Plans For Former Thomas’s Revealed!

Eagle-eyed shoppers on High Street may have spotted a notice that’s appeared in the window at Ruddington’s historic greengrocers’ premises – the sudden and unexpected closure of which caused such shock and dismay in our village almost a year ago. The blue sign at Glyn Thomas‘s old shop – bought and refurbished last year by the Patel family of Ruddington Post Office next door – reveals an application to Rushcliffe Borough Council “for the Grant of a new Premises Licence to include the provision of sale of alcohol for consumption…

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Ruddington Pub in Beer Drinkers’ Bible!

“Just good beer!” That’s the secret of the success of Ruddington’s Frame Breakers pub according to manager Amy Cameron – as staff and customers celebrate a prestigious place in the 2018 Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide, published TODAY. It’s the first time in five years that ANY of our village pubs has featured in the real ale almanac – since both The Three Crowns and The White Horse were dropped after the 2013 edition following changes in management. Now in its 45th year, the Good Beer Guide features 4,500 pubs…

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Ruddington Licensee is in The Super Sixteen!

The owner and chef of a popular Ruddington gastro-pub has been shortlisted for a prestigious award from the leading professional body representing UK licensees – The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII). Mark Anderson of The Ruddington Arms on Wilford Road is one of just sixteen semi-finalists for this year’s Licensee of the Year competition. Sponsored by Sky, this competition is widely regarded as the most rigorous and hard-fought award for individual licensee operators in the UK – held annually for over 20 years. The Ruddington Arms tweeted “We are really surprised, honoured and proud to be…

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Micropub for Rudd?

It seems there’s an appetite for setting up a real ale micropub in Ruddington – despite our village centre already having seven long established inns. Add to these existing pubs our two social clubs, golf club, cocktail bar, a licensed hotel and restaurants and you may well wonder why? Well, according to The Micropub & Microbreweries Association : ‘A Micropub is a small freehouse which listens to its customers, mainly serves cask ales, promotes conversation, shuns all forms of electronic entertainment and dabbles in traditional pub snacks’. Certainly a pub without any televisions, piped…

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