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The Knockerdown Inn and Restaurant

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Nr. Carsington Water | Ashbourne, Knockerdown, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
+44 1629 540209
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After walking around Carsington the pub was a very welcome sight. Dogs are welcome and the pub itself is very nice and worth visiting

Thank Dollypeg53
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

spent a couple of nights camping here,a busy, bustling atmosphere,friendly staff,but i must say the food was not very good value,i had the mixed grill and you would expect something pretty good for £12,cheap cuts of meat, all bone and fat,a nasty cheap sausage,and a tiny pot of chips,two small onion rings,two tiny mushrooms,and when youre paying around £4 for... More 

Thank glen d
Neston, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here on a number of occasions after days out at the nearby Carsington Water. I have always been pleased with the friendly welcome and good food on offer. As this was school holidays and a lovely day food waiting time was 45 minutes. Despite this they managed to serve us within this time and with good quality... More 

Thank Tom D
Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we visited on a Saturday afternoon to celebrate a birthday, lovely Inn, brilliant food, a full and varied menu to suit everyone, cannot fault it in anyway we had a really enjoyable time, must thank Tracy who looked after us all afternoon. I can fully recommend it.

Thank Peter W
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely setting for a great olde worlde pub. Very friendly staff and great service and food, served by Tracy our waitress on a beautifull sunny warm day will definately be going back again. 😊😊

Thank stephen p
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food served by Tracy who was very friendly and helpful. Definitely will return to knockerdown. Maybe the bar could get some slimline tonic and or Coke?

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Thank rickgeen61
Belper, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My first visit to the knockerdown was a busy Saturday lunchtime. The pub has a lovely family atmosphere and lots of character. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. They even cater for gluten free and vegan requirements. The food was reasonably priced. I will definitely be visiting again soon.

Thank forderoo
Congleton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great British weather (not sarcasm) great food and great staff. Four of us dined in the beer garden all having a variety of meals and all of us really enjoying everything. The staff very attentive to clients and their dogs, continually topping up dog bowls. I would definitely recommend a return visit.

Thank stoke_sbm
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried 5 local pubs before stopping here. The atmosphere was perfect, the staff were very friendly and the food was spot on!

Thank Chris N
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have an annual family get-together - a camping weekend - and this was our 11th year. The traditional end to the weekend is a Sunday lunch - and this year was no exception. We've eaten at the Knockerdown most years - sometimes we've booked, sometimes not, but we've never been disappointed. This year there were 12 of us (there... More 

Thank Darren P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $21
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nr. Carsington Water | Ashbourne, Knockerdown, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne  >  Knockerdown
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 540209
The Knockerdown Inn & Restaurant is a Traditional 17th Century 'OLDE WORLDE' English Pub, situated overlooking Carsington Water it has everything the local visitor could wish for, its open all day, every day throughout the Summer holidays. At other times, it opens for lunch and evenings in the week and ALL Day every Saturday & Sunday.

It offers Traditional Pub Food & Cask Ales,a separate Extensive Childrens' Menu, Wheelchair Access & Disabled Toilets, High Chairs and Baby Changing Room.
There is a Childrens' Adventure Play Area and separate Toddler Play Area, an Award Winning Garden & Patio Area
Large Car Park
Coaches welcome, by appointment.

The pub is Dog Friendly
Free WIFI is available.
And they also offer Caravan & Camping, with toilet and shower facilities.

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