff were very welcoming... More 

Thank AntonyHurden
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Sunday night and very quiet. Had beautiful pheasant casserole on the bone. Very rich sauce. Veg lovely. Would definitely revisit.

Thank AnnH01923
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just been with wife and wuff for Sunday Carvery. Food was fantastic value. What a plate full. Pop even got her dish of meat bits sitting on bed by the fire! Meat was beautiful, huge range of veg what a choice. To be thoroughly recommended BUT remember to book!

Thank the-crofties-32
Alton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here several times and always very good food, good selection on main menu and on the specials board. Dogs allowed in the bar area where you can also eat so a big thumbs up from us. Very friendly staff and a lovely location in the village of Mappleton near Ashbourne Derbyshire. The homemade Bakewell pudding made by one... More 

Thank Ian S
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

11 of us went here only last night (2nd Feb) had a great time, the food is excellent and good portions. Starters are a meal themselves unless you have a good appetite! I opted for the excellent mixed grill, the only.slight disappointment was they had no lamb chops, but, extra steak more than compensated. Sweets are very tasty, I had... More 

Thank Carl J
Caterham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ignore shabby exterior. Lovely fire food and beer. Staff friendly too. Specials board worth looking at. Fish pie excellent

Thank pam210747
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Regulars at the Okeover Arms. We visited for lunch with friends after a walk in Dovedale. Lovely food as always! Our group included 6 adults and 2 Labradors and we were very well accommodated.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $24
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mappleton, Ashbourne DE6 2AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 350305

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