"Absence makes the heart grow fonder!"

Following the relaxation of restrictions, the pub is now open for drinking & dining inside., Wednesday - Sunday.

We strongly advise booking a table to avoid disappointment, although we will always have a warm welcome for anyone turning up on spec.

The bedrooms in Walnut House have also reopened. 

Please note we are experiencing exceptionally high levels of phone calls. If you would like to book a table or a bedroom, you can do this online. Alternatively please email hello@duncombearms.co.uk">hello@duncombearms.co.uk

We truly want you to return & enjoy the Duncombe Arms again, and your understanding is hugely appreciated.

The health & safety of our customers and staff is our top priority, and we have worked extensively with our health & safety consultants at CS-Compliance to develop a policy to ensure that the Duncombe Arms is a safe place to work and visit.

‘The local we all wish we had.’

Tom Parker Bowles, The Mail on Sunday

Stay with us

From high quality serviced rooms to a charming self-catering cottage we have a choice of accommodation to suit your needs

With 10 private rooms adjacent to the pub, Walnut House is a home away from home with cosy and luxurious bedrooms in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside. If it's self-catering you are after we also have the recently refurbished Old Barn with accmmodation for 5-6 people, and our cosy Garden Cottage. See below for more information and online booking.

Award-winning food

We're open for lunch and dinner. Click below to view full sample menus and see our opening times.

Opening Hours

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - Closed

Wednesday - Thursday 

Lunch 12pm - 2.30pm

Dinner 6-9pm

Friday & Saturday

Lunch 12pm - 2.30pm

Dinner 6-9.30pm


Lunch 12-3pm 

Dinner 6-8.30pm



The Duncombe Arms

Ellastone, Ashbourne, DE6 2GZ

Get directions at https://goo.gl/maps/nnA8uQd319P2

Telephone & email

T: 01335 324275

E: hello@duncombearms.co.uk

Reviews & Awards

We are proud to be recognised by the following hospitality guides and organisations.