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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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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The Old Bakehouse Celebrates Seven Years

The Old Bakehouse Tearoom sits so comfortably on Church Street, and is now such an integral part of Ruddington life, to current residents and visitors it’s like it’s always been here! In reality, of course, the premises have undergone a couple of reincarnations since they were the former Horspools’ Bakery shop. However, Lesley Wells has made it all her own – and it’s seven years this week since she first started trading from there. It was early in 2012 that Lesley’s long time dream of running a traditional, Victorian-style tea room…

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Full Steam Ahead for The Heritage Café!

As Father Christmas prepares to welcome thousands of excited youngsters and their parents aboard the annual “Santa Specials” at Ruddington’s Great Central Railway (Nottingham), the newly relaunched restaurant there will also be worth a visit this year. ‘The Heritage Café’ officially opens this Saturday (1st December) under the new management team of Karen Law and her partner Jim Goodinson. Karen is a former healthcare worker, with experience in catering, whilst Jim is a painter and decorator who’s currently helping out with the new venture. Both are already well known around The…

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Some GOOD News for our Village Centre!

In an era of shop closures and pessimism there’s finally a bit of welcome business news for Ruddington… Firstly, we can confirm that Philo’s Deli is to take over the empty shop unit at 1A, Church Street (pictured above right) recently vacated by Tanners. Manager Jessica Hutchings told RUDDINGTON.info: “We already have the keys and work will start soon on creating a bigger kitchen area – making more room for our outside catering. We will also have another small counter area with around 10 extra lower level seats for our customers.” The…

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Jasper’s Café to Close

It’s less than a year since Ruddington’s newest coffee house began trading on Dutton’s Hill. Yet, since March 2017, Jasper’s Café has managed to establish itself as one of our most popular village venues to meet up for a cuppa, a chat and a bite to eat. Now it will have to close. Jasper’s was the idea of Paul Carver and Cathy Hatfield who’ve always dreamed of owning their own coffee shop. As Bar Six traded mostly in the evenings they thought it made perfect use of a very suitable building during the…

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Country Park Café Consultation

Rushcliffe Borough Council has launched a new survey asking if locals and visitors would like to see a dedicated café at Ruddington’s Country Park. It wants you to have YOUR say on whether you think it’s a good idea – AND whether you’d use it? Since 2015 the council has been working with Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park (FoRCP), Franklin Ellis Architects and The University of Nottingham on a proposal to refurbish and upgrade the existing building – and perhaps to extend it to create a permanent new café. This follows a previous public consultation by Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park held there last September…

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A Slice of Jasper’s Carrot Cake?

That’s just one of the delicacies at Ruddington’s newest coffee house on Dutton’s Hill! Jasper’s Café is the idea of Paul Carver and Cathy Hatfield who’ve always dreamed of owning their own coffee shop. This week it became a reality. It now operates during daytime hours in the premises of Bar Six – where Paul has previously served slightly stronger drinks in the evening for around a year. On Wednesday’s opening day (the 29th of March) the new business was already doing a brisk trade! Paul told RUDDINGTON.info: “This particular premises wasn’t used during the day –…

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The Black Cat is Coming!

Perhaps so far only Mathew’s Café & Deli regulars have spotted the new face in charge at 24D High Street? But soon the popular Ruddington venue will also have a striking new name and an updated menu. It will then be “Black Cat Café”. The name has been inspired by the accountancy firm Black Cat Accounting which new owner Julie Smith had been running with her husband. In fact, Julie took over the café from Mathew Mountain back on the 20th August but she’s new to the trade so decided to change things…

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