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New intermediate dry stone walling course in the Cotswolds

A brand new course in dry stone walling is being offered in the Cotswolds aimed at professional wallers wishing to achieve intermediate level certification as well as those looking to improve their skills and knowledge.

Ten Triumphs for Hook Norton Brewery

Cotswold-based brewery Hook Norton has reinforced its commitment to producing the best quality beer, securing a respectable ten awards in the recent International Beer Challenge 2013.

New management plan for the Cotswolds

A new five year plan has been published by the Cotswolds Conservation Board aimed at looking after the landscape of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and supporting the communities that live and work here.

Chipping Norton Stars shine bright…….

On the evening of Wednesday 17th July at the Rollright Stones near
Chipping Norton , the Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group (CNAAG)
were hosts to the team of BBC's The Sky At Night astronomy programme.
Presenter/Astronomer Pete Lawrence accompanied by impressionist and
astronomer Jon Colshaw shared a clear sky in near tropical temperatures

New owner promises to get behind The Plough at Finstock

Popular country pub the Plough Inn at Finstock has been sold to Midlands hospitality sector veteran Guy Wallis.

The deal - broked by Peter Brunt at Colliers International - has gone down well with locals who packed the pub this week following a refurb and re-launch.

Prime Minister chooses Hook Norton real ales for Number 10!

On Thursday 4th July the Prime Minister, David Cameron held a BBQ in the garden of Number 10 Downing Street for conservative MPs and specifically requested for Hook Norton real ales to be served at the event.

The Feathered Nest Country Inn - ‘Best Pub Restaurant 2013' - Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards

The 11th Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards took place on 1 July at Cheltenham Racecourse, with HRH The Princess Royal as Guest of Honour.

Success on a plate at the handsomely restored Duck on the Pond

Superb location combined with a particularly healthy turnover are major attractions at the Duck on the Pond in South Newington near Banbury.

On the market with Colliers International at £595,000 freehold the outstanding Oxfordshire free house enjoys a pretty village setting with attractive gardens, pond and terrace.

Avon Dassett Soap Box Derby is back again this year

Saturday 15 June 2013 marks the return of the annual Soapbox Derby to Avon Dassett for the 6th consecutive year.
This is a fantastic fun filled family event, that just gets bigger and better each year, attracting a growing number of visitors from throughout Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.

Landmark medieval inn can be picked up for a snip

A Legendary Oxfordshire watering hole which has played host to everyone from Queen Elizabeth I to Oswald Mosley is on the market with sector specialists Colliers International.
Said to be one of the ten oldest inns in the country, the Shaven Crown at Shipton-under-Wychwood is steeped in history although it now requires a little TLC to bring it back to its best.

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