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The Stepping Stones

$$ - $$$
British, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
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Carnation Way, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
+44 1335 300800
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Some stones across a shallow river. Sounds unexciting but take the hike from Ilam country park to the stones and it's what the Peak District is about. If you're not keen on sharing a field with sheep best avoid, they tend to ignore you anyway, but don't forget the wellies or hiking boots!

Thank Wellandg
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

All I can say was you made Valentine's Day feel really special, food was amazing atmosphere was fab and the staff was lovely and the value for money was incredible would highly recommend!

Thank Jade S
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter loves going out for dinner and as it was half term thought it would be a nice treat went on the little park before we went in, it was a very quiet time of day as dinner time was over we were seated very quickly and out waitress was lovely I only wish I hadn't lost the receipt... More 

Thank Wendy T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well yet again what fantastic service from all the staff but must say a big shout out to wez and the chef's Matthew and Sam couldn't fault anything

Thank Rachel C
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Monday to Fridays from 12 noon to 5pm, 2 selected meals for £10. Wife and I both chose gammon, chicken and mustard pie with fries, peas and jug of gravy. Piping hot. Lovely. Free parking. Would definitely return.

Thank Graham G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on Friday night when staying at the travel lodge opposite , we had a shared platter with the lovely choice of sauces , we really really enjoyed this !! We headed back for breakfast , great outdoor play frame with pretty lights and would be fab in the summer and there was an inside kids corner ,... More 

Thank Flying2468
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in the hotel next door. I wasn't even planning on going for food and what a shame that would've been! Best sweet potato fries I have ever tasted. Burgers were perfectly cooked and the staff were so very sweet. I'd return happily and recommend to anyone visiting ashbourne.

Thank Roz L
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We chose this pub as it had a gluten free menu & one of our party was gluten free, the food was really disappointing, poor quality, extremely over cooked & very dry. We did mention it to the waitress & she did give us money off the bill but we wouldn't go back

Thank Rachel B
Billinge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner on a Saturday night, we were staying in the travelodge next door so after a long journey this was ideal for a feed! Plus we didn't book so got seen too straight away despite being busy. Typical chain pub grub but if it's what you're after it does the trick. We did have one disaster on... More 

Thank rkinsman89
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

food terrible if id wanted Aunt Bessie's I would of stayed at home. No beef, cauliflower cheese with no cheese on it pig in blankets advertised on menu but only chipolata's frozen roast potatoes and frozen Yorkshires

Thank Mandy H
TheSteppingStones, Guest Relations Manager at The Stepping Stones, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Please accept our apologies that we did not meet your expectations. We apologise that we had run out of Roast Beef , on what was an exceptionally busy day. Thank you once again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $15
British, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carnation Way, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 300800
Next to The Travelodge Hotel, Five minute drive from Ashbourne Town centre and twenty minutes drive from Alton Towers and Derby City Centre. Easy access from A52 and A50 and open every day.

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