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The Duncombe Arms Pub

€€ - €€€European, , British
Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
+44 1335 324275
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Main Road | Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ, England
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Reviewed today

People told us that the Duncombe Arms was expensive - it isn't! If you are looking for very good quality food and great service - of which there is not enough in the area - then this is definitively the place. At c£65 per person...More

Thank JohnandPatSurrey
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came today for the first time .. cant wait to visit again food and staff 5 * ... recommendthe smoked haddock,duck and trecle tart

Thank Vicky N Ash S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our second visit in three days for lunch. Four of us and our four greyhounds. All made wonderfully welcome by friendly staff. Food on both occasions excellent and we all feel you get what you pay for. In this lovely hot sunshine it’s really important...More

1  Thank Seasidder
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent surroundings. Excellent all round really! My wife had a chicken and ham pie and I had the smoked haddock and poached egg, both cooked to perfection and not huge portions which is great

1  Thank Bunny3219
Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to be great. Never again under this arrogant management. Although our party of 17 pre-ordered meals for a birthday treat, we waited 40 minutes for starters and between courses. The children's starter of cheese on toast was a small square of cold cheese on...More

4  Thank K4966VFjayk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous lunch. A welcoming staff made us feel at home despite being 45 minutes early. A blackboard listing 30 ish gins started us off on a good footing. Dietary needs were met well and an individual dessert was made to meet requirements. There is...More

2  Thank jane t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have driven by the pub lots of times but tried it for the first time for Sunday lunch for my husbands birthday. It’s lovely inside and has a very nice outdoor eating area. The Sunday lunch menu is good and everything we had was very...More

Thank petesal1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service & the food is delicious. The sticky toffee pudding was lush! We’ll be back. Thank you.

2  Thank Zislac
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Zislac, Thanks for your 5 star review. I am glad you enjoyed the visit and especially the Sticky Toffee Pudding. We are delighted you will be coming back to see us and we look forward to seeing you soon. Best wishes Johnny Greenall

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very smart dining inn. Lovely loos with individual hand towels. Beautiful garden where we were encouraged to dine. We had booked a table and informed them of one diabetic in advance. Very busy Saturday as the weather was lovely. Simple but well balanced menu which...More

2  Thank Molluscnotts
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Molluscnotts, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to The Duncombe Arms on TripAdvisor. I am sorry we missed the mark with regard to service and your comments will only encourage us to improve our operational performance at these peak times when we are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had dinner at this pub last night. I was on my own but was made very welcome. I had a delicious HEREFORD burger which was beautifully cooked and thin chips served on a wooden board. Meal was well priced but my one glass of...More

Thank jfswiseman
jgreenall, Owner at The Duncombe Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jfswiseman Thanks for your lovely review on TripAdvisor. Glad you enjoyed the Duncombe Burger, I too had one yesterday - Delicious!! Not sure what wine you tried but the range is wide. Delicious Terri Forti (Chardonnnay/Sangiovese) are £18 a bottle and £6.50 a glass(250m)....More

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Questions & Answers
8 October 2017|
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Response from jgreenall | Property representative |
We will have music by Sam and Ella and we are 15-20 minutes from Muggington
26 August 2017|
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Response from Jamesoddy | Property representative |
children are very welcome!
14 August 2017|
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Response from jody80 | Reviewed this property |
no, but it probably makes no difference as far as you are concerned.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$40
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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