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Hello! Welcome to the new look fifth edition of The Rook. We’ve had a helping hand with its creation from final year fashion students at Nottingham Trent University, Carmela Farrington and Katie Beardsley who were also responsible for our winning Christmas window display. This issue is jam packed with exciting news and new season fashion offerings, including an exciting new additional section called Visit Bawtry. Spring is upon us and Robinsons is once again ready to fulfil your new season wardrobe aspirations. Whether it be for a day at the races or a simple picnic with your loved ones, Robinsons is ready to dress you from head to toe. After selecting Spring’s key trends which are showcased at Robinsons, from colour blocking to bright whites, the Nottingham Trent girls have offered their insight on how to wear them best. Even more exciting, fashions most talked about brand, Sheffield based Urban Threads hits the ladies shop floor. We fill you in on the brands individual story - it’s a feature not to be missed. In this issue we also celebrate 25 years at the top, go behind scenes of a whole new shopping experience available online from Robinsons and update you on our new and exciting partnerships. It is a busy time here at Robinsons but as always we look forward to seeing you in store. Come and check out our new spring collections today! We hope you enjoy reading your new look Issue of The Rook. Don’t forget to tell us what you think on page 16.




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Spring Styles


Urban Threads


Seasonal Promotion


25th Anniversary


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Robinsons is pleased to welcome on board a number of new staff. We would like to welcome the latest member to the team our very own Graphic Designer, Bradley Hayes. For the past few years Bradley has worked as a freelance Graphic Designer and Computer Wiz and we felt he was the perfect candidate to join our team. Watch out for his creative work on our newly built website as well as our e-newsletters, magazine adverts, twitter and Robinsons’ blog. Lucy Budtz started work for us in November, working hard on ladies wear. Our own Robinsons star, she has modelled in the last two Robinsons Charity fashion shows with previous modelling credentials including the likes of L’Oreal, Wella, and the Karen Millen show in New York. She is also soon to become a member of the family when Amy (Russ and Wendy’s daughter) marry Lucy’s brother in the Summer.

Lucy Budtz

Did you know we have our own champion cake decorator within the store? The name behind the cake is, Adrian Torr. Adrian recently joined the team on menswear after working in out of town restaurants as a staff trainer and in customer service. Maybe we should ask him to decorate a 25th Anniversary cake for Robinsons? Loved by all Robinsons customers, Derek Charnley has now been with the store four years. After starting as general assistant, Derek is now menswear assistant manager and a really valued member of our team. We would like to thank Derek for all his hard work over the past four years and for many more years to come! After welcoming all our wonderful new staff, we are also very sad to lose a much loved and valuable member of the team, Clare O’Malley. Clare left the store in December after spending over 10 years at Robinsons as she wanted a new challenge. However, Clare won’t be far away, she has set up her own nail salon, Clare @ Perfect 10 in the premises at the back of Robinsons. The whole team would like to wish her well and all the luck for the future. Read more about Clare @ Perfect 10 in the ‘Visit Bawtry’ section. Have you seen Robinsons new Spring Garden? After winning best dressed Christmas window, Robinsons was eager to take part in the Easter competition. Once again, we called upon our friends at Nottingham Trent University and overnight our window was transformed into a garden haven. If you have not yet witnessed the delight come down to the store today but be sure to keep off the grass!


Summer Weight Knitwear from Boss Black Starting from £139.00

Hugo Boss Ties £59.99

Boss Orange Casual Shoes £69.00

Ralph Lauren Shorts Starting from £90.00

Duchamp Socks £16.50

Boss Black Casual Shoes Starting from £189.00


Mens Cuff links Starting from £45.00

Vivienne Westwood Print Tops Starting from £45.00

Eton Shirts Starting from £99.00

Lacuzzo Shoes £119.95

Boss Black Smart Shoes Starting from £169.00 7

We pride ourselves on our “ability to stay ahead of the game and meet customer demands effectively

We’ve been working hard since September 2010 to build a robust, easy to use and most importantly secure website to allow customers the ability to buy our exclusive range of designer clothing online from the comfort of their own home, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Due to the huge range of clothing we’re still in the process of uploading all the products on to our new site but we couldn’t wait any longer to launch it! Take a look around and let us know what you think, we’d really appreciate your feedback. At present it’s mainly menswear that’s available to purchase however over the next few weeks once all the menswear range is online we’ll be uploading ladies wear - so do check back often to see the latest arrivals! As an existing customer of Robinsons of Bawtry you’re amongst the first to see the new site. We really do hope our hard work has been worth it and that you like the site as much as we do! Why not discover our new site today and register online for free postage with any item purchased in May.


