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  • The front bar at Mill Street Pub & Kitchen

    Mill Street Pub & Kitchen in Oakham

    Mill Street in Oakham is one of my favourite strolls. It is lined with some of the most interesting independent retailers in Rutland, but there was one threshold that I had never crossed: the imposing building that houses Mill Street Pub & Kitchen. So when I saw that they’d introduced a new autumn menu, that was all the excuse I needed to climb the steps* and poke my nose inside. And I was well rewarded!... Continue reading

     
  • Uppingham Christmas Fatstock Show: a great Rutland tradition

    Uppingham Christmas Fatstock Show: a great Rutland tradition

    If you’re looking for old Rutland traditions, look no further: the annual Uppingham Christmas Fatstock Show is this year held in the town’s Market Place on Wednesday 30 November 2016. This is a unique event, and – so my friend Andrew Leech of local auctioneers & chartered surveyors Richardson tells me – has been cancelled only by the intervention of war and two national ‘foot and mouth’ outbreaks.  It’s unique in being the only event... Continue reading

     
  • Market Day in Oakham, Uppingham & Stamford

    Market Day in Oakham, Uppingham & Stamford

    My favourite day of the week in Uppingham (my nearest town) is Friday, because that is market day. There is nothing quite like a small market town on this day, when the whole local community pours in for its weekly helping of fresh food shopping, browsing stalls and – very important this – a good old gossip! The bus will be full (for a change), the car parks bursting at the seams, the coffee shops... Continue reading

     
  • lunch at the Lake Isle Uppingham Rutland

    Cafes & Restaurants in Uppingham

    There is something to suit every palate and budget in Uppingham. These restaurants are all close to the town centre and are listed in alphabetical order. Choi’s: This long-established Chinese restaurant is at 3 North Street East. The menu includes Malaysian and Thai specialities as well as Chinese favourites. It also offers a take-away service. 01572 820200 Coppergate (formerly Beans): This coffee-shop-plus is always busy, often with teenagers from Uppingham School (but don’t worry, they’re... Continue reading