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The Old Dog

Spend Lane, Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AT, England
+44 1335 350990
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (48 reviews)
“fries” (16 reviews)
“sandwiches” (20 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Spend Lane, Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AT, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Arrived at this lovely place, very nice ambience with subtle lighting and candles on the tables, very busy, nice warm fireplaces, local brick built bar, food was amazing, definitely try the courgette chips, they were recommended to us by Sally from Newton House where we...More

1  Thank iainmcg
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really cool tunes play out over candle lit tables and benches with sheep skin warmed chairs. Folk rock and classic songs add to the atmosphere complimented by really friendly bar team and funky menus hung up on pegs on the walls. The food is posh...More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 1 week ago

11 of us with 4 fairly dirty dogs having just walked in a damp Dovedale. Friendly - good selection of handpumps for the beer; unlike some pubs I know, they were quite happy to give me a sample to taste; recommend the Hartington IPA. I...More

1  Thank Pete C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met friends for lunch here one gloomy winter's day, having previously dropped in just for drinks. First impressions were good - a stylish, slightly stripped interior, comfortable furniture, warm with two big stoves. Perhaps a few too many candles and low wattage lights but that...More

Thank SpiritOfViator
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had been out walking the dog and found this dog friendly and welcoming pub. The staff were polite and efficient and the foop was in generous proportions. Will be going there again.

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 29 November 2017

We called here three times in our week in Derbyshire, but only managed to get in twice as they are closed on a Monday. I actually thought they were shut when we turned up on the Tuesday, so dark was it inside. The combination of...More

1  Thank BillyBunterBeverley
Reviewed 21 November 2017

My friend and I took our three boys out for dinner at The Old Dog on the recommendation of staff at Ilam Hall and had a lovely evening. Jacob was an excellent host who was warm, friendly, welcoming, funny and great with the kids. Chef...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We went here on Saturday 18th November , and I can mot recommend this place enough it's cosy and really nice . The decor is nice and the food is lovely a little pricey but worth it .Well worth a visit

Thank Joanna W
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Went here for Friday night while staying at Isaak Walton hotel in dovedale. Busy, friendly lively atmosphere with good ale on tap. Good burgers - didn’t realise till we were there it is primarily just burgers and that sort of thing, but very well done...More

Thank stephen a
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We went here for tea after a long walk, the menu was a bit like an American dinner. The food was really good, we had ribs and burgers. There was load of room which was great as we had two dogs with us. I would...More

Thank Kathrynowl91
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Debra F
13 December 2017|
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Response from Cdr10gaa | Reviewed this property |
Sorry only got this now
siobhan h
22 August 2017|
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Response from Lynne b | Reviewed this property |
No sadly it doesn't do Sunday lunch as such. it serves food each day but this is from the burger/hot dog menu....
Pete M
5 May 2017|
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Response from bron m | Reviewed this property |
Sorry only just seen this. You can't book. But you will be fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$21
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spend Lane, Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne  >  Thorpe
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 350990
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