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The Duncombe Arms Pub

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Wed, 2/20

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings

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The Duncombe Arms Pub is a delightful setting in which to enjoy a drink, some lovely food and a chat. You’ll have the ambience of a roaring log fire and enjoy choosing from a great range of beers, a varied and interesting selection of wines and all your favourite soft drinks. Our great food is freshly prepared and we offer traditional favourites with a few exciting specialties of our own – all at affordable prices.
US$9 - US$39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
European, Bar, British, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews steak cod pudding risotto bread potatoes pork pie sunday lunch cooked to perfection special occasion lovely surroundings high standard waiting staff three courses attention to detail booked a table
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I contacted The Duncombe Arms late in the evening on the 12th Feb to see whether they had a table for two and accommodation for the 14th/Valentines Night. Understandably I was advised that the restaurant was fully booked although the accommodation wasn't a problem. I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mellie62
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a super lunch here yesterday. The food was the most delicious lunch I have had since my last visit. Some mix up over our booked table but no bother as Steph was so helpful and made us most comfortable. The wine and beer were...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank safuller
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food,excellent service in a fabulous location. The only de- merit was where we sat,which was very draughty and despite being wrapped up,we were still cold.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SammyMay123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here for a drink having seen the place on a walk. Lovely warm fires and alcove areas for drinks within the bar area and separate areas for the restaurant. The atmosphere was so lovely we booked for lunch a few days later. Excellent...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Charlie1232015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the newly opened rooms for a birthday weekend. Wonderful food and excellent service. The Sunday lunch was exceptional and my wife vegetarian version was extremely good. All members of staff friendly and nothing was to much trouble. Highly recommended. Thank you for a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank gji90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recent walk in for Sunday lunch and was seated swiftly. Short but comprehensive menu from which we chose just two courses. Madam chose the soup, which she said was excellent. I chose the Welsh rarebit which came on a plate which was straight out of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank HertzogJohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited today for a late Sunday lunch the food and service were excellent. The restaurant was very busy and had a great buzz this did not negatively impact service, the team performed really well. We were informed that the beef was not available and had...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tobermory94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with a good friend, staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating. Service and food was excellent, would definitely recommend 🙂

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank SueA0402
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sue Thanks for recommending the Duncombe Arms to TripAdvisor readers. We really appreciate your positive comments, they mean a lot! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in a group of 9 friends, so we had to choose from a more limited menu at lunch but this proved to be no problem as the food was tasty and well balanced, especially the Venison tartare starter, the ribeye steak with pepper sauce...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jrhove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal here this evening . Friendly and efficient staff and delicious food . Very good value for money .

Date of visit: January 2019
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jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear spastayer, Thanks for your lovely and precise review! Hopefully you will be back with us soon? Best wishes Johnny Greenall

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Monika W
5 August 2018|
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Response from jgreenall | Property representative |
We do have non alcoholic beer but not wine.
8 October 2017|
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Response from jgreenall | Property representative |
We will have music by Sam and Ella and we are 15-20 minutes from Muggington
26 August 2017|
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Response from jgreenall | Property representative |
Yes Children are welcome
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