Kids’ Easter Colouring Competition Goes On!

Early in March, RUDDINGTON.info helped new village estate and letting agents Benwell Daykin to launch their ‘Easter Colouring Competition’ – a bit of fun for local children of all ages in the run up to Easter for a chance to win various prizes, including lots of chocolate, of course! At the time, copies of the artwork were distributed to St Peter’s Junior School and James Peacock Primary School in the hope that as many village children as possible would take part. Since then, unfortunately both the Ruddington schools and Benwell Daykin‘s branch at…

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Kids’ Easter Colouring Competition

Children of all ages in Ruddington are being invited to take part in an ‘egg-citing’ competition in the run up to Easter for a chance to win various prizes – including lots of chocolate, of course! The ‘Easter Colouring Competition’ is the idea of new Ruddington estate and letting agents Benwell Daykin. General Manager Ricky Benwell explains: “Our company is very much a family orientated business and we believe that we should be as active in the village community as possible. Therefore we hope this competition enables us to introduce ourselves…

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Benwell Daykin Estate Agency Opens

Ruddington can now boast a new, independent estate agent and lettings agency – with the launch of Benwell Daykin at our former chemist’s shop at 12 High Street. Since RUDDINGTON.info revealed last October which business would be taking over these historic village centre premises, the necessary permissions have been obtained and a total refurbishment carried out in readiness for the official opening of the fresh and vibrant offices on January 6th. Co-owner Ricky Benwell, who grew up in the village and is the driving force behind the new venture, says:…

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Former Pharmacy’s New Tenant

Mystery has surrounded who will be moving in to Ruddington’s former chemists’ shop since refurbishment work there began a few weeks ago. The historic High Street premises have been empty and up To Let since Evans Pharmacy relocated to Charles Street in May this year – and rumours have been rife as to what they might become next. This speculation has been fuelled by the workmen saying it’s “top secret” and being asked not to say! However, the stories going around that it is to become a pizza restaurant or…

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The Next Episode Begins…

Ruddington can once again boast a trendy drinking venue – now a new bar called The Next Episode has opened its doors in our village. But it’s rather MORE than a bar, since it’s been launched by The Ruddy Good Pub Company – alias Mark and Sarah Anderson from The Ruddington Arms. This is now the third outlet in their expanding hospitality empire – after they relaunched The White Lion at Bingham in 2017. After a “soft” launch with some invited guests the previous night, The Next Episode opened to everyone…

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The Bottle Top Opens!

Ruddington is welcoming another unique, local business to the village centre – with the arrival of The Bottle Top this Friday, May 10th. You’ll find it at 2, High Street in the premises previously occupied by the legendary Thomas’s Greengrocers for over sixty years before its sad and sudden closure last year. As we revealed back in February, husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston (pictured above with their eldest daughter Iris) are bringing this famous shop back to life with a range of products not previously available in our village.…

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Ruddington’s New Wedding Shop

There’s more good news for our village centre! If you’re a bride-to-be, or likely to be making wedding plans soon, you now need look no further than Ruddington for your dress and accessories. On Thursday (10th January 2019) Shade Bridal Boutique opened for business at its new premises on Easthorpe Street. Originally established in February 2011, on Melton Road in West Bridgford, it was the vision of Jessica Beard & Charlotte Jarvie – who wanted “to create an experience that was as memorable as a bride’s wedding dress.” Emma Castle bought the business…

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Church Street Changes

If you’ve walked along Church Street in Ruddington during the last few days you may have already spotted a couple of brand new traders? Unfortunately we have sad news that one of our existing shops there is shutting – but we can also reveal that another business which will be unique in Ruddington is already lined up to replace it!* {*Please see the update below.} Some GOOD news first … … 9, Church Street is now home to ‘Ruby Rae’ – a Ladies’ Boutique selling clothes and gifts. Actually the…

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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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Our New Village Gift Shop

Following the relocation of Julia’s Kitchen from Church Street into larger premises on High Street it hasn’t taken long for another brand new business to spring up in its place. However it is co-run by two already familiar village faces – one from Summers at Eleven next door and the other from Bar Six on Dutton’s Hill! Yvonne Summers and Amanda Gardener have gone into partnership to provide Ruddington with a much needed general gift shop – after other similar village ventures over the past couple of decades fizzled out.…

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