Village amenities

The village has two shops, a post office, two pubs, an hotel, a tea room, the War Memorial Institute and a cricket pitch.

This little gem of a store provides a wide variety of groceries, newspapers, magazines, cards and wrapping paper.  It has an excellent delicatessen section and you can also order fresh sandwiches and coffee.  It is renowned for having the best homemade pickles in Derbyshire, as recently featured on TV.
Cottage Crafts
Run by its owner Jean Blackwell, this shop has a wide range of country crafts and gifts and a selection of stone troughs and mushrooms for the garden.
The Post Office
This is located in the War Memorial Institute.  It provides all services except for passports, vehicle licences, travel insurance and also a selection of stationery and birthday cards.
Opening hours: Monday and Wednesday:  09.45-12.45
The Ashford Arms  01629 812725 
Hosted by Andy Fraser-Smith and Robert Muxwell this 18th century Coach House provides Bed & Breakfast accommodation and serves lunchtime and evening meals
The Bull’s Head  01629 812931 
This lovely old pub dates from the 17th century and is hosted by Debbie Shaw and her husband and chef, Carl. The business has been in the family for three generations and local produce is used wherever possible for Carl’s wonderful food which has been Egon Ronay recommended.  Dietary restrictions can be catered for.
Tea Room
Aisseford Tea Room.  Church Street.  01629 812773  01629 812773   www.ashfordtearooms.co.uk
The Tea Room is run by the McGoverne family and is open 7 days a week. Bookings can be made and children, muddy boots and dogs are all welcome.
The Riverside Country House Hotel   01629 814275  www.riversidehousehotel.co.uk
Built between 1620 and 1760, the hotel sits in an acre of mature grounds beside the River Wye, and is an ideal base from which to explore the regions rich heritage.  Most of the fourteen bedrooms afford views of the river and grounds, and the hotel features an ‘AA 2 Rosette Highly Commended’ restaurant and bar.
B & B’s and Self-Catering Properties.
There are a number of B&B’s and Self-Catering properties in the village and the surrounding area.  These can be accessed from various websites, including:
The War Memorial Institute.
Various clubs and activities are held here, including Bowls, Snooker, Bridge Club, Yoga, Upholstery Classes, Tae Kuon-Do and the increasingly popular Wednesday Craft afternoons.
The Institute is available for bookings:
Chairman:                              Kath. Williams.                    01629 815258 
Booking Secretary:                Jade Ojari.                            07701009017    jadevk@hotmail.co.uk
Secretary:                               Caryl Heath.                         01629 812559
The Cricket Club
The Cricket Club fields several teams: U11, U14 and the Senior 1st and 2nd X1’s.   All play regular matches throughout the summer months.
Contact Mr. Brent Ellis for more information:          01629 815027 
The Hall Orchard
This is an enclosed field in the centre of the village, between the church and the cemetery, where children can safely play a game of football or on the playground swings and slide.
Ashford in the Water  Parish Council
To visit the Parish Council  website click on the following link: www.ashford-in-the-water-pc.co.uk

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Village shop
The Ashford Arms
Ashford institute
Post office