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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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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New Team at the Tearoom

One of Ruddington’s much-loved hospitality venues has reopened today under new management – and also with a more contemporary, new look. The Old Bakehouse Tearoom on Church Street had been closed since the start of July to allow for repairs and alterations to the interior by its new owner Eve Kirk. She took over the reigns from Lesley Wells during this summer due to Lesley’s retirement. Eve is pictured above (centre) with new staff members Jess (left) and Serena (right), who both live in Ruddington. Eve explains: “I worked in a cafe…

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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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The Old Bakehouse is Back!

Two months after Ruddington’s much loved traditional tearoom was forced to close its doors due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, it’s now back in action! For the time being, like other hospitality businesses up and down the country, it is for takeaways and deliveries only. But at least some of its popular fayre is now finally available again for villagers to enjoy at home. Owner Lesley Wells has been running the former Horspool’s Bakery Shop on Church Street since July 2012 and says she has really missed being here for…

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Fancy a Coffee Crawl?

Thousands of revellers are descending on Ruddington this weekend to take full advantage of the hundreds of beers, ciders, wines, spirits and entertainment which make up RuddFest 2018. All being well our pubs will be full – along with people thronging around the dedicated marquee and stalls on The Green. But for those less keen on the alcohol, or needing a break from the stronger stuff, Ruddington has plenty of other village centre venues you can stroll to for a nice, refreshing cup of tea or coffee. This now includes Jasper’s…

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