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

Please note we are experiencing exceptionally high levels of phone calls. If you would like to book a table or a bedroom, you can also do this online:

‘The local we all wish we had.’

Tom Parker Bowles, The Mail on Sunday

Monday - Saturday

Lunch 12 - 2.30pm

Dinner 6-8.30pm


Lunch (set menu) 12-3pm

Dinner (a la carte) 6-7.30pm

The bar will close at 10pm.

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 - Saturday

Lunch 12 - 2.30pm

Dinner 6-8.30pm


Lunch (set menu) 12-4pm

Dinner (a la carte) 6-8pm

The bar will close at 10pm.



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.