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Cavendish Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, British
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Derby Road | Doveridge, Ashbourne DE6 5JR, England
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Unwelcoming lady serving behind bar serving indifferent beer in a nice old pub but with speakers in every corner nook and cranny blaring out terrible pop music. Not the place for a nice cosy chat with friends.

Thank FrankieDudecote
1 review
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Called in at 1-15pm on Sunday 25th Sept. only ten people in the pub expected more as it was a beautiful day, just four people waiting for dinner. Decided to order two lunches, one beef and one pork, £6 each didn`t expect too much, but what a surprise it came within 15 minutes and it was massive, mashed potatoes, carrots,roast... More 

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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I'm a little late in writing this review as we visited 2 weeks ago. We were staying a cottage near by and were a group of 13 girls on a hen do. The main reason we booked the Cavendish Arms in the first place was because it was the closest pub to where we were staying. I can't say enough... More 

Thank LizzyB1234
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Dropped in here after a lovely walk around the historical landmarks. Pub was empty, only 4 people eating which gives you a bad feeling. We were hungry so ordered 3 x beef dinners and 1 x pork dinner. Had to wait about 10 mins for fresh veg but it was worth it. Out it came. Plated which I prefer to... More 

Thank Sharon U
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We just happened to call in for a Sunday lunch and wasnt dissappointed 5 of us all had a lovely homecooked roast better than any carvery you could have. I have only marked it average due to we had a wait for all the meals to come out (but the lady serving did come and apologise and say it wouldnt... More 

Thank beeStaffordshire
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

On entering the pub, the staff were fairly unpleasant with the manager being rude to other customers. There were two other couples eating and our food took 1 hour to be prepared which was appalling. Food was satisfactory and in fairness it was the worst pub I have ever visited in my life. Very disappointing

1 Thank Rhystherater
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

The building is a charming old public house which has changed hands many times. The service is very poor and laid back and the food takes a long time to cook and they frequently run out of food meaning you can't have your first choice.

Thank Luke1490
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

My partner and I were house hunting. We called in at the Cavendish Arms at 2:00pm on a Sunday afternoon. We wanted a cup of coffee. There was a table of 8 having their main course and a few couples, in no way was it busy and no one was drinking at the bar. We asked for two coffees and... More 

Thank Tim B
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Recently visited for a hen night. Large party of 32 people, service was slow, but this was expected as large group and food was all very fresh! Very friendly and polite staff. Andy was very helpful with organisation and helping us decorate on the day. Entertainment was excellent and a GREAT night was had by all! Would recommend, party were... More 

Thank Gemma R
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Called after lovely day out in North Wales, thought a nice meal would complete the day. My husband ordered the steak pie,chips and gravy,no veg and I opted for scampi,chips and peas. We sat outside in the charming garden in the evening sunshine. idyllic! Dinner was bought out after a reasonable wait, to my husband's dismay veg on both sides... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Derby Road | Doveridge, Ashbourne DE6 5JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: 01889564107

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?