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luxardo gin

The Botanist, West Bridgford hosts Luxardo Cherry Garden Gin Bar

The Luxardo Cherry Garden Gin Bar opens on the 22nd August for two months of late Italian summer outdoor drinking.

The bar will serve original cocktails using Italy’s famous Luxardo Limoncello, Sour Cherry Gin and London Dry Gin. The Mediterranean drinks are matched with the atmosphere, with flowers and foliage in abundance in the al fresco setting.

The West Bridgford branch is set to host an opening weekend this bank holiday, featuring cocktail masterclasses by Luxardo global ambassador Gareth ‘G’ Franklin. You will be able to explore the natural botanical flavours of gin, fruit and herbal garnishes and learn from tips on mixing and presentation.

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The Luxardo Cherry Garden Gin Bar at The Botanist
40 Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6AP


Original Luxardo cocktails on the menu include:

Cherry, Blossom & Tonic
50ml Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin
200ml tonic water
1 spray rose water
Lemon zest
Build in a tall glass over ice.

Italian 75
25ml Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin
15ml Luxardo Cherry Syrup (from a jar of maraschino cocktail cherries).
15ml lemon juice
Shake ingredients over ice, and strain into a champagne flute. Top with chilled prosecco.
Garnish with a Luxardo maraschino cherry.

Limoncello Spritz
50ml Luxardo Limoncello
15ml lemon juice
Dash of tonic water
Top with chilled prosecco
Build in a champagne flute

Lost in Thyme
60ml Luxardo Limoncello
20ml lemon juice
3 dashes celery bitters
Shake over ice and fine strain into a coupette glass. Garnish with fresh thyme.





beer festival

New beer festival coming to West Bridgford this Bank Holiday weekend

The Trent Bridge Beer festival is heading to West Bridgford this bank holiday weekend with live music, DJs, food, sport and of course, plenty of beer. The festival is being organised by local pub Larwood and Voce, located next to the famous Trent Bridge cricket ground.

Many of the events will take place in the car park in Fox Road, from Friday 23rd August to Monday 26th August.

There will be over 20 different beers and ciders to sample, including ales and bottle beers. To soak up the alcohol, a BBQ with sticky smoked pulled pork, piri piri chicken, lamb kofta burgers and sweet chilli halloumi skewers will be available on Friday from 5pm.

The event, in conjunction with Nottingham Brewery, will host beers ranging from 3.2% right up to 14%, including cask ales, lager, Belgian Geuze, Trappist, IPA and stout.

Cask ales include:

Kelham Island Pint Break (5.0%)
Abbeydale Special (4.1%)
Welbeck Abbey Harley (4.3%)
White Rose Stairlift to Heaven (4.3%)
Pheasantry Brewery Pale Ale (4.0%)
Dancing Duck Dark Drake ((4.5%)
Oakham Citra (4.2%)
Newby Wyke Kingston Topaz (4.2%)
Oalham Green Devil (6.0%)
Dancing Duck Ey Ay Up (3.9%)

Live music and vinyl DJ sets (Synic, Wrighty, Peachy, Ny Henry and special guests) will take place on Saturday into the evening, alongside a themed set menu paired with beers and live football on Sky and BT Sport in the bar.

The festival will continue on Sunday with an award-winning Sunday roast, a hog roast in the car park and more DJs.

And finally, celebrate the long weekend with discount on ales and craft beers throughout the day on Bank Holiday Monday.

Entry to the festival is free however VIP packages can be purchased in advance and these include a table for the day with table service, food, a tasting glass and beer tokens.

taste of rushcliffe

Explore over 30 flavour-filled food stalls at The Taste of Rushcliffe

Tomorrow the annual Taste of Rushcliffe Food Festival returns in conjunction with Copper Café West Bridgford, with over 30 local growers, makers, cooks and businesses preparing to welcome crowds of food and drink enthusiasts to Central Avenue.

Celebrity guest Jean-Chrisophe Novelli is now no longer appearing at the celebration of food on Saturday 13 July, due to taking up filming in aid of a cancer charity.

Mr Novelli sent his apologies to fans who were set to visit him at the event, but explained that a cause close to his family’s heart had approached him for the project which he hopes will help to raise millions of pounds.

Food lovers can still expect to find a myriad of delicious delights at the festival this weekend, from locally produced cheese and preserves, to pastries, pies and a selection of wines from local vineyards, in association with Elvin Moore Solicitors.

Multi-award-winning food, lifestyle and parenting writer Emily Leary will also host a cookery demonstration from midday for anyone keen learn how to craft delicious, healthy meals at home.

Further great cookery demonstrations, more masterclasses and children’s activities of a cookery school and food science lab are taking place throughout the day, allowing everyone to attempt biscuit making, jelly explosions, healthy pizza creations and rocket building.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Debbie Mason said: “We welcome food lovers and to what should be another great event that highlights our great lifestyle here in Rushcliffe.

