Ruddington’s Ready for The Glorious 12th!

Okay. So we’re talking about the 12th of April rather than the 12th of August. Moreover, this month no grouse (grouses? grice? – Ed) will be put in peril. However, Monday is poised to be the glorious day which most residents have been longing for – when Ruddington’s non-essential shops, salons, outdoor hospitality, gyms and certain other establishments can finally reopen after our third ‘lockdown’! After three months of further tight controls to ‘control the Coronavirus’, now the vaccine rollout is well underway across England, the Government ‘roadmap’ has navigated us…

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Ruddington’s One Day ‘COVID’ Christmas

The new and more infectious mutation of the Coronavirus, which is now spreading alarmingly across Britain, has caused dozens of countries to suspend travel from the UK as well as halting freight across The English Channel – leading to worries about food shortages. It’s also confounded festive plans for many in our village and beyond. Not only must our many hospitality businesses remain closed throughout (except for takeaways or delivery) but any long distance family get-togethers in our homes have had to be cancelled, too. For now, Ruddington remains in Tier 3 – which is…

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Hospitality Takes Another Hit as Ruddington Goes ‘Tier 2’

Ruddington businesses are weighing up the impact of new restrictions which have been set out by the Government today to tackle the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases in Nottinghamshire. If approved by MPs, the changes announced by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, this evening will see a new, three tier system of local Coronavirus alert levels – in which different parts of England will be placed into ‘medium’, ‘high’ and ‘very high’ categories. These proposals will be voted on tomorrow in Parliament before coming into force on Wednesday. Mr Johnson said that further action is required now…

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Ruddington’s Ready for Test and Trace!

As new government Coronavirus restrictions begin today – in a bid to prevent a major second wave of COVID-19 infections – village businesses owners say they’re all set for the new rules aimed at keeping their customers safe. These extra laws are especially relevant to Ruddington’s pubs, cafés, bars and restaurants which must now close by 10pm. Not only that, those serving alcohol will also be restricted to providing table service only – whilst, for all hospitality venues, face masks will be compulsory for bar staff, waiters and non-seated customers.…

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The Old Bakehouse Tearoom

If you’re looking for somewhere a little different to drop in for a tea or coffee, and perhaps a bite to eat, the quintessentially English surroundings of Ruddington’s Old Bakehouse Tearoom are well worth a try. In a world where so much has been changed by COVID-19 – including the new ‘Test & Trace’ app QR code scan box on the counter, customer ‘one-way system’ and ‘socially distanced’ tables – these new measures ensure Lesley Wells and her staff can serve you in safety whilst continuing to go that extra mile to…

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Who’s Open Again in Ruddington?

This week sees another milestone in the UK Government’s easing of COVID-19 Coronavirus restrictions – with non-essential shops added to the list of businesses allowed to reopen, provided they can implement stringent new hygiene and 2 metre ‘social distancing’ requirements to protect customers and staff. Of course, as we’ve been reporting over almost three months via our regularly updated RUDDINGTON.info COVID-19 Traders checklist, many of our ‘essential’ village shops have done residents proud by managing to remain open and trade safely right through the pandemic – including our Co-op and Sainsbury’s supermarkets,…

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Village Traders Open During COVID-19

A to Z of RUDDINGTON SHOPS, BUSINESSES & FACILITIES STILL OPEN TO SERVE YOU* Amanda Findlay Eyecare, Charles Street | Tel: 0115 921 2992 Our village optician is available for essential, emergency eye care and spectacle repairs only Please leave Amanda a message on the number above to arrange an appointment or send an email   Black Cat Café, High St | Email: meow@theblackcatcafe.co.uk Offering food on Saturdays – for delivery or to pick up in the shop 9-11am.  Products available include Hot breakfasts and Hot Breakfast cobs; Homemade Deli items and Cakes.…

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National Recognition for Ruddington Café Owner

One hundred specially invited female entrepreneurs have celebrated their achievements at an exclusive reception in the House of Lords hosted by f:Entrepreneur – and Julie Smith who owns The Black Cat Café on High Street in Ruddington was one of them! Julie, who also co-owns Black Cat Accounting, attended the business breakfast on Wednesday (4th March) where businesswomen at the event were chosen for being inspirational. f:Entrepreneur is run by Small Business Britain which says it established the #ialso100 hashtag to reflect that women in business rarely have a single-job…

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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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