The Horseshoes

The Horseshoes, Long Lane, Ashbourne, United Kingdom, DE6 5BJ
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Opening Information

Monday & Tuesday
Bar: 16.00-23.00
Kitchen: No Food Service

Wednesday- Saturday
Bar: 12.00-23.00
Kitchen: 12.00-15.00 & 18.00-21.30

Sunday
Bar: 12.00-21.00
Kitchen: 12.00-16.30

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Well Behaved Children Welcome
  • Event Space
  • Children's Menu available
  • Bar

About The Horseshoes

The Horseshoes is an Award Winning Gastropub, a place to eat, drink and unwind. Set in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, we serve delicious food alongside an extensive wine list and all of your favourite drinks in a relaxed and welcoming setting.
One of the Midland's finest young chef's Gareth Ward with his new top class kitchen team, in their new state of the art kitchen, will delight you with an exciting, ever changing menu utilising seasonal local produce.
One of the midland's finest young chef's Gareth Ward with his new top class kitchen team, in their new state of the art kitchen, will delight you with an exciting, ever changing menu utilising seasonal local produce.

Cuisine: British, Contemporary, Fine Dining, Gastro Pub, Romantic, Set Menu, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Vegetarian
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Place is relaxing, staff was brill, food great. My gluten free request was well catered for. Great first experience there

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Faultless!

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Exceptional food and great value for money with the eat out to help out deal.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 August 2020

The battered hake was a triumph - why not have chips instead of the other potatoes?

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Exceptional food and service, the Cabana made it extra special thank you.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Wonderful Covid safe experience. Food excellent. Visited during eat out, help out, and so pleasantly surprised at cost of 3 course meal for 3 people.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

Had a lovely Sunday lunch, food and service were excellent. Will be back very soon.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

Fabulous food and ambience, great service. The manager was especially helpful. Felt very safe with covid measures in place.

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Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us.

Responded On Wednesday, 12 August 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

We can’t fault it, food excellent. Friendly , relaxed but professional service.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

A very well run restaurant accompanied by friendly and efficient staff. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

Our visit was very pleasant, our first restaurant since lockdown, the staff were very good and courteous, the food was absolutely excellent, the drinks were spot on but the gin was a tad expensive. Overall our favourite haunt for Sunday lunch so we will now be regulars again, with perhaps a weekday lunch thrown in.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Awesome in every way as always!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Will certainly return

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

We were staying at the sister pub called the cow and decided to visit for a change of scenery. We loved everything about the pub and the friendly staff and wonderful food. It was a shame that a few regulars were ignoring the safety measures put in place and walking through the dining area from outside, but the staff did try hard to stop this to make it safe for all. We would defiantly return and we even had a lift back to the cow to save having a taxi !! Great venue and a must if you are passing.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Lovely atmosphere and food/service was great. We sat outside listening to the live music which was excellent. Can’t wait to visit again .

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

Very nice to finally get out and have a good meal and evening out.

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

We had an amazing evening at the horseshoes. Good service. Delicious food. I was very impressed with the cleaning team-the lady never stopped wiping surfaces and handles down. A clear sign of how seriously the horseshoes takes safety.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

We had a delicious meal last Wednesday, dined in one of the fantastic garden pods. Staff were very attentive and I cannot wait to go back. Thank you!

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Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Responded On Friday, 14 August 2020
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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

Megan was great and restaurant manager was very attentive. Food was amazing as usual!

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

An excellent experience high quality food and very attentive service. If you’re looking for quantity this is not for you but if you want quality at a reasonable price this is for you Only complaint the wine list needs some more. Entry price wines , prices are very high !

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

The Horseshoes well deserves its reputation as a quality dining experience. Great value for money in the set menu and the a la carte and our party of four were very complimentary about the food. Staff very welcoming and all appropriate measures in today's climate were adhered to without any sense of limiting a very relaxed lunch. Margaret

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

The food and environment was great however our meal felt extremely rushed. A meal should be relatively leisurely. We had a 2 course meal and were done in 40 minutes. I got home and felt like I had been through a drive thru...! I appreciate that things are different right now, but don’t mistake safety rules for not providing great customer service and experience. We also ordered a side of vegetables. They were not cooked properly, the staff saw we were struggling with them and came over, so I was surprised to see them charged on the bill. Whilst the food was nice, I got home and felt a bit cheated. Right now, time out is even more precious, so it should be easy to make it feel special... this felt like they wanted us out ASAP. I ate here back I. October and it was amazing...so somewhat frustrated by our experience

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

Although we do love the quality and general atmosphere , I still think I need to mention it’s the most expensive Sunday lunch we have during the year.

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

Food great , service great . If I would change one thing it would be the bowls food were served in . All the food including my partners was served in bowls . I would have preferred a plate for the main.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

It’s a shame to be honest as we had our wedding reception here last year and been regular customers, first time back 2020 for our wedding anniversary.. and it was absolutely awful, the service, the ambiance and the food. We waited 25 minutes to be seated and the manager forgot to hand over we was waiting. Social distancing was not applied in the bar area and it was full of customers who were absolutely paralytic, loud and vulgar language which again from our opinion they were treated better than what we was. The horseshoes is not the beautiful place it was last year and it’s a shame, we was rest assured someone would call us on the Sunday to discuss.. after messaging and calling we are still awaiting the call. Will we return... NO

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