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The Knockerdown Inn and Restaurant

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Nr. Carsington Water | Ashbourne, Knockerdown, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
+44 1629 540209
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went after a walk near Carsington Reservoir, had to wait for food but well worth it, the service from Tracy was great, friendly and just what you need from a waitress. I had the lasagne, it was beautiful.

1 Thank David_Hird
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely lunch in a beautiful garden but the children's playground needs sorting out. The shredded rubber safety floor is untreated shredded rubber, safe yes ..... Acceptable no ..... Within 10 minutes the 2 children were absolutely filthy from the black rubber, they had to be stopped from using the playground which didn't lead to a peaceful lunchtime!

1 Thank Jan G
Knockerdown, Owner at The Knockerdown Inn and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments here on TA, I can only say that you must have visited at the beginning of last year, our childrens play area has had a new base down since then. We hope you will come back and see for yourself. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch during a day at Carsington Water. Great food and service from Tracy. Excellent roast dinner!

Thank Sarah M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called in today as we were passing very pleased with overall experience service was very good and friendly (tracey) very reasonably priced lovely setting will be going out of our way to come back and will definitely be coming to use the camp site as we have just bought a camper. I had a steak baguette and as the owner... More 

Thank David N S
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Made to feel welcome todsy when visiting with my family. My 2 year old was extremely well accepted and overall we had a lovely time. Probably on the more expensive side of pub grub, but we don't mind that when the overall experience is good. Thanks to the team and sorry, we realise when left that we didn't tip. Will... More 

Thank Mike F
Mansfield, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having had a lovely day at Dovedale, we stopped here for Sunday lunch on our way home. Cold & wet after being in the countryside, it was warm & welcoming as the fire was lit, it was cosy. The reception we got from staff was amazing, especially Tracy who greeted us warmly with a lovely smile and friendly face. She... More 

Thank Lesley J
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My Mom and I popped into Knockerdown on our way back from a meeting and we had a lovely lunch. Great surroundings, great service (a thank you to our waitress Tracey) and great food. Just what you need for a good lunch!

Thank helbels C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently visited for a meal with family and friends. The staff were lovely, particularly our very helpful waitress Tracy! Food was great and overall fab time. Definitely recommend 😊

Thank Freya J
Walsall, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little pub to break whilst walking around Carsington Water. Great service from Tracy - thanks! 🐶

Thank Sallyann8
Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have dined both in the 'old pub' part and the nicely decorated restaurant section at the back, and both have been good meals with a nice atmosphere. Staff were attentive and helpful, and the food was good (and good value) The pub also operates a loyalty card which is unusual but a bonus if you are over in the... More 

Thank damonseyes23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nr. Carsington Water | Ashbourne, Knockerdown, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne  >  Knockerdown
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 540209
The Knockerdown Inn & Restaurant is a Traditional 17th Century 'OLDE WORLDE' English Pub, situated overlooking Carsington Water it has everything the local visitor could wish for, its open all day, every day throughout the Summer holidays. At other times, it opens for lunch and evenings in the week and ALL Day every Saturday & Sunday.

It offers Traditional Pub Food & Cask Ales,a separate Extensive Childrens' Menu, Wheelchair Access & Disabled Toilets, High Chairs and Baby Changing Room.
There is a Childrens' Adventure Play Area and separate Toddler Play Area, an Award Winning Garden & Patio Area
Large Car Park
Coaches welcome, by appointment.

The pub is Dog Friendly
Free WIFI is available.
And they also offer Caravan & Camping, with toilet and shower facilities.

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