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 starts with breakfast at 8am (8.30 in winter), 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.