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The Stepping Stones

) #25 of 75 Restaurants in Ashbourne €€ - €€€ British, ,
Carnation Way, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
+44 1335 300800
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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British, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Carnation Way, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Down for one night had a lovely meal. Service was great. Staff lovely and helpful will definitely visit again if in the area

1  Thank Wendy C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped off here after a long journey to grab dinner and feed our baby. The pub itself is nice enough and the staff were helpful and friendly. We were told the wait for food would be half an hour which wasn't a problem but...More

1  Thank Margy230866
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a good place to have a quick drink and chat before getting ready for dinner. We were told by staff that we could only sit in a certain area because we weren't eating, I wouldn't have minded if they were busy but it...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Looks a very nice place service was great I had rotisserie chicken and it was fine 3 in our party had fish and chips. Fish was dreadful very dry over cooked. A child had been cut short And left a number 2 on the floor....More

1  Thank Alan W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been to this pub to eat many times. We were all a bit disappointed with the food on this occasion (other times have been fine). When we came to pay I asked for the receipt from the till as usually there is a...More

2  Thank AmandaLinthwaite
TheSteppingStones, Manager at The Stepping Stones, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I am genuinely sorry for your experience with us on this occasion. The only way we will grow as a business is to take constructive feedback. I am genuinely concerned as this is not our policy and would be very very grateful if you could...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We had not visited this eatery before, my mother in law said that she had enjoyed the food there. We were visiting Ashbourne for the day so we decided to go there. The atmosphere in the restaurant was alright one thing I noticed which I...More

3  Thank chrizw2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice evening meal and breakfast. Not too expensive, and didn't wait too long, staff were very nice and nothing was a bother

1  Thank CLS16
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first visit. Thought we would have lunch here before our shopping trip to Aldi. Good range of beers. I had Pedigree and my wife had Hobgoblin- both were excellent and servived at the correct temperature. A reasonable choice of meals. We eventually...More

5  Thank anythingwilldo_9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second trip to the area - just as good as the first We (again) chose this restaurant for all three nights of our stay next door (Travelodge) The restaurant was FULL with a waiting list of customers. Fortunately - we had the good fortune...More

1  Thank Peter Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We regularly eat at Stepping Stones & met the new management a while ago. Only second time we have eaten here since they took over. Thought long and hard before I posted this review. Staff are always great, friendly and helpful, but the meal was...More

Thank mee71
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Robert W
22 April 2017|
Response from Grace M | Reviewed this property |
What did they say? I find that even as a regular I am greeted with sour faces and bad attitudes. I think the staff need to be provided with more well-being and support if the job is so bad they take it out on customers.
10 April 2017|
Response from Lindsey I | Reviewed this property |
I agree, service slow, food quality has deteriorated since my last visit. Avoid the pies at all cost. Cold, too much pastry, hardly any meat, and anything resembling meat is most likely gristle. You are lucky it was just the... More
18 November 2016|
Response from annieoakes | Reviewed this property |
They usually only have breakfasts available at weekends. 8am-10am
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carnation Way, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 300800
  • E-mail
Next to The Travelodge Hotel, Five minute drive from Ashbourne Town centre and twenty minutes drive from Alton Towers and Derby City Centre. Easy access from A52 and A50 and open every day.
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