Exciting Things Are Happening at Jules Café & Deli!

Since Jules Café & Deli opened for business on July 10th this year, taking over the former Morton’s Café & Deli premises at 24d High Street, their feet haven’t touched the ground! “We have been working tirelessly to ensure the services we provide at Jules Café & Deli cater for everyone” says owner Julie Dickinson. “To this end we have been making gradual changes over the last three months. Our food menus will now be more extensive with breakfast, lunch and afternoon treat options being available.” In fact there will be over…

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Happy Anniversary at Parker’s Yard! 

It’s now twelve months since Ruddington’s The Split Screen Coffee Company began operating the café based within Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum (FKM) – and its owners are pleased to report their business is going from strength to strength. The independent coffee roasting company was founded in 2015 by village resident and former teacher Jennifer Walker. She sums up her entreprenaurial experience as a massive learning curve – having left the teaching profession to gain a better work-life balance and spend more time with her family. The Split Screen Coffee Company began eight years’ ago as…

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Parker’s Yard Café Plans

The Parker’s Yard Café at our Framework Knitters’ Museum (FKM) has submitted an application to Rushcliffe Borough Council for an alcohol licence on its premises. Run by Ruddington residents Jennifer Walker and Mike Gaunt, their coffee shop was launched in July (2022) within the recent museum extension and gardens – formerly ‘Gunn Cottage’. Along with the FKM’s gift shop and its Old Chapel, this hospitality area of our internationally famous tourist attraction is a place villagers and visitors can access without having to pay the museum entrance fee. The couple started The Split Screen Coffee…

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The Bottle Top – Café, Beer & Eco Shop

When Glyn Thomas’s much loved Greengrocers closed its doors in 2018, locals feared the heart and been ripped out of Ruddington and that our village centre would never be the same again. It was clear that a shop dedicated solely to selling fresh fruit and vegetables may no longer be viable, nevertheless 2, High Street has now become a new hub of the community thanks to the vision of husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston. Together they brought to Ruddington a brand new business called The Bottle Top, which opened on May…

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A Ruddy Fine Gin for Jacob?

Gin made here in Ruddington may soon be stocked in bars and restaurants across Parliament if our local MP gets her way. Please see the update below!* Ruth Edwards, who is also the co-chair of the ‘All Party Parliamentary Group for Geographically Protected Foods’, raised the issue in a letter to the House of Commons Commission – which is responsible for overseeing its day-to-day running. She pitched for British food and drink to be put at the heart of our democratic institutions, and she wants the change to start with Ruddy Fine…

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The Award Winning Bottle Top

When Glyn Thomas’s much loved Greengrocers closed its doors in 2018, locals feared the heart and been ripped out of Ruddington and that our village centre would never be the same again. It was clear that a shop dedicated solely to selling fresh fruit and vegetables may no longer be viable, nevertheless 2, High Street has now become a new hub of the community thanks to the vision of husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston. Together they brought to Ruddington a brand new business called The Bottle Top, which opened on May…

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Woman Arrested After Abingdon Drive Crash

Police say a woman has been arrested after reports a car was involved in a collision with a parked car in Ruddington. Officers were called to Abingdon Drive in our village at 4.50pm yesterday (Wednesday 1st December). This road – and also Ashworth Avenue at its junction with the A60 – were temporarily blocked off whilst the incident was dealt with. Drivers and NCT Green 10 bus passengers found themselves diverted around the closures until the roads were reopened shortly before 6pm. A woman received medical treatment at the scene before…

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Ruddington Grange Golf Club

Ruddington’s golf club has submitted an application to Rushcliffe Borough Council for a variation of the current alcohol and entertainment licence on its premises. As well as the popular 18-hole par-72 golf course, established in 1988, Ruddington Grange Golf Club on Wilford Road is now also a well established entertainment venue for dining, parties, weddings and other functions. With the blue notice below, the Ruddington business is seeking to expand what it can offer to its customers from our village and beyond. Ruddington Grange Golf Club offers various bookable rooms of…

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Village Gin Makers Achieve National Awards Shortlist

Ruddington based artisan gin maker, The Ruddy Fine Distillery, has been shortlisted amongst major drink brands for its locally foraged ‘Lockdown Gin’ at The Grocer New Product Awards 2021. Widely regarded as the number one event of its kind for food and drink, these awards recognise and applaud extraordinary innovation across the UK’s FMCG sector. Previous finalists in the same ‘Alcoholic Drinks’ category have included nationwide brands such as Sipsmiths Gin and Westons Cider. As usual, the food and drink products at The Grocer New Product Awards were judged and scored…

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Licence Application by Ruddington Gallery

Ruddington is where the award-winning Debbie Bryan independent brand chose to open its second creative space in October 2020 (St. Mary’s Gate gallery in the City was launched in 2009) and staff recall the gallery’s “warm welcome by the village“. Now Debbie Bryan hopes to extend the shop’s opening times and services at 15, High Street – as can be seen from this official application to Rushcliffe Borough Council. Debbie says “a steep history and love of Ruddington felt like a perfect second home” to expand her creative vision. She first showcased her textile…

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