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The Thorn Tree

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
+44 1629 580295
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosy, comfortable, full of friendly locals, dog friendly, brilliant ales, tasty food, superb view, great atmosphere...what more can I say?

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Newport Gwent
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141 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We came here a few years ago for pie night and i am still full from eating there. As we were visiting Matlock for a week away we decided before we left to book Sunday lunch, you book a meal not a table so you have to get there early for a seat but you know your dinner is booked... More 

1 Thank MelvinNewportGwent
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after a morning walk and was just in time for lunch! It's only a small pub so we sat outside so the staff opened the canopy and popped the outside heaters on! We had jacket potato and a Brie and bacon baguette and it was wonderful! Well cooked and presented, our favourite meal of our holiday so far!!... More 

Thank swelcmas
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I have been to the thorn tree several times and have been meaning to write a review for sometime, this is a very busy tiny pub which on a summer evening has a view which is absolutely stunning. The food is amazing either on Wednesday pie night or Sunday evening meal, expect to wait but it's worth it! If you... More 

Thank stuart w
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

It's a bit of an uphill walk but well worth it for the views and perfect conditioned beer served. The Wednesday pie night was brilliant. A choice of pastry top, four different fillings and choices for potatoes and veg. Great idea and top class food.

Thank Sharon Alexandr... D
Matlock, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is a great little pub with good ales and and plenty of charm. Inside there is a small 'snug' to the left and a larger bar room to the right but.......... outside they have a well covered seating area (smoking to the right) which offers a fantastic view over the Matlock/ Matlock Bath valley. We sat one evening and... More 

Thank k_mckegney
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Recommended to visit, we made a specific journey earlier in the day to check it out. Opens at 5pm website states food from 6-8. Returned at 5.45 no tables, but never mind decided to get a drink and wait for a table. Finally at 6.05 we sat down and asked for a menu.....only to be asked if we were on... More 

5 Thank Chris T
Matlock, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The views across the Derbyshire dakes to Riber Castle are fantastic. Lunchtime food is plentiful and filling - particularly the filled oatcakes, served with chips and salad. Lunch for three people, excluding drinks, was about £14.50.

Thank macclesfieldgourmand
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Visited for real ales and discovered the most amazing view of the Dales. Not easily accessible but adds to the charm and keeps it hidden.

Thank juniorj12
Newcastle, Australia
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43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

A visit to the Thorn Tree is a must for anyone visiting Matlock/The Peaks District. Set high on a hill overlooking Matlock it provides sweeping views of the surrounding countryside including the Heights of Abraham and Riber Castle. You can choose from sitting on the outside terrace enjoying the views or sitting inside taking in the quirky bar.Either way you... More 

Thank Jim L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 580295
We are a small pub, with a strong focus on real ale. We serve lunch Tuesday to Friday (12 Noon - 1.30Pm). We have a pie night every Wednesday (6pm - 8.00Pm) and we serve roast dinners on a Sunday (5pm - 6.30Pm). However, we don't serve food on any other evenings.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?