The Shire Horse

PUBLISHED: 10:37 27 August 2014 | UPDATED: 10:48 15 May 2015

The Shire Horse

The Shire Horse



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Once a Smithy and a quaint cottage pub, the Shire Horse has transformed into a traditional free house – minus the blacksmith!!

Taken over in December 2012, with the intention of restoring the excellent reputation of this once loved pub, it is the now the heart and soul of the local village.

Boasting spectacular views of the Derbyshire Dales, a great reputation for producing high quality food and friendly staff-we provide the perfect English pub experience.

So whether you’re after a cosy evening by the Fire or need a big event for all your nearest and dearest, the Shire Horse is the perfect place for you.

The Shire Horse restaurant near Ashbourne Derbyshire provides high quality food, at the kind of prices that we can all afford. This is more than the usual pub restaurant, offering a wide range of extremely well presented choices and a great atmosphere!

Along with weekly theme nights and offers we have an ever changing menu, so YOU can experience different great dishes every time you visit.

What gives The Shire Horse its edge?

The Shire Horse Restaurant coupled with its exquisite views of the countryside makes it the perfect location. Holding a maximum of 40 individuals in the restaurant or 70 individuals if hiring out the whole pub suits you, from an intimate atmosphere to a lively one, here at The Shire Horse anything is possible.

The function room is accessible from the traditional bar in its own self-contained space doubling in size in summer opening out onto a picturesque garden, displayed in the picture, perfect for Wedding receptions. Our venue also benefits from exclusive, free of charge WiFi network, an indispensable aid to modern business meetings.

We can cater for any of YOUR menu ideas, so designing your ideal menu was never so easy. While you kick back and enjoy your event, our Chef Steve will cook exactly what you want for you and your guests- even better still, we provide affordable prices so you won’t be disappointed. We can also provide canapés, sandwiches and finger buffets, which can also be customised according to your requirements too.

The Shire Horse is delighted to stage any of the following kinds of events:

• Weddings

• Christenings

• Birthdays

• Company’s Christmas dinners

• Anniversaries

• Business meetings

• Leaving dos

• Family events

• Corporate meetings and lunches

• Private parties

Testimonial for a recent diner :-

“My family were visiting the area for a few days, staying in a nearby rental cottage. The nearest pub was The Shire Horse and was easily walk-able, so we decided we would eat there the first evening to see what it was like.

Several days later and having tried several of the other pubs in the area, we came to the conclusion that The Shire Horse was in a class of its own.”

“The Shire Horse had the best value food, the nicest people and the best kept pint of beer. If you are in the area, you should try it yourself!”

The Reading Family from Buckinghamshire.

Contact information:





DE6 2DG,

Telephone: 01335 342714


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