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The Duncombe Arms Pub

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Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
+44 1335 324275
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Positives: the food was very nice, if slightly overpriced for what you get. Not so good: The additional extras such as veg, which don't necessarily come as standard with the meal can tot up to quite a pricey meal. Needs improvement: we were seated in a walk through that was so close to when the waiting staff stand that if... More 

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Thank Sheena G
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Sheena G, Thank you for taking the time to review The Duncombe Arms and I am sorry that we didn't meet expectations on the service you received on the day. I have discussed your review with the team first thing this morning and gone over the points you raised. We take note on all the points and apologise for... More 

Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I visited The Duncombe Arms on 22/03. We were both located over an hour away but thought this to be a reasonable place to meet for food. How wrong I was to refer to this eatery as 'reasonable'. Exceptional from start to finish. The staff were courtesy and could not do enough for us. The food was... More 

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Thank Leanne O
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Leanne O, Thank you for taking the time to review The Duncombe Arms following your recent visit. I'm delighted you had a good time and recommended our pub for it's service and it's food. We really appreciate customers writing reviews and especially the five star reviews, and we take none of our reviews for granted. Thank you for the... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit this lovely place several times a year and each time it consistently delivers. Cosy but classy interiors, friendly, knowledgable staff and a menu that changes to reflect the seasons. The food is always full of flavour and well presented without unnecessary fuss. It is a bit like a favourite blanket - it wraps itself around you and gives... More 

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Thank Aliwoo-1
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Aliwoo1 Thank you for your lovely five star review. We loved being compared to a 'favourite blanket' that gives pleasure and comfort! I'm delighted you love our pub and very much hope you will continue to visit us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Kruger National Park
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Over priced , still hungry after 3 course meal, I have never paid so much for so little, find a local pub and save yourself a fortune

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Thank 646guestg
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear 646guestg Your review in content and style is certainly different. Your points are noted. Yours sincerely John Greenall More 

Cheadle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy Saturday night out with friends and the whole evening was perfect. Beautiful romantic setting with first class food, the waiting on staff were very professional. Excellent menu and we was spoilt for choice with beautiful food. I can recommend the Rhubarb and ginger soufflé it was worth waiting 20 minutes for and we will be back.

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Thank susan e
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Susan I'm delighted you had a great ,Saturday night at The Duncombe with your friends and that the food and service made the evening worthy of a five star review. The rhubarb and ginger soufflé have recently bewitched me too! How good is that! As you rightly say worth the twenty minutes wait. I'm delighted you will be returning... More 

The English Midlands
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90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were out for a drive and heading from the West Midlands towards Ashbourne. A wrong turning left us on the A50 and we drove through the village on the way from Rocester. Basically I was lost! The Duncombe Arms looked so nice that we turned round and it was lucky that we got the last remaining space in the... More 

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Thank Ian M
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Ian I am glad you found us in your moment of being lost, 'A silver lining' moment! Thank you for the lovely review and I'm delighted you are planning a return trip. The Private Dining Room is really cosy and perfect for hosting a celebration lunch or dinner. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Johnny... More 

Market Drayton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely friendly pub full of character with excellent service and a warm welcome. I was stunned when the food arrived, think master chef ... almost too attractive to eat!

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Thank 23katesmith
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear 23katesmith, Thank you for the great review you posted on TripAdvisor which was lovely. I am so pleased you had a great time and hopefully we will see you back with us soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Sunday lunch. Table d'hote £20/25 for 2/3 courses - not the cheapest nor the most expensive we have seen - but certainly one of the best. Nice menu, well presented, well cooked food, great service from friendly staff. Served from lunch time until early evening. Couldn't fault it.

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Thank Beryl B
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Beryl B, Thank you for taking the time to review The Duncombe Arms following your recent visit. I am delighted you enjoyed the food and were well looked after by the team. We really appreciate the lovely comments and hope you will be back soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went here for my wife's birthday celebration - i had see it when passing a few times and it looked nice from the outside - I'm glad i decided to book - it was very busy - but the service was excellent - the food fabulous and the setting is lovely - i would certainly recommend it - we both... More 

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Thank mah18632016
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear mah18632016, Thanks for you five star review! I am really pleased you had a great time celebrating your wife's birthday and that the service and food were worthy of recommendation. We really appreciate your feedback and hope you will come and see us again soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we are in Derbyshire we love to visit this pub for a meal. The food is absolutely delicious & the staff are very attentive. The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is because 2 large glasses of red wine cost us almost £30 & I personally think that's a lot. But overall a fantastic meal & experience.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 38
Cuisine
European, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 324275
Description
The Duncombe Arms Pub is a delightful setting in which to enjoy a drink, some lovely food and a chat. You’ll have the ambience of a roaring log fire and enjoy choosing from a great range of beers, a varied and interesting selection of wines and all your favourite soft drinks. Our great food is freshly prepared and we offer traditional favourites with a few exciting specialties of our own – all at affordable prices.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?