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Javelin Menswear opening in Bury

Men of Bury St Edmunds, we have good news. From 10 October you can look as stylish as the town’s women, because fashion-forward boutique Javelin is opening a dedicated menswear department, thanks to a clever conversion of the store’s 14th century cellars. You’ll find all the best brands like Polo Ralph Lauren as well as a brand new denim studio. Plus, upstairs the store is also launching a new lifestyle and gift area. I know where all my salary is going next month!

 

Northgate Hotel gets a new look

The Northgate, you know that super stylish Victorian townhouse hotel on Northgate Street (funnily enough), has had a makeover – and look the restaurant is pink! Grab your stilettos and book yourself in for a treat and a nosey at the awesome and fun new interiors. We’re talking wow-factor crane wallpaper in the entrance hall, a bespoke mural of peacocks, an achingly cool monochrome bar, the largest walled garden in bury and a sexy new private dining room, that is just calling out to be booked for a party.

BrewDog Cambridge opens (finally!)

It’s here people! We can finally say that BrewDog Cambridge is a thing! We’ve been waiting with bated breath since 2016 to hear when the much-loved brewery was opening in Cambridge and it opened its doors for the first time at the end of August. Need one of their beers pronto? Head down to Bene’t Street to the building that used to house CAU for all your favourites – Punk IPA and Dead Pony Club as well as some Cambs’ specials and light bites. Race you to the bar.

 

New menu at The Angel Hotel

Not to be outdone, The Angel Hotel in Bury has also had a revamp with a new look restaurant and swanky new menu from head chef Scott Taylor. The main Eaterie restaurant is now all plush velvet banquettes, herringbone floors and art gallery walls, while the menu is a delicious-sounding mix of plates that “people want to eat” rather than super fine dining. It’s a daily changing menu depending on what’s in season and available locally, think slow-cooked chicken with gnocchi, slip soles with new potatoes and steamed tenderstem, smoked mackerel rillettes, chicken liver parfait.

 

Woosters Bakery opens in Bury

What’s that delicious smell of freshly baked bread, I hear you say? That’s the genius of Will Wooster. It’s a busy old month for news in Bury because Woosters Bakery has just opened in Langdon Place selling their eat-me-before-you’ve-even-left-the-shop baked goods. You might know the name from the many farmer’s markets the bakery attends and the Bardwell Mill shop.

 

Stickies pops up in Cottenham

There’s a new dining concept coming to the Fens. Lucy, co-owner of Stickybeaks cafe and her sister Emma have launched a pop-up cafe called Stickies that’ll “bring a taste of city cafe culture to local villages”. The first pop-ups are on 9 and 14 September at All Saints’ Hall in Cottenham. You can gorge yourself silly on Middle Eastern-inspired salads, sandwiches, frittatas, and homemade cakes and cookies.

Paddy and Scott’s Cafe closes, but they’ve not gone for good!

You win some, you lose some and Bury has lost Paddy & Scott’s Cafe (*sobs*). But all is not lost – they’ve closed the cafe because they’ve won the contract to provide The Chestnut Group of pubs, you know The Rupert Brooke, The Westleton Crown, The Eight Bells… with their amazing coffee. Apparently they’re also opening a larger Ipswich Waterfront cafe. Stay tuned!

The Swan Southwold launches Great British Christmas Shopping Break

Here at Muddy Stilettos we love a bit of Southwold shopping – seriously last time we were there we almost bankrupted ourselves in Collen and Clare! So we were half delighted, half freaking out about the credit card bill when we heard that The newly renovated Swan Hotel is making it even easier and enjoyable to shop in the seaside town this winter. Their new Great British Christmas Shopping Break is designed to take the stress out of shopping with a two-night stay that fast-tracks you into the best delis and shops in town with a handy discount card. The package includes a festive craft workshop, an illustrated shopping map, a butler to advise on shops, help gift wrap and carry shopping (yes we did say a butler!!), a treatment at local spa, Blush & Glow, and a Swan hamper.

 

Rubbish Cooks launches at Parker’s Tavern Cambs on 30 Sept

Credit: Chris Roberts

Are you a rubbish cook? Yes me too! But this isn’t the launch of Rubbish Cooks Anonymous. It is in fact a brand new Supper Club from chef Tristan Welch at the University Arms Hotel in Cambridge. The supper club will take place the last Monday of every month and aims to highlight food waste. Guests will enjoy a ‘free’ three-course meal using ingredients that are usually considered waste in the restaurant industry for example – Crushed wonky vegetable hatchet, dented tin bean ragout; Bone and vegetable peelings broth with tortellini and confit vegetable stalks and to finish, Stale bread and treacle pudding with Cambridge Gin distilled cucumber. Guests will pay the cover charge of £20 for the meal, which includes a charitable donation to Jimmy’s Night Shelter.

 

The Three Tuns Guilden Morden reopens

Oh we do love a bit of community spirit, especially when it comes to preserving an historic watering hole. And that’s what the good folk of Guilden Morden have done – they’ve clubbed together to bring The Three Tuns back to life. The charming 17th century pub is now open after being closed down six years ago but 280 shareholders pitched in to see it saved. Word on the street is that it’s food offering is excellent and there’s a huge choice of local drinks.

 

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