Support Our Village Traders!

The closure of Thomas’s Greengrocer’s in Ruddington seems to have prompted an unprecedented wave of concern for the future of our unique, village centre shops. When it was revealed on Easter Saturday that the sixty year old family company had gone into liquidation, and would cease trading the very same day, hundreds turned up on High Street in person and chatted to some of the eight members of shocked staff who were set to suddenly lose their jobs. Literally thousands more people visited RUDDINGTON.info and Ruddington social media to search…

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Ruddington’s Easter Buses

If you’re trying to think of things to do over the Easter holidays then we reckon a #RuddyGoodDayOut should be somewhere near the top of your list! Whether you’re a village resident or visiting us from further afield there are always plenty of activities for all ages to keep you occupied and entertained. You could do a bit of village shopping at our independent retailers, pop into one of our many pubs, cafés or restaurants, have a round of golf, visit one of our THREE museums, stroll around our Country Park,…

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We Prescribe You …“Apotheka”!

That’s the NEW name for the former Bar Six on Dutton’s Hill! The contemporary drinking and dining venue has been extensively remodelled, refurbished and expanded onto TWO floors at number 6, Wilford Road. Work is now complete on the first phase of the new look bar and restaurant – which opened on schedule on Friday night (2nd March) despite challenges caused by the snow. As part of the major redesign a new access has been made from within the downstairs bar to a staircase serving the upstairs room (which was formerly home to Bloomin’ Dementia). This…

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Update on our Village Plan

You may remember that something of a milestone was reached last summer with the publication of the definitive Ruddington Village Plan –  your vision for how our village should develop over the next 5 to 10 years. This final version of the Plan was launched in August at the 2017 Ruddington “Summer Fayre” by RVP steering group volunteers (top photo) when villagers could pick up a printed copy of the completed document, ask questions and volunteer themselves for projects flagged up by four years of research. (You can read more about the background >>HERE<<.) The final plan itself contained…

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The Ruddington Arms Does it Again!

One of our village inns has picked up another award for the quality of its cuisine – as Nottingham’s “Best Gastro Pub”! The Ruddington Arms received the accolade during a black tie ceremony last night hosted by TV personality Mark Durden-Smith at Colwick Hall. The annual Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards celebrate diversity and quality across every style of dining, recognising the most talented chefs and venues within the region – “allowing the best of Nottingham to be showcased on a plate!” Ruddington’s White Horse can also be proud to have been…

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Jasper’s Café to Close

It’s less than a year since Ruddington’s newest coffee house began trading on Dutton’s Hill. Yet, since March 2017, Jasper’s Café has managed to establish itself as one of our most popular village venues to meet up for a cuppa, a chat and a bite to eat. Now it will have to close. Jasper’s was the idea of Paul Carver and Cathy Hatfield who’ve always dreamed of owning their own coffee shop. As Bar Six traded mostly in the evenings they thought it made perfect use of a very suitable building during the…

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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 New Year Buses

Nottingham City Transport is promising that getting home will be easy and inexpensive for Ruddington’s New Year revellers thanks to its late night buses. Our village’s main transport operator is once again running its New Year’s Eve services, with late night buses running through until 3.15am to get people home after bringing in 2018 in Nottingham. NightBus N48 is the best option if travelling home to Ruddington – which comes via The Meadows and Clifton (see map below). NCT advises that the cheapest and most convenient way to pay is with the NCTX Buses App…

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Kitchen Takeovers at Bar Six!

Ruddington foodies have long been fortunate enough to be able to select from a diverse range of different cuisines thanks to our numerous pubs, restaurants, cafés and takeaways. NOW our choice has been enhanced even further by a new culinary concept launched at Bar Six – which sees their chefs and menus CHANGE every four weeks! The ‘Kitchen Takeovers’ started at the Dutton’s Hill venue on the 3rd of October. A different street food or cuisine is now on offer each month from local, independent traders. Lucy Would, who runs the Ruddington business…

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Ruddington Pub in Beer Drinkers’ Bible!

“Just good beer!” That’s the secret of the success of Ruddington’s Frame Breakers pub according to manager Amy Cameron – as staff and customers celebrate a prestigious place in the 2018 Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide, published TODAY. It’s the first time in five years that ANY of our village pubs has featured in the real ale almanac – since both The Three Crowns and The White Horse were dropped after the 2013 edition following changes in management. Now in its 45th year, the Good Beer Guide features 4,500 pubs…

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