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The Lighthouse Restaurant

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New Road | Boylestone, Ashbourne DE6 5AA, England
+44 1335 330658
19:00 - 12:00
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Wed - Sat 19:00 - 12:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a gem to find! I can't believe we only live 30 minutes away and never knew about this place. We will be back! Service was fabulous, food amazing. My partner is gluten free and this was catered for without hesitation or fuss. Brilliant

Thank Claire W
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lighthouse never fails to disappoint. The staff are wonderful and excellent at dealing with any queries (which at times have admittedly been confusing on my part!), and they handle dietary requirements excellently. The service is suited to fine dining without being overwhelming. The restaurant is beautifully decorated whilst capturing a Derbyshire "warmth" and countryside ambience. The menu is exceptional,... More 

Thank Alexandra D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just come home from our first visit to The Lighthouse restaurant and it certainly will not be our last. What a fantastic place! From the road you can't see the restaurant at the back, but as you drive through it's a beautiful barn with exposed beams and an impressive log burner. The staff are extremely attentive without being... More 

1 Thank Saffy511
Stafford, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been to The Lighthouse a couple of times in the past when it opened on Sundays for lunch but this was the first evening tasting menu we had experienced. The courses from start to finish were beautifully presented and the flavours were excellent, each one separate but blending together brilliantly. It would be wrong to choose one course... More 

Thank John2144
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for my daughters 19th birthday party and had a very enjoyable meal. We had the 8 course tasting menu which gave us a fantastic choice of tastes and flavours - my favourite was the Dexter shortrib which had a very deep flavour and was extremely succulent. The ultimate was the chocolate dessert which was a visual experience hitting... More 

Thank Needwood
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live a few miles from the Lighthouse and have only just got around to trying it out. One of our friends was celebrating a big birthday so it seemed like a great opportunity to go. Wow... what an outstanding restaurant! We had such a great evening. The food was amazing. We had heard rumours that portions were small, and... More 

Thank Max B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well. I left it rather late to book somewhere for the wife's birthday, and a speculative Wednesday email for a Saturday evening booking wasn't sent with much hope. I thought we were lucky to get a positive response, but didn't know how lucky we arrived... It's definitely a "middle of nowhere" kind of place, tucked away behind a pub, but... More 

1 Thank Russell P
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited The Light House last Friday evening, and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was really lovely, it was so very welcoming and cosy on that cold night. We loved sitting by the log fire with our variant of G&Ts to begin. The food, and drink were all top class, the food was gorgeous and so delicious. The taster... More 

2 Thank Phil B
Derby, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the first time last night. We were told it was very good but were not sure what to expect, we were certainly not disappointed. Not easy to find especially at night but we made it in good time. It is well laid out with a large log burner in the corner, it is not large, about forty... More 

Thank simon J
Staffordshire UK
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wow, what a wonderful surprise, the Lighthouse Restaurant in Boylestone south Derbyshire, tucked away behind the Rose & Crown pub is a true jewel in the County’s crown. The dining area, which seats probably around 40 or so, is modern well executed barn conversion with a bar area and open view through to the kitchen beyond. First impressions were of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
19:00 - 12:00
19:00 - 12:00
19:00 - 12:00
19:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: New Road | Boylestone, Ashbourne DE6 5AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 330658

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