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The Bowling Green Inn

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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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Leicester UK
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this pub yesterday after a walk around Dovedale and we were all welcomed by two very friendly members of staff, our dog got a good welcome too. We ate from the 2 for £12 menu and had 2 X fish, chips and peas, 1 steak and chips and 1 macaroni cheese and garlic bread. All were delicious and... More 

Thank snowwhite
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we love it here! every time we are in the area we stop and eat. staff are very friendly, great range of drinks and a vast menu. every time we have eaten here we have not been disappointed except this time, we were sure that the food is freshly made on site as the prices reflect this but the quality... More 

Thank B259Jane
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been for a day out specifically to have lunch and had originally been heading for Bakewell, only to find a diversion in place to get there. As time was getting on we headed back to Ashbourne anticipating that it was going to be more difficult to park and find lunch. We luckily passed The Bowling Green, and made... More 

Thank emma_turner_1
Hertford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great, very dog friendly pub just outside Ashbourne. Food excellent. Staff and locals very welcoming.

Thank LCW_11
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and three girls I met at university decided upon Ashbourne as the perfect reunion location. On the Saturday night we opted for a pub meal at a local marstons pub. When we got there they said they were fully booked and could not even serve us food outside and therefore rejected our service completely. The staff at the marstons... More 

Thank Ctom1992
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and wife eat on regular basis at our local pub The Bowling Green. There is a lovely warm friendly atmosphere with a nice fire in the bar every day during the winter where visitors can take their dogs and have a superb meal or just a drink. There is also a nice lounge and restaurant area which is quiet... More 

Thank markwilliamson571
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch a few days ago whilst staying in the area for a couple of days. Food was decent enough, i had the brie and bacon burger and bf had steak and ale pie. I wouldn't write home about either, portion sizes decent, food pretty average.

1 Thank kathyjgogo
Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me, my husband, daughter and her boyfriend came here for a meal on a Saturday evening. We had never been before but friends had recommended it to us. We ordered drinks, which included a bottle of red wine. The waiter brought the bottle and 2 glasses to our table. My husband poured a drop into each glass and we both... More 

Thank chris r
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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442 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,044 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My CAMRA branch held its March 2017 meeting here. There was a good choice of real ales, and a good atmosphere. Free, easy parking in its own car park across the road.

Thank Stephen A
Derby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finished the Tissington-trail, Looked on TA , found this place very highly recommended and We can see why! The food was very fresh, literally Home Cooked and stunning! Wife's Steak was a Tad over-cooked, More well done than Med-Rare but take nothing away it was still glorious food at Very reasonable prices. Definitely be Back.

Thank Juno1976

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?