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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
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:30
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Belper, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Following a walk around Carsington we stopped for Lunch at the Knockerdown Inn . Although they were in the process of refurbishment we were made very welcome by Tracy who also serviced us . The food was simple but very good and Tracy was very friendly and helpful . We will certainly be eating at the Knockerdown in future whenever... More 

Thank chris2112015
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A spot of Sunday lunch. All 4 of us enjoyed it very much. Made us feel at home. It's dog friendly as well. The meal was well worth it as usual.

Thank Julie N
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the pub on the 14th of January for a family celebration for a grandparents birthday. The pub was good for 11 of us which cattered for children as well as the adults. All good food nothing wasted with good service and as we were only staying for the weekend a good choice indeed. Would recommend to anybody... More 

Thank Paul R
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in on spec at lunchtime, made very welcome, very professional staff. Tried two meals off the specials board and despite it being busy, they arrived quite quickly, ample portions, piping hot and very tasty. A very professional table check was done that didn't intrude on our conversation. Staff on the bar were very professional and helpful. We tend to... More 

Thank 227joian
Buxton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit here and we had booked for Sunday Lunch. Very friendly greeting - certainly made to feel welcome.Tracy provided excellent service. The dinner was lovely. If I nit pick, it would be that the dinner was carbohydrate heavy with big yorkshire pudding, mash and roast potatoes and I would have preferred more veg - but that's just my personal... More 

Thank 50Cas
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food Service excellent Tracy was very friendly and polite a credit to the pub Will be back to eat again

1 Thank KTM66
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited the Knockerdown Inn many times around the New Year period since 2013 and - as a large party (invariably 16 persons upwards) have found the place welcoming and flexible. (But at busy times I would book ahead when in groups!) The food has in my experience always been hearty traditional pub food of a good standard, readily washed... More 

Thank Chris L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this was just after the busy Christmas period the staff were friendly and very helpful. We all have baguettes with either Cheese and Cranberry, Steak and Onion and Ham and Cheese. The food was well presented and they was plenty of it. We left feeling happy, contented and warm as we were seated by the fire. Thank you to... More 

Thank Beverly H
Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party has stayed at the Knockerdown cottages (across the road from the Inn) at New Year for the last three years. Between 16 and 23 people and The Knockerdown Inn has had our custom on New Years Day for a meal each time (as well as several visits for the odd pint). This year (2017) they stayed open late... More 

Thank DaveO1959
Stockport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a fairly brisk walk around Carsington Water with the dog (2¾ hours) on 27 December 2016, we arrived at the Knockerdown Inn for a late lunch around 2.00pm. It seems everyone else had the same idea. With the dog, we were limited to the bar areas where all the tables were taken. The restaurant area looked pretty full as... More 

Thank Christine P

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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$19
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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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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