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The Old Dog

€€ - €€€, British,
Spend Lane, Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AT, England
+44 1335 350990
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (48 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
“sandwiches” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Spend Lane, Thorpe, Ashbourne DE6 2AT, England
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1 - 10 of 313 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called here three times in our week in Derbyshire, but only managed to get in twice as they are closed on a Monday. I actually thought they were shut when we turned up on the Tuesday, so dark was it inside. The combination of...More

1  Thank BillyBunterBeverley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I took our three boys out for dinner at The Old Dog on the recommendation of staff at Ilam Hall and had a lovely evening. Jacob was an excellent host who was warm, friendly, welcoming, funny and great with the kids. Chef...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on Saturday 18th November , and I can mot recommend this place enough it's cosy and really nice . The decor is nice and the food is lovely a little pricey but worth it .Well worth a visit

Thank Joanna W
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Went here for Friday night while staying at Isaak Walton hotel in dovedale. Busy, friendly lively atmosphere with good ale on tap. Good burgers - didn’t realise till we were there it is primarily just burgers and that sort of thing, but very well done...More

Thank stephen a
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We went here for tea after a long walk, the menu was a bit like an American dinner. The food was really good, we had ribs and burgers. There was load of room which was great as we had two dogs with us. I would...More

Thank Kathrynowl91
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Cannot fault this pub, service, food and atmosphere all brilliant. Bakewell tart cider was a winner!

Thank Sophie T
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The old Dog is very dog friendly and has a great cosy atmosphere. Some people have complained about the lack of light but I really liked the candles and managed to get around without tripping over anything. The food was good but not exceptional. They...More

Thank pennyrColchester
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for the first time today during a walk on the Tissington Trail. Dog-friendly which is always a bonus (she even got her own bowl of water and a treat). Vegan dishes and the option to make pretty much everything on the menu gluten-free,...More

Thank Sian J
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Hot and cosy inside, packed with walkers and their dogs. A welcomed stop after a long walk! Good choice of ales, ciders and pub food

Thank James W
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Called in the Old Dog after a walk. Nice & Welcoming with Soft Lighting & Warm Fire. Clean modern toilets. Big Car Park. Cheery, pleasant girl behind the bar. Recommended all the food on the menu. Something for everyone unless fussy. Had the Chicken &...More

1  Thank sallymack07
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Questions & Answers
Debra F
12 December 2017|
Response from Kathrynowl91 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we were there a couple of months ago so I can’t help . Try emailing or calling the pub I am sure they will be happy to help.
siobhan h
21 August 2017|
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Response from Lynne b | Reviewed this property |
No sadly it doesn't do Sunday lunch as such. it serves food each day but this is from the burger/hot dog menu....
Pete M
4 May 2017|
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Response from bron m | Reviewed this property |
Sorry only just seen this. You can't book. But you will be fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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