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About The Ashby Inn

The Ashby Inn & Restaurant is fully committed to supporting the farmers and artisans that live and work in this region. Our menus represent the freshest, seasonal products that can be sourced locally from sustainable operations. The offerings will change daily in concert with what our local farmers and nature provide. Our pledge to you is to provide a quality dining experience founded on food and drink from sources we know and trust.

692 Federal Street
Paris, VA 20130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday 5:30pm - 9:00pm; The restaurant is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Please note on holidays our hours change.

Cross Street:
Route 50 & Route 17

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(540) 592-3900

Website:
http://www.ashbyinn.com/

Entertainment:
Live music on Friday evenings during special summer hours on the terrace. Please check our website for details. www.ashbyinn.com

Parking Details:
Parking is private and located just a few steps from the inn.

Executive Chef:
Tom Whitaker

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Delaplane Wine Dinner

Thursday Aug 24, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Thursday Aug 24, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Details
Daily 8:00PM - 8:45PM

Private Dining

The Inn has gained wide reputation for its weddings and wedding receptions. An ample covered patio, landscaped gardens and spectacular views offer one of the most beautiful settings in Northern Virginia. Our kitchen staff is both talented and imaginative, & will make your private event special.

The Ashby Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (52)
Special Occasion (44)
Romantic (41)
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Good for Anniversaries (39)
Notable Wine List (38)
Good for a Date (35)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Scenic View (30)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Local Ingredients (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Cozy (20)
Tasting Menu (18)
Seasonal (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Authentic (14)
Historic (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Organic (10)
Healthy (9)
Afternoon Tea (4)
People Watching (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Family Style (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Molecular Gastronomy (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The Ashby Inn is a lovely building on beautiful grounds. My waiter was very professional and attentive and the food was outstanding. I ate on the charming porch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Have had dinner twice at the Ashby Inn over the past few months and was thrilled both times! Excellent cuisine - fresh and imaginative, with great service. Worth the drive from anywhere!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Except for the neighbor mowing & weed whacking, we loved the serenity of enjoying brunch on the patio. We got our favorite table overlooking the gardens. Stuart brought a half bottle of Gruet sparkling wine. We had discovered this lovely, affordable champagne in New Mexico. 100 year old French vines transplanted in the perfect terroir of Albuquerque. Warm bread served with sweetened butter sprinkled w/ sea salt flakes was the perfect accompaniment. My first courses was Fried Green Tomatoes which I adored. Hubby loved his choice, too. He had the Ashby burger while I chose Pork jowl Benedict. Both were delicious. My Sticky Toffee Pudding was so hot that it melted the ice cream. I think the chef needs to switch to the more authentic custard & serve more caramel sauce. Otherwise, it was wonderful! Our young server was very attentive & well-mannered. We are considering a weekend getaway if we can find time to schedule one!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service. The patio is great place to enjoy the countryside!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

This was the best meal I've had in a long time. We did the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings, which could not have been more spot on. The only dish I didn't like was a wedge of Camembert topped with gingerbread. I thought it should have been paired with something a little more savory rather than sweet. Both the server and the sommelier did a great job of being attentive without spending too much time at our table. It was very pricey ($100 for the tasting menu, $79 for the wine pairing), but definitely worth it if you go in expecting to spend some money. I will without a doubt be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Gorgeous views from the back patio

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Fantastic! Best service, knowledge, value in a 5-star establishment.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We love the people and the food and the beautiful surroundings of The Ashby Inn!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

