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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Ruddington Curry House is Hot Stuff!

Village restaurant owner Mahbu Noor and his staff say they’re delighted at picking up a special national award for their work at The Three Spices on Easthorpe Street – after being nominated for it by their customers. The Ruddington eatery picked up the title ‘Best Customers’ Choice Restaurant’ in this year’s prestigious National Curry Awards – staged by Curry Life Magazine at a glittering event in London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel. The gong was presented to him by well known broadcasters Angela Rippon and Mike Bushell {top photo}. Speaking after the ceremony, Mr…

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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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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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Ruddington’s ‘High Street Heroes’!

On the eve of the inaugural Ruddington Village Market, it’s been announced that our village is to be the first in Rushcliffe to feature at the start of a special series of magazine articles – in a publication distributed to over 60,000 homes. The new Rushcliffe Reports feature is to be called ‘High Street Heroes’ and will start this April by focusing on the sterling efforts of Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) in attracting people to visit local businesses in and around our own High Street and helping them prosper. The group…

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New Village Market Coming Soon!

The countdown has begun to the launch of a brand new Ruddington Village Market – which is set to start in February 2019. As reported previously on RUDDINGTON.info, the idea of an outdoor market began to gather pace following the formation of the Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP). This is a joint group of Ruddington traders, Parish Councillors and residents, brought together to pursue ways to promote the vibrancy and prosperity of our village centre in the wake of a number of retail closures, not least Glyn Thomas’ Greengrocers. The original…

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Three Spices Does It Again!

Ruddington’s Three Spices has again been recognised as one of the best in the country at this year’s  “Curry Life Awards” organised by Curry Life Magazine. This time, the popular Indian restaurant on Easthorpe Street won the “Best Customer Choice 2018” category. The good news was announced during a glittering ceremony at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Sunday night. Owner Mahbu Noor was there to hear the announcement and collected the special plate from journalist and TV presenter Jon Snow {above}. It follows on from two years of success there for chef Monaim…

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Another Three Spices Award!

Ruddington STILL has the ‘Best Indian Chef in Nottinghamshire’ – for the second year running! Monaim Choudhury of The Three Spices on Easthorpe Street has just received the accolade AGAIN at the “Curry Life Awards 2017” organised by Curry Life Magazine. He learned the good news during a glittering ceremony at The Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Sunday night when he received his second, special plate.  Three Spices owner Mahbu Noor was also there (pictured left with Monaim) to hear the announcement and collect the prestigious award. Monaim says: “This is my…

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Ruddington Curry Chef is Best!

It’s official – Ruddington has the ‘Best Indian Chef in Nottinghamshire’! Monaim Choudhury of The Three Spices on Easthorpe Street (pictured on stage) has just received this accolade at the “Curry Life Awards 2016” organised by Curry Life Magazine. He learned the good news during a glittering ceremony at The Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London last night – and was presented with a special plate (left).  Three Spices owner Mahbu Noor and other members of the team were also there to hear the announcement and collect the prestigious award. The ceremony was hosted…

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The Black Cat is Coming!

Perhaps so far only Mathew’s Café & Deli regulars have spotted the new face in charge at 24D High Street? But soon the popular Ruddington venue will also have a striking new name and an updated menu. It will then be “Black Cat Café”. The name has been inspired by the accountancy firm Black Cat Accounting which new owner Julie Smith had been running with her husband. In fact, Julie took over the café from Mathew Mountain back on the 20th August but she’s new to the trade so decided to change things…

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