Author: The Guide Cheshire

An event designed to raise awareness of blood cancer took place on Thursday 24th November at Whitchurch-based Holts Kitchen Design Experts, raising more than £150 for the company’s chosen charity, Blood Cancer UK. The festive fundraiser included a live demonstration from Anna Flora, a local florist from Nantwich, who welcomed guests with festive drinks and nibbles before demonstrating her festive creations in the Holts showroom. Locally sourced foraged flowers and foliage were used to make festive table arrangements during the demonstration. Furthermore, to raise over £150 for Blood Cancer UK, the event also raised awareness about the disease, which is…

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The UK wine industry has steadily flourished over the past few years, and Carden Park Estate’s English Sparkling is no exception. There are three acres of deliciousness tucked away at the back of the estate, making it Cheshire’s largest commercial vineyard. Since the vines were planted in 1988, the vineyard has thrived year after year. The 4,000 vines now produce up to 6,000 bottles of high-quality Carden Park Estate Reserve Sparkling every year thanks to their dedication, hard work, and nurturing. The Estate has recently hired a new Head Sommelier, Patryk Kapelinski, to strengthen its offerings and support the launch…

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The Swan pub in Tarporley is set to host a three-and-a-half-week Christmas extravaganza. There will be a Santa’s Grotto, wreath workshops, The Great Tarporley Quiz, and a festive gift fair as part of the Swanderland event, which opens on Wednesday 23rd November 2022. A luxury, heated marquee that will be erected at The Swan at Tarporley will host most of the events, and the Santa’s grotto will reside upstairs in the Tarporley Room accompanied by a roaring log fire and a large comfy armchair. Alongside the timetable of events, selected World Cup 2022 football games will also be shown for…

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Carden Park Hotel has launched a first-of-its-kind brand-new luxury zoo escape in partnership with Chester Zoo to offer a break that combines the adventure of the zoo with a luxurious overnight escape. Located in the picturesque Cheshire countryside on 1,000 acres of private estate, Cheshire’s award-winning hotel and spa has partnered with Chester Zoo, one of the UK’s most beloved attractions, to create The Chester Zoo Luxury Escape, an ultimate staycation experience for both families and animal lovers. Just a short drive away from Chester Zoo, Carden Park Hotel offers the ideal indulgent home-away-from-home after a day of unforgettable exploration. Being the largest…

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A free exhibition winding the clock back to the Middle Ages with the help of today’s technology is opening at Chester Cathedral after captivating Museum visitors. Featuring new virtual reconstructions of landmark Chester buildings in the 14th Century and bringing medieval and early modern artefacts rarely displayed to light, Medieval Chester Retold moves to Chester Cathedral from Monday, August 22 to Sunday, September 18, 2022. Organised by the University of Chester and partners, the exhibition provides another chance to discover a new perspective of the city’s past, following a successful two-month run at the Grosvenor Museum. Visitors are again invited to step back in time and experience the medieval city with stunning digital…

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Costa is to join other retailers in investing in the future of Winsford by opening a new outlet as part of the transformation of the town centre. It will open a new 1,800 sq ft unit including a drive-thru with associated outside seating in a prominent spot at the corner of Dene Drive and the A54. Susan Agnew, Acquisition manager for Costa said: “Costa is delighted to be part of this redevelopment and the upgrading of Winsford town centre. “ Phase one of the town centre transformation includes the addition of a new B&M retail unit and garden centre, new…

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A week-long celebration marked the 25th anniversary of Chez Jules on Thursday, July 7th. The French restaurant in Chester’s city centre served old favourites and decked the tabletops with red and check tablecloths, a nod to its early days. On the house, guests were treated to French champagne. To further celebrate #25Années, owner and founder Jason Ellison asked customers to share memories and photos of celebrations held at Chez Jules throughout the years. These have provided a wonderful record of the customers’ Chez Jules moments all the way from the late 1990s. A highlight of the celebrations was the arrival…

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A student from a Chester acting school has secured a place at the UK’s most prestigious and well-known drama school. Louise Wilson, a student at the North West End Acting School (NWEAS), will join the acting course at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) in London’s Bloomsbury in September. The 21-year-old former Upton-by-Chester High School student, who has been working in hotels and pubs in the city since leaving school, will now follow in the footsteps of RADA alumni like Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Tony award winner Sophie Okonedo, the voice of Paddington Bear Ben Wishaw and Welsh superstar Sir…

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Chester Racecourse is excited to announce details of its popular annual Family Day on Sunday 6 August, as the Roodee gets set to take on a family festival vibe curated by ParentFolk, the acclaimed family publication, community, and event curators. The fun-filled event with ParentFolk, who has previously collaborated with Camp Bestival Shropshire, CBBC, and MediaCityUK to create memorable family experiences, is one that is certainly not to be missed, especially with children aged 17 and under able to attend and participate in all the activities for FREE with a paying adult. ParentFolk is renowned for creating cool family spaces,…

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