Here at Robinsons we are always excited to welcome a new partnership to the business increasing growth and development. Robinsons is ‘flying high!’ with our latest partnership. We have teamed up with Kuki Helicopters to work together to gain promotional benefits for business’s from respective client bases. Working together with other local businesses which attract similar clientele is proving to be a highly effective way of communicating our products with a wider customer profile. Based at Gamston near Retford, Kuki provide helicopters for private hire, experience trips and trial lessons. You could also be flying high with lessons as little as £90 with Kuki Helicopters, from making it the perfect gift.

“We are delighted to have teamed up with Robinsons and we were thrilled to be able to introduce Russell, and his son James, to the Kuki helicopter experience,” commented Rachel Beer, Kuki Helicopters. “Our fleet allows complete flexibility for personal private hire, training or just to have some fun, and we look forward to welcoming many more customers from Robinsons soon.” We continue to have an excellent partnership with Vale of York Polo Club. The Polo club welcomes all Robinsons customers giving the opportunity to see the team in action. This season the Vale of York Polo Club has several fixtures booked, home and away. The team will be playing at Yorkshire Game Fair at Harewood House, Doncaster Racecourse and Selby Game Fair alongside a number of home matches.


It’s that time of year again! The sun is shining (well, some days but that’s enough to keep us happy for now) the flowers are in blossom and our wardrobes are crying out for a fresh touch. The prospect of a Spring/Summer wardrobe can seem quite daunting, the thought of injecting it with endless bring colours, floral patterns and the vision of baring legs can seem unpleasant after months in the comfort of chunky knits in dark hues. But trust us, your Spring wardrobe is something you will want to embrace this season, with this ‘go to guide’ of all the trends you want to know about and which brands are delivering the look.


Mulberry bags from £225.00

Hugo Boss Orange Summer Love Top £35.00

Dior Sunglasses from £185.00

Gucci Sunglasses from £185.00

Ralph Lauren Polo Jeans Company Belts From £50


Vivienne Westwood Accessories from £65.00

Hugo Boss Orange Wedges £199.99

Vivienne Westwood iPad & Laptop holders from £95.00

Bernshaw Candy Dress £310.00

Vivienne Westwood Bags from £116.00

Ralph Lauren Polo Jeans Company Cap £35.00 Top £50.00 Bag £90.00


Manufactured in Sheffield, Urban Threads is Robinsons latest ‘it’ label to hit the ladies wear department. Urban Threads is a family run business created by Lesley Sandra. Previously only available in London emporiums such as Harvey Nichols, the women’s collection is designed and hand tailored by Lesley herself. The collection consists of unique and characteristic occasion and casual pieces. Unique feather weight pieces merge perfectly into the collection along with silk, chiffon and jersey pieces culminating in full red carpet glamour. Lesley Sandra is an inspiration to fashion design. Lesley returned to fashion after a glittering career was placed on hold whilst she enjoyed motherhood. Previously having a show room in New Bond Street, London where her individual collections were showcased; her collections have also hit the fashion capitals standing alongside the likes of Vivienne Westwood , Jean Muir and Zandra Rhodes. Urban Threads, born only two and a half years ago, is run by the Sheffield based team consisting of Lesley, husband Peter and son Brook. The family are currently working on their eagerly anticipated fourth collection.

Exclusivity is everything to Urban Threads and Robinsons is the only supplier in South Yorkshire. The store will be embracing the ethos and will be keeping a record of who buys which dress, for which occasion, to try and ensure exclusivity for the wearer. Individual, edgy and quite simply different, Lesley’s unique creations are perfect for anyone who has a desire to be different and is already proving hugely popular in store. Prices start from £290


Dress to  Impress Racing season is upon us! So what better time to take advantage of this fantastic offer at Robinsons for all you gents that like to impress! From floral prints to bright stripes we offer some of the most adventurous shirts around. Eton, Duchamp, Penrose and Hugo Boss’ vibrant shirts are ideal for the Summer season. With plenty of occasions to spruce up for, including racing at Doncaster and York, as well as a list of summer weddings, Robinsons has the perfect suit for you.

Shirts starting from £79.99

Buy any  Eton,   Duchamp,   Penrose  or   Hugo  Boss  shirt   and  receive  a   half  price  tie.

Spring Special  Offer As a generous gift to our customers this season we would like to offer you a half price tie with any Eton, Duchamp, Penrose or Hugo Boss shirt purchased. Offer valid until 31st May 2011 so be sure not miss out on our fantastic offer, visit us in store today.



