Try Ashbourne First

I believe that we need to work to preserve and develop Ashbourne’s High Street. We need the right mix of shops, a thriving market, an online presence and a balance between tourism and a self-sustaining local economy. If any of these links aren’t working or you have other suggestions for online businesses please let me know.

There are some local independent retailers who are part of the character of the town and who offer great value and service:

1. Fresh Choice (Greengrocer)

2. David Neill (Hardware store)

3. Pet’s Pad (Pet Supplies) 

4. Corner House (Electrical Goods)

5. Natural Choice (Health and Wholefoods)

6. A L Hulme (Fishmongers and Game) 

7. Country Interiors (Soft Furnishings) 

8. Vintage Bluebird (Furnishings) 

9. MSM Toiletries (Household products) 

10. Opus Gallery (Art and crafts)

11. Lumbards Toy Shop (Toys and Games)

12. Stepping Stone Shoes (Children’s and Women’s Shoes)

13. The Olive Tree (unfortunately this has now closed)

14. Sticky Fingers (Crafts, Gifts and Cafe)

15. The Dining Room (Fine Dining)

16. Betty’s Sewing Box (Haberdashery, School and Vintage Cafe)

As a developing town we also have a number of online businesses operating in Ashbourne too. You can still Try Ashbourne First even in cyberspace!

1. Pachacuti – Award-winning, fashionable, Fairtrade panama hats http://www.panamas.co.uk/

2. Broadband.co.uk – lots of advice on getting the best broadband service http://www.broadband.co.uk/

3. CW Sellors – jewellery and watches including locally manufactured and using Derbyshire bluejohn http://www.cwsellors.com/

4. In21Now – portable AV devices in lots of different formats http://www.in21now.co.uk/

5. Guitars4you – a magnificent shop for everything guitars – acoustic and electric http://www.guitars4you.co.uk/

6. Stepping Stone Shoes – children’s shoes with a wide range of brands http://www.steppingstonesashbourne.co.uk/

7. UKgeocachers – supplies for off-road GPS navigation http://www.ukgeocachers.co.uk/

8. Peak Fancy Dress – costume hire based at Peak Gateway http://www.peakfancydress.co.uk/

9. Model Railway Loft – their aim is “to be the best Online Model Railway shop in the UK http://www.modelrailwayloft.co.uk/

10. Sturban Clothing – street clothing with huge choice. http://www.sturbanclothing.com

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2 Responses to Try Ashbourne First

  1. Pingback: 10 things I like about Ashbourne: #4 Shopping: Try Ashbourne First | AshbourneVoice

  2. Wayne says:

    Derek’s Fruit and Veg at the bottom of the “Welly Yard”, Mark’s Butchers next door to him, Nigel’s butcher and Peaches butcher all offer good produce at good value.

    Why not try, for a start, to use the independent shops once a month? You’ll taste a difference, and you’ll probably find a pleasantly surprising difference in your wallet / purse.

    Lamplight restaurant, Victoria Square
    Market Place Fish and Chip Shop, Market Place (where else)
    Thai Basement, the Gallery (just at the bottom of Buxton Hill.
    White’s (the former White Lion), Buxton Hill

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