THE DUNCOMBE ARMS
Today, the proudly independent inn draws a convivial mix of loyal locals and visitors, with its eclectic, rustic-chic décor, blazing fires and spacious garden with views across the Dove Valley to Worthy Island Wood. You’ll find the Greenalls here most days, and General Manager James Oddy, who brings to the mix the passion for detail he honed at such establishments as the 3 AA Rosette-awarded restaurant of the Alderley Edge Hotel and other Cheshire gastro haunts.
Proudly offering a list of over 160 wines, we also host regular wine-tasting dinners, and Head Chef Jake Boyce looks forward to preparing barbecues over the summer months and working with local huntsmen to lay on delicious game-based events later in the year. You can find out more through our Duncombe Diary newsletter or our social networks.
On the edge of the Peak District, close to the market towns of Ashbourne and Uttoxeter and just three miles from the hugely popular theme park Alton Towers, our area is rich in attractions and activities. If you’d like to take a closer look, Johnny and Laura can also provide accommodation for up to six people in the luxurious, three-bedroomed Garden Cottage, set just two miles away in the stunning private grounds of Wootton Hall Estate. The grounds are also home to the beautifully restored gardens named for the 18th-century Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau who lived on the estate for a time, and in spring you can combine lunch at the Duncombe Arms with a visit while the gardens are at their very best.