“The food festival is a wonderful opportunity for some of our local businesses to showcase some of their delicious local treats and as ever this is an event for all the family to enjoy.”

The YouNG Summer Market will also coincide with the food festival and feature young entrepreneurs and performers from across Rushcliffe.

It will include youth-based enterprise including handmade crafts, summer decorations, a 3D printing stall, iced coffee outlet, seaside-style photo board, spin the wheel game and a host of young musicians entertaining the crowds.

View more about the YouNG initiative here: www.weareyoung.org.uk/index.html

lady bay vintage fair

Lady Bay Vintage Mid-Century Antiques Fair

If you’re a collector of all things mid-century, head over to Lady Bay Antiques Fair to find a plethora of treasures including art, furniture, clothing, vinyl, textiles and more!

There are thousands of goods to browse from specialist dealers so you won’t leave empty handed. With lighting, deco, 20th century ceramics, pottery and jewellery it’s a feast for the eyes.

Head down to Nottingham Rugby Club, 1 Holme Road, NG2 5SS on Sunday 21st July 11am-4pm.

Entry costs £2.50 and is available to book here.

Outdoor Cinema

Free Outdoor Cinema in West Bridgford this summer

West Bridgford’s Croquet Lawn on Central Avenue will transform into a free outdoor Sunday cinema this August showing a feast of film favourites, thanks to a West Bridgford Way initiative.

Across four Sundays, guests can enjoy family favourites like Moana and Dumbo, or blockbuster classics like Dirty Dancing and Top Gun during the event hosted by Rushcliffe Borough Council.

The new and exciting cinematic series has been developed as one of the responses to the West Bridgford Commissioners’ recommendations to further develop the town as a vibrant destination.

It’s in conjunction with the town’s emerging place-marketing website and brand identity, West Bridgford Way.

Families and individuals are invited to bring picnic chairs and blankets to each showing, with plenty of cinema treats available including Pick and Mix, ice cream, popcorn and a licenced bar operated by Copper Cafe, West Bridgford, from 1pm each day.

They can sit back and relax on the lawn to enjoy one of the following films:

Sunday August 4:

2pm – Moana (PG)

6pm – Mamma Mia (PG)

Sunday August 11:

2pm – Smallfoot (PG)

6pm – Footloose (12A)

Sunday August 18:

2pm – Mary Poppins Returns (U)

6pm – Top Gun (12A)

Sunday August 25:

2pm – Dumbo (PG)

6pm – Dirty Dancing (12)

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Debbie Mason said: “We look forward to welcoming families and individuals to enjoy a leisurely Sunday afternoon in the heart of West Bridgford with the chance to watch some family favourites and blockbusters.

“Outdoor cinema in the summer months proves to be popular in many places and in conjunction with the West Bridgford Growth Board’s aspirations, we are always keen to explore new events that can drive people to the town centre.”

For the final showings on Sunday August 25, the authority is aware of the nearby T20 Vitality Blast cricket match between Notts Outlaws and Yorkshire Vikings at Trent Bridge.

It is encouraging cinema goers to arrive by public transport at all the events, wherever possible.

Screenings will still go ahead in inclement weather so visitors are advised to dress for the great British summer!

Parents or guardians accompanying children to the events are asked to adhere to the film’s certification.

Lady Bay Open Gardens

Lady Bay Open Gardens Final Programme 2019

The Lady Bay Open Gardens’ weekend will be formally opened by BBC Radio Nottingham’s gardening expert and Horticultural lecturer Stuart Dixon and The Mayor of Rushcliffe Councillor Christine Jeffreys at 131 Holme Road on Saturday 6 July at 1pm.  This will be followed by a performance by the Black Peacock Belly Dancers.

This popular two-day garden event takes place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2019 between 1 and 5pm each day.  There will be 16 beautiful and varied gardens open to the public alongside entertainment, activities for children including a treasure hunt plus cake and plant stalls.  Visitors are asked to look out for the special ‘Open Garden’ signs outside each participating property kindly provided by Rex Gooding Estate Agents.

The events Chair Tony Papkiewicz said, This year is looking to be as fantastic as ever.  I’d like to say a special thank you to the garden owners taking part and all the entertainers giving their time voluntarily as well as our event supporters Holy Calzone on Trent Boulevard, local Estate Agent Rex Gooding and Cockburn Lucas 4 Women ( CL4Women) financial planners.”

The volunteer organisers are aiming to build on the amazing success of previous years and raise even more money for charities and other local good causes. Proceeds go to the Lady Bay Community Fund as well as various charities nominated by garden owners.

Free parking is available at the Nottingham Rugby Club, The Poppy and Pint and The Lady Bay Pub.

