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The Knockerdown Inn and Restaurant

££ - £££, British,
Nr. Carsington Water, Knockerdown, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
+44 1629 540209
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Nr. Carsington Water, Knockerdown, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table for 12, mix of adukts and children. Service and food were excellent. Bar staff were all really nice and very freindly. Lovely atmosphere

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Daveftm1981
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends and respective children for Sunday lunch. Average food, average prices and average atmosphere. Just average.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DanF1977
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called here for an early evening meal with 8 of our family. Our choices included what some would think were basic, such as omelette and scampi but the meals were fantastic and do not appear on the menu so much these days. Excellent atmosphere...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank margaretcL498NC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is quickly becoming one of our favourite treats! A cosy pub with a coal fire and delicious food; can't ask for much more! Dan was our server and was happy to chat even though there were lots of tables to serve. He has served...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank GemmaH335
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely place in the country the staff are very pleasant and the food is excellent for a Marston,s pub ,lovely and spacious inside with its old worldy decor great selection on the Menu including the Sunday lunches,I had a beef dinner with all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank garybednall1-uk
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

We are staying at Knockerdown Cottages so very handy for Knockerdown Inn. We were not disappointed. Dan served us both evenings and the service was just lovely, so friendly and welcoming. The food is such good value for money. We were 9 on the first...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Jemred
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Visited 19.00hrs on a Wednesday, no atmosphere, no background music but a lot of laughter and chat coming out of the kitchen area. Basic pub food which in my opinion is overpriced, I had the homemade burger which was very dry, had much better at...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank carolinev974
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Visited here for lunch. The pub is dog friendly and we were able to sit in the bar area. The staff were friendly. There is a good choice of food including a specials board, I thought the prices were reasonable. The area is very pretty...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank annieWestMidlands
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Its the second time visiting, the first time we came it was more a drink in the sun and a run around in the great playground for my daughter. We had burgers and thought it was great quality for a pub burger. So the second...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Paul J
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Called here today with our 3 dogs weather so go so we sat outside a lovely garden the food was average the bar man was grumpy as they are short staffed it was his day off and he had been called in, because of his...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank LT-DOT
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10 October 2018|
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Response from bluemixam1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - very. Children's menu plus a play area outside.
15 July 2017|
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Response from Knockerdown | Property representative |
Hi Basic camping prices are £6 per pitch, £3 per person per night, dogs are allowed as long as they are kept on a lead at all times and you clean up after them, they are allowed in half the pub as well..............
Fiona e
13 July 2017|
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Response from Knockerdown | Property representative |
Hi, pints from £3.60
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nr. Carsington Water, Knockerdown, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne  >  Knockerdown
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 540209
  • E-mail
The Knockerdown Inn & Restaurant is a traditional 17th Century 'OLDE WORLDE' English Pub, it is privately owned and has been under the same ownershop since 1996. Situated overlooking Carsington Water it has everything the local visitor could wish for, its open all day, every day throughout the Summer holidays. At other times, it opens for lunch and evenings in the week and ALL Day every Saturday & Sunday. It offers traditional pub food & cask ales,a separate extensive childrens' menu, wheelchair access & disabled toilets, high chairs and baby changing room. There is a childrens' adventure play area and separate toddler play area, an award winning garden & patio area large car park coaches welcome, by appointment. The pub is dog friendly and offers free WIFI. They also offer Caravan & Camping, with toilet and shower facilities.
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