Tag Archives: The Dining Room

Ashbourne in February…love is in the air


February is the month of romance.  Think of February and you think of Valentines Day – the opportunity to make someone aware of your feelings for them or the chance to remind the ones you love of just how much … Continue reading

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Try Ashbourne First – 15: The Dining Room – Try for yourself


So far this series of blogs has covered the retail high street in Ashbourne but I realised that the scope applies just as equally elsewhere – where we spend our leisure pound is just as important. I’ve wanted to visit … Continue reading

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Ashbourne in October


I’ve banged on enough about shopping locally and eating local produce. We are now at the perfect time of year to change your ways and do just that. This is the season I love the most – when the things … Continue reading

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The world’s finest sausage and the Ashbourne terroir


One of the joys of visiting France is to stumble across one of the local markets. They are a celebration not only of food but of the terroir – the environmental and physical characteristics which impart flavour. These characteristics produce … Continue reading

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10 things I like about Ashbourne: #5 Food and Drink: The Ashbourne Terroir


Ah…the Ashbourne terroir! Where to begin. For a town the size of Ashbourne to have the range of pubs, restaurants and great produce is terrific. We have excellent delicatessens in Cheddar Gorge, and Bramalls (sadly, we lost H Smith this … Continue reading

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