When you choose the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings, you're expecting the restaurant's best food and service across a range of dishes with a bit of a showmanship thrown in as the preparation and wine pairings for each course are explained. So with expectations high a couple of early welcome treats were a harbinger of many such enjoyable nibbles. Our waitress was welcoming and attentive. The first two courses of coconut soup and blue crab were delightful and we enjoyed discussing the food and wine pairings with the sommelier and our server...and then the music changed. Suddenly the waitress was off to other tables and a new server was bringing our food with minimal explanation of what was served. The new server did not appear to be particularly knowledgeable about the food. We were fortunate to hear the waitress's explanations given to the adjacent table as they were eating from the same testing menu as us. The restaurant did not appear to be that busy, so it definately gave the impression of the restaurant prioritizing clientele (a change from our prior visit when were made to feel like we were the only couple in the restaurant). With respect to the food, it was mostly upper shelf with particular nods to beef striploin and blue crab mentioned earlier. Disappointing was the yellowfin tuna and fois gras; bland, boring and not at all helped by the Virginia Pinot Noir pairing. As a devotee of Virginia wines I applaud the restaurant for featuring local wines, but some of the night's choices were forced. Praise for the Petit Verdot and Cab Franc offerings. What encouraged us to make the long drive again was the recent WaPo review which in the end mirrored our own experience. Some excellent food courses, delightful and abundent "treats" with a dud or two that you have to wade through...and service that seems to run hot and cold. That those issues are still not resolved gives one pause before filling up the gas tank for a long drive into the country.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal and evening. The guitarist was a nice touch. The only negative was the wine por by the sommelier - very skimpy, and not worth the price to be sure. However, this was the only negative, so though while significant, it didn't mar the evening.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

There is a new chef at the Ashby, who unfortunately has moved the menu from delicious, seasonal but largely uncomplicated fare to fairly tasty, but overly complicated cuisine. The haddock was definitely over-salted, but overall the food from the tasting menu tasted nice. My companion and I definitely preferred the old menu.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Dined at the Ashby Inn to celebrate my husband's birthday. We started with delicious seasonal cocktails. The server and sommelier were very knowledgeable and on their recommendation we selected the Chef's tasting menu with wine pairings (one Sommelier Select and one Global). The food was beautifully presented and some of the veggies were from their own garden. Most importantly, the food was delectable. Loved the wine gummies! We would definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great food, lovely setting, a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion !!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Had an outstanding meal on the terrace at Ashby Inn with a friend from California. The location was perfect, after a day of wine tasting at various Virginia vineyards. The experience continued at Ashby Inn where they have a selection of estate produced Virginia wine or other choices from around the world. There is a nice pairing menu or the option for two, three or four courses with recommended wines.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

36 Anniv dinner. Great 3 course epicurean experience. If only wait staff were on it. Guess an 8PM reserv is stretching it
Nonetheless it was a great value and we will go back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Amazing experience. The staff was exceptional. The food was divine. It was our first time. We have been to many other "signature" places such as the Inn at Little Washington. The Ashby Inn was absolutely at the top of them all. I look forward to making this a go-to place for special occassions.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We love everything about Ashby
Inn! The food, the people, the experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Never a bad experience
Food service, Nolan and Chef great
People are wonderful

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I took a friend there for her birthday dinner. Both of us enjoyed the experience. The atmosphere was very pleasant, and the service was excellent. Our only complaints: My friend's halibut was oversalted slightly, and my beef, while nicely prepared, didn't have the "beefy " taste that I was hoping for. Both our salads were delicious, and my dessert (goat cheese parfait) was one of the best desserts I've had in a long time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Another great meal at the Ashby Inn.
Service can be a little intrusive and there were occasions when it felt like we had an extra guest at the table. However, it's not a deal breaker and we will continue to go back whenever we are in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Well worth the trip out RT 66 to the country for the wonderful food and ambiance. This place is a gem nestled in scenic surrounds and the food (all sourced from local farms) is incredible.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The setting is beautiful at Paris Virginia near the Sky Meadows State Park. Food is excellent and well presented. The Chocolate Pave dessert was perfect. Wine pairings went well with the food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The food was excellent, service was superb. Every meal was explained to us as it was served. Wine was great. Had a wonderful time , would go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Nolan and Stewart covered the table, and were fantastic. Went with the four course "normal" (not chef's tasting menu) selection.

Amuse bouche was well done, as were all courses (duck breast as entrée). I can HIGHLY recommend the goat cheese parfait as a dessert. . .I seriously considered getting a second helping. This is a dessert one could form a religion around.

