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Glynn Purnell’s new bistro, in place of The Asquith, is scheduled to open on Wednesday (5th September) which I will be reviewing shortly.

Every Wednesday at The Bell in Alderminster you can enjoy £5 off a bottle of wine or £10 off Wine of The Week. Both are served with complimentary cheese nibbles.

For wine lovers in Coventry, Blue Bistro has set up a Coventry Wine Group. Contact the restaurant for more details or

Every Friday evening The Granville in Barford offers “Fizz & Chips” – a sharing platter for two with fish goujons, whitebait, hand-cut chips, crushed minted peas, tartar sauce, bread and  butter plus two glasses of “fizz” for £20.


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The Almanac in Kenilworth is hosting a Celebrity Waiters Night on 30th August, with Ian Bell, to raise funds for Acorns. The three course dinner, with a glass of fizz, starts at 7pm for £20.

Still a week left to enjoy sweet native 1lb whole lobster £15 with fries or a summer salad at Opus restaurant (until Saturday 1st September.)

If you still need to squeeze into summer holiday clothes, then the Low Cal menu at Essence in Alcester and Stratford could still sate your appetite. Pre-book in advance at