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Out with the "old" at The Wisteria Hotel

Out with the "old" at The Wisteria Hotel

New owners Chris Newsham and Kristy Carey moved into The Old Wisteria in Catmos Street in April and have grand plans to restore and revive the hotel to make it more appealing to people living in and visiting the town, starting with the bar and restaurant areas.

Grainstore Brewery Tap ditches plastic straws

Grainstore Brewery Tap ditches plastic straws

An Oakham pub has ditched traditional plastic straws in favour of biodegradable alternatives in a bid to reduce the amount of waste it is sending to landfill...

Rutland businesses team up for "beerish" bake-off

Rutland businesses team up for "beerish" bake-off

Using bottles of The Grainstore’s real ales and ciders brewed in Oakham, Naomi Morgan, who opened The Rutland Cake Company Café earlier this year has written recipes that will not only be baked and sold at both locations but can be recreated at home...

Two Birds Spirits release first on-trade fruit gin

Two Birds Spirits release first on-trade fruit gin

“We wanted a product to reflect our brand’s identity as a distiller of countryside spirits and as strawberries are a British Summer staple and are grown across Leicestershire, we started experimenting.” - Mark Gamble, Founder

Grainstore Brewery launch GrainyDays_Summer campaign

Grainstore Brewery launch GrainyDays_Summer campaign

The Grainstore Brewery Tap in Station Approach, Oakham, is asking customers to tag their photos using #GrainyDays_Summer to be entered into a prize draw to win a goodie bag of prizes donated by British breweries taking part in the festival.