Award Winning Gastropub – Eat, Drink and Unwind

You’ll soon see why The Horseshoes at Longlane near Ashbourne has been awarded Derbyshire’s Best Country Pub 2024 by The Derbyshire Telegraph! This fabulous village pub, with stunning grounds with garden huts, provides the homely traditions of a country pub, combined with the luxury of a stylish restaurant.

Although the food at The Horseshoes is of a fine dining standard, they prefer to think of themselves as a casual fine dining venue, catering for all occasions, perfect for a relaxing drink in a welcoming setting. Snuggle up in front of the fire in the cooler months, or enjoy time in the peaceful gardens during the warmer months.

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Be sure to check out The Horseshoe’s website and social media pages for upcoming events, such as their Andalusian afternoons each Saturday throughout the summer, where you can indulge in tapas boards and sangria whilst enjoying the sounds of a Spanish guitarist.

Dogs are welcome in some areas too!

Restaurant Opening Times

Wednesday to Saturday: 12:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 21:00
Tapas Saturdays (From May to September): 15:00 – 17:00
Sundays: 12:00 – 18:00

Traditional Features with a Modern Vibe

The Horseshoes has the traditional feel of a country pub, combined with the modern vibe of a stylish restaurant. Whether you’re dining in the French style Shabby Chic restaurant, in the Downton private dining area with rustic exposed brick, or the Main Restaurant with warm, elegant features, The Horseshoes has a setting to suit every occasion. Enjoy a pint beside the warmth of the fire, or a cocktail with friends in the gorgeous gardens.

The gardens at The Horseshoes are delightful, with all that you could expect from a traditional country garden. Enjoy time with friends on the lawn or on the patio, or book one of the cute huts for something a little more intimate.

Exceptional Food & Excellent Drink

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One of the Midland’s finest chefs, Gareth Ward, with his top class kitchen team, will delight you with an exciting, ever changing menu utilising seasonal local produce.

Visitors can enjoy delicious meals from the A La Carte Menu such as Confit Pork Belly or Butternut and Sweet Potato Chowder, as well as pub classics, such as Beer-Battered Haddock or Pie of the Day. There really is something for everyone, of course, all to be followed with a collection of tempting desserts.

As you would imagine, The Sunday lunch menu at The Horseshoes is very popular! Enjoy local meats, served with seasonal vegetables, with a choice of two or three courses. There’s also a fabulous set menu throughout the week, where diners can choose from two or three courses, enjoying delicious food at affordable prices.

Why not pop along one Friday to enjoy a Chippy Supper, served every other Friday, with fish and chips, or pie and chips with the usual popular side sauces, and a delicious dessert to finish off.

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During the summer months, the gardens at The Horseshoes become an Andalusian delight, with Sangria and Tapas Boards, which can all be enjoyed whilst listing to a wonderful Spanish Guitarist. Served each Saturday from 3pm to 5pm.

Each of the menus cater for all diets, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free, as well as great choices for children too.

Check out all the latest menus here.

The Horseshoes also maintain a broad wine list from around the world which will satisfy every taste and budget, from fabulous everyday wines to fine examples of red Bordeaux and white Burgundy amongst others. There is also a delicious selection of seasonal cocktails such as the The Shoestar Martini, Chocolate Orange Espresso Martini or an Old Fashioned Pina Colada.

Set in the Derbyshire Countryside

The Horseshoes is set amongst the picturesque Derbyshire countryside in the small village of Longlane, just 20 minutes from the popular town of Ashbourne, surrounded by miles of beautiful footpaths to enjoy.

Ashbourne is often described as The Gateway to The Peak District, and has a wonderful collection of independent shops and impressive architecture. There are also beautiful Memorial Gardens, complete with stream and duck pond, providing the perfect spot to escape and relax.

The Horseshoes is also just 30 minutes from Carsington Water where you can enjoy leisurely walks and bike rides by the water or hire out equipment for a fun-filled day out. Likewise, Crich Tramway Village is just a 30-minute drive, providing a step back in time for a memorable day out for all the family.

So whether you are simply looking for a new bar or restaurant to visit, surrounded by beautiful countryside, or passing by and looking for somewhere to call in for a drink or bite to eat, then be sure to give The Horseshoes a try – you’ll soon see why it’s been awarded Derbyshire’s best Country Pub!

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Contact The Horseshoes

For more information, or to book a table, please contact The Horseshoes who can’t wait to welcome you.