Thomas James Moves

A Ruddington based business, which is more accustomed to moving others, has itself just relocated – but only to the other side of High Street! Thomas James has been a growing, independent estate agent, selling properties since 2003, and opened its flagship branch in Ruddington in 2007. Its ongoing success in our village and further afield has since led to the opening of five other branches across Nottinghamshire. The brand new, and now rather more plush, Ruddington premises are on the corner with Charles Street – occupying part of the previous…

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Christmas at The Old Bakehouse Tearoom

Ruddington’s Old Bakehouse Tearoom is a cosy and welcoming place at any time of year. But, at Christmastime, owner Lesley Wells and her team always go that extra mile to add some festive cheer to both the surroundings and the menu. Lesley has been running the former Horspool’s Bakery Shop on Church Street for over seven years, fulfilling her dream of opening a traditional, village tea shop in later life. She set about completely refurbishing the interior in that vintage style, and her many customers from Ruddington and further afield continue…

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Bottle Top Christmas Tap Takeovers

There’s a special treat for beer lovers over this festive season – as Ruddington’s craft beer and eco-shop becomes a specialist ale ‘bar’ at weekends throughout December. Since opening in May this year, The Bottle Top – run by husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston – has been making quite an impression in the former Thomas’s Greengrocers shop at 2, High Street. Anthony is a huge beer fan whilst Alex has been busy introducing a raft of products and initiatives for Ruddington’s more environmentally conscious customers – including the return of plastic-free fruit and veg. You…

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Christmas with Kitchens By Mascari

“Nothing conjures up the spirit of Christmas like the smell of baking and mulled wine” writes Kitchens by Mascari‘s Creative Director Renee Mascari: “Things we love to share with friends and loved ones, together and with each other. That is why morphing the kitchen into the living room has become such a popular must have. Sharing the preparation for the big day in a festive space, taking turns to baste the turkey and pour the drinks hidden in a bespoke cocktail cabinet built as part of the kitchen, whilst other members…

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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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Freedom Dance & Performance

Did you know that Ruddington boasts its very own ‘Fame’ school? The rather understated purple doorway leading into Number 7, Charles Street, may not seem quite as salubrious as the famous ‘High School of Performing Arts’ in New York City did back in the ’80s. But Ruddington’s ‘Freedom Dance & Performance’ has always aimed big – and consequently has found perhaps rather more than its fair share of ‘Fame’ along the way!? Principal Stacey Green is a fully qualified I.S.T.D teacher with years of experience both as a performer and choreographer. She launched ‘Freedom’ in…

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Brookside Autoservices

“Good quality work at competitive rates, not going over a quoted price, keeping customers well informed and getting jobs finished on schedule.” Those are the principles which have kept Brookside Auto Services doing brisk business in Ruddington for almost thirty years. Being a little hidden out of the way, round on Brookside Road, has meant that customer recommendations have always been important to their continuing success. Business partners Dave Pearson and John Dennis amalgamated their previous motor repair and servicing companies to create Brookside Auto Services in the early nineties.…

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NCT’s #RuddyGoodDayOut | Ruddington Grange Golf Club

Ruddington Grange Golf Club: Catch the Navy 3 to Grange Court. Try out the 18 hole par 72 golf course – or just pop in for a drink and a meal. Since it was created in 1988, Ruddington Grange has acquired a reputation as one of Nottinghamshire’s very best courses. It is open seven days a week and green fees start at just £10 per person.

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