Philippa’s Favourite Hotspots

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Please find here a few of my favourite places to eat, drink and be merry!

Pubs / Cafe’s / Takeaway’s

The Red Lion, Hollington

A five-minute stroll down the lane. Turn right out of the drive and keep going. A friendly village pub serving home cooked food and a decent pint.
Dog friendly too. Specialises in pies; look out for ‘Pie Night’!

Tel: 01335 360138

Max’s Bistrot, Tutbury

A fabulous bistro that is open weekdays for breakfasts, brunches and lunches, plus dinner on a Friday. Robin Hunter (an award winning chef) and his wife Terri used to run The Saracen’s Head in our next village, but have decided to have a bit more family time and now run this lovely bistro during the week. Well worth a visit, a fifteen minute drive from here. Booking essential!

Tel: 01283 347406

The Horseshoes, Long Lane

5 miles away, another award-winning pub that specialise in ‘relaxed fine dining’; a place to celebrate a special occasion.

Tel: 01332 824625

Wild Hive at Callow Hall

If you are looking for somewhere to celebrate a special occasion, then Callow Hall is the ideal venue! A ten minute drive from here.

Tel: 01335 300900

Preston’s Speciality Coffee and Wine Bar

Just as you drive into Ashbourne, by the garage on your left, this is a newly opened coffee and wine bar. Amazing coffee, brownies, light lunches and cocktails, open all day and into the evening. Pop in for a puppuccino for your canine friend too!

Tel: 01335 300079

Café Impromptu, Ashbourne

Open Tuesday – Saturday, 0830 – 1630, this delightful dog friendly café serves fabulous breakfasts, bistro style lunches, great salads and cakes! Licenced too –

Tel: 01335 682262

Queens Fish and Chips, Ashbourne

This is our closest fish and chip shop, just on the way into Ashbourne on the right (opposite the petrol station). They even have an app, so you can pre-order!

Tel: 01335 347000

Local Deli / Farm shops / Butchers / Supermarkets

Please note that you can pre-order all options shown below.

Alkmonton Dairy, Alkmonton

Deliveries are made here, so if you’d like to taste delicious milk and cream from their own ‘Ayrshire herd’, then place your order before you arrive. Fresh orange in glass bottles plus, a selection of cheeses also available.
An app is available to place your order; delivery to Hollington will be either a Saturday, Tuesday or Thursday. App order option preferable.

Tel: 07375 822630

Denstone Farm Shop and Café, Denstone

A fabulous array of local and locally sourced produce! Family run too

Tel: 01889 590050

Mark’s Butchers, Ashbourne

Our friendly butcher is located in the Shawcroft carpark in Ashbourne. High quality locally sourced produce.

Nearest supermarkets:

Marks and Spencer, Sainsburys, Aldi and the Coop are all in Ashbourne, 5 miles away.Online deliveries: Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsburys all deliver here; please use Hall Farm, DE6 3GB when choosing the delivery address.

And last but most definitely not least …

John Preston Home

My favourite shop! Fantastic interiors, a destination where you can peruse around the various showrooms at your leisure; have a coffee and a think, then go back and buy both things that you were thinking about!!

Feel Good Pamper Co

“Whatever the occasion, we specialise in providing therapists for group events whether it’s a Hen Party, Baby Shower, Birthday Treat, leaving party, or a gen- eral gathering of friends or family. We can supply one therapist or as many as you need. You tell us how many guests and ideally their treatment choice and we take care of the rest.”

Tel: 08432893656

Wild Park

“The Ultimate Paintballing, Quad, Trekking. Laser Tag and Archery Experience”

Emma Bridgewater

Fun day out for all of the family.

Alton Towers Theme Park

A 25 minute drive from here!


Known as the “Palace of the Peak” – a must see during your stay for all ages.

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