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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
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- 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
Sticky Toffee Pudding
salted walnut ice cream, butterscotch
roasted salsify, oyster mushrooms
The Food was good . The service was a little on the slow side.
Went due to it's reputation and did not disappoint. Food was amazing and the surrondings lovely, will be going back when possible.
Four of us enjoyed a delightful three-course lunch. The food was full of flavour and beautifully presented. Service was unobtrusively attentive. We sat indoors and felt entirely comfortable with the Covid-19 measures in place.
Amazing food amazing service amazing all round 💖 a must
first class restaurant; friendly service;excellent food
Lovely meal after a long lockdown. Looking forward to going back soon.
Fantastic food, beautiful setting, friendly staff. A lovely evening and just the tonic. We'll be back as soon as we can. Thank you
lovely evening meal out, so nice to be out dining again after lockdown
We sat outside in the glorious sunshine but inside is equally as pretty.
Beautiful food (the lobster was delicious maybe slightly overcooked if I’m being fussy), lovely wine choices (the pink champagne was perfect) and the staff are attentive and quick.
We stumbled upon this place after a long walk in the peaks but we are already planning the 2 hour drive to come back and stay over.
Amazing as always!! Service was slightly slow though.
Our first meal out since lockdown and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We had visited last year for the first time and we really impressed with the food, the presentation and the service, making a mental note to return - this experience was just as positive and we will definitely be back. Exquisite food, beautifully presented and very good service. A little bit pricey but you get what you pay for and that is quality of the highest order.
We ate outside on the 3 occasions that we visited. We were impressed with the COVID security measures and it made our first foray into pub life during the current pandemic enjoyable and reassuring.
In the present circumstances we felt very safe and able to relax and enjoy an excellent meal with great service.
Super style Country Pub. Really good food and friendly efficient service. Perhaps a little more expensive than necessary.
Lovely country setting with outside tables well spaced and very comfortable for a delightful mid week lunch. Good menu, excellent food quality and efficient courteous staff. We will come again
What the heck has gone wrong with the Duncombe Arms. Asked for water twice never received it, sent food in the shape of a £28 veal chop (lovely)with a potato terrine which was inedible. We have been many times before 3 of us £150 meal did not enjoy it at all. Really disappointed. Only good thing my vegetarian daughter’s potato Gnocchi was delicious.
Great food and service. Lovely atmosphere! Will definitely return.
Excellent service food was great - well presented and unique - would recommend highly to a friend
Excellent service, stunningly gorgeous food and beautiful location 😀 nothing to fault. All Covid guidelines are being adhered to and are easy to follow, plenty of signs and sanitizers etc
First time at this restaurant, I’m so happy I booked , the food was absolutely top draw , the service was excellent, it is such a beautiful restaurant, we sat outside with stunning views , two meals cooked perfectly , will definitely be back here, best place I have eaten in for years
Gorgeous garden, sunny day, getting out for our first lunch since lockdown ended. Felt very "normal" but also discretely safe. Lovely food. Already booked again.
Had an absolutely fantastic Dinner and Breakfast. Food was amazing and the service was excellent. Couldn’t recommend enough!
Our first night out in a year and though we enjoyed ourselves the experience was a little disappointing. After hearing amazing things about the place and only living 5 miles away, we thought we’d give The Duncombe a go. The food was good, however our bread and olives were forgotten. On reflection we think we were actually charged for these as well but didn’t look at the time. Drinks are expensive but I don’t mind paying for a decent glass of wine as I don’t drink much. Seemed a poor selection of ales or those mentioned by the waitress as there wasn’t a drinks menu.
Our waitress was lovely and took the time to chat to us and make us feel welcome.
The toilets although lovely, were not clean. My husband mentioned to staff about the mens cubicle overflowing, this was eventually sorted by the poor bar man (not nice to sort when you’re supposed to be there to serve drinks). The ladies wasn’t great, with no toilet roll in one and then no hand towels at the sink. Given the current situation we expected more on this front.
In terms of atmosphere, it was busy and felt pretty much normal to be out other than spacing between the tables which was great.
I think on reflection they hadn’t got enough staff, which is probably because they need to keep overheads down following the impact of the lockdown closure. Although not a bad experience, it wasn’t great and there are better places to eat in the surrounding area. We may visit again and haven’t written the place off.
the food is delicious, so many wines to choose from, the portions are good and the service is great.
Nice pub, nice staff, nice (if expensive) food. A place to go for a leisurely meal as ordering and receiving food is slow. Fine if you aren’t in a hurry and have time to just enjoy a good meal. Check your bill. We had several incorrect items that were taken off.
Amazing meal! Every detail was perfect and the server was very friendly.
I had the Mackerel to start and we both had the veal chop and each were delicious. We had the custard tart and strawberry parfait for desert and once again both lovely. a very enjoyable meal with an excellent glass of Rose.
Amazing food, wine and service! We had Sunday lunch menu after a walk in the countryside - Thank you
We've been here many times. It's one of our favourite pubs.Lovely location with beautiful views from the outdoor seating area. Very pleasant quiet atmosphere and good food, a cut or two above the usual pub fare. Service rather slow on this occasion.
Excellent as ever!!! Superb food and wine to match.
Amazing food and fast service. Setting is lovely and chilled! Staff are happy and warming on arrival.
Stunning food at a wonderful location with great social distancing measures in place, we couldn’t fault anything!
Sat outside when 2 smoking couples sat on adjacent tables. Poor choice of starters on Sunday lunchtime menu.
First meal out after lockdown. Not a good start as service in complete chaos.
Excellent food and service and the social distancing measures put in place made us feel safe, yet it also felt very normal. Well done!
Really nice to be back. Food and service excellent as always and the changes required for Covid done so well as to make it seem a really “normal” but still safe feeling experience. Thank you!
Have prices gone up? seems more expensive and smaller portions. starter choice not good.
We always have good experience at Duncombe Arms, therefore chose this as our first dining out experience after lock down. We were not disappointed. Food as good as before. Safety measures taken by establishment spot on. Nobody need to be worried visiting this venue
Staff charming and helpful as always
Was a really good experience for our first time here, we will definitely return. The atmosphere was really nice, helped us forget all about everything that was going on currently. The staff were really pleasant and friendly and made us feel very comfortable. Food was outstanding! Highly recommended.
Excellent meal and service - we will be back again!!
The Duncombe Arms is rated 4.5 stars by 812 OpenTable diners.
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