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Stepping Stones

$$ - $$$British, ,
A52, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
+44 1335 300800
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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“curry” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
British, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
A52, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
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1 - 10 of 671 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice welcome, great menu with lots of choices, the waitress was very pleasant and friendly, the food we had was delicious, lovely clean place and lovely and warm . Well worth a visit

Thank jane l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a regular visitor but following yesterday I'll find somewhere else. It wasn't busy but took almost 40 minutes for our Sunday lunch to be brought with no explanation or reasoning for such a delay. Lukewarm is generous.

1  Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we fancy a meal out on a Friday then Stepping Stones is a great choice for us. The service is always prompt and pleasant and the food of an excellent quality, especially the rotisserie chicken.

Thank retiredtraveller701
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, idealistic pub in the country. Fantastic place to go for a drink didn't have time for food but had a lovely drink whilst passing through

Thank peggysue1233
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can be a bit hit or miss on the quality of food. The special menu is far better than the regular menu. The regular menu can be a little overpriced. The offer menus are far the best option. Use to go 2 times minimum a...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth going for breakfast there if planning to stay at the Travelodge next door. Value for money decent breakfast. Clean toilets, very pleasant staff with a quick service. Even held a 2 minute silence for Remembrance Sunday

Thank littlemissmeLondon
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Have been here every time we stay in the travelodge, visited on a late Sunday night for some dinner. Service was fast and food was very nice. Staff were friendly and welcoming, facilities were clean.

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Popular venue with a good menu. Service was fast - even though it always seems that the waitresses are very hard worked, or never enough staff on. Good car park, and outdoor seating in the summer.

Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We went here for tea with grand children and had great meal and great atmosphere staff very friendly

Thank Ray L
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I wrote a letter of complaint regarding the tasteless food at Stepping Stones, they never bothered to reply. Would NOT recommend this place to anyone

1  Thank JohnMorriss063
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Questions & Answers
7 October 2017|
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Response from JANET B | Reviewed this property |
Mappleton restaurant that is dog friendly, whatever its size, is the Okeover Arms, if the Stepping Stones outdoor area is not suitable due to weather or temperature conditions.
Robert W
23 April 2017|
Response from Grace M | Reviewed this property |
What did they say? I find that even as a regular I am greeted with sour faces and bad attitudes. I think the staff need to be provided with more well-being and support if the job is so bad they take it out on customers.
11 April 2017|
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Response from Margaret B | Reviewed this property |
Not improved at all in 7 months. Lukewarm Sunday lunch with pre sliced supermarket deli pork. 40 minutes to serve what was no better than a birds eye micro wave meal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A52, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 300800
  • E-mail
Next to the Travelodge Hotel, five minute drive from Ashbourne Town centre and twenty minute drive from Alton Towers and Derby City Centre. Easy access from A52 and A50 and open every day.
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