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The Knockerdown Inn and Restaurant

Nr. Carsington Water | Ashbourne, Knockerdown, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
+44 1629 540209
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nr. Carsington Water | Ashbourne, Knockerdown, Ashbourne DE6 1NQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent lunch for a large group of girls on a hen party. Thank you for your patience with our late arrival.

Thank Suzy H
Reviewed 4 days ago

After a pleasant walk at Carsington Waters we visited The Knockerdown Inn again after about 2 years. Grandma/Grumpy,Grandson & dog we had a lovely fresh cooked meal in the sunshine(although dogs are aloud in the bar area) The staff were brilliant, although busy they found...More

Thank pat h
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here for a brthday meal with my family based on the good reviews on this site, that was a big mistake. On arrival the decor was pleasant as were the surroundings. However, the service was slow, over an hour and it was very cold...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a campsite close to a pub with nice walks for our dog. This site was perfect as it's a short walk from carsington water. The site was accessible for our old camper. The toilets and showers are nice and clean. The...More

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a mad dash to the knocker down on sunday evening as we didn't realise that no food was served where we were staying The staff were very helpful especially Tracey and we were served a lovely meal

Thank hazel w
Reviewed 1 week ago

we have just spent a weekend enjoying the camping and food at the Knockerdown Inn and restaurant. The service and the food/drink was great and everyone so friendly and helpful

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for lunch with my son and two labradors . Good food ( steal pie and the pate). Very dog friendly . Close to good walking. Tracy who served us was exceptional . Cheerful and very helpful.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off at this lovely friendly Inn on our way to Dove Dale, what a fantastic find. We ordered the Sunday lunch, roast beef which was beautiful, all cooked to perfection. The Yorkshire puddings the best ever. Tracey the waitress was so friendly and helpful....More

1  Thank Ladylincs18
Reviewed 1 week ago

At first it appeared all the tables were reserved, even though no one was seated at most of them. I will admit we were about to leave and look elsewhere for lunch. Then TRACY stopped us and asked if she could help us. We said...More

1  Thank Nerakb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had twelve meals this week. And cannot fault one of them. Steaks.cooked perfect. Service second to none. Pedigree ale was better than at our local. Tracy. Was very helpful.so was the waitress whose grandma lives in Melbourne. All in all. Faultless. See you this...More

1  Thank Stephen D
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Edwina P
16 July 2017|
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Response from Knockerdown | Property representative |
Hi Basic camping prices are £6 per pitch, £3 per person per night, dogs are allowed as long as they are kept on a lead at all times and you clean up after them, they are allowed in half the pub as well..............
14 July 2017|
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Response from Knockerdown | Property representative |
Hi, pints from £3.60
4 June 2017|
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Response from theparkertrips | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can order from the normal menue on a sunday as well,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
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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
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The Knockerdown Inn & Restaurant is a traditional 17th Century 'OLDE WORLDE' English Pub, it is privately owned and has been under the same ownershop since 1996. 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 and offers free WIFI. They also offer Caravan & Camping, with toilet and shower facilities.
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