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The Thorn Tree

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Bar, British, Pub
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48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
+44 1629 580295
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Derby, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Decided to visit at last minute, small with limited tables, booking advisable, we did manage to get a table. Food was very good, large portions and good value, served fairly quickly. Very popular locally with a good reputation.

1 Thank AlanBT2014
Matlock, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Having lived in Matlock now for nearly a year we have visited the Thorn Tree just for drinks on several occasions and have always been happy with the drinks, service and amazing view offered from the terrace. Today as it was such a beautiful day we decided to call to see if they had availability for Sunday lunch. As they... More 

1 Thank MrsBFrank
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489 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Popped in here for a cheeky half during a visit to Matlock. We were staying a bit further along the road, so this was an easy stroll for us. What a fabulous find. We were made to feel so welcome. Great choice of ales and prosecco by the glass - happy days! They don't seem to do a full menu,... More 

1 Thank SurreyTweety
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141 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We visited on a Thursday evening but unfortunately they were not serving food. However, we both had a drink and a couple opposite had a cheeseboard which did look very nice indeed. My partner said that his beer was fine so no problem there. If for no other reason, it is worth visiting the Thorn Tree just for the stunning... More 

Thank Rebecca T
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Had been looking forward to trying the Thorn Tree pie night ever since we booked our holiday in Matlock and we were certainly not disappointed. We picked the chicken pie and steak pie, one with herby suet crust and the other with shortcrust, and had chunky chips and red cabbage. They were delicious and absolutely crammed with meat, definitely living... More 

Thank Nicole V
Emma W, Manager at The Thorn Tree, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Thorn Tree and (and pie night!), we hope to see you again on a future visit to Matlock. Kindest Regards, Emma More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

We visit regularly and this is a hidden gem. Staff are fantastic. Beer is amazing. Food great. My only regret in posting this is that too many people find out about it. Keep up the great work.

Thank A M
Matlock, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

My husband, two children and I took a very close friend for lunch today at the Thorn tree,and, I have to say we were not disappointed. The bar staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious. A traditional pub set up in the hills of Matlock,with a fabulous view that stretches for miles. A lovely little pub... More 

Thank Marystone
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

After reading the other reviews on here, I can't believe its the same place! we visited with the intention of having sunday lunch after seeing all the recommendations when we googled it, a very strange atmosphere when we walked into the bar, clearly we stood out as tourists and were given several snotty looks. The only person serving behind the... More 

4 Thank nikki f
Hfry2, General Manager at The Thorn Tree, responded to this review

Hi Nikki, Firstly, let me apologise for your disappointing visit to The Thorn Tree. I am sorry to hear your diet cokes were not right, it may have been that the gas, which feeds the soft drink pump had run low and the drink was flat, or the syrup had run out. Had you have taken the drinks back to... More 

1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2015

This was our second visit and we'd been looking forward to it for a long while. Once again, we were not disappointed. The Sunday dinner is just superb and excellent value. Might try to get for pie night on Wednesday.

Thank Clarky99
Matlock, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

This is a traditional British pub, very welcoming and friendly. The pies on a Wednesday really shouldn't be missed but you need to get there very early in the evening as it is very popular with local people.The beer is excellent with plenty of variety and Pat, the landlord,and his staff are always so cheerful and helpful.

Thank Carbriggs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Jackson Road, Matlock DE4 3JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Matlock
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 580295
We are a small pub, with a strong focus on real ale. We serve lunch Tuesday to Friday (12 Noon - 1.30Pm). We have a pie night every Wednesday (6pm - 8.00Pm) and we serve roast dinners on a Sunday (5pm - 6.30Pm). However, we don't serve food on any other evenings.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?