Carvery service times - 12-6pm every Sunday.

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Our Pub

Why Our Pub is Great

The Excavator Ambergate is the perfect spot for a leisurely lunch or relaxing evening meal. We’re a family friendly pub with plenty of space to accommodate everyone.  Join us for a friendly drink after work or even a business meeting, a birthday celebration, a special occasion or if you just don’t fancy being the one cooking tonight. We have something to offer everyone at the Excavator, with our friendly atmosphere we’re sure you’ll feel right at home on your visit.

Pulling only the best pints, we’ve got a great range of cask ales plus a delightful selection of wine, spirits and soft drinks, so you won’t be disappointed. At the forefront of our menu is quality traditional pub food. Expect no nonsense great pub food on every visit. If the weather is warmer, then you’re more than welcome to make the most of it by dining in our outdoor area.

Bring the family down to The Excavator for your Sunday dinner, we offer a traditional carvery with a selection of three meats and homemade Yorkshire puddings. We cook fresh seasonal vegetables for every carvery with cauliflower cheese, mashed potatoes and homemade roast potatoes then help yourself to lashings of gravy. Book your table in advance by phoning us or popping in to see us.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Excavator Ambergate soon.

Our Pub Facilities

Beer Garden

Car Park

Disabled Access

Dogs Welcome


About our Food

We’re the home of good conversation and great food. Serving quality food made with quality ingredients for all of our guests to enjoy. Our food offers all of your favourite pub classics and some alternatives too. We refresh our menus twice a year to ensure that seasonal dishes are always available on our menus. Don’t forget to check out our specials too, offering even more variation to choose from.

You don’t have to worry about where your food comes from, we make sure everything that goes into our dishes is ethically produced and sourced. This is critical to us as well as ensuring all of our ingredients are socially and environmentally sustainable.

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Excavator, Buckland Hollow, Ambergate, Belper, DE56 2HS