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The Knockerdown Inn and Restaurant

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Nr. Carsington Water | Ashbourne, Knockerdown, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
+44 1629 540209
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:30
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78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Have been here many, many times over the last 15 years & Friday's lunch was as tasty as ever, steak & kidney pudding with mash, peas & gravy

Thank LINDAGNorthants
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in late lunch, good job we weren't too late as the stop serving at 2pm!! Food was tasty, little pricey for the quality but ok. Very friendly waitress, Tracey, she was keen to please to say the least. It's a great place to go in the summer with children.

Thank Jude B
Derby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked Christmas Lunch for a group of 20 people. The staff were efficient and friendly and the food was excellent. Everyone in our group enjoyed the meal and there was a lovely atmosphere. Quite a few of us will be returning very soon!! Thank you.

Thank cbow57
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pub with friendly staff. Sunday lunch was excellent. Plenty of food which meant Bailey the dog got the odd bit of meat and vegetables!

Thank Highfields21
Ripley, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Execellent varied menu. Great service and good value for money. The atmosphere was lovely The food was delicious. Would definitely recommend

Thank Skevsue
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely walk round Carsington Water followed by fabulous Sunday roast! Excellent service especially by Tracy!! The whole experience at The Knockerdown Inn was brilliant making my husbands family birthday party perfect!! Thank you to all! x

Thank LizHornby1234
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love visiting here for food,Lovely staff,Tracy is very helpful and friendly,nice food and cosy enviroment.Excellent ride out on motorbike in summer months and welcoming to bikers.I recommend this pub to my friends.Thankyou.

Thank Mandy B
West Midlands
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 1:50 having read on the website all day open. Hubby went in to check if dog friendly. Staff member said yes we close at 2 thou and if want food come in quickly. We did go in and we did order within a minute! Our meals hot and fresh our Gammon superb so thick almost a steak.... More 

1 Thank Saxon666
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there by chance after a lovely walk round Carsington Water. The pub was very busy but we found a cosy table near the fire. There is a good atmosphere and the food was good pub food reasonably priced. The staff were friendly

Thank vickyjh
Derby, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family outing to the Dovedale Dash on a cold and wet morning, finished off with lunch at the Knockerdown..... which was a great finish to the day. What I like about the Knockerdown is that it is good food, well cooked, at great prices. It doesn't try and be something it isn't..... it's a pub that does very good pub... More 

Thank Borka26

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
12:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nr. Carsington Water | Ashbourne, Knockerdown, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne  >  Knockerdown
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 540209
The Knockerdown Inn & Restaurant is a Traditional 17th Century 'OLDE WORLDE' English Pub, 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
Free WIFI is available.
And they also offer Caravan & Camping, with toilet and shower facilities.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?