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The Duncombe Arms Pub

Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
+44 1335 324275
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went for lunch without making a booking and had a marvellous meal. I think to do this at the last minute and still get top quality treatment is the measure of a good restaurant. We have been many times before and always enjoyed our...More

Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What can I say, exemplary form the time moment we walked in. Lovely building as we walked In and where greeted by a friendly waitress. The food and service was perfect the whole time we where there. With recommendations on the full gin list we...More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I ate at the Duncombe Arms with friends and had a great Sunday lunch. Not only was the food delicious but the service was top rate too. When I got home I found my wedding ring was missing. A phone call to the pub resulted...More

Thank HigginsFamilyIlkley
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Walked into a great looking bar and restaurant where the waiting staff are very attentive unfortunately that is where the good new's end's I live locally and it is the last time i will be visiting this restaurant, the food is poor!

1  Thank Carl H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Duncombe Arms, and most definitely not our last. The service was fantastic, the bar area and restaurant was lovely and cosy. We visited with two friends, one vegan and one gluten free, we had prewarned them when we booked...More

Thank KB9896
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear KB9896, Thank you for visiting The Duncombe Arms and I am delighted your party had a good time and that your friend had the 'best gluten free lunch' ever! I note your remark about the roast potatoes and apologies! We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had Sunday lunch yesterday and I can honestly say from the service to the food it was second to none. Not a big selection to choose from but I like that because what they did have was quality food cooked to perfection. I think they...More

1  Thank Tony M
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear TonyM, Thanks for taking the time to review The Duncombe Arms following your recent visit. The 'Team' are really grateful for your kind remarks. We have as you say won recent awards which is great recognition for everyone's hard work. We loved your comments...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. Best eating house for 50 mile radius all run superbly by James, as usual.

Thank safuller
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear safuller, Thanks for the lovely concise review. James is extremely grateful for being mentioned and 'The Team ' look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic pub with great outdoor and indoor seating and ambience. Staff very attentive and the food delicious. Prices for food obviously a little more than your standard pub but you expect to pay a little more for a gastropub. We had already planned to go...More

Thank DBanner
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear DBanner, Thank you for writing a review on The Duncombe Arms. I am sorry that the pricing of the soft drinks unsettled an otherwise lovely experience. Your concerns are noted and will be discussed as we don't want any customer to leave feeling anything...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a birthday celebration, what a gem. Very friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere in pleasant surroundings. Food was excellent, good quality fresh local produce. Excellent choice for my dietary requirements as I'm Gluten intolerant. Overall a gem of a place to have in the area.More

Thank allNicola
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Nicola, Thanks for choosing The Duncombe Arms to celebrate the 'birthday' and I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service. It's good to know too that the team looked after your dietary requirements and we really appreciate the accolade of being ' a gem...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This elegant gastro-pub offers a menu which is at first glance disappointingly brief with a very limited choice of food. Fortunately, all the food is more delicious than I could have imagined, even menu choices that I wouldn't normally opt for. Cauliflower soup was a...More

Thank Jon_1556
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Jon Thank you for writing the fantastic review following your recent visit to the Duncombe Arms. The write up was fantastic especially on the Eton Mess and I hope we get a deluge of folk making their way to our door from London! We...More

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Response from Jamesoddy | Property representative |
children are very welcome!
15 August 2017|
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Response from Melissa T | Reviewed this property |
Assumption is a terrible thing, my review like all of my reviews if you cared to read are mostly good but when something not so good happens I feel it is right to share. Apologies if I offended but perhaps others will... More
13 July 2017|
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Response from Will J | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 324275
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The Duncombe Arms Pub is a delightful setting in which to enjoy a drink, some lovely food and a chat. You’ll have the ambience of a roaring log fire and enjoy choosing from a great range of beers, a varied and interesting selection of wines and all your favourite soft drinks. Our great food is freshly prepared and we offer traditional favourites with a few exciting specialties of our own – all at affordable prices.
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