Monday, 3 December 2012

the posh pantry, ashby-de-la-zouch.

this weekend i went back to my hometown of
ashby-de-la-zouch to visit family and friends. it was lovely - the castle looked stunning against the autumn backdrop and the christmas market lined the streets.

so when i came across the posh pantry in rushton's yard i was really excited to see what local delights it had to offer. the cute little place is split into two shops; one side full of local produce such as cheese, meats and olives,  with the other lovingly stacked with jars of condiments, interesting pasta, tins of posh biscuits, sweet treats and brilliant christmas gift ideas. you can even have hampers made up to order!

i just had to try something - so went for a cheeky packet of vanilla and walnut shortbread to have with a cup of tea when i got in from the cold. they were delightful - really crumbly and sweet with chunky bits of walnut - just how shortbread should be. 

i love seeing new businesses like this and really hope it does well. especially since i'm hoping to try their cheeses when i visit over christmas. so if you're ever passing ashby-de-la-zouch (yes it is a real place!) why not take a little look inside?


3 comments:

  1. I'm such a sucker for a nice deli...especially if it's full of cheese and fancy biscuits. It looks lovely.

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  2. Same - if you have any recommendations let me know! :)

    Emily xx

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  3. This looks fantastic! When I lived in Cornwall, we were in Wadebridge and there's a small deli like place called Relish that does some stuff similar to this. I personally loved the chili dried peas and the spicy cajun bean mixture that came out like trail mix but SO much better They have the most amazing selection of cheese and their deli section has these mini pumpkins that are stuffed with feta and preserved in olive oil. To die for. I love finding place like this. x

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