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Shropshire Brewer and Distiller Launch Hopped Gin Collaboration

Ludlow Brewery has launched Triple Hop Ludlow Dry Gin as its first signature House Gin, in collaboration with Ludlow Distillery, home of award-winning Ludlow Dry Gin.   The partnership has seen Ludlow Distillery’s owner and head distiller Shaun Ward experiment in blending hops together with classic gin botanicals to produce a new and unique gin. […]


All aboard for Santa Trains on the Severn Valley Railway

Starting this Saturday 25 November, the SVR’s hugely popular Santa Trains will be departing Kidderminster on a magical steam train journey to Arley. Each group has a private compartment or reserved table, and after arriving at Arley Station, passengers disembark to watch a fabulous new-for-2023 panto show. Mischievous elves Jingle and Jangle will be appearing […]


Christmas Fair to be Held in Ellesmere Stable Yard

The historic stable yard at the Oteley Estate in Ellesmere is set to be transformed into a Christmas Fair on Thursday, November 30th from 3pm – 8pm.   Following the success of their Christmas event over the last two years, the market has become a much-loved annual event in the area. Local businesses will be […]


Photographers’ dream at SVR Winter Steam Gala

The news that the Severn Valley Railway is holding its first ever Winter Steam Gala has been widely welcomed. The event is taking place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January 2024, and promises ideal conditions for photographers, as professional photographer and SVR volunteer John Titlow explained: “The days may be short but winter is […]


Discover McDonald’s Market Drayton Biodiversity Garden and Nature Trail

Take a trip to explore McDonald’s Market Drayton, home to Franchisee Matt Winfield’s net-zero restaurant, featuring a Biodiversity Garden and Nature Trail. The Biodiversity Garden and Nature Trail, nestled beside the bustling McDonald’s restaurant, serves as an oasis for local wildlife and a serene space for customers and the community. The dedicated area has been […]


A Santa Experience on the Farm

Christmas magic returns to Park Hall Countryside Experience this December. The Santa Experience includes a visit to Santa in his grotto, along with an interactive family show from the Elf Academy, and a whole farm’s worth of fun.   Every child will receive a generous gift from Santa to take a little bit of magic […]


Powerful touring show about Bobby Kennedy comes to Shropshire

JFK has been shot. What happens now? The Bobby Kennedy Experience studies the life of the most famous man never to become President. Arts Alive have secured performances of this one man show, written and performed by renowned theatremaker and producer, Russell Lucas, originally from Telford. Whitchurch Cricket Club / Habberley Village Hall / Wem Town Hall […]


Shoppers Urged to Buy Local This Christmas

Emma Glynn, one of the UK’s few female distillers and director of The Shropshire Distillery, is urging people to buy locally this Christmas.   She said, “It’s been a really bumpy few years for small businesses with Covid-19, energy hikes, soaring interest rates, and inflation. Most recently spirit producers like us have been hit with […]


The Famous Blackberry Fair Is Nearly Here!

It’s hard to believe that we have less than two weeks before the renowned Blackberry Fair takes place. The fair is set for next Saturday in Whitchurch on the 7th of October 2023. If you’ve never attended, or if you’ve recently moved to the area, let us introduce you to the Blackberry Fair and explain […]


Oswestry Farm Attraction Prepares for Halloween

Park Hall Countryside Experience is preparing for its Halloween event, which will be on the 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd October, and then daily between 27th October and 4th November over half term.   Every paying child will receive a free pumpkin to carve in the farm’s huge pumpkin shed, which you can […]


Park Hall Countryside Experience – Christmas event

There is a magical Christmas event down on the farm at Park Hall Countryside Experience in Oswestry.   The Santa Experience event invites families to make festive memories with a visit to see Santa and his elves on the farm. Every child will receive a generous gift from Santa to take a little bit of […]


Cheers To Local Drinks Producers at Shropshire Oktoberfest

In just two weeks’ time, Shropshire Oktoberfest will land in Shrewsbury’s Quarry. On October 6th and 7th Shropshire Festivals will host the popular beer festival which champions independent drinks producers, local bands and performers, and provides all the fun of a festival with a silent disco, karaoke, multiple bars, and street food.   In an […]

Misty sunrise over Clun Castle 🏰 ☀️

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