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The Thorn Tree

) #30 of 93 Restaurants in Matlock , British,
48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
+44 1629 580295
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (10 reviews)
“wedges” (3 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
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21 - 30 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 31 January 2016

After reading the reviews about this lovely pub we thought we would have a trip over for a Sunday dinner. We were not disappointed ! It was absolutely lovely, huge portions and great friendly service : ) Thanks for the jam rolly pud, we'll be...More

1  Thank Ginge282016
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Lovely little traditional English pub with friendly staff and great atmosphere, food is very good and a good price, but the ale is superb! Tha landlord must have a gift for keeping ale! By far the best pint of Landlord and old peculiar I have...More

3  Thank Razamagaz
Reviewed 26 September 2015

This little pub is wonderful, It has nice views and does the most amazing bar snacks that are home cooked! The Tempura prawns are so yummy and tasty and the cheese board has the most lovely home made chutney! Definitely a perfect little stop off...More

1  Thank gemma b
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Decided to visit at last minute, small with limited tables, booking advisable, we did manage to get a table. Food was very good, large portions and good value, served fairly quickly. Very popular locally with a good reputation.

1  Thank AlanBT2014
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Having lived in Matlock now for nearly a year we have visited the Thorn Tree just for drinks on several occasions and have always been happy with the drinks, service and amazing view offered from the terrace. Today as it was such a beautiful day...More

1  Thank MrsBFrank
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Popped in here for a cheeky half during a visit to Matlock. We were staying a bit further along the road, so this was an easy stroll for us. What a fabulous find. We were made to feel so welcome. Great choice of ales and...More

1  Thank SurreyTweety
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We visited on a Thursday evening but unfortunately they were not serving food. However, we both had a drink and a couple opposite had a cheeseboard which did look very nice indeed. My partner said that his beer was fine so no problem there. If...More

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Had been looking forward to trying the Thorn Tree pie night ever since we booked our holiday in Matlock and we were certainly not disappointed. We picked the chicken pie and steak pie, one with herby suet crust and the other with shortcrust, and had...More

Thank Nicole V
Emma W, Manager at The Thorn Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2015

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Thorn Tree and (and pie night!), we hope to see you again on a future visit to Matlock. Kindest Regards, Emma

Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

We visit regularly and this is a hidden gem. Staff are fantastic. Beer is amazing. Food great. My only regret in posting this is that too many people find out about it. Keep up the great work.

Thank A M
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

My husband, two children and I took a very close friend for lunch today at the Thorn tree,and, I have to say we were not disappointed. The bar staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious. A traditional pub set up in...More

Thank Marystone
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 11
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 580295
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We are a small pub, with a strong focus on real ale. We serve lunch Tuesday to Friday (12 Noon - 1.30Pm). We have a pie night every Wednesday (6pm - 8.00Pm) and we serve roast dinners on a Sunday (5pm - 6.30Pm). However, we don't serve food on any other evenings.
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