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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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 Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Lovely restaurant/pub and a nice atmosphere in there. Thought the service was a tad lousy and took 15mins to get a drink as the waitress kept on giving us incorrect menus. Aranchini was a really nice starter but the sourdough I had was bog standard. Only 1 side was grilled on them and the other side was soggy and soft. The garlic butter with it was tasteless and salt-less! Mains were lovely cant fault that. Staff were polite but just needed some organisation, maybe there understaffed or cut back during Covid. Overal id say the experienece was just OK so I doubt I would go back again unless it was for a quick drink.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Excellent service - great staff and lovely environment!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Really great pub. Food and service absolutely excellent. Can see why they have such a good reputation!

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Great service, lovely food, always a warm welcome

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

Excellent on every level.....amazing food, service, environment, rooms. The only small suggestion we would have is, because we stayed and ate a few meals there, the music became repetitive and could do with being changed occasionally!!

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Thank you for your kind and generous feedback following your visit it is very much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back when we re-open.

Responded On Tuesday, 17 November 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

It’s the third time I’ve been to the cow for a Sunday roast and it blows me away every time. Amazing food, simple and well done! The atmosphere is also perfect, cosy and happy. Thanks so much, we will be back!

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Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful feedback following your visit with us we are delighted that you enjoyed your Sunday Roast and look forward to welcoming you back in December.

Responded On Tuesday, 17 November 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Can’t really fault anything, if I was being picky I’d say I had to wait a long time for 1 of my drinks. But the gentleman who was serving me did take a drink off my bill for this issue.

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Responded On Tuesday, 17 November 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Lovely venue. Good atmosphere.

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Thank you so much for your kind and generous comments following your visit we are delighted to receive this and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Responded On Tuesday, 17 November 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Everyone was really helpful, its a lovely place and the food was delicious. See you after the lockdown. Take care

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Thank you for your kind and thoughtful feedback which is much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back in December.

Responded On Tuesday, 17 November 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Delicious food, locally sourced.

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Responded On Tuesday, 17 November 2020
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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

We had a fantastic night at The Cow. The room was beautiful and clean, food was great, staff were extremely attentive. We will definitely be back and with the dog next time. If we could offer some feedback it would be to have a plug by a mirror on the wall, preferably full length, for hair drying. Apart from that please don't change anything else.

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Responded On Tuesday, 17 November 2020
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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. I was unsure that this pub/ hotel would live up to our usual standard but it was fantastic. Thank you to The Telegraph For pointing us in the right direction.

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Thank you for your kind and generous comments following your visit with us we are delighted that you choose to stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Responded On Tuesday, 17 November 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 27 October 2020

The staff could not have been more welcoming or helpful throughout our stay. The room was lovely with the best bedding I’ve ever slept in in my life! All the food we had was delicious and we loved the quirkiness of the sharing dishes. Will definitely come back and recommend to others.

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Responded On Tuesday, 17 November 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Warm, welcoming, clean, efficient

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Really enjoyable night away! Great food, service at atmosphere

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Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Beautiful location. Food out of this world. A perfect place to unwind and relax from the day to day hustle and bustle

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Thank you for your extremely kind and generous comments following your stay we are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Service was excellent, very helpful and polite staff. The menu was diverse and food arrived promptly out of the kitchen once ordered. The dishes were satisfying (especially the ham hock scotch egg), would certainly recommend to friends and colleagues. The atmosphere was good despite the strange times in which we're dining in currently. The price of food and drink was very reasonable, and would be more than happy to dine and drink at The Cow in future.

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Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

Excellent stay. Lovely food , comfortable surroundings. Would recommend and return. Many thanks.

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Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

Very limited vegetarian options and some of those were cooked in the same fryer as meat options. Calamari wasn't cooked well and very chewy. Salad dressing was way too vinegary. Batter on fish was too thick, spongey and soggy underneath. Disappointing meal. Disappointing menu. Have always been slightly disappointed with the main evening menu at The Cow. Sunday lunch however, is very very good. Service is always very good. Will return but only on a Sunday unless the main menu improves

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Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

Really comfortable room. Food was excellent - both at breakfast and the evening we eat at The Cow. Service attentive and unobtrusive. Would definitely highly recommend and would return. Many thanks!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Great place to stay,lovely walks in the area the food was fantastic

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Visited On Monday, 26 October 2020

Lovely pub. Great find. Room exceptional

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

Had such a lovely stay, will definitely be back!

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Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Lovely meal- nice selection of shared starters. Great wine list!

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Thank you for your kind and thoughtful feedback we are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and were pleased with our wine list selection.

Responded On Thursday, 29 October 2020
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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Our first visit, having been recommended by my daughter. We had a very relaxing, enjoyable evening. We may look into staying over in the future.

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