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New-look Italian restaurant opens its doors in Leamington this week

Locals will be able to get their first glimpse of Leamington’s newest restaurant on Friday when the doors finally open to Tavola. It marks an exciting new chapter in the history of the well-known 200-year-old venue, in Clarendon Street, following a period of closure and transformation. The former 44 Café reopens in its new guise […]

Excitement hots up for local foodie vying for triple national awards success

When it comes to awards, Leamington’s favourite food champion Bianca Rodrigues-Perry certainly has an appetite for winning! The Brazilian-born entrepreneur is making a big mark on her new community, after being named as a finalist for three national awards. In June she will learn if she’s been named Outstanding Entrepreneur or Start-up of the Year […]

First glimpse at new look for well-known venue as it closes its doors to the public

A new chapter is being marked in the 200-year-old history of a popular Leamington watering hole, as work gets under way on its major transformation into a new-look Italian restaurant. The first glimpse of the new design for Tavola has been unveiled – inspired by Italian surrealist painters of the 1920’s – as the doors […]

Make tracks to six more free Arches Days in Leamington

A popular local event celebrating the historic part of Leamington is to take place every month through the spring and summer, its organisers have announced. People are being invited to make tracks to The Old Town Railway Arches next month, for the first in a series of the special days, hosted by the business owners. […]

Award-winning Leamington brewery opens new taproom

A multi award-winning micro-brewery in Leamington has opened its doors to a new taproom in the latest chapter of growth. Windmill Hill Brewing Company is looking forward to welcoming visitors to the new-look venue, underneath the Arches at Victoria Business Park, which has been transformed with new custom booth seating, a six-line keg tap wall […]

ALSO24 Festival line-up announced for Warwickshire

Leading lights in the worlds of music, comedy, wellness and food and nature, are among those this week announced as part of Warwickshire’s ALSO24 Festival – celebrating this year’s theme of Heavenly Bodies. Indie folk band Stornoway and comedian Sara Pascoe, head the impressive line-up  for the UK’s most inspirational summer festival, once again taking […]

Local restaurant supports The Big Sleepout

Warm-hearted restaurateurs in Leamington Spa cooked up a storm when they turned up at a charity sleepout to feed cold and hungry fundraisers. Geanina Lacraru, who runs We Love Pizza in Regents Place with her partner Jose Ribeiro, handed out pizzas to more than 50 kind-hearted volunteers who took part in the Helping Hands Community […]

Independent distillery claims coveted top spot on Tripadvisor

An entrepreneur who walked away from a successful career in 2018, is celebrating his gin distillery becoming the ‘Number One Thing To Do In Leamington Spa’ on Trip Advisor. Warwickshire Gin Company’s tasting experiences have shot to the envied top spot thanks to 80 five-star reviews from visitors. Internationally it’s also made its mark, achieving […]

House of Commons launch for sixth Ladies First Awards celebrating inspirational achievers

A prestigious event at London’s House of Commons this week marked the launch of a national awards campaign to celebrate some the country’s most inspirational female achievers. The sixth – and biggest – Ladies First Professional Development Awards, will highlight success stories as well as raise funds for The Giles Trust Brain Tumour Fund at […]