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Archive for May, 2012

Shropshire pub transforms cuisine for locals

Landlords of The Boyne arms Burwarton, Shropshire, Kevin & Sue Geyton

A former Shropshire restaurant has been returned to its former glory as a traditional British locals county pub by new landlords. Kevin and Sue Geyton say they are delighted to have given the Boyne Arms a revamp in time for one of Britain’s best ever summers. They plan to celebrate the pub’s improvements by staging […]

The Good Food Guide readers crown The Bluebell Warwickshire as their favourite restaurant in the Midlands.

Bluebell Henley In Arden Team win Good Food Guide Readers choice 2012

The Good Food Guide readers crown The Bluebell Warwickshire as their favourite restaurant in the Midlands. The Bluebell in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire has today been named as the Midlands regional winner in the prestigious The Good Food Guide Readers’ Restaurant of the Year Awards. A record 44,500 food-loving members of the public put forward their favourite […]

Landmark Restaurant Opens in Warwickshire

GM James Hartley Proudly inspects the new Signs

The regions foodies were recently invited to help launch the high profile opening new restaurant and Brasserie venture The Warwick, Hockley Heath in Warwickshire – previously The Oak –  has been recently taken over by premium hospitality specialists Walsh Taverns LTD who select venues to develop and focus on quality regional producers, to help contribute […]

Shropshire Curry Chef Awards 2012

Shropshire Curry Chef 2012 Winner Mohammed Samsul Ismal of Cafe Saffron, Shrewsbury

A Shropshire curry chef was named the county’s best after winning an exciting cook-off against three others. Mohammed Samsul Islam, from Café Saffron Indian restaurant, in Shrewsbury, was crowned Shropshire Council Curry Chef of the Year 2012. He was given the chance to take part in the final after his boss, the former competition winner […]

Old Oak Hockley Heath, becomes The Warwick

The Newly painted Warwick Hockley Heath

Restoration of land mark Warwickshire pub – Re-opens May 19th A well-known Warwickshire landmark pub and restaurant has been taken over and is being restored to its former glory, with a new name, and fresh new décor and menus. The Oak at Hockley Heath is to be renamed The Warwick, and will focus on sourcing […]

Birmingham Food Fest returns for second year

Birminghamn Food Festival, Colmore, last year

The city’s tastiest festival Birmingham Food Fest will take place on 13-19 July 2012, returning after last year’s inaugural success with a week-long menu of food-filled events and restaurant offers throughout the city centre. This year sees Visit Birmingham, the city’s leisure tourism programme, join forces with partners and leading chefs to showcase the very […]

Birmingham Airport’s New Control Tower to be Exclusive Pop-Up Restaurant

Birmingham Airport Control Tower

Birmingham Airport’s New Control Tower to be Exclusive Pop-Up Restaurant The West Midlands most exclusive pop-up restaurant will be open for only 20 evenings and seat just twelve diners. It will be opening later this month on the operational floor of Birmingham Airport’s new control tower, before the technical equipment is installed, and be run […]

Running and Eating for Charity

You may have read in the regions press, that we are ‘doing our bit’ for the region, its restaurants, and the industry charity called ‘Hospitality Action‘ which helps support individuals who have fallen on hard times – of which there are surprisingly many! On June 10th we will be taking part in the Great Midlands […]

Chef Andy Waters at the Queens Belbroughton ~ Sunday Review

Andy Waters contemplating his move from Brindley Place

Chef Andy waters moves to The Queens at Belbroughton, Worcestershire – We were one of the first to sample a taster of what he has to offer – so on our third visit, we shared it with you! More on Andy Waters at the Queens Here