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Derek and Maria Bowen at Moonshine & Fuggles
27 Jul 2020
A Shropshire man has not let a pandemic get in the way of taking over a high street business. Alongside his wife Maria, Derek Bowen is the new owner of Moonshine & Fuggles in Ironbridge, an independent retailer specialising in spirits including gin, whisky, rum and vodka, Midlands beers and ales, and English sparkling wines.  The unique and much-loved Moonshine & Fuggles will also offer...
Hencote general manager Mark Stevens
19 Oct 2019
A Shropshire vineyard will celebrate its first birthday next month with an exclusive menu relaunch and party as it continues to build on its great success. Hencote Estate opened ‘The View Restaurant and Bar’ in November 2018 and was the vision of the Stevens family which has since become one of Shropshire’s most premier destinations. Hencote owner Andy Stevens said: “Since founding Hencote the...
Philip Robinson Financial champagne prize winner
25 May 2019
The old cellars at Tanners Wine Merchants on Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury were the impressive venue and backdrop to the first Taste Good Fortune event to take place in Shropshire recently. Local man, Philip Robinson, hosted the fun evening which began with a welcome glass of Spanish Cava (to celebrate another anniversary of his Financial Planning advice business) and a brief introduction to the guest...
30 Nov 2017
A local wine enthusiast is embarking on a radical career change as he launches the county’s first independent wine education company, Gary Carter, from Shrewsbury, is launching Shropshire Wine School, offering an exciting range of tastings and courses for those who are keen to learn more about wine. Used to travelling round Europe working in a €billion multinational business, this new venture...
29 Aug 2017
Shrewsbury Market Hall is gearing up for its second monthly Saturday late night opening on September 2. Bars, cafes, restaurants and a selection of retail stalls will be open up until 10pm.  Market facilities manager Kate Gittins hailed the first regular late night, held on August 5, a “resounding success”. “What a fantastic night we had! The Market Hall was buzzing with people enjoying...
23 Jun 2017
  Vineyard preview for county wine lovers … There will be a welcome on the hillsides at a major Shropshire attraction in a couple of weeks time when a new vineyard and retreat opens it gates for guests to get a sneak preview of the unique and productive project as it unfolds. Hencote Estate, just off the Ellesmere Road, outside Shrewsbury, is a 60-acre site currently being developed as a vineyard...
24 Nov 2016
Two county charities benefitted from a Beaujolais tasting hosted in Shropshire recently by a leading bank. The Shrewsbury branch of Handelsbanken held the day for its clients and associates, raising a total of £640. Lindsay Pearson, manager of Handelsbanken, based on Shrewsbury Business Park, said that around 50 professionals attended the wine tasting at restaurant Henry Tudor House in Wyle Cop....
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