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Okeover Arms bed & breakfast, restaurant and pub in Ashbourne


The Okeover Arms in Ashbourne, Derby

Are you searching for the ultimate experience in the British countryside? Then look no further! The Okeover Arms is a charming, 18th century, Grade II listed building and family-run venue that caters to all visitors, including dogs and children. Nestled on the edge of the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District, within easy travelling distance of Alton Towers, Carsington Water, Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock Bath. The historic market town of Ashbourne is only a 5-minute drive away.

With a rustic yet modern atmosphere, you’ll feel right at home as soon as you step through our doors. Indulge in the finest food and drink crafted from locally sourced produce, offering a delightful fusion of traditional English & Asian inspired flavours. Serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner, there’s always something to tantalise your taste buds. Our spacious pub boasts a cosy log fireplace at either end, creating an intimate ambience ideal for special occasions or gatherings.

The Okeover Arms also offers 3 large, fully furnished, double ensuite bedrooms, with plush pillows, firm mattresses and cosy duvets for a comfortable night’s sleep. Each room features large windows showcasing the beautiful outdoors, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV with Freeview channels plus tea and coffee making facilities. If that wasn’t enough, breakfast is included in your room stay, how tasty is that? The perfect place to stay, eat, drink and explore. Whether you fancy an adventure or just seeking a cosy place to relax, stretch your legs and unwind, The Okeover Arms is your home away from home.

The Okeover Arms | Historic Image of our pub


Okeover Origins

Ye Olde History

The Okeover name stems from a noble family who's origins go back to Medieval times, during the 12th and 13th Century. The Family of Okeover owned a vast estate of land and property, spanning across Staffordshire and Derbyshire. They also owned property in parts Leicestershire, Norfolk and Warwickshire, acquired via marriage, and was in their possession for less than 100 years.

The surname Okeover was first found in Staffordshire where this respected and knightly family are lineal descendants of Ormus, who at the period of the Norman Conquest was lord of Okeover by grant of Nigel, abbot of Burton. During the long period of almost eight hundred years, they flourished uninterruptedly upon that estate.  Okeover Hall is a privately owned country house held by the family since the reign of William Rufus (1087-1100). Another branch of the family was found at Atlow in Derbyshire. The manor of Atlow once belonged to Henry de Ferrars, and was held under him or his immediate heirs by the ancestor of the ancient family of Okeover.

One prominent member of the Okeover Family was Leake Okeover (1701 - 1765) son of Thomas Okeover and Catherine Leake. Leake Okeover married Mary Nichol in 1730, who passed away in 1764. The Okeover Family crest can be seen outside the pub, above the entrance. 

Okeover Arms | Present Day Image


Waggy tails welcome 

Meet The Owners

In 2022, the Okeover Arms found new life under the stewardship of a dynamic family trio: Vickie, Dhiren, and Angela. With over two decades experience in the hospitality industry, they embarked on their own venture, infusing the establishment with their passion and expertise. The vision is to craft a welcoming haven, a home away from home where guests could relish in both Indian and English culinary delights.


Revamping the pub and its expansive garden area, they transformed it into a picturesque backdrop for gatherings, whether it be a casual evening out or a celebratory occasion like birthdays or group dinners. Operating six days a week, we embraced a warm ethos where furry friends and even the occasional moody boot are greeted with open arms, ensuring that every guest feels like part of the family at Okeover Arms.

Okeover Arms | Meet The Owners
Our Facilities

At The Okeover Arms we strive to provide the best accommodation, dining and customer experience possible. That's why we provide a range of facilities to cater to your needs.

3 Ensuite Rooms

Offering 3 large en-suite rooms, fully furnished to ensure a cosy nights sleep.

In-Person Check-in

Arrive like a VIP, our staff are always on hand to meet, greet and help you.

FREE Breakfast

Breakfast is included with every room booking, so you can start your day right.

Kid's Menu

Travelling with food fussy children? Relax, our Kid's Menu will keep them happy!


Get refreshed with ice cold beers and local ales or a hot beverage or two.

FREE Wifi Internet

All our visiting and staying guests have access to FREE Wifi internet.

Pets Welcome

Pets with four legs, mucky paws and waggly tails are most welcome here!

Freeview TV

Bedrooms at The Okeover Arms are equipped with a Freeview TV to watch.


Serving the finest hearty food, freshly cooked with love by our Chef.

Free Guest Parking

Free on-site parking is available to all our guests, equipped with CCTV.

Pet Bowls

No guest should go hungry, so we have pet bowls for your furry friends too.

Children's Play Area

A large, safe, fenced off play are in our garden for active little explorers.



"Absolutely love this pub! Such a beautiful location and lovely traditional feel, but not old fashioned. Good selection of ales, including Plum Porter which is a particular fave. The game pie was to die for, fabulous chips. But the best part was the ambience and customer service. You really need to bottle this and share with other establishments as it's so rare right now."

(Trip Advisor Review)

Okeover Arms | Breakfast

"This was a fabulous pub stopover in our motor home. The surrounding walks were stunning and perfect for walking with friends and the dogs. The hospitality from the landlady and all staff we met was top class and the food excellent. We had light bites one evening which were delicious, breakfast on both mornings - again delicious and an evening meal - perfect! 

(Google Review)

— Carol Lawson

Okeover Arms | Lunch

"Popped in for lunch. Nice place, big fire, warm and friendly. Host was particularly welcoming and went out of her way to look after us and our sausage dog pup Millie, despite her yapping. Most dog friendly pub we've ever been in. Food was excellent too. Fully recommend."

(Google Review)


"Brilliant place to eat and stay at, the staff were lovely and the food was delicious!
I travel all over the uk on hiking trips and always try out local pubs to put money back into the pockets of the local people, I must say this was one of the best pubs I’ve been to in a while." 

(Google Review)


"Drove past by chance last week and thought we’d try dinner this evening. So glad we did - what a find. We had our two daughters with us and were made very welcome by all the team. Food was excellent and service was spot on and very friendly. Think we’ve found a new favourite. We’ll be back!"

(Google Review)

— Matt


"We got a table without booking for Saturday lunch. Nice food, reasonable prices, good beer. Very quick and competent service from nice people. The menu is a little different from standard pub grub with some Asian dishes, which is very welcome. Would go again." 

(Google Review)






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The Okeover Arms | Map of our location in Yerley Hill, Mapleton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 2AB
The Okeover Arms

Yerley Hill, Mapleton,

Ashbourne, Derbyshire,



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