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The Duncombe Arms Pub

Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
+44 1335 324275
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
European, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
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1 - 10 of 862 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Family dinner for 8. Nice spacious setting. Great food and drink. Lovely staff. Will be back. Several requests were met and were not too much trouble.

1  Thank George B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a find! Excellent food, atmosphere and staff. I can recommend it wholeheartedly..., a beautiful fresh soda bread with soft butter, celeriac soup with mature cheddar croquettes, Cod with crushed new potatoes/tenderstem broccoli with mustard buerre blanc sauce followed by the lightest green apple soufflé...More

1  Thank Elsa F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Plesant but prices put me of eating here, mains ~ £20+, feel like they're monopolising on being the only pub for miles aroundMore

Thank Nicola F
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Nicola Thanks for visiting the Duncombe Arms and for posting a review of this visit. Your feedback is really important to us as we want to make sure our customers really enjoy their experience at The Duncombe. We are never complacent on any aspect...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Went early doors , Sat in the nice conservatory . We went for dishes from the A la Carte menu , The food we had as ok but do think it was better on previous visits .More

Thank DANDGFREEQUEEN
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Dandgfreequeen, I'm sorry you felt that your recent visit was below expectations. It is our goal to give customers great food and great service and your feedback is a driver to make sure we are consistent on both counts. I apologise but hope you...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lovely pub restaurant the staff were really good as we walked in we were pleasently greeted I asked if they had a table for two it was 8.20 pm, i'm sure we have I will go & have a look , no problem at...More

1  Thank maurice b
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Maurice Thanks for taking the time to post a review about your recent visit to The Duncombe Arms. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the food and were looked after by the team. Your feedback is really important and we're really grateful to get your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been quite regular visitors since it opened but the lunchtime menu is becoming quite challenging unless you want a large meal. When we visited recently the only sandwich choice was beef and the only other relatively light dish was a ploughman’s platter. (Which...More

1  Thank Stephi1975
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Stephi Thanks for posting a review on TripAdvisor. I would hope between the specials, the market menu and the a la carte that we would be able to offer a delicious light lunch. However your comments have led us to review the menus as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not heard of this place,so struggling to find somewhere on a Sat. night they booked this establishment.I guessed it was going to be Expensive by the reviews.But the food was excellent and I found 2 courses to be plenty,but we all did share a souffle...More

1  Thank Holli19
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Holli Thanks for your lovely 5 star review and I’m delighted you had a good time. The team are delighted by your comments on the food and service. With regard to chicken we do have it on the menu from time to time but...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a table for lunch on Good Friday as an Easter treat for myself and a visiting friend. We both found the menu uninspiring and very expensive. I chose the risotto which was too liquid in consistency and not very nice. When asked if...More

3  Thank Roy E
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Roy, If your food wasn’t to your liking you should have let us know and then we could have done something about it and made your visit the treat it was meant to be. We will go the extra mile for our customers and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a meal out with a group of friends whilst staying at nearby Norbury Manor. What a place. Beautiful decor, comfortable and stylish furnishings and, most importantly, fabulous food. Everything we ordered was deemed delicious by the recipient and all food was beautifully presented. Decent...More

1  Thank Susan A
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Susan Thanks for your lovely review! We are delighted you had a great time when you visited our pub and enjoyed the food and service. We really appreciate your feedback and hopefully you will come and see us when you’re next in or around...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped in for a first visit on the off-chance. Had a superb meal in the bar. Staff were friendly and pro-active. Food was superb!

1  Thank AndrewG1965
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Andrew Thanks for posting a review on your visit to The Duncombe Arms. We are delighted you had a good time and enjoyed good food and were looked after by the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall

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khariscannock
8 October 2017|
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Response from jgreenall | Property representative |
We will have music by Sam and Ella and we are 15-20 minutes from Muggington
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winstonRugby
27 August 2017|
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Response from Jamesoddy | Property representative |
children are very welcome!
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Easygoing666
15 August 2017|
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Response from jody80 | Reviewed this property |
no, but it probably makes no difference as far as you are concerned.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$42
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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