Co-op Shoppers Raise £3k for Museum!

Staff and volunteers at Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum say they’re “delighted and astonished” to have received a donation of almost £3,000 from the Co-op Local Community Fund. Earlier in the year, their ‘Hidden Histories’ exhibition project was chosen as one of the nominated causes to receive funds from Co-op members who shop at local stores and use Co-op services in the Nottinghamshire area, including the Ruddington branch. Funding for the project ended in April 2017 and they’ve just found out that they’ll soon be receiving a cheque for an impressive…

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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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The Greatest of The Green Flags?

Are you a regular visitor to Ruddington’s own Country Park?  If so, do you think it’s one of the best of the best? For the eleventh year in a row Rushcliffe Country Park is already flying the flag as one of the UK’s 1,797 finest green spaces. NOW they want to get into the Top Ten! The Green Flag Award People’s Choice 2017 is open for voting until the end of this month so we’re encouraging our readers to give our local park YOUR vote right NOW! It’s a great…

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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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Split Screen Success

A mobile Ruddington coffee retailer – who has been trading for just two years – has been named among the UK’s top one hundred small businesses to be celebrated in a forthcoming campaign! “The Split Screen Coffee Company“, owned and run by Jen Walker, is to be highlighted as part of the lead-up to “Small Business Saturday” on the 2nd of December.  It’s the fifth annual UK event – which aims to raise the profile of the country’s 5.5 million small businesses. One firm from the “Small Biz 100” list will be featured…

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Eleventh Green Flag for Our Country Park

Rushcliffe Country Park is continuing to fly the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces. Ruddington’s top visitor destination has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world – for the eleventh year in a row. The park is among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces to receive a prestigious Green Flag Award in 2017 – the mark of a quality park or green space. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the…

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Award for Ruddington Bus Driver

A familiar, smiling face on Ruddington’s Green 10 bus service has won Nottingham City Transport‘s first “seasonal driver award” of 2017. Badar Sheikh achieved the accolade by scoring 91% during his mystery traveller assessment. Mr Sheikh, who sometimes drives the Green 6 route too, commented that he was extremely happy and surprised to have won the award, but he also felt that it was very rewarding to be recognised for doing the job he enjoys. Mr Ferris, his Garage Manager at NCT, explains: “It is important as a company that we continue to…

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“And the Best Pub in Nottingham is….”

…in Ruddington!” The latest accolade for The Ruddington Arms on Wilford Road came at last night’s (15th June) Nottinghamshire Food & Drink Awards 2017 run by The Nottingham Post. It’s another gong to add to a shelf full of awards since the historic “Jolly Farmers Inn” was rebranded and reopened in April 2014 by current owners Mark and Sarah Anderson following a £250,000 makeover.  This transformed a failing venue into an attractive, modern gastropub with a 50 seat restaurant area – but one which still welcomes locals who just wish to pop in casually to sample one of…

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Frame Breakers’ CAMRA Accolade

Another of Ruddington’s pubs has received wider recognition – this time from Nottingham’s Branch of The Campaign for Real Ale. The Frame Breakers, at the corner of High Street and Kirk Lane, is one of the two runners-up announced today in its “Village Pub of the Year 2017” awards. Nominated pubs in the Nottingham area were judged on a number of criteria, which included beer quality, warmth of welcome and general mix of clientele, amongst other considerations. The Frame Breakers achieved a place in the village category top three for the first time, alongside one…

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Ruddington Hotel is Best Bar None

Managers and staff at Ruddington’s Country Cottage Hotel are celebrating again after they won another accolade for taking extra steps to ensure customers are safe and have a great time when they visit. Our popular village hotel, conference, music and wedding venue – run by Julie Sturt and her son Andrew – secured the “Judges Choice Award 2016/17” for Rushcliffe. It’s the second year running they have won a Best Bar None Award. Their victory was announced during a special ceremony at Goosedale, in Papplewick, last night (28th February). Nottinghamshire Best Bar None is part of a national awards scheme working in partnership…

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