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The Duncombe Arms


George Eliot set her first novel Adam Bede in Ellastone. In this bucolic corner of Staffordshire, between the wooded Dove Valley and the shapely Weaver Hills, is where you'll find The Duncombe Arms, a notable dining pub. Classic and contemporary architecture now blend seamlessly in the sturdy old inn. Over a glass of Duncombe Ale or Addlestones cider consider a comforting menu of pub stalwarts enhanced with modern dishes; start with braised pig's head terrine before enjoying perhaps pan-fried Icelandic cod fillet, rope-grown mussels, crispy potatoes and warm tartare sauce. Finish with toffee bread and butter pudding and Granny Smith sorbet. The wine list is extensive.

Further information

Tel: 01335 324275
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Marston's Pedigree, Duncombe Ale, Timothy Taylor Landlord


All day all week


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.

The Duncombe Arms, Ellastone
  • The Duncombe Arms, Ellastone
  • The Duncombe Arms, Ellastone


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From Ashbourne take A515 towards Lichfield. 1m, take A52 towards Leek. Approx 1m left onto B5032 signed Ellastone. In village turn left, pub on left

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