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 […]

Michelin Star chefs set to cook up a storm at Stratford Food Festival

Michelin Star chefs will be among the highlights of this year’s two-day Food Festival when it returns to Stratford-upon-Avon later this month. Glynn Purnell and Tom Shepherd will be showcasing their culinary talents in a series of free demonstrations in the cookery kitchen across the festival weekend, which will include 130 artisan stalls. Tom Shepherd, […]

Comfort food and festive cheer on the menu at The George, Kilsby

The George Kilsby sunday lunch

The George is launching its autumn/winter menu on November 6th The destination dining pub has also released its menus for the festive season, including Christmas Day  Winter warmers and festive cheer is on the menu at destination dining pub The George at Kilsby. The popular village pub is launching its new autumn/winter menu on November […]

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 […]

Local gin company gears up for first class fun

A gin company based in Warwick, is taking its unique concept on the road thanks to the acquisition of a new events bus. It marks the start of an exciting new journey for That Gin Company brand, which started life as That Gin & Cocktail Bar in Swan Street. The converted double-decker Cocktail Tours Bus […]

Family team pours heart and soul into new craft beer enterprise

A family of entrepreneurs from Warwick have taken their first steps into hospitality with their new craft beer bar and shop which recently opened in the town. Father and son Paul and Harvey Brown, supported by mum Jacqui and brother Regan, have launched The Craftsman, in Smith Street. The venue, which opened last month, is […]

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, […]

Stage is set for first Stratford Showcase at Bell Court

“If music be the food of love play on” . . . next month Stratford-upon-Avon’s food and retail hub plays host to the first Bell Court Live event. Music and performances from a variety of local artists will set the tone for the special free summer event in a collaboration between Bell Court and Stratford’s […]