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“Worthy of 2 visits in a week!”

Coach and Horses Inn
Ranked #14 of 95 Restaurants in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 8 June 2011

On a weeks holiday in the area, my family and I (group of 11) had this pub recommended once and then because we enjoyed it so much we went back again!

Easily accessible by car with plenty of parking to the rear. A few tables out front but these are by the main road. An oldie worldy interior with beams, fireplace and a traditional bar with a tastefully more modern extension which suited us. Along with the normal menu there is a blackboard which was different from one visit to the next.

All the starters we tried were excellent with only one exception, the goats cheese tart. The garlic mushrooms and the anti pasti coming in as our favourites. When it comes to the mains, the pork with black pudding and the chicken in sauce were clear winners. Puddings looked great, but we never managed to reach them!

Unfortunately, the only negative was the staffs attitude. Poor welcome and patchy unpredictable service. Such a shame when it's such a nice pub, takes the edge of it somewhat.

Regardless, we'd still go again if in the area, it's refreshing to find somewhere that fits our group size so easily.

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Reviewed 16 April 2011

Whilst staying closeby at Ashbourne heights, i did a bit of research on trip advisor for local pubs that were recommended for a meal. I was not disappointed, from the outside it looks like a traditional pub that only the locals would frequent. Inside it has a lovely small bar and then it opens out into two sections for dining. i was with wife and 8 year old daughter. All of us enjoyed the food, it was served quick, hot and was tasty. the staff were friendly. The menu for children was ample, it had the usual combinations that all kids love. The adults menu was not extensive but it had the variety that would satisfy any fussy eater.
The food was lovely, tasted really nice, nicely presented. What i really liked was the vegetables ordered with the meal came separately in a dish, it was nice that we could all add the vegetables to our own plates, kids love to do this.
Had a starter and main meal, couldnt have a dessert as we were all full.
One point i would like to add is that when we took our seats i could see that at least four 4 seated tables were reserved, this was about 6pm. The pub probably had about 15 tables and we went in off season, so if you wish to try food at this pub in peak season i would suggest you book prior to attending as you may be turned away, certainly on the weekends.

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Reviewed 16 January 2011

We are regulars here - maybe two or three times a year. The atmosphere is always the same - welcoming and friendly. Do not expect to be rushed, as the pace is steady and you are given time to enjoy eating, drinking and relaxing.

We were astonished to read the bad reviews - seems incredible that they were written about the same place.

Staff are happy to help and seem to listen! Food is always a wholesome and interesting; excellent value too.

Having a seperate bar and restaurant mean that you cah have a good chat without the buzz from the bar.

Perfect for meeting up with friends.

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Thank sehs254
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Reviewed 6 November 2010

Surprised by few negative reviews - this is the best traditional pub food in the area and we've always been treated well by service staff (including when we've eaten there in a large group with kids). Food is hearty and well cooked, with local sourcing. Good real ale on pump also. The pub itself has a great atmosphere and is a traditional, old English 'travellers rest' stop on the busy road to Buxton. Recommended

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Reviewed 11 August 2010

What a find! Thanks to those who had rated previously. Although this is considered a 'pub' meal it is definately of the higher class. Freshly made meals of extremely high standard. Fantastic food in a lovely location. Absolutely nothing to fault about it and would recommend anyone to visit. We will definately be back again!

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Thank KAMABLAM
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