The Duncombe Arms

The Duncombe Arms


0.5 miles
Ellastone, Ashbourne, DE6 2GZ

The Duncombe Arms is a traditional country pub situated in the village of Ellastone, on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire border. We visited on a pleasant June evening and found the attractive beer garden bustling with happy visitors. The interior decor is pleasingly rustic, with touches of glamour provided by chandeliers and sheepskin rugs. We stopped at the bar to order our drinks – a summery spritzer for me and a pint of the pub’s own ale for my partner – and were then ushered to our table by the friendly, attentive staff.

To start I chose a vibrant salad of Isle of Wight tomatoes and creamy buffalo mozzarella, dressed with aged balsamic and fragrant micro basil. My partner opted for cured ham and celeriac remoulade, which proved to be a delightful starter. My main was fresh cod complemented by a delicious medley of crushed potatoes, brown shrimp, cucumber, capers and tenderstem broccoli. My companion enjoyed a comforting dish of smoked haddock, colcannon and poached egg, garnished with grain mustard beurre blanc. To finish, I indulged in a feather-light apple soufflé with delicious cinnamon ice cream, which achieved the perfect balance of sweet and tart. My partner opted for a delectable sticky toffee pudding with crystallised pecans and ginger ice cream. We left feeling relaxed and well fed, already contemplating our next visit.

+2The Duncombe Arms
Every Day
Food Served Times:
Mon:noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Tues:noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Weds:noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Thurs:noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9pm
Fri:noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10pm
Sat:noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10pm

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