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The Horseshoes, Long Lane

The Horseshoes, Long Lane was the inaugural project from the good folk at Berkley Inns. In April 2015 they acquired it with the mission of breathing new life into a beautiful, neglected pub. After an extensive refurbishment and sympathetic extension they created a fantastic foodie venue for locals and visitors alike. Nearly a decade on, the Horseshoes has been voted Derbyshire Pub of the Year and is part of a nationwide stable of high quality gastropubs including The Cow at Dalbury Lees and The Bluebell at Kirk Langley.

From the beautiful whitewashed façade, well-tended front garden and bench seating, The Horseshoes is a classic country pub. Inside, you have a drinker’s bar with various cosy corners and art-covered walls. Its dining room is resplendent with timber beams and picture windows looking out over the rear garden with patio seating or more intimate covered booths.

Michelin-trained Executive Chef Gareth Ward runs the kitchen with an unwavering commitment to quality, as he has done since 2015. His modern British menu combines pub classics such as fish & chips or pie of the day with more ambitious meat dishes such as venison cannon or Melton Hall lamb shank. There are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options too such as the delicious butternut & sweet potato chowder. Ingredients are seasonal and locally-sourced where possible, and the result is a menu full of outstanding dishes, beautifully presented. As you’d expect, the bar is well stocked with a good range of wines, spirits and local ales as well as a seasonal cocktail list.

The Horseshoes is a perfect venue for a Sunday lunch, a midweek bite or a long Saturday in the beer garden. Excellent food in a beautiful setting; no wonder it’s so popular with locals and visitors alike!


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Long Lane , Ashbourne, United Kingdom, DE6 5BJ
01332 824625

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