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The Stepping Stones

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British, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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Carnation Way, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
441335300800
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We happened to call at Stepping Stones whilst visiting Ashbourne. Very Impressed, staff very welcoming, clean, food fantastic and excellent value. Lovely friendly atmosphere . We were looked after by Marieanne who couldn't do enough to make our meal enjoyable.

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Thank poppytilly
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice position for a pub on way into Ashbourne,shopped at Aldi across the road then popped in for lunch .Looked after by Samantha who took my drink order and came back within 5 mins for my order.Decided to enjoy it outside in well kept garden area .Nice relaxing,decent lunch with a great pint of pedigree

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Thank andy s
NEWCASTLE
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a Marston's chain. We visited as we were staying next door at the Travelodge. The staff were polite and we were sat down quickly and served in a timely manner. The food was good and the prices reasonable. Only gripe is that they only serve breakfast on Saturday and Sunday so we could not get breakfast midweek. Don't... More 

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited here one evening whilst on holiday in the area, good fast service and nice food. Its a Marston's so is the usual chain type food but is well cooked and just what you need after a long day out exploring.

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Thank WMarsh
TheSteppingStones, Manager at The Stepping Stones, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Thank you Samantha. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my family have been staying at Callow Top holiday park, and decided to have a family bite to eat. They food came quickly even though it was busy, it was traditional pub food but done well. Everything was tasty and the 2for£10 was a good deal. The classic burger was of a substantial size, and taste. Our server... More 

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Thank kelly1323
TheSteppingStones, Manager at The Stepping Stones, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Samantha More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Typical gastro-pub bright well-lit layout and style but with really friendly and helpful staff. Outdoor seating. Been several times now. Food delivery not the fastest.

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Thank Karl P
TheSteppingStones, Manager at The Stepping Stones, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Samantha. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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444 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Being part of the Marston's pub chain food will always be a little formulaic, but you know things should be decent. The Stepping Stones had a decent/varied menu, service was pretty good and prices were reasonable for this type of place (most meals were in the £10.00 area). My salmon dish, served with couscous and salad, was filling although the... More 

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TheSteppingStones, Manager at The Stepping Stones, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Samantha. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on 15/08/16 at around 7:20pm. We were met with a cheery smile and seated instantly. Our drinks order was taken quickly and our food arrived within 20mins. I had the chicken and rib special which i could fault one bit. My husband had a burger and chips and again said it was lovely. My son had a childrens... More 

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Thank Emma W
TheSteppingStones, Manager at The Stepping Stones, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Samantha More 

Derby
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived Sunday 13th at tea time to find that the place was quite which surprised me. Ordered fish and chips and a Sunday dinner. We chose to sit outside as it was nice therefore you are requested to get your own cutlery and condiments; only condiments on offer - red sauce, brown and mayonnaise. There were no knives and forks... More 

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Thank RulesGirl
TheSteppingStones, Manager at The Stepping Stones, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We apologise you didnt enjoy your visit on this occasion. Please dont hesistate to contact us on 01335 300800 to discuss further. Samantha More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are staying in Ashbourne over night & went here for a family evening meal. The food was lovely really impressed we all cleared our plates & was a decent price. My 2 children enjoyed the play area & the staff were really friendly.

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Thank Abbi C
TheSteppingStones, Manager at The Stepping Stones, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Samantha. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $16
Cuisine
British, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: 441335300800
Description
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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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?