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The Stepping Stones

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Carnation Way, Ashbourne DE6 1AY, England
+44 1335 300800
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Teatime meal for family , pub very busy but found us a table. Waitress service very good but had to wait ages for food .Sharer starter expensive and not much of it . Curry mains ok but chicken salad all leaves and not much chicken included.

Thank Dfletcher2014
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in mid afternoon following long walk with friends, not too busy. Staff efficient and friendly. Ate off the 'two for ten pounds' menu, all the meals were good. Pleased to see an improvement after our last review.

Thank Mick T
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to pop into the pub for a quick meal when we arrived at the travelodge. The service was good food average is what you would expect from a pub meal.. We went with the children and ended up leaving straight after the meal as all you could hear was the local drunks shouting etc not really what you want... More 

Thank Stacy L
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal after a long day at work! The half a chicken is amazing with fresh salad and tasty sweet potato fries! And tasty rose wine!! Service was amazing all very friendly and professional! Thank you Sam, Jeanette and Wez! We will be back!!

Thank Foxofood
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stepping Stones in Ashbourne is alright for an average quick meal,not to impressed with the food.ideal if you have small children as there is a play area.pleasant staff,would only eat here occasionally.

Thank beardmore81
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying next door at The Travelodge and ate here for dinner and breakfast. Excellent food and fabulous staff. Although we hadn't booked they accommodated 7 of us by jiggling round a couple of tables. could not fault the staff, they could not do enough for you. Very pleasant and welcoming. Visited Alton Towers for 2 days and would... More 

Thank julie245
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place as we were staying at the travelodge next door. What can I say? We were not impressed. Although it's good for kids with a small indoor play area and outside play area that's about as far as the pros go! 2 out of 4 meals had to go back because they were over cooked and one... More 

2 Thank Melissa15111988
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

not bad at all very welcome after not getting into Royal Oak Mayfield because bar shut to locals only open to dinners !

Thank localpunter1
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enables one to appreciate the country side meeting people of like mind. Nature in all it's fulness. Wonderful experience being able to switch of from daily routines.

Thank Mac-Lu M
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the lodge next door. Pre booked sSunday evening meal . Best gammon I have tasted for years, Fresh egg ,garden peas etc. will definitely visit again.. Staff superb, Very clean restaurant.

Thank Michael W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
British, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
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?