17 restaurants in Ashbourne
Restaurants in Ashbourne:
Main Street, Hognaston, Ashbourne, DE6 1PR [Map]
Surrounded by picturesque walking country, The Red Lion is a 17th century family-run inn close to the beautiful Carsington Water. With a wealth of original features that include beamed ceilings, open fireplaces and church pew seating, the inn is cosy, unique and very inviting.
Three bedrooms keep guests comfortable, and the owners are eager to make sure your stay is as trouble free as possible. Past guests include John F Kennedy Jr and his wife Carolyn Bessette.
The Red Lion's modern British menu offers imaginative interpretations of traditional dishes, well supplemented by good old comfort food. Guests dine in either the oak beamed bar area or the lighter conservatory, where starters of posh mushrooms on toast, and prawns with cucumber never fail to please. Main courses embrace rib-eye steak, fish and chips, and an oven baked fillet of Derbyshire chicken. Don't forget to check the chalkboard for desserts and the day's specials.
A good wine list supports, and well-kept ales are always available.
English, International, Modern British
Alstonefield, Ashbourne, DE6 2FX [Map]
The George is an unspoilt, family-run pub in the Peak District village of Alstonefield. They have been singled out as one of the five 'Pick of the Pubs' for the whole of Staffordshire in the AA Pub Guide 2008.
Three generations of the same family have cared for the pub and made it into the lovely refuge it is today. In the bar area you will find photographs of local life, low beams and open fires. Well kept cask ales are served from a small copper topped bar. In the dining room scrubbed pine tables and an imposing early 18th century fireplace make a great setting for lunch or an evening meal.
The menu changes by the seasons and you could find dishes such as duck and ham hock terrine, seared king scallops; oven roasted fish fillet with Devon crab risotto and roast lion of venison, rösti, onion tarte tatin and parsnip mash. The lunchtime menu is simpler, offering sandwiches, pies, Welsh rarebit and daily changing specials.
Casual, Gastropub, Modern British
Middle Mayfield, Ashbourne, DE6 2JT [Map]
Chef-proprietor Danny Breen spent twelve years working in The House of Commons where he became Head Chef in the prestigious Churchill Restaurant. He and his wife Henrietta are passionate about using the best quality produce from local suppliers where possible; the menu changes frequently with a focus on freshness, flavours and seasonal fare.
His style of suisine is amply demonstrated in the dishes which might include smoked chicken salad with chorizo, mango and cherry tomatoes or smoked haddock and prawn fish cakes with tartare sauce to commence your meal, with mains of pork loin stuffed with Hartington stilton and bramley apple served with bubble and squeak and roast garlic tomato or seared sea bass fillet with braised fennel, parsley mashed potatoes and garden vegetables.
Dog and Partridge Country Inn, Swinscoe, Ashbourne, DE6 2HS [Map]
Mappleton, Ashbourne, DE6 2AA [Map]
The scene is glorious; sprawling acres of greenery, a tinkling brook nearby, and an elegant ivy clad Victorian hotel are what you will find when you come across the Callow Hall at Mappleton near Ashbourne. Inside, more luxury awaits and with its ornate décor and magnificently mellowed interiors, it's the sort of place where you want to relax and enjoy the peace and beauty. The dining experience is exquisite and their restaurant comes highly recommended with 2 AA rosettes.
Renowned for their freshly prepared dishes and their home baking, curing and smoking efforts, this restaurant offers a variety of dishes where attention to detail and presence of local produce and meats is evident. Try the lobster bisque with a brochette of fresh seafood, crème fraiche and chives for starters before moving on to a more substantial roast loin and rack of lamb with an individual moussaka with rosemary and honey glaze. Desserts and cheeses at Callow Hall add the right finishing touches and a varied wine list offers something to suit every taste.
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