Places to go out & eat & drink in Ashbourne
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Ashbourne

Places to eat & drink in Ashbourne.



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A handsome Georgian market town, this is the gateway to the limestone area of the Peak District, including Dovedale which so inspired the ultimate angler Izaak Walton. St Oswald’s Church has a magnificent, tall spire and fine monuments. The town is most famous for hosting a 1,000-year-old annual football game, held on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday, in which two teams of up to 10,000 players chase a hand-painted cork-filled ball through the streets to the river. Tradition has it that Ashbourne is the birthplace of the ‘gingerbread man’ biscuit which was was created by a Frenchman who lived here after the Napoleonic Wars.

Nearby is the idyllic village of Tissington with its mellow-yellow stone houses. As you drive into the village you pass between a line of lime trees which give the impression you’re on a private drive. Tissington Hall is a fine Jacobean manor house that has been home to the Fitzherbert family for over 500 years. The Tissington Trail is a popular cycle route along a former railway line.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Ashbourne or surrounding areas.

Places to eat & drink in Ashbourne...

The Coach House

Sandybrook Country Park, Buxton Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Tel: 01335 343435

18th Century coach house, renovated to create a superb bar & restaurant facility. Many original features have been restored including the stables which now make up our bar meal seating area. all the ground floor areas have stone floors with a central feature cast iron spiral staircase leading up to the first floor a la carte restaurant, which has views out over looking our cobbled court yard, now used for outside eating & drinking!
Type: Restaurant

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Callow Hall Hotel

Mappleton Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AA
Tel: 01335 300900    Fax: 01335 300512
E-mail: dine@callowhall.co.uk

The Restaurant at Callow Hall is listed in the Good Food Guide and is very popular with local diners. Fresh local produce is selected daily for use in the Kitchen where David & Anthony Spencer excel in creating meals to remember. A further Dining Room is available for that special private event.
Type: Restaurant

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The Horns Inn

Victoria Square, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1GG
Tel: 01335 347387

The Horns is a very friendly traditional pub situated in Victoria Square in the centre of Ashbourne, with open fires and good chilled Beer. Bar meals and A la carte menu available at Lunch times & Evenings ever changing menu.
Type: Pub/Inn

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Knockerdown Inn

Knockerdown, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1NQ
Tel: 01629 540209
Web: www.knockerdown-inn.co.uk

The Knockerdown Inn dates from the 17th Century and is set in it's own grounds with stunning views over Carsington Water. Comfortably furnished and well decorated lounge areas lead on to the award winning restaurant with Smoke Free Zone Award. The menu is extensive and caters for all tastes with many vegetarian dishes and a separate Hillbilly Young Diners Menu. Outside the pub has a large car park accessible for coaches with an overflow parking area, and grounds for caravanners and campers. The award winning gardens are a beautiful setting for the children's adventure playground with separate under fives area. The grounds are home to a variety of farm animals and exotics including donkeys and Black African Ostriches. The Knockerdown is open at lunch times and evenings in winter and all day during summer. A highlight of any visit to the Ashbourne area.
Type: Pub/Inn

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Roebuck Inn

Draycott In The Clay, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5GZ
Tel: 01283 820973
E-mail: roebuck26921@pubinnmail.com

The Roebuck is a charming pub dating from the 16th Century found just off the A515 on the outskirts of the village of Draycott in the Clay. The Roebuck is ideally placed and well appointed to meet your every need. With well kept ales, good, wholesome home cooked food and the best of company The Roebuck is an experience you will want to repeat again and again. Fully licensed outside bar and catering service available for off site functions.
Type: Pub/Inn

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Rose & Crown

Chapel Lane, Boylestone, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5AA
Tel: 01335 330518
E-mail: rose94791@pubinnmail.com

The Rose and Crown can be found nestling in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside some three miles north of the A50 and five miles to the south of Ashbourne. The pub dates from the 16th Century and still exhibits many original structural features within it's oak beamed rooms. The pub offers an old world ambience, open fires and traditional country hospitality in keeping with it's ancient origins. Typically of village inns it also boasts it's own local colourful characters creating a warm and friendly atmosphere to complement the excellent beers and lagers on offer. A rarer example of an authentic old village inn well worth a detour.
Type: Pub/Inn

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Smiths Tavern

36 St Johns Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1GH
Tel: 01335 342264
E-mail: smiths26946@pubinnmail.com

The Smiths Tavern is a 16th century inn located in the centre of Ashbourne in the Peak District National Park. The pub retains many of it's 'olde world' features and has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. The Smith's Tavern is the winner of the Cask Ale Pub of the Year Award for 2004/2005 and offers the very best in cask ales and home cooked food. All food is freshly prepared from locally sourced ingredients for a menu reflecting the best of traditional dishes. The Smiths Tavern's originality is reflected in it's menu which features speciality dishes changed weekly as is the range of cask ales on offer. With it's location in the centre of Ashbourne it is an ideal stopping off point for the best in food and drink.
Type: Pub/Inn

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