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The Duncombe Arms Pub

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Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
+44 1335 324275
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are fifteen of us, eight adults and seven children, and we spend a few days on a farm near The Duncombe Arms each New Year. Since it re-opened a few years ago we have experiences some lovely meals. As you can imagine, things don't always run smoothly when there are seven excited children to accommodate, but we have always... More 

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Thank LesWatkins
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I have wanted to come here for ages and being local we don't know why we never have. We booked in for a Wednesday night. We received impeccable service from our waiter, he made sure that every course was just right for us, can't fault him at all. The food was lovely we both had three courses... More 

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Abbots Bromley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Evening started with a drink at the bar, with friendly staff, we then sat down with the kids and some friends, great food, especially the steaks, kids loved the steaks as well and the staff where friendly towards the kids, overall great evening.

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having visited the Duncome Arms many times this eating place still gives me great joy. The combination of excellent food, perfectly served wine and a delightful atmosphere makes it the perfect venue. Having had lunch we lingered with a few more drinks by a lovely open fire on a miserable January afternoon. Declared by my guests as the best lunch... More 

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Tring, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Christmas lunch for 10 people. The food was really impressive for a pub, I would go as far as to say this is fine dining or something very close to it. The presentation of the food was very well done, and deserves a special mention. All in all a great meal, I would definitely return when I am... More 

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Thank Ted B
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Ted B, Thank you for choosing The Duncombe Arms for your Christmas lunch and I'm delighted you were impressed. Your comments mean so much to the team who really go the extra mile to make The Duncombe experience special. Hopefully you will be back in the area soon and will beat a path to our door. Thanks again. Best... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent Sunday lunch today. Lovely rare lamb and really nicely cooked vegetables. Large portions. Very welcoming and attentive staff who were excellent with our 6 year old. Struggling to find fault.

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Thank Emma D
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Emma D, Glad you enjoyed Sunday lunch. I was in with my brood and we all had a great time too! A family Sunday lunch at The Duncombe is hard to beat. Thanks for your kind comments they are really appreciated. Hope you will be back with us soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food absolutely fantastic, this was my second visit and it was faultless. Quality food and excellent service.

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Thank Anna P
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Anna P, Thanks for the succinct review we loved it! We look forward to seeing you back at The Duncombe soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On Monday 2nd January we took friends who had not been before this was done after we took them to see the "Hunt"in Uttoxeter. We have been to the Duncome Arms lots of times and always enjoyed both the service and food. Our friends were very taken with what they had and will visit again with their family so well... More 

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Thank johnwmason
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Johnwmason, Thank you so much for being such loyal customers and for bringing new customers to our door. We are just delighted that you enjoy the pub, it's food and it's service. Thanks also for recommending us on TripAdvisor and allowing potential customers to have an insight into The Duncombe Arms. A million thanks and we look forward to... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well what a fabulous public house!!!!! Warm and welcoming!!! Attended at 2pm yesterday to enjoy a family 80th birthday 🎉 party. Food was absolutely delicious, could not fault anything!!👍🏻 Good real ale!! Excellent service, just simply a fantastic real English Pub with delicious food!! WELL WORTH A VISIT I will definitely visit again in the new year 2017 to sample... More 

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Thank It2450
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear It2450, Thank you for your lovely comments and I'm so pleased the birthday party was a success. I am glad the team looked after you and you enjoyed the beer and food. We are delighted you are going to return and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a cosy place on the main road. Very nice inside with different little areas for dinning and drinking. Lots of friendly staff and a busy good vibe going on. Nice outside area for the summer and good ales in stock. I will be back and will checkout the menu next time.

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Thank Stokie C
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Stokie C, Thank you for your lovely comments following your recent visit. The Duncombe Arms is definitely cosy and we are so lucky to have an amazing team to look after our customers. We look forward to welcoming you back and for you to try the amazing menu. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$37
Cuisine
European, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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