Author: Claire Namukolo

Editor, writer, reporter, and city guide based in Cheshire.

Three Wrens Distillery, based at Combermere, Cheshire, is proudly announcing it will be working with Hammonds of Knutsford, the county’s largest wine and spirits wholesaler and one that supplies a variety of trade customers across the UK. Hammonds is now stocking Three Wrens’ full range of gins and other spirits, and the two companies will be working closely together as Three Wrens continue its ambitious plans for expansion. Hammonds customers can begin ordering the full Three Wrens range from Monday 22nd August. Hammonds of Knutsford is an independent, family-run business that was founded in 1960 by Tony Hammond. Beginning in Wilmslow, the…

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The Spa at Carden – Cheshire’s Country Estate has won the prestigious Marketing and Social Media Award, in addition to recent awards winning Large Spa of the Year 2022 at the BABTAC awards, Experience of the Year at the 2022 Marketing Cheshire Awards, and highly commended Hotel of the Year at the 2022 Marketing Cheshire Awards. Amidst the beautiful Cheshire countryside on 1,000 acres of estate, Cheshire’s Country Estate, Carden Park Hotel, was recognized as one of the best businesses and individuals in the beauty and spa industry at the black-tie event held at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, on…

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A first look inside The Lion at Malpas’s newly renovated holiday cottage was released. Though the local pub already offers several popular rooms for staycations, the converted building will sleep up to six adults and three children in a quintessentially British setting. Due to extensive interest, the cottage is already well booked up. However, booking is available for 2023 onwards, with the possibility of some vacancies at the end of this year. Updates will be released on The Lion’s social media pages. Prior to a major renovation, the cottage served as a breakfast room for residents. However, due to the popularity…

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Tatton Park’s Foodies Festival (dubbed “Gastro-Glasto”) is attracting a lot of attention as it celebrates its return with an all-star guest lineup of celebrity chefs and chart-topping music stars. The Foodies Festival is the biggest touring gourmet food festival in the UK, featuring MasterChef champions, Great British Bake-Off stars and The Great British Menu, Michelin-starred chefs and platinum-selling musicians.  Award-winning chefs taking part this summer, include MasterChef: The Professionals 2021 champion Daniel Lee, MasterChef 2021 champion, Tom Rhodes and finalist David Rickett. Warrington-born MasterChef star, Liam Rogers, will make a welcome return to the region to showcase his finest dishes and from the Great British Menu, Stuart…

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Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, In Staffordshire but not far from Cheshire, is offering a special treatment that caters exclusively to guests going through hormonal changes, such as perimenopause or menopause. Due to a large number of female clients at Moddershall Oaks as well as greater awareness about the difficulties that many women face during this period of change, a group of female therapists collaborated with Tribe517 to build a truly unique experience that offers immediate relief and comfort. Pause & Renew is a 50-minute treatment which includes a cool compress and a soothing skin mask to calm hot and sensitive…

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Talented performers from Cheshire and North Wales will come together in July to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with an extravaganza of music, song and dance. The Platinum Proms concert, at Chester Cathedral on Friday, July 8, will be hosted by broadcaster and former Chester MP Gyles Brandreth with musical direction by Matt Baker. Featuring songs from the shows, popular music, opera, choral work and dance, the evening will culminate with the audience being invited to wave their flags in celebration of The Queen’s long reign and sing the National Anthem. TV’s opera duo Belle Voci, West End actor and…

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Meadow Foods, one of the country’s top independent milk and dairy suppliers, announced it will raise money for the crisis in Ukraine by travelling the virtual route from Chester to Kyiv together as a team. Since 1992, Meadow Foods has grown from a farmer-backed dairy trading company to become the largest independent dairy company in the UK. The company’s long-term strategy is to continue to grow sustainably, having invested £3 million to improve capacity and efficiency at its Peterborough factory, and obtaining planning permission recently to construct another 5,300 square meters of storage and processing space at its Chester factory.…

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As a means to increase sustainability within its business and local community, Three Wrens have announced a new service to allow customers to re-fill their gin bottles directly at its distillery in Cheshire, removing extra packaging from circulation. Since opening in 2019, the company has pledged its commitment to environmental causes by remaining self-sufficient for many of the botanicals in their gins. The bison grass for its award-winning gin is grown from seed directly on site – in keeping with the company’s ‘garden to glass’ philosophy. Three Wrens distillery ships all orders in fully recyclable packaging, and work with Ecology to…

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Tatton Park’s Dog Festival returns this year for a puptastic time for dog lovers who will get to experience the ultimate dog day out with the advantage of getting their dogs’ tails wagging.  DogFest 2022 returns to Tatton Park from 18 – 19 June and is held in partnership with Many Pets. The festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before, and visitors can save 20% when they book their tickets now. Tatton Park’s dog festival will offer a variety of dog activities, including Dog Diving and Hay Bale Racing. Visitors to the festival can join their dogs…

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Nearly 900 trees are being planted at Combermere Abbey – 889 to be exact, to commemorate the number of years since the abbey was established in 1133 – to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and enhancing the existing centuries-old woodland on the estate. The tree planting is part of The Queen’s Green Canopy, a national initiative that people, communities and businesses across the UK are taking part in to celebrate The Queen’s 70-year reign. The trees will add to the natural environment of the estate with its 1050 acres of historic parkland, ancient woodland and large mere that already surround the abbey.…

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