The Fork & Spoon: We believe in serving locally sourced ingredients which reflect seasonality; we're sure you'll taste the difference.

Our bistro - the Fork & Spoon, which consistently achieves “Certificate of Excellence” on Tripadvisor, is one of the many strings to our bow.  The same team that maintain our accolades also work hard to bring you the very best in seasonal, freshly prepared produce for any function you choose to have with us…so quality and consistency will never be an issue.

Welcoming residents and non-residents alike, come and relax in our stylish and intimate bistro; the friendly staff are always on hand to advise or recommend dishes from the menu, and there is a wide range of quality wines to complement whatever you opt for.  Equally, if time is of the essence, telephone your order through in advance, and we can make your experience with us that little bit quicker, too!

We will also cater for any dietary requirements you or your guests may have and our restaurant is vegan-friendly. For this, or any other query, call our friendly reception team on 01469 541010, and we’ll always help out wherever possible.

(Please note that all menus are regularly updated, but should be treated as sample menus.  If at all unsure, call the reception team to check)



Monday to Friday 12:00 - 14:00

Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

Sunday 12:00 - 15:00


Monday to Saturday 17:30 - 21: 30

Sunday 17:00 - 20:00

Lunch Menu


Available Monday to Friday lunchtimes when you order selected main courses with a half price dessert from our daily menu

Sample menu items:

Fork & Spoon Club  £12.00

Roast Chicken Breast, Bacon, Tomato, Gem Lettuce, Fried hens Egg, Mayonnaise

Grilled Rump Steak  £18.00

House Chips, Field Mushroom, Grilled Tomato

5 Bean Chilli  £11.50

Bacon, Monterey Jack Cheese & Sweet Chilli Mayonnaise

Spaghetti Bolognese  £12,00

Classic Spaghetti Bolognese

Beer Battered Grimsby Haddock  £14.50

House Chips, Garden or Mushy Peas

Dinner Menu

Sample menu items:

Pan Fried Swordfish  £16.50

Buttered Salsify, Sweet Potato Rosti, Chorizo, Tomato, Spinach & Butter Bean Stew

Sous Vide Duck Breast  £17.00

Potato Terrine, Braised Fennel, Roasted Beetroot, Pickled Cherries, Red Wine & Balsamic Reduction.

FAS Fish Pie  £14.50

Warm Tartar Mix, Herb Crumb, Smoked Poacher, Buttered Fine Beans

Wild Mushroom & Leek Pithivier (V)  £13.50

Parmentier Potato, Mushroom Ketchup, Tenderstem Broccoli, Crispy Leeks

Sunday Lunch Menu

2 Course Meal £18.00 (children £12.00)

3 Course Meal £20.00 (children £14.00)

Afternoon Tea

Come and enjoy a get together with friends or family...what better treat than a delicious, traditional afternoon tea?  Dietary requirements can be catered for if notified in advance.

Available daily

12:00pm - 5:00pm

£16.95 per adult, £10.95 per child

Booking essential

Reward Card

Our Reward Card offers you the chance to collect points every time you spend, and have money deducted from your bill when you redeem your points. This is our way of saying thank you for your custom - what's more - it's valid across both the Ashbourne and our sister hotel, the Brackenborough. So, don't delay - fill in this form and then a card (and the chance to start earning) will be winging its way to you shortly!

Vegan Menu

Not a big fan of meat? Not a problem. We’re happy to announce we’ve put together a brand new and totally delicious Vegan menu for those of you who prefer broccoli to beef and peppers to pork.

We’d love to invite you to come and experience the new dishes for yourself.

Outside Catering

Feel free to view our standard menu.  However, having dealt with a large variety of outside catering events ranging from board meetings, children’s parties, product launches, afternoon teas for 200 and many other events in between, we are more than happy to put together a bespoke package to suit your requirements.

Give our friendly team a call on 01469 541010 and let us know what you want – we’ll do our best to provide it!

Express Lunch Service

We know time is precious on your lunch hour, so if you pre-order by faxing or emailing it to us on the day you wish to dine, your lunch will be waiting for you at the requested time.  No hassles, no stress.

Ashbourne Moments

"I had previously stayed three years ago and the food was as impressive as ever. The Pie with meat and veg inside was large and with beautifully crusty pastry. The steak was succulent and probably the best meal I have had for a long time. Add to that a lovely cooked to order breakfast and you cannot fail to be impressed."

SPURS25, May '18