Ashbourne is a small market town in Derbyshire.

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Bengal Cottage

Sit-down Indian restaurant. Not licensed so you are welcome to bring your own alcohol (which can get messy if you drink too much too quick!). The food is superb but the service is slow as everything is cooked to order. Also does takeaway.

The Bowling Green

A quiet pub at the top of a very steep hill (probably why it is so quiet!). Does fantastic food but booking is ESSENTIAL, not very child friendly, in fact don't take children under 14 there at all. Bed and Breakfast accommodation

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The Green Man & Blacks Head

An old coaching inn (Grade 2 listed) with a rare & distinctive gallows sign that stretches right over the road (but which is in desperate need of re-painting). Has two bars, one is quiet, the other rowdy.

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Smiths Tavern

Very Friendly, Traditional Public house, Ashbourne's finest selection of real ales, homemade Pork pies, and fresh rolls daily. nominated for Camra Pub of the Year 2011

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Red Chilli

Sit-down Indian restaurant, very clean with friendly staff, good range of curries, licensed. Reasonably priced with good portions. Also does takeaway.

Ye Olde Vaults

Grade 2 listed small town square pub, clientele can look intimidating outside on benches, but very friendly staff and the only Bass house in town.

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The Horns

Very old pub (Grade 2 listed) on Victoria square, is cosy with fires in the winter, in the summer sit on the benches outside to enjoy a pint.

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The Dragon's Nest

Cantonese-style Chinese sit down restaurant. Very good Chinese food in a clean and friendly restaurant. Also does takeaway.

Bramhalls of Ashbourne

More of a restaurant than a bar, but with AA rosette award-winning food, not cheap, but not overly expensive. Recommended.

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The Bridge Wine Bar

Recently refurbished with a very cosmopolitan feel, has large outdoor drinking area overlooking the river.

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Pizza, kebabs, potatoes, homemade nan bread, Southern Fried Chicken. Chips & Cheese. Takeaway only.

EAT   —  +44 1335 346665 —  21 Compton

The Stepping Stones

Marston's pub/restaurant - new-build on the edge of town - opened December 2009.

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The Golden Hill

Takeaway only Chinese cuisine (owned by the same family as the Dragons Nest).

Ex-Servicemen's club

selection of real ales and entertainment. non-members are most welcome.

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The George and Dragon

Grade 2 listed large town square pub, live music Friday nights.

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The Wheel

Looks scarier than it actually is, next to police station.

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Panda Express

Takeaway only Indian cuisine. Also does Pizza and kebabs.

The Plough

Re-opening under new management 09/06/10. now apartments

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Suits Men

Great selection of men's suits and clothing accessories.

The Coach & Horses

Large, modern-ish building, popular most nights.

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Market Place Chip Shop

Eat in or takeout fish and chips. Best in town.

The White Hart

Used to be great, lost it a bit now. disco pub

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Turkish, pizza, kebabs. Eat in or takeaway.

EAT   —  +44 1335 345220 —  9 Dig Street

Ashbourne Fishbar

Eat in or takeout fish and chips.

EAT   —  +44 1335 345700 —  9 Compton

The Dining Room

AA Rosette award-winning food

The Wellington

Now Chimes restaurant/cafe.

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The Swan

re furbed and re opened

DRINK   —  Town square pub

The Living Room Bar

in The Residents Hotel

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Owfield Almshouses

Dating back to 1640

SEE   —  Church Street

Ashbourne Pegg's almshouses

Dating back to 1669

SEE   —  Church St

The Cheddar Gorge

Cheese shop

BUY   —  +44 1335 344528 —  9 Dig Street

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