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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
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The last time we visited was a number of years ago when it was a local pub and we were interested to see how it had changed. We were not disappointed at all. The interior has been done to a very high standard with numerous eating areas, all very pleasant, including the oak beamed extension where we dined. There was... More 

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Thank Mike P
Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We all enjoyed a lovely, tasty lunch with drinks in the warm and cosy bar area beforehand. The staff were all friendly yet professional and the service was exemplary. We will certainly return.

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Thank Jeanette B
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here today with clients and I can honestly say it was a wonderful experience! The setting is great and as we walked in we were greeted with professionalism from staff who obviously knew their stuff. Menu was brilliant and seeing plates coming out for other tables made me want it all! I had the Black pudding to start followed... More 

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Thank Søren T
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just moved to the area and discovered this Fab Gastro Pub, great atmosphere with cosy bar area and cosy rooms off the bar. Very welcoming with attentive staff, overall very good service. Food was excellent and enjoyed by all four of us, will definitely be returning soon.

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

Dear Mark D, I am delighted you have found The Duncombe Arms and really appreciate your lovely comments about the staff, service and food. Hopefully you will be back with us soon but for the meantime from all of us at the pub a big thank you! Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Cheshire
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our thanks to the great team yesterday, Charlotte, Sarah and Daisy. Super service and delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere. The menu was comprehensive although all our party chose for the daily set menu. Loved the pie with triple cooked chips and the red cabbage was tasty a addition. Photo of two of our desert choices says it all. We... More 

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Thank Eilidh1
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear Eilidh1, Thanks for taking the time to post a review on The Duncombe Arms following your recent visit. I am delighted you had a good time and thanks for your kind comments about the girls w2ho really appreciate being mentioned. Hopefully we will see you back at the pub soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sons 18th birthday, booked online for a Sunday lunch, the service, decor, atmosphere and food was second to none, even as the restaurant was packed the staff were very attentive and the service was not slow. Thank you for making my sons day special.

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

Dear Mark We are delighted you had a good time and that your sons 18th was celebrated in style. Our team are delighted about your comments on the service so on behalf of them a very big thank you! We look forward to seeing you back at The Duncombe Arms soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten here several times but haven't been in the last few months so decided it was time to revisit with two friends who haven't been before . I'm so pleased to say that we had a wonderful evening. The food service , ambiance and wine were fantastic . The menu has such a good variation and the staff are... More 

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

Dear AndreaFowlerFoodie, Thanks for your 5 star review, it not only acknowledges the offering but also gives potential customers an idea of what we are all about re food, service and ambience. We are really grateful and hope you will come and see us again soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just amazing place to visit for lunch or just a drink . Food is very good and the back drop and settings are stunning for a summers day drink. Mark

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

Dear mickleoverbathroooms, Thanks so much for your lovely review. It's very much appreciated. We hope you will come and see us soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Duncombe Arms for the first time on a Saturday evening, and it was a very good experience all round. The pub is set in the nice village of Ellastone near Ashbourne, and we received a friendly and professional welcome from all the staff. The bar staff were very accommodating, and the waiting staff, whilst perhaps a little inexperienced,... More 

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Thank RobBos772
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this review

Dear RobBos772, Thank you for reviewing The Duncombe Arms following your recent visit. If a member of staff was inexperienced I apologise but we are in the process of training new members of staff who have joined us to work the busy Christmas period. I am glad you liked the pub and the food, and although you may have made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

10 friends ate at this restaurant . We picked a reduced menu ,three of each course . We all agreed the food and service was excellent , and would thoroughly recommend this fine Gastro pub

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review about your recent visit to The Duncombe Arms. We are delighted you all had a good time and thought the food and service excellent. We really appreciate the feedback and very much hope you will visit again soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall 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
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, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?