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Food Miles in practice


I am a big advocate of Try Ashbourne First. Before you buy anything online at least think about whether you could buy it in one of our independent retailers. I firmly believe that you will be surprised at just what … Continue reading

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Feeding the local economy one meal at a time


I am a big advocate of Try Ashbourne First. Before you buy anything online at least think about whether you could buy it in one of our independent retailers. I firmly believe that you will be surprised at just what … Continue reading

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Try Ashbourne First – 18: White’s of Ashbourne – the new friendly bistro


Every town needs variety in its restaurants and the disappearance of Carletto’s left a gap in the Ashbourne market. We have the magnificent Dining Room at the top end and excellent takeaways at the other. Lamplight is positioned for providing … Continue reading

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Vive Les Ashbourne Rosbifs!


As the sun shone last weekend I began to smell the smoke from barbecues being lit. As soon as the weather changes British men love to don an apron and go outside and cook. What’s more we’re getting better at … Continue reading

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Try Ashbourne First – 17: William Haycock – extraordinary British precision engineers


I am inspired. I Tried Ashbourne First and have been utterly rewarded for doing so. It began with my wife’s handbag. It’s a lovely handbag but it has screw-on feet. We didn’t realise this until one unscrewed itself and fell … Continue reading

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Try Ashbourne First – 16: Betty’s Sewing Box – charming and friendly whatever the weather


Betty’s Sewing Box moved into the old library in Ashbourne in April 2014 and I started to hear good reports very quickly. I finally got round to visiting. The building is lovely on a sunny spring morning. It is full … Continue reading

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Ashbourne in December


The dark nights, the faint smell of wood smoke, Christmas decorations and celebrations: Ashbourne is a great place to be during the Festive Season. The month starts with the town already decked in its spangly Christmas clothes. With the big … Continue reading

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