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Stepping Stones

) #28 of 75 Restaurants in Ashbourne ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ British, ,
A52, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
+44 1335 300800
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
British, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
A52, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
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1 - 10 of 637 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived on Friday evening myself, husband and teenage daughter. We were asked by the waitress for our drinks order which took 20 mins to arrive.... Our food order was taken which again took 55mins to arrive.. I had the Classic burger which was tasty...More

Thank poppytilly
Reviewed 2 days ago

been to Stepping Stones a few times and often you get what you pay for but it is acceptable...until we went for breakfast the other day and it was not good: we had the full English but mine was veggie and it was tasteless and...More

Thank patty187069
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Staying at the travel Lodge next door. Went for breakfast and dinner that evening. Very busy so had to wait for a table but great service and the pasta on the special menu was amazing.

Thank shortzaba
Reviewed 1 week ago

Told that we would have to wait half an hour but took an hour for food to arrive kept getting told it won't be long we are next.

Thank antony p
TheSteppingStones, Manager at Stepping Stones, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit on this occasion. Please don't hesitate to call us on 01335 300800 to discuss further. Samantha

Reviewed 1 week ago

went into nearby pub/restaurant lovely welcome happy staff food was good, plenty of choices... but the best was the biscoff cheesecake nice relaxing place tables outside too !

Thank 275annie
TheSteppingStones, Manager at Stepping Stones, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! The cheesecake is one of my favourties! We hope to see you again soon. Samantha.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would have given this pub a 3.5 if I could. After walking for 10 miles around Dovedale we decided to eat at The Stepping Stones as it was close to our B&B. We arrived at around 8pm on Saturday night and were seated straight...More

Thank Miss_sammy13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met with my family today. Waited around to be seated on the table that was pre booked. Waited to be served drinks and for our order to be taken. Then I realised why. Young Katie was the only one serving and running around like being...More

Thank Pete B
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awful!!! Very slow service waited over an hour for main when it arrived very cold!!! Drinks are expensive

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of ten and it was 24 hours after we'd celebrated a lovely wedding. The food was the standard you would have expected from a large pub - neither outstanding nor dreadful.

Thank Bookshelf1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very salty gammon, cold halloumi, burnt fries, slow service, tough steak. Friendly staff tho. Poor quality food.

Thank Belinda C
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Questions & Answers
Robert W
22 April 2017|
Response from Grace M | Reviewed this property |
What did they say? I find that even as a regular I am greeted with sour faces and bad attitudes. I think the staff need to be provided with more well-being and support if the job is so bad they take it out on customers.
10 April 2017|
Response from Lindsey I | Reviewed this property |
I agree, service slow, food quality has deteriorated since my last visit. Avoid the pies at all cost. Cold, too much pastry, hardly any meat, and anything resembling meat is most likely gristle. You are lucky it was just the... More
18 November 2016|
Response from annieoakes | Reviewed this property |
They usually only have breakfasts available at weekends. 8am-10am
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A52, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 300800
  • E-mail
Next to the Travelodge Hotel, five minute drive from Ashbourne Town centre and twenty minute drive from Alton Towers and Derby City Centre. Easy access from A52 and A50 and open every day.
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