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The Duncombe Arms Pub

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Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
+44 1335 324275
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drive past this place regularly and have been meaning to try it for some time as we have been told good things about it. We went on a Wednesday lunchtime as a couple while the children were at school; it was a lovely treat. We were greeted by the young lady behind the bar who was polite and engaged... More 

Thank stonesy2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my fiancee for valentines night. The whole evening was perfect. Beautiful country pub/restaurant, great decor, cosy, romantic, warm. The waiting staff were all fantastic and very helpful. Small but very well thought out menu with some interesting choices and specials. The food was up there with the best I've had anywhere. Really, really good. I would highly recommend... More 

Thank tomrawlins89
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a great restaurant. Beautiful food and wonderful staff. We have visited this restaurant many times and it has never failed.

Thank Rosemary5459
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super super lunch, really enjoyed it and thought better choice this time pheasant was seriously good, fish and chips excellent burger awesome 🙂👌 soufflé dessert really really really good, better than just a pub, great lunch and much improved on previous visit, will dine a gain very soon, thank you

Thank Kath7222
Burton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a special birthday meal on 's Saturday night, it was busy but comfortable with a nice atmosphere, the tables were nicely set with candlelight. The menu was fresh and seasonal and food was nicely served, expensive for a pub (!) but was worth it, worth a second visit!

Thank Sally T
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arriving for a meal with my partner we were greeted and taken to our table which I thought was a nice touch. The food menu is a typical standard menu you will find in most restaurants no surprises, and nothing really stood out tbh. I found the whole experience very enjoyable the staff were very attentive and the wine... More 

Thank andrew s
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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313 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice looking place and the interior has a lovely homely feel to it as well. Log birner v.good. Disabled access not great, 2 or 3 steps up to the restaurant area we were in. Food choice for a Sunday fairly limited (actually mains not a bad choice, but starters and puds very lacking inchoice.) Service not bad, and wait... More 

4 Thank Paul W
Stafford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have never yet been disappointed by the food or any other aspect of this pub-restaurant. I chose all my three courses from the specials menu: mushroom soup with truffle oil, the venison dish, then the rhubarb and custard dessert. All so prettily presented, perfectly cooked and so delicious! I would eat here every week if I could!

Thank Christine S
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great night out, superb food and really enjoyed the wine menu. Nice area for pre meal drinks too. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

Thank Nigtheo
Glossop, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've visited quite a few times and have never been disappointed. There are always a number of tempting options on the Sunday lunch menu, and every one has always been delicious. Never had a problem booking a table, and the service has always been exceptional. We'll definitely be visiting again soon, and it's a favourite venue of ours for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$37
European, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 324275
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.

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