It’s RuddFest Weekend!

With surprisingly little ‘fanfare’ this year, Ruddington’s much loved annual beer, cider, gin, food and music festival is back – running from today (Thursday 9th) until Sunday (12th June 2022), starting each day at noon. The popular, four-day, village event usually takes place each year following the second Bank Holiday in May. However, in 2020 ‘RuddFest’ was cancelled altogether due to the COVID-19 pandemic and then delayed by the Coronavirus until August last year. Now, in 2022, it’s very nearly on schedule again – just a week later because of last weekend’s ‘Platinum Jubilee’ celebrations…

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Ruddington Beer Festival

RuddFest is back! This year, Ruddington’s annual beer, cider, gin, food and music festival is running from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th June 2022 – starting at midday each day. As usual, it will be centred around the main marquee on The Green (above) but, as last year, with The Frame Breakers, White Horse and Red Lion pubs joining in with the long weekend of festivities, too. Organisers ask you to drink responsibly – and come to RuddFest using public transport, if possible. CT4N Services 22 & 23, Nottingham City Transport’s Navy…

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August RuddFest Confirmed

Ruddington’s much loved annual Beer and Cider Festival, which was cancelled completely in 2020 due to COVID-19, will go ahead this year – at the end of this month! In February, a decision was made to push back further the 3rd-6th June dates originally considered for RuddFest 2021 because some Coronavirus restrictions in England would still be in force. Organisers have now confirmed it’s taking place in our village from Thursday 26th August to Sunday 29th August – less than three weeks’ away. Once again the main organisers are The Three Crowns, The White Horse Inn…

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RuddFest is Postponed Again

It’s been revealed that Ruddington’s much loved annual Beer and Cider Festival – which usually attracts thousands of visitors – will not be taking place this June as planned, due to continuing concerns about COVID-19. The decision was made in the wake of the Government’s ‘roadmap’ announcement on Monday that restrictions on large events and some hospitality will not be lifted until June 21st at the earliest – which is after the originally scheduled RuddFest 2021 dates of June 3rd-6th.  Last year’s event was first postponed and then cancelled altogether because of the Coronavirus…

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Autumn RuddFest Plans

The old willow tree on The Green isn’t the only big thing that’s missing from our village this weekend. Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st May were also set to be the dates of RuddFest 2020 – Ruddington’s now legendary beer and cider festival. Like all village events – other than ‘virtual’ ones – it was cancelled a couple of months’ ago due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. However, a gradual easing of restrictions is creating hope that the annual festival might still take place this year. Organiser John Noble tells…

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Now John’s Gone

The number of vacant seats on Ruddington Parish Council has risen to three – following the resignation this week of Flawford Ward Councillor, John Noble. He told RUDDINGTON.info that his decision to leave was purely due to time constraints and him being able to give the council the dedication required. However his departure leaves the council with yet another post to fill – less than a week after no one came forward to contest empty seats in Easthorpe Ward and Manor Ward. Attempts will now be made to fill these…

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Ruddington’s Got Talent!

Or has it?? Well, that’s for YOU to prove! A new event to round off this year’s RuddFest is providing a showcase for village performers to do their thing on the big stage at The White Horse pub in our village. Organiser Andy Hunt told RUDDINGTON.info “It’s a talent show for all ages of Ruddington. From musicians to magicians. If they have what it takes we will provide their stage!!!” Online auditions are now being invited – where wannabe contestants just need to send a video of their audition by private message on the White…

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Ruddfest returns 2nd-5th June 2016

Organisers at Ruddfest, Ruddington’s annual beer and cider festival, said: We are aiming to stock over 150 different beers, ciders and perrys will be making a welcome return in June 2016, with over 150 tipples on offer for thirsty visitors to enjoy. This year’s festival starts at 12 noon on Thursday 2 June and runs through to last orders on Sunday 5 June. Six village venues are taking part, with The Three Crowns, The Three Spices and Bar Six once again operating from a marquee on The Green in the…

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