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Get into the Halloween spirit with these spooky cocktail recipes

Halloween, a contraction of All Hallows’ Eve, is a holiday observed on October 31st, the evening before All Saints’ (or All Hallows’) Day – and associated with all things spooky – but why? The celebration marks the day before the Western Christian feast of All Saints and initiates the season of Allhallowtide, which lasts three […]

Warwickshire boxing legend inspires local distiller’s new rums

Leamington boxing legend Randolph Turpin is the inspiration behind two new special-edition rums released by an award-winning local distillery Warwickshire Gin Company. The Pugilist – Sting Like A Bee – Honey Rum and Pugilist Ghost Edition White Rum, are in honour of the sporting great who went down in British boxing history for his sensational […]

Rum producer helps local gym pack a punch in community

An award-winning distiller in Leamington is throwing its weight behind the expansion of a local community boxing gym which prides itself on producing champion fighters. Good sports at Warwickshire Gin Company, have become long term sponsors for Cleary’s Boxing Gym following the recent opening of its new £100,000 premises in Whitnash. The money will fund […]

Avenue Dental Practice – a fresh approach to dentistry in Leamington

Lime Avenue, Leamington

In December 2022, a brand-new dental practice opened its doors to Leamington Spa. Driven by the passion and dedication of its founder, Dr. Bobby Bhandal, this family-owned practice is set to bring about a significant transformation in the field of dentistry within the local area. What makes Avenue Dental truly unique? Avenue Dental is special, […]

New Drinks Festival showcases local producers

A new Drinks Festival in Leamington will celebrate local producers from across Warwickshire this week. 44 Café, Bistro and Bar is hosting the four-day event between Thursday and Sunday, including live entertainment from Jimmy Lapworth, Kirsty Ann, Rocky Road and Gareth John. Independent producers involved are hosts Windmill Hill Brewing Company, Leamington; Warwickshire Gin Company, […]

Artisan beer brand Empress right note with prestigious music school

Empress beers

A Warwickshire-based artisan beer brand has hit the right note with a prestigious music school after being added to the drinks list in its restaurant and bar used by future stars. Empress’ full range of Pale Ale, IPA and Pilsner-style lager is included in the choices at the world-famous Royal Academy of Music in London, […]

The limited-edition 44 Café Bar Lioness Martini Cocktail you can make at home

Introducing The Lioness Martini, courtesy of 44 Café, Bar & Bistro! A refined refreshing tipple – but with a kick – makes this the perfect way to celebrate the Lionesses predicted roaring World Cup success in Australia! All hopes are on England women’s professional football squad to repeat last year’s Euro success on the world […]

Packed programme of live comedy and music on new Café Bar menu

A packed programme of live entertainment has been unveiled at a popular new food and drink venue which opened its doors in Leamington in March. Those with an appetite for comedy and music will welcome the news that both are now a firm fixture on the menu at 44 Café Bar & Bistro, in Clarendon […]