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Christmas in Leamington!

Here is where you will find a few of the Christmas Menus from some of the spectacular businesses in Leamington! Bedford Street With Live Music, Festive Treats and Igloos, Bedford Street is an ideal location for your Christmas Parties and and to enjoy New Years Eve! CLICK HERE to view their Christmas Brochure! Turtle Bay With exclusive festive flavours, like sweet berry jerk and rum-filled Christmas pudding, we’ve packed our Christmas menu full with seasonal spice and all the warmth of the Caribbean! CLICK HERE to view their Christmas Menu! Carluccio’s In Italy, Christmas is a time for friends...

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Tastebuds tingle at Leamington Food Festival

TASTEBUDS were certainly tingling in Leamington at the weekend. Thousands of appetites were whetted at Leamington Food Festival in the sunshine of the Pump Room Gardens. More than 130 food producers and traders, demonstrations and a kids’ cookery school were enjoyed at the event organised by BID Leamington with the support of local businesses. On the Live Kitchen the excitement was tangible as Sean Hughes went one better than last year to land the crown of Aubrey Allen ‘Home Cook of the Year’. Sean won by a single point – after finishing as runner-up in 2018 – the narrowest...

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The Drawing Board Wins Great British Pub Award!

The Drawing Board scoops ‘Pub Industry Oscar’ as the nation’s best boozers are honoured in UK’s most prestigious drinks trade awards The DB has been named the UK’s Best Beer Pub in Great British Pub Awards. The Newbold Street pub was honoured at a gala ceremony at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on Thursday 5th September after beating off competition from all over the UK. The awards – organised by pub industry bible The Morning Advertiser – celebrate the best in the business across more than 20 different categories, covering everything from the UK’s Best Pub for Beer, Best Pub...

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International Women’s Day

The spotlight is being shone on businesswomen in Leamington town centre for International Women’s Day. BID Leamington has identified over 100 businesses in the town centre which are owned or managed by women, and are sharing some of their inspirational stories as part of this year’s global campaign on Friday, March 8, to celebrate women’s achievements. Award-winning businesswomen Paula Morton, who owns Geiko hair salon and Feel Free Hair Loss Solutions in Park Street, and Vickie Shears, who owns The Rustic Food Company in Regent Street, feature in a series of short films being produced by BID Leamington. Stephanie...

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2 Burgers for £15 at Apehangers every Monday!

Get your hands on 2 absolutely banging burgers for only £15 at Apehangers. These delicious burgers are only on Mondays and are all served with Skin on chips. Underground and canalside, Apehangers Bar is tucked away in Old Town Leamington Spa, hidden through the fridge off a quaint coffee shop. We are home to over 100 beers, an enormous selection of gins, a small but interesting cocktail menu, stone baked pizza mac n cheese and filthy chips, all snuck away into a relaxed bar with whiskey-soaked blues and rock vibes. Find the fridge and don’t look...

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THE “SUMMER OF FUN” CARRIES ON IN ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA…

Join in Royal Leamington Spa’s ‘Summer of Fun’ ! From now until September, the town centre will host a feast of yummy, action-packed community events which are all FREE to attend. So, if you’re ready to experience summer vibes like never before, make sure you put these dates in your diary! In July, Leamington Carnival will meander around the streets of Leamington on Saturday the 13th. With spectacular floats, drummers, energetic dancers, colourful costumes, live bands and much more. This is your chance to be part of this fun community event, celebrating the town’s diversity, creativity and energy whilst...

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Bar + Block Steakhouse – The New Kid on the Block

Cue a range of fresh new cuts as Bar + Block Steakhouse opens in Leamington Spa this autumn. Opening on Monday 19th November at 148 – 150 Parade, the brand-new all-day dining steakhouse combines a destination restaurant with a bar fit for any occasion. To celebrate its arrival, from 19th – 28th November, Bar + Block Steakhouse will be treating locals to 30% off mains – just sign up at http://www.barandblock.co.uk/signup to receive a voucher and secure a spot. Explore an ever-changing selection of hand-cut steaks, from rump to ribeye, and sirloin to Bar + Block’s signature cuts like...

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Places to eat this Christmas in Leamington!

