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The Okeover Arms

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Bar, British, Pub
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Mappleton, Ashbourne DE6 2AB, England
+44 1335 350305
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub on the advice of a car park attendant & were not disappointed. Always use local knowledge!! A lovely looking place with beautiful decor & charming staff. Not sure if the young man serving was the landlord but he certainly knew his stuff & was attentive but not too attentive. The girls (young ladies!) were equally as... More 

Thank cookiescol
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A dining pub with a pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff also very dog friendly which excellent. Unfortunately, we were not particularly impressed with the food. We visited for Sunday lunch and had the roast. As we were late eating the only meat choice left was beef and although this was a newly cut into joint oh my goodness I don't... More 

Thank Jaca100
Leek, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, served with a smile! Portions just right. Didn't have to book, but on another evening you might have to - we were there on a Friday.

Thank Lesley R
Derby, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for my Grans birthday tea, very impressed with the menu choices - plenty of vegetarian options (the squash curry was amazing!) the staff were all friendly and we didn't have to wait too long between courses. The portions are generous so we decided to share starters/desserts, all of which were delicious.

Thank Samantha S
Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I visited with a group of walkers. We had pre-booked but there was still a very long delay before our meals were served. The food when it came was excellent and the service friendly and efficient. Payment for such a large group was also made very easy. A convenient place to stop off if walking in the area.

Thank Blodwen66
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

disappointing considering the other reviews. the service was underwhelming (brought one portion of the starter instead of two, so had to wait). The food was quite overwhelming in its portions - huge serving of thick chips and meat swimming in sauce. Only able to eat half - which is a waste of food and money. A little more sophistication is... More 

Thank Anne B
Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

we visited for a friend's birthday meal, I was first inside and was met with huge smile from the young lady behind the bar, that set the tone for the night with both young ladies being extremely helpful, polite and fun. There was a good choice of meals and we enjoyed all our different choices. food is good and the... More 

Thank mickey620
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Stooped at 2.45 for a meal and they luckily served until 3pm on a Thursday. Two roast lamb and one chicken burger with chips and salad. A pint of Pennine real ale, a coke, a fizzy water and a lemonade all for £32.95. The food was excellent quality, despite the time, fresh, varied and lots of it. Large amount of... More 

Thank leexxxx
Middleton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We often visit the Okeover on a Sunday for lunch at the food and service is always faultless! The meals are delicious, portions very good and service amazing, the staff are so friendly. 10/10 would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Thank jesslowndesss
Hinstock, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Situated in the lovely village of Mappleton, within spitting distance of the Staffordshire border. Good sized car-park. Inside is pretty contemporary, clean, light, with a great working log burner. Staff warm and friendly. Good choice of food, on the menu, and on the 'specials' board. Lovely fresh and well cooked vegetables. All served piping hot and good sized portions. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 24
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mappleton, Ashbourne DE6 2AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 350305

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