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The Stepping Stones

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British, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
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Carnation Way, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
+44 1335 300800
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11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Hockley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were out for the day with our daughter,partner and granddaughter.was not sure where to eat and come accross this place.They were busy but managed to find a table for us.We did not have to wait to long for our food, due to the amount of staff they had.We all had different meals, and judging by the empty plates we... More 

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Thank minimark52
staffordshire
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My hubby and I need up regularly with my daughter and son-in-law at this pub in Ashbourne. We had the festive meal like last year which was beautifully served by very friendly staff. There is a play area outside for children as well as a family area inside and what we like is there's an area for people who just... More 

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Thank lindsayStaffordshire
Cheadle, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice pub and friendly staff. The meal my wife had today let it down. She had the Chicken,Gammon and mustard Pie. Not much meat in the pie and part of the pastry was hard and she left it. I had the roast which was nice but some of the beef was tough in parts. Have called here before but do... More 

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Thank David P
Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lunch menus 2 4 £10, great value. Staff efficient and friendly. Easy access fir the elderly/disabled 👍

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Thank baineskay
TheSteppingStones, Guest Relations Manager at The Stepping Stones, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit and meal with us. More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been in here a few times and would like to say Toby the barman has always made me feel so welcome and is so friendly, I actually thought he was the manager he was so professional. He is an asset to the place

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Thank Sandra B
TheSteppingStones, Guest Relations Manager at The Stepping Stones, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about Toby. He will very much appreciate them when he reads your review. More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in while in the area and was welcomed by the bar man 'Toby' who was extremely welcoming and friendly, advised us where to sit and made sure we were looked after by the floor staff. We both had the chicken which was excellent and drinks were reasonably priced. The whole experience was good and would certainly go back especially... More 

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Thank Joansey63
TheSteppingStones, Guest Relations Manager at The Stepping Stones, responded to this review

Thank you for review. We shall make sure that Toby gets to hear of your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot fault the wonderful mixed grill. Prime cuts of meat, perfectly cooked and plentiful. Superb. Nice, pleasant pub, and very polite and helpful staff. Great service with great food.

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Thank Lindsey I
TheSteppingStones, Guest Relations Manager at The Stepping Stones, responded to this review

Hello. Glad you enjoyed your food, and thank you for your kind review. More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, warm welcome. Visited for lunch whilst in the area for work; friendly and efficient service. Food and drink were served quickly and were as expected from the menu description. Staff were genuinely interested that everything was satisfactory.

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Thank Carl B
TheSteppingStones, Guest Relations Manager at The Stepping Stones, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We shall pass your compliments onto the team who worked on the day you attended. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Belper, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited in week started with vegetable soup would have been very nice but was only just warm informed waitress but did not do anything about the problem the main meal was very good and this was expressed to the waitress i will give the soup a miss here,under normal circumstances the manager/waitress would have reduced to take care of the... More 

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Thank derbweb1
TheSteppingStones, General Manager at The Stepping Stones, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your main course with us. However, please accept our apologies that your soup was not hot enough for you - the team member should have replaced it for you. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff here are very nice and helpfully had a few meals here and good fast service the grounds are good with a lot of seating outside and kids play area

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Thank mbluck27
TheSteppingStones, Guest Relations Manager at The Stepping Stones, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit, and that you chose to share your experience with us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 15
Cuisine
British, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carnation Way, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne
  • Phone Number: +44 1335 300800
Description
Next to The Travelodge Hotel, Five minute drive from Ashbourne Town centre and twenty minutes drive from Alton Towers and Derby City Centre. Easy access from A52 and A50 and open every day.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?