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Bull i' th' Thorn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Ashbourne Road, Hurdlow, Peak District National Park SK17 9QQ, England
+44 1298 83348
12:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

There is nowhere quite like this! A very welcoming place. Great customer service and good value food. Dog friendly, so the whole family were happy.

Thank FelizTraveller
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for new year a couple of times with friends in camper vans. Mick was very nice and as we spent 2 days in the bar he didn't charge for camping. The new manager a year later charged £30 a night when we did the same dispite us only sleeping in van and eating all our meals in bar.... More 

Thank Wint3rsmith
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76 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Went here on sunday afternoon around five o clock. Nice atmosphere with quite a few customers eating which also smelt good. We went into the pool room to the side of the bar. The barmaid was cheerful and helpful and even brought my friends coffees to him. Would of gone higher score if the pool table had been flat but... More 

Thank fefex
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Wow, what an atmosphere! this lovely old pub has oak panelling and centuries of history. Ask to see some of the old photos, if that interests you, and take in the food, and great ales while youre there.

Thank martin b
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We got married on 7th October and thought it would be a brilliant idea to have our wedding reception here. All of the staff were very helpful and accommodating, especially Jane and Kelly: who decorated the function room up for us beautifully, and provided our wedding meals to around 60 of us. The meals were generously sized and cooked to... More 

Thank katiehyphensue
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

As ever a lovely, interesting pub, good food (the mini mixed grill was huge and perfect), and with all the fantastic old world decor and knick knacks, this is a place not to be missed. It puts most country pubs to shame. Fully recommended.

Thank Lindsey I
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We stayed here for a night as part of a multi-stop holiday. What a lovely place! We arrived slightly before 3pm, and were given a warm welcome by the landlady. The inn dates back to the 15th century, and is packed full of antiques and knick-knacks collected across the centuries since, which gives it such a cozy, warm feeling (just... More 

Thank Darryl_Steventon
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

very old building, typical country bar, with tiny bar and cosy snug seating areas. This pub has small room at back with larger dining tables, which leads to huge garden area which includes a large play area for children. I believe there is ability to pitch tent on site too. We actually popped in here for evening meal as we... More 

Thank Poppysteam2
Stockport, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We spent three nights camping on the site behind the pub for a Friends Fest which was held in the barn. (Music festival). It is a beautiful spot and the landlord and landlady were very friendly and helpful. I thought the camping price of £20 per night with hook up a tad on the high side as there were only... More 

Thank Hotshot181
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Camping with the basics, facilities are in need of upgrade. We had an enjoyable weekend and the children enjoyed playing in the large field and little park. I can't comment on the food as we waited a while then got fed up and left. Worth checking the meal times too as food isn't always available. It's a quirky cosy pub... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashbourne Road, Hurdlow, Peak District National Park SK17 9QQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Hurdlow
  • Phone Number: +44 1298 83348
A 15th century Coaching inn, with parts dating back at least a thousand years. An old farmhouse, much enlarged in the 1400s, The Bull i' th' thorn has welcomed weary travellers for many hundreds of years. Set in 15 acres of Peak District Parkland, with 4 Dining Rooms, outside seating, 360 degree views of the Peaks and Valleys, stuiffed with over 10,000 antique and curios items, including 5 GrandFather clocks - one dating back to 1741, with muskets, armour and armamentsdating from the Civil War. A great range of beers, wines, spirits and food, from snacks to gourmet specials from the "Specials Board". Also Medieval Feasts, Ghost Hunts - by arrangement, B & N accommodation in our 4poster and Victorian bedrooms. New owner jane townsend awaits your visit. Please call in and see us!!

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