FENNY BENTLEY, Ashbourne, DE6 1LF
Just a short distance from the glories of Dovedale, this eye-catching black-and-white country property was created over 200 years ago on the footprint of a medieval farmhouse. It became a pub only in the 1970s. Many period features remain, including a splendid central log fireplace. Outside are several acres of landscaped gardens which host the World Toe-Wrestling Championship every summer. From this you may deduce that real ales play an important part in the daily life of the inn; Leatherbritches (which originated here), Marston's and Falstaff brews are all on offer. Service can start with breakfast at 8am, but check the inn's diary if you're planning an evening out - the week is dotted with special attractions such as the Chinese buffet on Thursdays. With a menu proffering popular pub meals, there's something for everyone: from tandoori chicken skewers to scampi in a basket. Children and dogs are made very welcome, and the Sunday carvery lunch is popular.
Tel: 01335 350278
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Leatherbritches Dr Johnson, Falstaff, Marston's Pedigree
All day all week
Children's play area.
Coach parties catered.