WE ARE PROUD SPONSORS OF A WHISKY TASTING SESSION AS PART OF THE ASHBOURNE ARTS FESTIVAL. THIS TAKES PLACE ON THURSDAY 28TH JUNE AT 7.30PM AT THE TOWN HALL. TICKETS ARE £20, AVAILABLE FROM THE TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE.
MARCH 2018 - WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE WE HAVE BEEN NAMED LOCAL CAMRA BRANCH PUB OF THE YEAR FOR 2018.
MONDAY 15TH JANUARY - WE ARE PLEASED TO SAY OUR ANNUAL WINTER INSPECTION BY CASK MARQUE WAS PASSED WITH A SCORE OF 100%
Welcome to Smith's Tavern in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. We are a highly traditional alehouse right in the heart of the town, offering a warm welcome and a great selection of real ales, whiskies and other drinks. We have been awarded Branch Pub of the Year by CAMRA for 2013, 2014, 2015 and now 2018, as well as Pub of the Season for Spring 2016. We are sometimes not easily spotted when passing, but you'll find it hard to leave once you come in. Look out for the double fronted bay windows - we look like a shop because, once upon a time, the premises were a wine and spirit merchants. Come in and have a look for the photo of the time a lorry came through the front of the pub and an accompanying passage from a recent Bill Bryson book...
We are normally open 12 noon to 11pm Sunday-Thursday, 12 noon-11.30pm Friday and Saturday. We welcome children until 9pm, as well as dogs at all times, provided their parents/owners are well-behaved...walkers are also most welcome. We do not serve food, other than locally-made pork pies and the usual bar snacks for sustenance.
Please keep an eye on our events page for upcoming activities at the Tavern.
We look forward to welcoming customers past, present and future.