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The Knockerdown Inn and Restaurant

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Nr. Carsington Water | Ashbourne, Knockerdown, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
+44 1629 540209
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were caravaning up the road from here and decided to stop by for some food and a drink ... glad we did the food is lovely and the place is so clean and welcoming. They even have animals you can take the little ones to see. Our waitress Tracey was fab and very attentive. Just wish they had electric... More 

Thank alysha2017
Swindon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Knockerdown on a Sunday evening ,with a few other pubs in the area being closed ,we were recommended the knockerdown, and as we were camping we were in need of a good cooked meal. There were four in our party and all enjoyed their meals including a large portion of sticky toffee pudding with custard!!! thank you... More 

Thank theparkertrips
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a party of 8 with one coeliac. We were all very pleased by the size of the food portions. They were all very well presented and all very tasty. The pub was very busy for a Monday lunchtime and Tracy behind the bar worked extremely hard and kept things running very smoothly. We all felt that the food... More 

Thank Ann G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good food, real ales that were excellent, and a friendly atmosphere. The staff are welcoming, accommodating and like a bit of banter. Has a real family feel to the Inn and not the characterless manager feel that some pubs have. Children friendly the Inn is a cracker. Just what we needed when the day grew chilly. ATB to all there,... More 

Thank Brent P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited here twice over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend; the Saturday evening and again for Sunday lunch. Really nice pub/restaurant with very friendly, accommodating staff. Food was lovely.

Thank JayneR1112
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely little pub. Very welcoming. Excellent menu choice. We were a group of 7. Each chose something different. Each meal was enjoyed. We will certainly be back. One member of the party is coeliac. Good gluten free choice. Excellent service from Tracy.

Thank anntodd5560
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We often cycle from Nottingham to Carsington and generally stop at the Visitor Centre. This is a MUCH better option that we will use again. It has to be said that the toilet facilities have recently been updated and are superb...and a large garden where we could sit in the sun and keep an eye on our bikes...definitely a plus... More 

Thank Helen M
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in on the off chance for a meal. Fairly quiet, early​ teatime. We chose from the special board which had a wide variety of meals, including gluten free and vegetarian.We had peppered pork with potatoes and veg. Tender pork in a rich pepper sauce. Veg cooked perfect, not mushy. Asked for butter to go with new potatoes. Delicious. Tracy... More 

Thank Christine W
Sherston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

3rd visit in as many weeks, with family and then today a visiting friend, the baby back ribs were the best and fell off the bone ( ask for extra napkins), must say there was a lady behind the bar who I found a little harsh, but it was busy. But I would keep coming back for our server Tracy... More 

Thank Foodie0959
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food beautiful location just the ticket I always have good food here I had steak cooked just how I asked and all served in the garden by the lovely Tracy who didn't put her phone number on the card she gave me lol

Thank paulmP1234BO

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 21
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nr. Carsington Water | Ashbourne, Knockerdown, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Ashbourne  >  Knockerdown
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 540209
The Knockerdown Inn & Restaurant is a Traditional 17th Century 'OLDE WORLDE' English Pub, situated overlooking Carsington Water it has everything the local visitor could wish for, its open all day, every day throughout the Summer holidays. At other times, it opens for lunch and evenings in the week and ALL Day every Saturday & Sunday.

It offers Traditional Pub Food & Cask Ales,a separate Extensive Childrens' Menu, Wheelchair Access & Disabled Toilets, High Chairs and Baby Changing Room.
There is a Childrens' Adventure Play Area and separate Toddler Play Area, an Award Winning Garden & Patio Area
Large Car Park
Coaches welcome, by appointment.

The pub is Dog Friendly
Free WIFI is available.
And they also offer Caravan & Camping, with toilet and shower facilities.

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