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Ashburton Delicatessen celebrates Christmas with the finest festive fare

This Christmas, Devon’s Best Retailer’ Ashburton Delicatessen is brimming with festive goodies - perfect for wrapping-up as gifts under the tree or treating yourself to a little indulgence!

Showcasing some of the South West’s finest local produce alongside the very best international artisan products, we’ve got some delicious festive flavours up our sleeve!

Particularly popular at Christmas, is our huge range of cheeses - many of them local - including Devon Blue, Sharpham Brie and Ticklemore Goat. From further afield comes Nottingham’s exquisite hand-ladled Cropwell Bishop Stilton and, from the French Alps, the wickedly-indulgent Vacherin. All of which go beautifully with our fantastic selection of artisan biscuits and crackers.

No Christmas is complete without the most famous of Italian Christmas cakes - the panettone - and we have an array of Bauli’s finest, alongside the slightly lighter Il Pandoro di Verona. For that added touch of Christmas cheer, Il Vecchio Forno’s panettone comes in a vintage-inspired festive tin - the perfect addition to the Christmas table, while charming tins of authentic Specialita Virginia amaretti are frankly too pretty to eat!

From Italy to Germany, we also sell a variety of iced heart- and star-shaped gingerbreads from Lambertz who, over the last 325 years, have honed their recipes to produce some of the very best gingerbreads.  Chocoholics will also love Wicklein’s chocolate-flavoured gingerbread biscuits - a novel take on an old favourite.

Meanwhile, delicious piles of mince pies, stollen cakes and Agaric’s own Christmas puddings - a particular favourite of local ‘foodies’ - will no doubt lure you through our doors...

And for the finishing flourishes, a smattering of marzipan fruits, traditional marron glace, Steenbergs’ organic mulled wine spices and a splash of Selsey decadent mulling syrup will certainly set the tone for the festivities ahead.

Those looking for something extra-special this Christmas can create their own Ashbuton Delicatessen bespoke hamper. We will gladly help you pick an array of festive treats for the lucky recipient. With prices starting from £20, each bespoke hamper is beautifully-decorated and perfectly prepped to take pride of place under the tree this Christmas.

Throughout December, we’ll be hosting special festive tastings, daily Christmas goodies from the delicatessen kitchen and an evening of mulled wine and merriment for Ashburton’s Late Night Christmas Shopping Evening on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Ashburton Delicatessen wins ‘Best Retailer’ at Food & Drink Devon Awards


We are delighted to announce that Ashburton Delicatessen was officially crowned Devon’s ‘Best Retailer’ at October’s Food & Drink Devon Awards.

Up against 11 leading specialist retailers from across the county, we not only made the shortlist of three, but went on to win the award and be one of just a handful of entrants to scoop a coveted ‘Best’ accolade. Needless to say, we are feeling really quite proud!

Set in the heart of picturesque Ashburton – on the edge of Dartmoor – we are a family-run business, run by chef Robin Hudson. Described as a ‘truly outstanding delicatessen’, the judges were delighted with our ‘warm and friendly’ atmosphere, ‘beautiful and tempting window display’ and quest to ‘push the boundaries with high end unusual products’.

Since taking over the deli last year, our the vision was to showcase the abundance of wonderful products grown and made locally: award-winning smoked fish from Modbury, charcuterie from Delabole in Cornwall, pate from Witheridge, hand-picked Cornish teas from the Tregothnan Estate, delicious cakes from Exeter’s Exploding Bakery and a delicious array of quiches, pies, scotch eggs, pasties, ‘best sausage rolls ever’ and freshly-baked speciality breads and pastries.

We have also scoured the globe for the very best international artisan products and rare ingredients including: the finest quality herbs and spices, authentic baklava, multi-coloured Italian pastas, Vietnamese Pho Bo kits and some rather quirky and delicious Zotter chocolates from Austria, to name a few.

We are absolutely thrilled to win Devon’s ‘Best Retailer’ and are flattered that both the judges and, of course, our customers share in this passion and enthusiasm.

Thank you all for the support!