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Coach & Horses, Ashbourne

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The Coach & Horses has recently been thoroughly refurbished and is clean, comfortable and the staff were all pleasant. Three real ales on when I visited, Doom Bar, Jennings' Cumberland and Ambridge Just Jane. The Doom Bar was pretty good although I have had better. The food wasn't bad either, but it seems a bit expensive for what it is. £4.95 for an egg mayo sandwich plus a £1 extra for a dozen or so greasy home made chips is not good value for money. And having to wait well over half an hour for my sarnie and chips to be served at a time when the pub didn't seem too busy does not fill me with much confidence that the new management have got their act together yet. Overall, OK, but it is not a pub that I am going to hurry back too

steve2905 - 16 Mar 2014 10:19
On a real rollercoaster at the moment with this one - changed hands a couple of times, frequently shut when you would expect it to be open, management company brought in to run it a few months back, but no consistency in operating, so very much a hit-and.miss experience just now.
Gristy - 14 Nov 2012 13:51
Certainly has changed sinced I last popped in a couple of years ago. Still friendly enough though.
ng10 - 17 Sep 2011 10:15
Disappointing low-common-denominator pub. Ought to be much better than it is, but prides itself on being open more hours than other pubs in the town, being louder on weekend nights with an ear-splitting disco and serving as much cheap and brightly coloured alcohol as they can get down people's necks. Not for the faint-hearted or those of a nervous disposition looking for a quite pint or two.
Gristy - 24 May 2011 14:49
Sorry but this is no longer a pub.

Says it all
funex - 10 Feb 2011 12:18
I have visited this pub before and can agree with the previous reviews, however it has now changed owners again (seems quite frequent) and I have to say it's not for the better.After the shock of paying 3 for a pint of guinness and 2.90 for john smiths it was a hassle to get anyone to admit the bitter was not on form and smelled / tasted like cider. Overall the pub is the same layout
as the previous owner had modernised it, by moving the toilets around which made an improvement for access.I did'nt see anywhere I would have liked to dine so I did'nt, the outdoor smoking area is good and dry.
aliendog - 2 Apr 2010 14:51
Excellent food and beer. I felt sorry for the waitress who had to put up with our rowdy crowd of sales brokers that had just spent the day hiking in the peaks - whoever you are you did a sterling job & thanks for not throwing us out!!

When I revisit the peaks - the Coach and Horses is definitely on the menu!!

A very enjoyable evening!
Pukkapint - 5 Oct 2009 00:29
I stopped here one evening for a meal and a pint after work. Very welcoming atmosphere, with steady turnover of diners during my visit.
Food was good - reasonable choice, good value for money and well presented.
Guest beers available all the time - Brains SA was on during my visit - how's that for a Welshman on the road!
Very wet June evening - typical of summer these days -the fire was lit adding to the atmosphere. Would definitely return again.
ospreyontheroad - 8 Aug 2008 10:50
One of my favourite pubs in Ashbourne, Big on Shrovetide, and decent landlord (he doesn't take any shit and he's quite sweet)


kittenfoxytrot - 14 Mar 2008 11:14

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