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The Old Dog

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Spend Lane, Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AT, England
+44 1335 350990
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This pub is only a couple of miles away from where we live and despite there being a multitude of other pubs in our vicinity this is quickly becoming our local. We eat here at least once a week at lunchtime and cannot fault it. As our party normally includes my year old twin grandaughters, I can only stress how... More 

Thank mellymou
Ashbourne, England, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped off here during a bike ride and enjoyed a few lovely beers in front of their warming fire. As a good representation of a traditional country pub I'm sure I'll go again.

Thank dt2791
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I met some friends here when staying at the nearby Peveril of the Peak HF hotel. Only 800yds away.. The atmosphere was great with candles and a wood burner.It has been very tastefully renovated. We had burgers and fries and a vegetarian option of beetroot burger. All well prepared and tasty. There were no specials although I would hope these... More 

Thank venetiastent
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Candles out dogs welcome and great food. Good selection of beers and a nice log burner in the cold winter months.

Thank Jason T
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had burger and fries and a seaside cider fast service and very friendly staff very clean pub and toilet can take your dogs in the pub been back again this weekend well recommend.

Thank mbluck27
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cost and welcoming pub. Loved the decoration, lighting and s heepskins. Didn't want to leave. Great beer and tasty burgers. So good to see a small but perfect menu.

Thank Charlotte S
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the (not so old) dog and two babies for a walk on the Tissington trail and stopped for a well-earned rest at the Old Dog. As well as a warm welcome, the dog was offered a dish of water and requests to pop the babies' food in a microwave cheerfully carried out. The food was of good quality... More 

Thank ruthcantrill1
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They offered gluten free burger with gf bun and the fries are free from cross contamination, they also had a bottled beer that was gluten free. The atmosphere was calming and cozy and the burger tasty. They had sheep skin covers on the seats and a log burner and very friendly staff. They also accept dogs so we took out... More 

Thank Clare M
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We'd gone out for a walk on the Tissington Trail from Ashbourne and 2 miles along we came to a sign for the Old Dog pub at Thorpe. The place has been beautifully restored and has a lovely warm atmosphere, lit with candles and heated with real fires. The staff were friendly and interested to know where we were from,... More 

Thank Vml2000
Derby, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called at this pub after visiting the Stepping Stones at Dovedale as we needed a snack before we returned home to Derby. Although the Menu was not huge we decided to have the smaller of the Beefburger based meals. I am not a regular consumer of beefburgers but the ones served here are obviously made to a recipe by a... 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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spend Lane, Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne  >  Thorpe
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 350990

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