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The Bowling Green Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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2 North Avenue, Ashbourne DE6 1EZ, England
+44 1335 342511
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Update on bowling green. Actually got to seat ourselves this visit so that was a good start 👍 The staff were good at the bar no messing about we managed to order food and drinks at the same time instead of drinks on one till then food on another 👍 Opted for the carvery and the beef was actually amazing... More 

Thank Bren D
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always come here for a meal when we are staying in Ashbourne. Would recommend it as the food is outstanding. We had starters and a main course and had no room for a pudding as the portion sizes are big and could not finish our main courses.

Thank Samantha M
London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this for a Thursday night due to the high rating on Tripadvisor. Booking was made for 18.30 but due to some unforeseen shortcuts we turned up at 17.45, hungry, hoping to be seated early. No issue, we were immediately seated, although we were in the restaurant with only 1 other table taken, and behind a wall invisible from the... More 

Thank Babelfish84
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is tops, second visit for me and the standard is second to none, hot plates, hot food, hand made food, all of it no packaged stuff here. Can not fault this place, staff 100% on the ball... First class guys keep it up

Thank Atty2512
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from the Bowling Green inn after a lovely meal with our family of 10. Most people decided on steaks or steak and ale pie and no one was disappointed. Steaks were cooked to each diners specifications and the pie was delicious. After such lovely large main meal only a few of us could managed a pudding with the... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on numerous occasions previously and always a nice welcome, great service and delicious, hearty pub food. This visit was no different, a warm welcome after walking in the area, on the Tissington Trail. Very busy at times so booking advisable.

Thank LadyGaGarden
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here today for a spot of dinner and left this place feeling very satisfied the staff were friendly and made sure we could have a table even though we didnt book. The food was superb and your drink was never empty. So nice the see the basics executed perfectly and would definitely recommend this place!

Thank victoria c
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been there twice now. Enjoyable both times. Great food, good portions, and served by friendly staff.

Thank Steve M
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a lovely walk at Dovedale searched dog friendly pubs in Ashbourne. This pub came up, so we gave it a go. As soon as we walked in we had a warm friendly welcoming dog more than us. Food and service was excellent. The dog (Ringo) even was given treats. We will definitely popping in again on our travels.

Thank Andy D
Belper, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's over a year since we last experienced this restaurant and it was definitely a mixed bag,we were a party of four,my myself,my wife,daughter and her boyfriend,on a Saturday night.My daughter and partner had the steak,sirloin and t bone for the main course,while my wife and high settled on the butternut squash burger.The steaks were really good apparently,but although we... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 24
Bar, British, Pub
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 North Avenue, Ashbourne DE6 1EZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 342511

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