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The Thorn Tree

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Bar, British, Pub
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48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
+44 1629 580295
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

How can one area have so many fantastic pubs. Another super find from outside bit unsure but sitting raised above everything with super out of the ordinary bar snacks i the sun.....how could you feel better Do not miss Locals and staff made me feel extremely welcome....this is derbyshire so why am i surprised big thank you

Thank Gordon S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly service, good quality beers and a nice line in "bar snacks". Not the usual peanuts/crisps here - the bar snacks on offer are things like Baked Camembert and Gambas piri piri - a touch of class and definitely above average. Bravo!

Thank Crowd S
Matlock, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We all went there as a very large office group from DCC, the food was delicious, a lot of it and excellent quality. Considering there was enough of us to fill the entire room/bar area the staff were extremely attentive, helpful and friendly, also offering me a seat in the other bar area, which I declined as I wanted to... More 

Thank Kate H
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Cosy, comfortable, full of friendly locals, dog friendly, brilliant ales, tasty food, superb view, great atmosphere...what more can I say?

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Newport Gwent
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145 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We came here a few years ago for pie night and i am still full from eating there. As we were visiting Matlock for a week away we decided before we left to book Sunday lunch, you book a meal not a table so you have to get there early for a seat but you know your dinner is booked... More 

1 Thank MelvinNewportGwent
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after a morning walk and was just in time for lunch! It's only a small pub so we sat outside so the staff opened the canopy and popped the outside heaters on! We had jacket potato and a Brie and bacon baguette and it was wonderful! Well cooked and presented, our favourite meal of our holiday so far!!... More 

Thank swelcmas
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I have been to the thorn tree several times and have been meaning to write a review for sometime, this is a very busy tiny pub which on a summer evening has a view which is absolutely stunning. The food is amazing either on Wednesday pie night or Sunday evening meal, expect to wait but it's worth it! If you... More 

Thank stuart w
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2016

It's a bit of an uphill walk but well worth it for the views and perfect conditioned beer served. The Wednesday pie night was brilliant. A choice of pastry top, four different fillings and choices for potatoes and veg. Great idea and top class food.

Thank Sharon Alexandr... D
Matlock, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is a great little pub with good ales and and plenty of charm. Inside there is a small 'snug' to the left and a larger bar room to the right but.......... outside they have a well covered seating area (smoking to the right) which offers a fantastic view over the Matlock/ Matlock Bath valley. We sat one evening and... More 

Thank k_mckegney
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Recommended to visit, we made a specific journey earlier in the day to check it out. Opens at 5pm website states food from 6-8. Returned at 5.45 no tables, but never mind decided to get a drink and wait for a table. Finally at 6.05 we sat down and asked for a menu.....only to be asked if we were on... More 

5 Thank Chris T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 580295
We are a small pub, with a strong focus on real ale. We serve lunch Tuesday to Friday (12 Noon - 1.30Pm). We have a pie night every Wednesday (6pm - 8.00Pm) and we serve roast dinners on a Sunday (5pm - 6.30Pm). However, we don't serve food on any other evenings.

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