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The Bowling Green Inn

££ - £££, British,
2 North Avenue, Ashbourne DE6 1EZ, England
+44 1335 342511
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (275 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2 North Avenue, Ashbourne DE6 1EZ, England
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1 - 10 of 858 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Where do i start? This restaurant is amazing, the food is excellent quality and at a reasonable price. the staff are so welcoming and just overall has excellent service. it mainly serves pub classics and my personal favourite is the lasagne!! it is simply perfect.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank derbyshirereviewerx
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never been before and I don’t think I’ll ever go again. The food was fine, nothing special or unfortunately very tasty, but not bad.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 427ellies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just called today to confirm a booking for a large team on our works Christmas party to be advised that they had booked the wrong day and that they can’t seat us... They then went on to blame me for making the wrong booking....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank deansP2325EL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gorgeous pub! Always a plus sign for us when it is Canine friendly even if just in the bar area where you get serve at the table anyway. It's just the way a British Pub should be, friendly/attentive staff, fab selection of alcohol/non...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MichyPositiveFoody
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We picked this pub initially as it was a dog friendly pub mid-way for our families to meet up. We selected steaks, burgers and fish from the menu, all with chips. I have to say the chips were AMAZING but so was the rest of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Flowerfairy1366
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Welcoming Staff great food ,this was the 2nd year for Christmas and we shall be back next year. Merry Christmas to all

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kevingregory5656
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice fairly small pub just up the hill out of Ashbourne town center. Although it’s a smaller size pub there is plenty of room between tables so not cramped at all which is good so that conversations from others aren’t too over heard. Lovely friendly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bigbear2
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Had the Fish and chips which were very tasty and a generous portion. Sunday lunch also looked very nice and again a very generous portion 👍🏻

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dannib1996
Reviewed 3 December 2018

I've eaten here with my family a couple of times and had really tasty pub food. This week, we went to remember my father who also ate there a few months before he passed away, and we had his favourite meal round about his birthday...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank holidayqueen21
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Visited twice during a weeks holiday in the area and would recommend to anyone. Based on other reviews we had the Haggis and Black Pudding starter which was amazing. On the first visit we also had the ribs as a starter as well, These were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Rob_and_Hazel_Kent
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1 September 2018|
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Response from MissDiane40 | Reviewed this property |
Probably lunchtime as it was quiet when we visited.
11 August 2018|
Response from dinger2018 | Reviewed this property |
I think they have a sports tv in the bar section ... left as you go in the door. Regards
9 February 2018|
Response from ibo955i | Reviewed this property |
yes they are in the bar area
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 North Avenue, Ashbourne DE6 1EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 342511
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