Lying along the River Great Stour in the county of Kent is the town of Ashford. At the south edge of the North Downs and only approximately sixty miles away from London the town has a population of seventy-four thousand and is popular with commuters. The name Ashford comes from the old English æscet, which indicated a ford near a clump of ash trees which is how the town got its name. Historically a market town since the 13thcentury to this day a regular market is still held.
The town is also home to two grammar schools in the Norton Knatchbull School and Highworth Grammar School. Ashford also has a huge discount designer outlet with big names stores that attract shoppers for miles around. There’s also plenty of great cafes and restaurants to try out if you are wanting to indulge and rejuvenate and now it is home to Hog Roast Ashford too, serving up delicious food every day of the year!