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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A very busy pub and large child and dog friendly garden with weekend and bank holiday food trucks as well as the regular pub menu. Nice choice of beers, lagers, and ciders at very reasonable prices. Food ordered and came to table quickly. I was...not keen on the vegetables (usually my favourite bit of the meal) , a bit of stem broccoli and green beans in a buttery/peppery glaze (not keen on pepper) and a chunk of carrot. The meat was thick cut and plentiful and almost melted in the mouth, 2 x roast potatoes, a bit soggy rather than crispy Nothing so bad or to complain to staff about, just not to my taste. At £16 maybe a bit expensive.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Made to feel very welcome when visiting with my elderly father for fathers day yesterday and the Knockerdown team made a fuss of him (thanks Harry). The team couldn't do enough and even kindly let me order a takeout dinner for a family member that...couldn't attend. The beef was exceptional and can be ordered pink or well done. Value for money at £16 I thought given the high quality of the beef and ingredients. Good range of drinks (dad likes his non-acholic guinness). Didn't need a pudding as we were full from the roast but I had to try the delicious panacotta. Well staffed and lovely to see it nicely busy inside and out. Nice clean premises with professional and pleasant service - will be back on a regular basis.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard this restaurant had just had new owners and heard that the food was good. We parked up and walked through the beautiful gardens where there were 2 American style food trucks for people who wished to dine outside. They looked immaculately clean and...no odour of old cooking fat which you can get from some outside catering venues We arrived inside to a lovely warm welcome, with a mixture of couple and families enjoying their meals and drinks. The staff were so attentive, professional yet down to earth and chatty. The food was gorgeous, home made with fresh produce. Very good quality and good portions. Between us we had Mackerel Pate Nachos with beef chilli Salt & pepper scampi Steak Fish & chips Burger Chicken tikka kebab. All served and presented lovely. Unfortunately we couldn’t manage desserts, however and excuse to return. Set above a hill overlooking Carsington reservoir, camping and rental cottages on the doorstep. Definitely recommend and we will be back.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here twice this week while in the area on holiday. The food on both occasions was very tasty and beautifully presented. The staff go over and above to ensure everything is to your satisfaction, I must also mention all members of staff are polite,...friendly and very attentive. I would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone visiting the area to look up The Knockerdown Inn.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic meal here. It was freshly cooked and delicious. The service was friendly and welcoming, for us and our 2 dogs. They’re obviously putting a lot of effort into developing the outside area too, with food vans and a children’s play area....We’re looking forward to going again soon!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 13 May 2024 via mobile

Looks like the pub has had a refurbishment outside and offers the opportunity to dine in as a traditional pub or out as a family friendly pub. Busy and efficient and the reason is down to a highly friendly and hard working manager. Staff are...of the same mold clearly encouraged by the manager. We were especially impressed with our server, Shelby who made us feel most valued. In addition to all of this the food was both of high quality and nicely cooked with tremendous portions. We were there for Sunday Roast dinner. Good value too hence the 5 star rating along with location with a view of Carsington reservoir.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 6 May 2024

Sunday lunch, absolutely spot on. Perfectly cooked generous amount of beef plus extra cauliflower cheese. Very nicely decorated in the restaurant.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 May 2024 via mobile

First visit to the knockerdown and won't be our last. Loved the food and loved the service. Great put brilliant service from the young staff that work there. Male manager very friendly and could not do enough to make sure we were happy

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 May 2024

What a great pub, warm and friendly atmosphere. The staff were lovely and efficient as was the manager. The food was very nice and served very quickly. There was a large outdoor seating area with an upmarket burger van which was very popular. Good children’s...playground. Would definitely go again.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2024

This pub has had a huge turnaround! The new management are doing a super job. The most amazing food, beef was cooked perfectly. Prawn pasta meal was so flavoursome. The service was great and efficient, the pub felt lovely and clean and organised. The staff...were lovely. The outside area is being done up. Really impressed. Worth the 6 mile walk! Thank you!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024 via mobile

Very warm and welcoming. Food and beer delicious. We ate there twice when staying locally. Tues night pie and pint is highly recommended. Proper pies individually made, served with chips and vegetables and gravy. The children’s portions are huge, but the children loved them. Fish...was delicious and the batter very light and crispy. Lunch was also great lovely sandwiches. Very satisfying. You definitely won’t be disappointed if you eat here.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024

Visited Monday evening for a family get together. Great welcome and friendly service from the manager and waitress that were there. We chose the rib eyes of the specials and they were cooked to perfection. Our daughter wanted plain chicken and chips and even though...wasn't on the menu they made it for us. When we ordered puddings we wanted custard but got told wasn't on menu but if we would wait a little longer the chef would make some especially for us. This really impressed us and proves that serve real fresh food. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

Excellent food friendly staff and a warm welcome. Came for lunch could have stayed all day. Good selection at the bar and moderate prices. Will definitely come again.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024 via mobile

Visited on wet Bank Holiday Monday but soon warmed up by the friendly welcome and great hot fresh food. The manager welcomed us and made a fuss of our dog alfie supplied water and treats which he loved. Young waitress took our order quickly who...was just as nice. Our food was amazing and next time we are in the area we will definitely return.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 26 March 2024 via mobile

Great food and a nice welcoming pub. Good service and nice open fire. Highly recommend the gammon and eggs. Great location as well.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Response from angelao311 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about Christmas day lunch sorry . Didn't look that far ahead , due to having a bad meal
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We've just been and loved our experience. I've put a review on TripAdvisor, please read. I would advise you to book if your having meals though as its always good to give them a heads up on numbers. We went 3rd and 4th of... More
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We are dog friendly in half the bar area and in the garden, you would need to book a table to dine inside as these tables are very popular .....please call 01629 540209 to reserve and let us know you have a dog when you book
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The Knockerdown Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5