We are really lucky that we have a great selection of places to enjoy in Leamington so in this blog, we would like to share with you a selection of places that you can visit and enjoy their Christmas Menu’s. There is a great selection out there and we will be adding to this list as we get closer to the festive period.   Here are a  few places that you can visit to enjoy food in Leamington over this Christmas period! Meeting up with Friends Bill’s– Available 20th November to 31st December Turtle Bay– 19th November to 31st...

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Leamington Food and Drink Festival was a sorching success!

The sun shone through for the Leamington Food and Drink Festival as a fitting finale to the town’s scorching ‘Summer of Fun’. Blue skies on the closing day of the weekend showcase of food and drink, now in its 11th year, saw the Royal Pump Room Gardens bursting with foodies and flavour. The festival lived up to its reputation as one of the country’s best autumn food festivals with a spoilt-for-choice range of exhibitors dishing up tastes from near and far, from local beer, cider and wine to global cannoli, jerk chicken and churros. A feast of local chefs...

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Cafe Rouge

Terms and conditions Offer is subject to availability. This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Photocopied, damaged or defaced vouchers will not be accepted. No cash alternative available. This offer can only be redeemed at the Leamington Spa store detailed overleaf. Offer limited to one per customer. Management reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.  Valid one voucher per table up to 6 guests. ONLY vouchers printed from www.royal-leamington-spa.co.uk will be...

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Bistrot Pierre

Terms and conditions Offer is subject to availability. This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Photocopied, damaged or defaced vouchers will not be accepted. No cash alternative available. This offer can only be redeemed at the Leamington Spa store detailed overleaf. Offer limited to one per customer. Management reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time. ONLY vouchers printed from www.royal-leamington-spa.co.uk will be accepted. This offer is available when you order a main course from our A la carte menu Sunday to...

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The Royal Pug

Enjoy one free coffee with this voucher – simply pop in to redeem. No purchase necessary. One voucher per person. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time....

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Butcher-owned Steakhouse and Bistro named Best Restaurant!

Oscar’s French Steakhouse and Bistro has been named the best restaurant in Coventry and Warwickshire. Oscar’s, in Chandos Street Leamington Spa, won the coveted award at the Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards sponsored by Touch FM and held at Coombe Abbey on Thursday 21st September. Oscar’s has been owned and operated by local family business Aubrey Allen for over 15 years and the team are thrilled with the award. Russell Allen, Managing Director said “We are so pleased that Oscar’s has gained this recognition from the independent judges . As an independent restaurant you are always having...

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Food & Drink Festival a success!

Sunglasses and picnic rugs may have been swapped for raincoats and wellies but this year’s Royal Leamington Spa Food and Drink Festival was at its sizzling best. The autumnal weather failed to keep thousands of foodies from near and far away from the tenth annual showcase of the best in local and regional food and drink at the Royal Pump Room Gardens. The event, regarded as one of the best autumn food festivals in the country, attracted a mouth-watering array of food and drink exhibitors to mirror the town centre’s reputation for a diverse range of award-winning bars and...

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Yo! Sushi

Yo! Sushi It’s one of the big chains that has made a home for itself in Leamington Spa and while some might dismiss Yo! Sushi as too mainstream and not authentic, it’s a great opportunity to get into sushi if you’ve never tried it before. Whether it’s picking nigiri, maki and sashimi off the conveyor belt, or trying some of the street food-style hot dishes, it’s a chance to dip your toe into a cuisine you might not have yet tried. Check out some of the new menu items we got our hands on here……    ...

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Praise of the Tame Hare Well Deserved

Much is made of Leamington’s list of renowned chain restaurants but it is the smaller independent gems which help set the town apart in regard to its food and drink offering. The Tame Hare, in Warwick Street, has firmly established itself on that list of independent gems in the town centre.

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Fat Birds cafe

Fat Birds Café Terms and conditions: Offer is subject to availability. This voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Photocopied, damaged or defaced vouchers will not be accepted. No cash alternative available. This offer can only be redeemed at the Leamington Spa store detailed overleaf. Offer limited to one per customer. Management reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Must have valid student / uni ID card. ONLY vouchers printed from www.tasteleamington.com will be accepted. More details-Fat Birds...

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