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Excellent service in a proper pub

This lovely little pub was a refreshing stop whilst out shopping. The service was friendly and... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
James H
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
via mobile
A proper pub

Looks tiny but much bigger when you get inside. Comfortable, cosy and with excellent beers. Try... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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36 St. John Street, Ashbourne DE6 1GH, England
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This lovely little pub was a refreshing stop whilst out shopping. The service was friendly and polite. The bar was well stocked I especially liked its real ale. Overall wonderful highly recommend

1  Thank James H
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Looks tiny but much bigger when you get inside. Comfortable, cosy and with excellent beers. Try the flight of 3 if you can't decide!

1  Thank Forgergirl
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

How wonderful this pub is Great ales, pork pies, warm welcome And a chance to escape the folks outside A real traditional pub which I can’t recommend enough.

1  Thank Gumpoandwordy
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Good old fashioned traditional pub,excellent ales and pork pies all served by friendly bar staff,a must visit when in Ashbourne ,also dog friendly which is always a bonus and much appreciated.😄😁🐕

1  Thank angelaB2583VK
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Smiths Tavern lays in the centre of Ashbourne on the lower half of the Market Square. This is a typical Englisg pub with all the trimmings i.e. open fireplace, brass fittings and pictures of local scenery on the walls. Smiths Tavern has an impressive selection...More

2  Thank Mariner500
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Lovely find and a traditional real ales pub. It was a pity that we were having to drive as this was definitely a dream pub for great beer. Not pretentious nor up market. Just a good old fashioned boozer! Landlord informative and friendly. Worth calling...More

2  Thank Lesley T
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great real ale pub. Offer 3 Swifts ie third of a pint so we could taste 3 different beers. Thoughtful.

1  Thank 4Kandles
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Snug, friendly, characterful English pub. Always a warm welcome. Great range of real ales and Scotch. Pork pies sourced from local artisan butcher the best you'll taste. Treat yourself next time you're in Ashbourne.....well worth the trip.

1  Thank Ian B
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A great small pub with a full range of real ale's and a fantastic range of whisky, the best I've seen in the area. Mark knows his stuff as do his staff and they run a tight ship. A friendly atmosphere complete with a dart...More

1  Thank Baz S
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Just like expecting cold in wintertime, one would expect high spirits by revellers at Christmastime... Not this barman! My mother and I visited Ashbourne, mid December, and were enjoying the festivities and shops that Ashbourne has to offer. Looking for somewhere to eat, this little...More

3  Thank Helen R
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