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Welcome to Frances

Welcome to Frances who has joined our busy Didsbury team as a Saturday Negotiator.

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your new look expo lounge reopens

Expo lounge has long been one of the high street’s most popular café bars and eateries and is currently undergoing an exciting cosmetic refurbishment for Spring/Summer 2018. The overhaul will see the venue’s front sun terrace transformed, revised décor schemes and new furniture pieces which build on the brand’s trademark eclectic and vintage styles. Eccentric wall art and murals give a nod to the area’s history and local community spirit.

Lounging is set to resume late April, where we can expect to find a fabulous array the tasty eats and drinks all served in a relaxed and family friendly environment. Click the link below for menus and more

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Free industry guidance to help landlords with Electrical Safety

New ‘Home Safety Guidance’ has been released by the Electrical Safety Roundtable (ESR) to help landlords meet their obligations and ensure that tenants’ lives are not put in danger due to unsafe accommodation.

When electrical wires were recently found exposed in a private rental property in Luton, the local authority decided to investigate further and found that the house’s electricity meter had been tampered with and fire detection systems were not in place.

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a taste of spain – reserve wines event

A Taste of Spain on the 28th March is an event at the superb Reserve wines on Burton Road.  They’ll have an exciting line up of some less well known Spanish wines, exploring a slightly different facet of this brilliant place we Brits love so much.    Rioja will be featured of course, but they’ll also explore some Garnachas from Madrid, Verdejo from Rueda, and Godello from Monterrei.

A perfect chance to celebrate the arrival of Spring with a taste of Summer!  Tickets are £15 and are going fast…





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first beer club event at wine and wallop

Tickets are now on sale for Wine and Wallop’s first BEER CLUB event of 2018. Taking place on 5th April at the Lapwing Lane venue they will be exploring the world of gluten free brewing hosted by First Chop Ale, fresh from their Gold medal win at the World Gluten Free beer awards.  6 Beers with meat and cheese to compliment!

Tickets £15 and include food, beer and free chat…  Call 0161 446 2464 to book.

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the great didsbury easter chick hunt

Running throughout March until the 6th April is The Great Didsbury Easter Chick Hunt in aid of the wonderful local Francis House Childrens Hospice.  Participants young and old are invited to collect a map from a number of businesses in Didsbury (ourselves included) or download one here: http://The Great Didsbury Easter Chick Hunt Map and then track down 20 large knitted Easter chicks, all perched in shop and business windows throughout Didsbury.  Each Chick has a name and a fact about Francis house, with completed maps to be handed in at Francis House on Parrswood Road or into the ‘Chick Post Box’ at Didsbury library.

Donations for each entry are clearly encouraged (either cash in an envelope with your entry, or call 0161 443 2200 to make a donation by card) and each entry has the chance to win some fabulous Easter prizes.

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Welcome Yossef

Welcome to Yossef who has joined our busy Didsbury team as a Professional Viewer.

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fizz club 21st march at george charles

The Fizz club are running their first event in Didsbury on 21st March at George Charles on Burton Road.

The evening will be a special treat with a ‘fizz-off’ between New and Old World sparklers, brought to us by Reserve Wines on Burton Road.

Nic from Reserve will guide you through a delicious range including Italian traditional method sparkling, Cava, and Cremant and compare with fantastic New World alternatives – will you be able to taste the difference?

Plus there will be fabulous sharing platters of light bites from the George Charles chef.

You can come along to a Fizz Club night as a non member for £25, however, if you join, the cost will reduce to £20 and you will have access to a whole range of discounts and offers including one FREE Fizz Club night.

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bottomless brunch at the botanist

Introducing a wondrous way to spend your weekend, taking place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March…..a botanical brunch, served with bottomless drinks!

For £25 per person, you are invited to enjoy delights from the marvellous brunch menu, whilst you sip from a selection of drinks and savour live music.
A £5pp deposit MUST be taken per guest to secure your booking. T&C’s apply.

Click the link above or call 01614348645 to book – Happy Brunchin

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the rise of didsbury gin!

Its really great to see a truly local and independent Didsbury venture take off, and this is clearly the case with Didsbury Gin.

Gin enthusiasts Liam Manton and Mark Smallwood took their inspiration for Didsbury Gin from the botanical gardens of Fletcher Moss & Parsonage, which were given to the village by Alderman Fletcher Moss.

From an initial experiment in the back room of Liams’s home, Didsbury Gin has now taken the drinks market by storm, with distribution in Harvey Nichols and Selfridges and praise from British Vogue, who recently hailed it ‘one of the most exciting new British gin brands’.Now hand-crafted in an eco-friendly copper in batches of 100 bottles, the flavours of the gin are inspired by the plants and flowers of the eponymous gardens, combining a blend of botanicals, fresh grapefruit, orange, lime and lemon peels, underpinned by British roots and aromas.

Didsbury Gin is a citrus take on a classic London Dry Gin.

They have plans to expand the brand in 2018, increasing the number of stockists and to grow in both the domestic and overseas market, and we wish them every success.

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