Towards the bottom of the market is one of the original timber-framed buildings in Ashbourne. Despite its relatively modern front, the Fish and Chip cafe is possibly the oldest wooden building in Ashbourne as it was recently dated to 1420, just 5 years after the battle of Agincourt.
In the past, this building was the Brown Lion Inn, and it was in existence before the 1547 map of Ashbourne was drawn. The only building known to be older in the Town is St Oswald’s Church.
A walk around the heritage sites of Ashbourne, including the Market Place Fish and Chips cafe, can be found in Ashbourne Treasures Town Heritage Trail , which can be obtained from the Visitor Information Centre in Town Hall Yard off the Market Place.