Will come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We were practically groupies at Ashby Inn for many years. They have gone through a period of chef testing. This current chef (from Fearrington House in N.C, another favorite of ours) is very talented! We loved everything we ordered. The bread & butter w/ sea salt remain. Stuart is still available to help with your wine selections. A table on the patio overlooking a gorgeous garden is our idea of heaven! The owners have acquired the church next door (now called the Ashby Chapel & used for weddings & special events). The space between is now an Apothecary shop. It needs tweaking. I wish they would sell their pottery there! Better costume jewelry & books about Virginia would be well received. We will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

My husband and I dined at The Ashby for our anniversary. The views were stunning, the food was beautiful and delicious, and the service was great. We really enjoyed The Ashby and would not hesitate to return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Charming backyard, well executed menu with seasonal local ingredients. Professional and attentive service all throughout. Would definitely come back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Always wonderful! The Ashby's patio on a summer evening is the place to be, especially for a getaway from nearby DC.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Gets better every time. My husband and I think it's the best restaurant in the DC region. Fabulous chef. Really creative use of local foods. Amazing for vegetarians too. Our favorite for anniversaries and birthdays. Reasonable prices. Charming service. Lovely space and setting.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Star fell a little this time. I had been in October 2016 and had an outstanding meal. It seems the prices went up and the quality went down. It was perfectly nice and outstanding presentation for all the meals; however, only one dish was amazing and I perceive the port paired with the last course was a ruby and not tawny as claimed. Previously we raved about every course and the pairings.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2017

This is our second time having Sunday brunch at the Ashby Inn. It's a beautiful place to visit and the area around it is breathtaking especially at this time of the year. The food and the service were pretty good and we had some local white wine that was interesting as well.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We enjoyed a three course meal including a beef tenderloin and halibut. My girlfriend and I both had well-selected half bottles of wine. Everything was top notch and the food in particular was tasty and nuanced. I'd recommend the Ashby, especially for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Excellent food & service. Well priced except for the Spring water cost of which wasn't disclosed. $6 glass a bit high.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2017

The service, food and presentation were all excellent. The sommelier is outstanding, he has a refined sense of humor and it is always a delight to chat with him. The waitress was world class, attentive, knowledgeable and polite. We enjoyed a wonderful cheese plate and pork belly appetizers. Our entrées were Halibut and the Lamb, delicious.
That said we noticed that, since our last visit, the portion sizes have been reduced to what I term” French cuisine portion” size. I would suggest the menu contain an amendment beside each entrée showing a price for an American sized portion.
It is still one of our favorite restaurants and we shall return.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 17, 2017

The food was great and the staff could not have been better. Never felt hurried and the atmosphere was very relaxed.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

this restaurant has incredible food and a lovely staff! We enjoyed a mother's day lunch there and were blown away by the quality and service. It was above and beyond what you get in any fine dining location in Washington, DC. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! It is worth it! Not to mention the drive out to the Ashby is so peaceful and beautiful!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Made for a perfect Mother's Day

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Our second year for outdoor Mother's Day brunch. Worth every penny. The food was delicious and the wine pairings perfect. This is the best restaurant, bar none, in northern va.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Having dined at many Michelin Star restaurants, I can honestly say this is one of the great restaurants I have had the pleasure of attending. We loved the kitchens unique combinations of local produce (Pumpernickel and mint pea custard, smoked cabbage and nettle). The service (Teresa) and ambiance is impeccable. Everyone was very attentative to our vegetarian requirements. The sommelier listened to what we like and presented us with a delicious local red (Linden Estate Hardscrabble). A great experience all round, that is worth the drive and we will surely return.

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

A phenomenal dinner from start to finish! Start with a wonderful cocktail prepared by Jessica in the tiny tap room downstairs while you are waiting to be seated. Dinner was creative, fresh, sophisticated and seamless. The staff obviously take great pride in the dishes they place in front of you. Love all the amuse bouches! Fantastic wine list, including local gems. Go!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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