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The Duncombe Arms
Come inside and enjoy a roaring log fire, sample our excellent range of beers and wines or enjoy fabulous food from our award-winning chef Jake Boyce. Or in the summer you can laze in our large garden overlooking the view to Worthy Island Wood.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
potato terrine, wild mushrooms & watercress
Featured special offers
Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!
We are serving a special menu for the evening of New Year's Eve. Our usual a la cart menu is available in the daytime.
Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas
We are serving a special Christmas Day menu. Please call 01335 324275 for full information and to book.
To celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary I was so excited to get a table here at late notice after reading the positive reviews therefore saddened when my main course arrived lukewarm after waiting nearly an hour - the side dish of peas and beans arrived hot.
Complimentary coffee was good & hot.
Staff are great and the ambience is cosy & friendly.
Great place to visit, looking forward to coming back
Fantastic. A great find and highly recommend to anybody
A lovely place with amazing food and nice, friendly staff. We sat in the front conservatory type area and it was really cosy. We had starters, mains and a shared dessert and were both really pleased with our meals! We also stayed here for the night and the breakfast was great too! Thank you!
Fine Dining in upscale country pub surroundings. Friendly professional service. Quality food well presented. Well worth a visit.
Felt COVID secure and good excellent. Four people all had different and all good
Good ambience,Good food, good covid awareness, nice environment
Great quality food - was just disappointed that they ran out of the crab that I was longing for :-(
Great experience from start to finish - staff were absolutely flawless & the food was amazing, this is the second time we have visited & we will be back! COVID guidelines are being followed to the button
Good welcome. Staff professional. Food choice excellent
Enjoyable experience but let down by lamb portions being very small and having to pay extra for vegetables. The conservatory was unpleasantly noisy when all 4 tables were occupied. Great selection of wines. Fantastic cheeses.
Lovely setting and excellent food. Real fire and good wine and ale choices. Good value cuisine
We thoroughly enjoy visiting The Duncombe Arms for lunch. Real fire, made to feel very welcome , very fresh and tasty food. Service is very attentive.
The autumn menu is very interesting with plenty of choice .All 3 courses beautifully cooked and presented .
We ordered a very reasonably priced glass of 'pudding' wine, which proved delicious but did not arrive with the pudding until we raised the matter with the waitress. The bar staff were busy so better coordination to delay serving of pudding until the wine is ready would help. Did not affect overall rating.
This was our second visit and it was as wonderful as the first time. I had the lamb and my husband had the celeriac tureen. Both meals were cooked to perfection. The staff were attentive and friendly. Great job everyone.
The Duncombe has been consistently good ever since it opened. With a regularly updated menu featuring highly competent cooking and great ingredients as well as a considered wine list, it continues to be our destination of choice in the area.
Food was amazing. Service was great at the beginning but after mains were cleared away we did not get offered desert and had to ask explicitly for our bill and after already putting our jackets on we then had to ask for change as we did not feel the service warranted a tip. Unfortunately this ruined a good end to the evening
Superb as ever...completely looked after and the best steal I’ve had in a restaurant in ages....
The service was excellent and the atmosphere was great. The server made us some mocktails which were delicious! The ribeye was great as well. The only thing I would say is that the crab starter was too acidic and left a strange after taste. Apart from that everything was great.
Excellent food & fantastic service. The staff were really friendly & helpful.
Friendly helpful staff, cosy surroundings and excellent food, perfect!
Not the cheapest meal but worth every penny. Great service and ambience too.
Lovely place and service and food highly recommended
Fantastic meal, had a great night. Big thanks to all.
We booked for my Dads 75th birthday
The food was disappointing as it was cold. I ordered a Ribeye steak and asked for a salad instead of chips. I was given a bowl of lettuce. This was £27. This was my special meal???
My daughter had the burger, again disappointed. Sad as the place is beautiful. Sorry, don’t mind paying for good food. This was a real let down
I very much doubt there is anywhere else around Stoke-on-Trent / Staffordshire that can come anywhere close to the service and level of food that my partner and I received at Duncombe Arms. We will be returning at the beginning of November.
The best Sunday lunch I have ever had, will definitely be back :)!
Sat next to the log burner which was very snug, service was superb by the 2 young servers, Sunday lunch was as good as ever, the beef was pink and fantastic, and my wife and I were treated for our anniversary with a surprise fudge treat, thanks you and see you soon....
We ate here throughout our stay and the food was incredible throughout. We were lucky to experience breakfast, dinner & Sunday lunch, all absolutely top notch. Probably one of the best, if not the best, Sunday lunch we’ve had - beef and yorkies were superb. The lamb dish is amazing too. Can’t wait to come back again. Thanks for having us!
The food was very creative and super tasty. Jerusalem artichoke starter was sublime. Manager and service was just so accommodating. We live 1.5 hours away but will definitely visit again
Very enjoyable. we're regulars at the Duncombe and this was another example of how do things well. In particular the choice of vegetarian options was good, i.e. there was actually a choice, not just one starter and one main. A couple of our party had the vegetarian options and were very impressed. The steak was good too, and the puddings, and the wine
Nice decor good service. Good food, very relaxing.
We had a wonderful meal that was absolutely delicious! The staff were friendly and attentive and the covid measures made us feel safe.
Arrived early but it wasn’t a problem as they welcomed us to a table, excellent settings, lovely ambience, and the food was Amazing!!
We always enjoy the food at the Duncombe Arms and the service is excellent.
Stunning as always!
We felt very safe. Social distancing was in place. The food and service was excellent.
short of veg should not have to pay supplement for extras
This is a lovely venue with excellent food. There was a quiet atmosphere which we like and the service was great. We hope to return again soon.
Really enjoyed our last few meals here. The food has been excellent.
A little slow on th