There are other pubs nearby but these are our favourites and booking ahead is a must. Our Visitor Guide is downloadable and has more suggestions for pubs and places to eat. If you’re planning on cooking over the BBQ there is an excellent Game/Fishmongers in Ashbourne, good independant butchers and greengrocers. There is also an M&S Food and Sainsbury’s which will stay open the usual Bank holiday hours.

The Lighthouse Restaurant

15 miles

New Rd, Boylestone, Ashbourne DE6 5AA

(t) 01335 330658

See website for sample menus.

Open Wednesday to Saturday.

Special occasions or just a treat!

Dress code smart/casual.

Seasonal taster menu - 7 courses 

The Duncombe Arms

6.5 miles

Main Road, Ellastone, Ashbourne DE6 2GZ

(t) 01335 324275

Traditional country pub, roaring log fires, food from award-winning chef . Summer garden area.

Michelin Guide, The Good Pub Guide

The Jervis Arms

3.7 miles

Onecote ST13 7RU, Leek ST13 7RU

01538 304206

Gastro to Bistro food served all week, a good selection of craft ales, cask ale and wine. Family friendly, dogs and muddy boots welcome.

The George at Alstonefield

8.3 miles

1 Church Ln, Alstonefield, Ashbourne DE6 2FX
(t) 01335 310205

Dress/code casual. Summer garden area. Award winning gastro pub style food. Old beams and crackling log fires. Enjoy well kept real ales, carefully selected wine list and exceptional food. 

Ye Olde Gate Inn

14 miles

Well St, Brassington, Matlock DE4 4HJ
(t) 01629 540448

Dress code... anything goes! A favourite with walkers, cyclists and locals. Good pub food. 

400 years old and Grade II listed, named Britain’s cosiest pub by The Times.

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