To keep up to date with the latest information visit





Open Gardens Confirmed:

Visitors can start and buy a programme ticket from any participating garden which includes:

8 Adbolton Grove (SUNDAY ONLY)

82 Gertrude Road

6 Holme Road

68 Holme Road

131 Holme Road

110 Julian Road (SUNDAY ONLY)

1 Pierrepont Road

28 Pierrepont Road

134 Rutland Road, preschool (SUNDAY ONLY)

195 Rutland Road

196 Rutland Road

224 Rutland Road

260 Rutland Road

67 Seymour Road (SUNDAY ONLY)

86 Seymour Road

69-71 Trent Boulevard


Lady Bay Open Gardens Entertainment Schedule:


  • 131 Holme Road – Formal event opening by BBC’s Radio Nottingham gardening expert Stuart Dixon at 1pm
  • 131 Holme Road – Performance by the Black Peacock Belly Dancers at 2.30pm.  The dancers will also be performing at various gardens through the afternoon.
  • 131 Holme Road – Clock Workshop and wine tasting all day
  • 1 Pierrepont Road – Music and refreshments sold in aid of the charity Shelter
  • Scout Hall – Cakes, savouries, teas & coffees plus craft stalls. Lessons from the Urban Worm with information about how to convert your food waste into black gold (compost!).


  • 119a Holme Road – Lady Bay Blooms Posy Flower Stall with proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Society
  • 1 Julian Road, Leonard Cheshire Disability – Tea and Cakes stall. Plants and silk flower stall.
  • 110 Julian Road – Treasure hunt and crafts plus refreshments with proceeds to Radcliffe RSPCA Shelte
  • 131 Holme Road  – Performances by The Strawberry Jammers
  • 134 Rutland Road – Fun children activities, arts and crafts and a bouncy castle!  Refreshments with proceeds to Lady Bay Pre-School
  • 224 Rutland Road – Performance by The Trent Navigation Shanty Crew in the afternoon
  • 105 Trent Boulevard, Holy Calzone – performance by the Maids of Clifton Clog dancers at 2.30pm
  • The Lady Bay Pub – West Bridgford Liberty Singers 2.30-3.00pm
  • The Poppy & Pint – performance by the Maids of Clifton Clog dancers at 3.30pm
  • The Poppy & Pint – West Bridgford Liberty Singers 4-4.30pm



Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police seeking help after West Bridgford Burglary

Nottinghamshire Police are seeking the public’s help after a house was entered on Dorset Gardens, West Bridgford during the afternoon of Monday 1 July. Unknown offender(s) have taken various items of Asian gold jewellery.

They are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious around the time of the incident. They would like to hear from anyone who may have captured anything on either CCTV or dash cam footage.

If you have any information that could assist the enquiries, please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 000713-01072019 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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night time economy

West Bridgford bars educated on combating ASB and drugs

A joint night time economy initiative from Rushcliffe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire Police, is helping to educate bar owners and door staff on drugs and anti-social behaviour in their venues.

An evening of action took place in early June held by officers from both organisations. They listened and engaged with staff at nine bars and restaurants in the town in order to kickstart change.

Premises were visited on Gordon Road, Central Avenue and Bridgford Road, backing up the town’s wider PubWatch scheme.

The same evening a further exercise between the teams monitored any localised anti-social behaviour in conjunction with school and college exams finishing but no formal action was necessary. Engagement was also made with those attending West Bridgford Young People’s Centre.

Taxis were also stopped at random by Police and requested to drive to the Bridgford Road car park where vehicle and licence checks took place from Borough Council officers.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment and Safety Cllr Rob Inglis said: “West Bridgford is among our great places in the Borough for an evening out and safe for residents and visitors to enjoy some of our great outlets.

“However as with all destinations with a night time economy, businesses need support to identify and combat common issues that a small minority may bring to their premises.

“We had a great proactive response and feedback from staff at all outlets and this initiative made our connections with bar owners even stronger, so they and their customers can be reassured support is on hand should any issues arise over time.”


Man arrested in West Bridgford burglary

Investigations continue after three men forced themselves into the home of a 89 year old woman in West Bridgford.

The burglary took place in Adbolton Lane between around 10:10am and 10:35am on Monday 24th June.

It is believed that the men took a quantity of cash and jewellery. They then left the scene in a white car. Thankfully the elderly lady was not injured, but has been left shaken.

Officers arrested a 31-year-old man yesterday on suspicion of burglary, who remains in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Luke Todd said: “We’d particularly like to hear from anyone who may have seen these men running away from the scene and any drivers who may have recorded dash-cam footage of the incident.

“If you have any information that could help us with our enquiries please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 247 of 24 June 2019, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Donate Blood This New Years Eve in West Bridgford

NHS Blood and Transplant are calling for people to donate blood in West Bridgford on New Years Eve.

It is important that blood stocks are replenished over the Christmas period to help in the winter months to come, and you can help to do so. Regular donors are urgently needed.donate blood

The session is running from 09:40 until 13:40 on 31st December and is appointment only. All appointments will take place in Rushcliffe Arena, Off Rugby Road, West Bridgford, NG2 7ER.

To book please ring 0300 123 23 23 or visit blood.co.uk.