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The Izaak Walton Hotel

Dovedale, ASHBOURNE, DE6 2AY

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This creeper-clad country house where the author of The Compleat Angler used to stay when he fished in the River Dove (hence the name) has glorious views over the Dovedale Valley and the Derbyshire peaks. Decorated in rich hues of red and gold, the elegant Haddon Restaurant favours a traditional candlelight-and-linen look, contrasting with the up-to-date creative menu. Home-cured gravlax with crab pâté and avocado purée opens the show, followed by a duo of rabbit loin and crispy croquette matched with garlic and rosemary-infused fondant potato, wilted spinach and crispy pancetta jus. End with lime posset and macaroon with chocolate crackling and soil.

Further information

Tel: 01335 350981
& 350555
Please quote 'The AA'.
Send an email


Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Mon-Sat

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern, Traditional
Chef: Simon Harrison
Number of seats: 120
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

2 Course lunch from: £18.95
3 Course lunch from: £21.95
2 Course dinner from: £27.50
3 Course dinner from: £35.00
Sunday lunch: £18.95-£21.95
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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Use the route planner for your trip

A515 onto B5054, to Thorpe, continue straight over cattle grid & 2 small bridges, 1st right & sharp left
Nearest station: Derby

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