The Cow

The Cow, The Green, Dalbury Lees, Ashbourne, United Kingdom, DE6 5BE
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Opening Information

Monday - Thursday
Breakfast: 7.30am - 10.30am
Lunch: 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm - 9pm

Friday - Saturday
Breakfast: 7.30am - 10.30am
Lunch: 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm - 9.30pm

Sunday
Breakfast: 7.30am - 10.30am
All day service: 12pm - 8pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Free Parking
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Children's Menu available
  • Bar
  • Accommodation

About The Cow

Alongside the rooms, the property features a casual dining restaurant/bar area, stripped back to reveal the heritage and character of the original 19c building. Our rural and peaceful Dalbury Lees location makes us an ideal base for corporate visitors to local industry as well as leisure clients visiting the wonderful Derbyshire and Peak District countryside.

A menu of stunning, locally sourced food and a fine range of drinks, including local ales are served.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

The food was excellent and the staff very accommodating and professional.

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

Great friendly staff. Lovely evening

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Visited On Thursday, 16 May 2019

Very disappointed at the menu. Don't like the sharing plates idea. I would rather have a proper meal . Starter main and dessert. I cannot see the point in the sharing plates except to keep costs and staff costs down. Certainly will never return

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Superb. Food quality is excellent and very good value for money. Lovely setting too. Many thanks.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Lovely staff and service . Duck was over cooked , but the desserts were fantastic

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

We all really enjoyed our food and thought the service was excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Brilliant food and atmosphere, staff were great. Just one niggle get rid of the plastic straws.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Quite expensive for whatever we had. Couldn't eat the beef as very tough/under cooked!

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Visited On Monday, 06 May 2019

We thought your Hotel/pub was lovely. Your staff were very cheerful and helpful.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 May 2019

Very pleasant building and atmosphere. All staff very friendly and helpful. The food was very good and well priced although I am not entirely sure that the idea of tapas style dining works with mostly British cuisine. A little difficult to match some dishes with others to 'build' a meal that works. The food quality though was very good and that would not put us off coming again or recommending to others.

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Visited On Monday, 06 May 2019

Thought the service and the food was excellent And good value for money will certainly be back

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

Super place to eat, great atmosphere, food was amazing. Highly recommend

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Rooms lovely. (Room 12 a bit noisy from the kitchen extractor fan rumbling from 6.45am). Staff lovely. Food lovely The only problem (that probably means we won't return), was the exceedingly complicated menu. Any menu that takes 10 minutes to explain how it works plus a further 5 minutes question and answer session, has got to be wrong... It wasn't at all clear from the menu, that 'Cow Pats' were flat breads. This needed explaining by a staff member. The size of each portion was virtually impossible to assess. Getting our food in an apparently random order was just plain wrong. we finished with a flat bread; essentially a small pizza. Odd. Very odd. On balance, we will return, but we shall 'play the system' by ordering food one course at a time in order to have some sort of control. All a bit strange.....

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Visited On Sunday, 28 April 2019

We went for Sunday lunch and nearly all of us had the beef which was delicious - it just melted in your mouth. The staff were really friendly and service was great. Will definitely be going again!

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Visited On Sunday, 28 April 2019

Delicious Sunday roast dinner, one of the best I’ve had for a long time

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

We were delighted with the meal, service, & drinks recently for a large party of 11. We also stopped over - the room (9) was very well appointed, very clean and spacious (and incredibly warm!) The meal and room were at the top end of what you'd expect to pay for this type of accommodation but it was a very nice and memorable experience and most importantly my wife really enjoyed her birthday here.

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Very friendly welcome, gorgeous luxury room with delicious food and a great selection of drinks just steps away. All at a great price. Thanks for a lovely mini break!

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 April 2019

We will be back. Very impressed.

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Visited On Monday, 22 April 2019

Fantastic roast

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Visited On Monday, 22 April 2019

For a pub called the Cow and with all the walls covered in pictures nowhere was there a painting of a cow. One minor point; staff were slightly over attentive with 3 separate members asking if our starters and main courses were ok, but maybe that was better than being ignored.. Having said that the food was excellent and we will go again.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

First visit - great food, excellent staff!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Food wonderful, but the best bit was the service. Brilliant staff.

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Excellent establishment

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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

We stayed for one night in April 2019 and enjoyed our stay very much. Good food, ambience, staff... in fact very good all round. Would definitely book again if we are back in Derbyshire Chris and Sheena

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

Food was cold. Meat was left waiting for 5 minutes before veg came out.

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