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The Duncombe Arms, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
The Duncombe Arms, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
GARDEN ROOM - The Duncombe Arms, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Award-winning

The Duncombe Arms

4.5
4.5
2078 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Duncombe Arms is a beautiful, traditional country pub situated at the heart of the lovely rural village of Ellastone on the Staffordshire / Derbyshire border. Located on the edge of the Peak District near the towns of Ashbourne and Uttoxeter it is a great place to visit providing a delightful setting in which to enjoy a drink, some lovely food, as well as a chat with friends or family.

Come inside and enjoy a roaring log fire, sample our excellent range of beers and wines or enjoy fabulous food from our award-winning chef Jake Boyce. Or in the summer you can laze in our large garden overlooking the view to Worthy Island Wood.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, European, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01335 324275
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Scott Law
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
  • Neighborhood
    Ashbourne
  • Cross street
    MAIN ROAD ELLASTONE DE6 2GZ
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,078 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Derbyshire

    Best Overall

  • Derbyshire

    Best Food

  • Derbyshire

    Best Ambiance

  • Derbyshire

    Best Value

  • Derbyshire

    Innovative

  • Derbyshire

    Neighborhood gem

  • Derbyshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Derbyshire

    Romantic

  • Derbyshire

    Lively

  • Derbyshire

    Most Booked

2,079 Reviews
  1. Grejen

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to the Duncombe Arms for a Birthday treat for my husband. The food was absolutely delicious. I had the whole Cornish sole and my husband had the veal followed by “Dunnocks” and the cheese board. Superb! We always love the atmosphere and attention to detail shown by the staff. A fantastic pub for a special occasion!

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  2. MaxineG

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic food and great service. We were celebrating a birthday and this restaurant never fails to impress.

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  3. Stal

    Leicestershire

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fantastic. The restaurant is beautiful with fresh flowers and linen napkins. The food was delicious, a little on the expensive side. Very pleased with the special menu for our dairy free guest.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faultless amazing service - really enjoyed everything staff were very professional really outstanding thank you everyone for a really good meal and experience.

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  5. SteveD

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and very nice venue, will visit again.

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  6. DavidT

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a family meet up yesterday for lunch and most us (4) had the sole which was wonderful but my wife who does not like to make a fuss had the lamb which was a disgrace from such a venue. The portion was minute and even though she asked for it to be well done it came out extremely tough and chewy and with such a small portion (2bits!) she had one mouthful and for I think £26!! This was our first visit even though the rest of the family are local and have been before, so having operated restaurants I suggest the chef has a look at quality control.

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  7. KarenG

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having heard good things about the Duncombe Arms we were not disappointed. The property is nicely furnished and has lots of different areas where you can dine or just enjoy a drink. There were three good menus to choose from which catered for all budgets. We chose from the A La Carte menu as it was a birthday celebration. The food was delicious and the Tart Tatin for two, was to die for! All staff we encountered were very polite and friendly and we cannot fault the service which was excellent. We cannot wait to return and will certainly recommend this lovely place to friends and family.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. So good, we booked to come back!

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  9. vicciem

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always! Perfect! The Duncombe is never anything else than perfect! The staff are so lovely, such a great service, and the food is second to none! The menu is superb, portion sizes are spot on and the food is so tasty and delicious, cooked and served to perfection! Our favourite place 🙏🏼

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  10. MikeW

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service, especially the lamb. At last a cheese board that's not served from the fridge - room temperature and great flavour. Just a bit noisy.

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The Duncombe Arms is rated 4.5 stars by 2078 OpenTable diners.

The Duncombe Arms does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for The Duncombe Arms

The Duncombe Arms, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2GZ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
  • Cross street
    MAIN ROAD ELLASTONE DE6 2GZ
  • Neighborhood
    Ashbourne
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, European, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Scott Law
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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