Ruddington Pubs, Cafés and Restaurants Must Now Shut

In the fight against COVID-19, with cases of Coronavirus rapidly increasing, and England’s death toll tragically rising to 167 today, it was inevitable that this country would soon need to fall in line with many others around the world by enforcing even tighter restrictions on our everyday lives. That time came this afternoon when, at Boris Johnson’s now customary daily briefing, the Prime Minister asked for all the UK’s cafés, pubs, restaurants, nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, gyms and leisure centres to close “as soon as they reasonably can”.  Mr Johnson urged people not…

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National Recognition for Ruddington Café Owner

One hundred specially invited female entrepreneurs have celebrated their achievements at an exclusive reception in the House of Lords hosted by f:Entrepreneur – and Julie Smith who owns The Black Cat Café on High Street in Ruddington was one of them! Julie, who also co-owns Black Cat Accounting, attended the business breakfast on Wednesday (4th March) where businesswomen at the event were chosen for being inspirational. f:Entrepreneur is run by Small Business Britain which says it established the #ialso100 hashtag to reflect that women in business rarely have a single-job…

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Ruddington’s First ‘Fiver Fest’ Fortnight!

For the very first time this year Ruddington is joining in with ‘The Totally Locally Fiver Fest’. It’s a national celebration of small businesses and shops which runs for a fortnight from this Saturday, February 15th, through until the end of the month. Being part this UK-wide initiative was suggested to fellow traders by The Bottle Top‘s Alex Preston, who is now on the committee of the award-winning Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) team.  She quickly heard back from numerous independent retailers in the village who were keen to get…

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The Old Bakehouse Tearoom

If you’re looking for a cosy and welcoming place you can pop into for tea or coffee, and perhaps a bite to eat, you must give Ruddington’s Old Bakehouse Tearoom a try! Owner Lesley Wells and her staff always go that extra mile to make you feel at home in quintessentially English surroundings. Lesley has been running the former Horspool’s Bakery Shop on Church Street since July 2012. “I always had a dream to open a traditional village tea shop in later life – and found this lovely building which lent itself really…

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Village Market Celebrates First Birthday

Amazingly, when our next Ruddington Village Market takes place this February, it will be marking one year since its launch! Hosted by The White Horse Inn, in partnership with the now award-winning Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) team, the event has since firmly established itself on many people’s lists of essential things do in the area each month. Organisers gave themselves a well deserved rest this January – to prepare for the big, first birthday market on Saturday February 1st 2020. We’re promised music, entertainment, prizes and birthday specials in addition to all…

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Ruddington “Bus Detective” Trail

Here’s something for youngsters who fancy a bit of “sleuthing” to get involved with over the holidays or at weekends. Why not try out Nottingham City Transport‘s “Bus Detective” trail for RUDDINGTON? It’s a chance to grab your magnifying glass and head out with the kids for a “quizzical adventure”. If you live outside Ruddington all you need to do is hop onto a Navy 3 or Green 10 BioGas bus with a £6.00 Grouprider ticket and hop off again at Ruddington Green to begin the trail. Then follow the clues and route…

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Have a Ruddy Good Christmas!

December is now upon us and festive plans at venues around our village are already well advanced. For the first time this year, these include two major events organised by Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP). RVCP‘s very first Christmas Makers’ Night is happening this Friday 6th December. Organised by their Ruddington Village Market team, over 40 artisan craft stalls will be hosted across three main village venues – The Cottage Hotel, The Frame Breakers and The White Horse Inn – as well as within numerous village centre shops, which are opening until late. You…

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Early Evening Shopping in Ruddington

Village centre traders are encouraging residents to #ShopLocal in the run up to this Christmas – with several businesses staying open later every Wednesday between now and the big day. Starting tonight (27th November) until December 18th, Philo’s Espresso Bar and Eatery, The Bottle Top, Ruby Rae, Sweetie Boutique, Summers at Eleven, The Pamper Room, David Richards Jewellers and The Children’s Society Shop will all be trading until 7pm. It was Philo’s manager Jamie Battersby who came up with the idea. He told RUDDINGTON.info: “We decided to do early evening shopping in the run…

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Ruddington Makers’ Night Returns

Following the success of the debut event in June, the organisers of Ruddington Village Market are putting on a second ‘Makers Night’ for Christmas, a special festive craft evening across three main village venues and some of our high street shops. It’s taking place on Friday 6th December from 6pm until 9pm, again at The Cottage Hotel, the White Horse Inn and The Frame Breakers, who will host over 40 artisan craft stalls between them to form a ‘craft trail’ through the heart of Ruddington. Food and drink will be available at all three venues, with ‘live’…

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Philo’s Christmas Gifts

If you’re a regular visitor to Philo’s Espresso Bar & Eatery at the corner of High Street and Church Street you will possibly already have noticed a growing selection of craft and other gift items on sale there. When the former Tanner’s Estate Agents office closed last year, and then became part of Philo’s own premises, the extra room allowed the Ruddington family business to greatly expand its range. They’ve now officially launched this additional area as a dedicated space for gifts and cards. All you need to do is…

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