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Welcome... Bawtry

– one of Doncaster’s most affluent suburbs - packed with designer boutiques, elegant tea rooms and coffee shops, sophisticated interior shops and a social scene that is stylish, sassy and right on trend. Welcome to the first issue of ‘Visit Bawtry’ – a publication dedicated entirely to what this most sophisticated of towns has to offer to businesses and consumers alike and, with over 120 independent businesses located within the town its offering is diverse and successful. You probably don’t need us to tell you what a great place it is – day or night but we would like to remind you of what it offers beyond a trip to the bank or butchers, or the occasional evening out to your favourite restaurant. Bawtry by day, is visually enticing with elegant shop fronts, tantalising window displays and this summer hanging baskets, kindly donated by property landlords Tomlinsons, adorn every shop within ‘The Courtyard’ - a small shopping area offering bespoke retailers including a wine and whisky shop and contemporary art gallery. Elsewhere, there are other superb floral displays by other businesses including the simply magnificent display at Coco Ice Cocktail Bar. By night, the social side of Bawtry springs to life with a host of places available to grab everything from a pint after work to evening cocktails, or Yorkshire tapas to authentic Japanese Teppenyaki or Tuscan dishes. Recently, the Bawtry Evening Partnership has been formulated to protect visitors to the town each night by providing visual security and assistance, ensuring the reputation of the town as Doncaster’s most exclusive night out is maintained. Provided by Key Security, the night time ambassadors can help with directions, first aid or calling a taxi at the end of the evening if you find yourself stranded. Whilst Bawtry is available for business seven days a week, Sunday is a day where it has sprung to life for shopping and socialising. Many shops are now open and The Crown Hotel – an iconic landmark in the market place – is a great place to enjoy one of the best Sunday lunches for miles around!

Below: The new courtyard & bar outside Zinis

Above: Coco Ice Cocktail Bar Spring Display’s all here!

Also temporary home to many a celebrity, boy band McFly was one of the most recent guests to enjoy the hotel’s legendary hospitality and signature executive suites. The boys also enjoyed visiting Bawtry Health and Fitness where they were so impressed with the lack of ‘celebrity adoration’ that they felt compelled to comment on how much they had enjoyed being there and were able to just get on with their training. Let’s face it; there are so many celebs in Bawtry these days such as Boyzone, Peter Andre and local hero Howard Webb football referee, that we barely bat an eyelid!! 2011 is ‘Happy Birthday’ for a few Bawtry businesses. The Turnpike and Robinsons celebrate 25 years in business and China Rose an admirable 20 years. So, in our inaugural ‘Visit Bawtry’, we wish you all happy times as you discover just what Bawtry has to offer. And don’t forget to check out ‘Visit Bawtry’ on twitter for the latest happenings, oh, and don’t believe everything you read about parking!

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Brilliant Bawtry

As more and more businesses discover the merits of being located in Bawtry, occupation of vacant premises is burgeoning.When you really dissect what the town has to offer it is amazing that within 120 businesses you can pretty much get everything that you need for everyday life and for those special moments. We take a look at what’s going on both within the business plans, and out of them, in a few well known Bawtry businesses.


In the New Year, The Laser Hair Clinic, located within Bliss Travel and Beauty on Swan Street, opened its doors. It offers revolutionary treatments from America that can re generate hair growth providing the hair follicle is alive. With a client base that is already hugely impressed with the results that can be achieved, proprietors Lesley and Sandra are offering a free initial consultation. Helping you to keep your head up is Harrington’s of Bawtry located on Church Walk. A traditional barbers and beauty salon everyone, from hardened bricklayers to executive men, are hooked on the Harringtons experience. Congratulations to Jo and staff at The Head Office on Dower House Square completing their first 12 successful months in business. Over at the Elite Hair Salon, young Ashley is now a fully fledged stylist and all the staff are excited by the arrival of the new Macadamia hair products which protect and nourish hair wonderfully. Perhaps the best hair extensions available, Balmain, continue to be hugely popular as well as their range of new fantastic hair pieces too. Oh, and whilst you’re there don’t forget to check out Englishman’s Castle, next door, for the latest additions which feature tempting jewellery, gifts and home furnishings.


If the outdoor life is more for you ‘Brookes of Bawtry’ is a sister company to the iconic Brookes in Doncaster and supplies a great range of labels to keep you warm, dry and stylish. Managed by the fifth generation of the same family, they stock iconic brands such as Joules.’s all here!


Womacks, whose windows are now the envy of shop keepers everywhere, saw a new owner take over the reins in November. Acclaimed interior designer David Womack is bringing his signature style to Bawtry and you are all loving it! Further down the street, Living Interiors and Utopia Fireplaces have undergone a bit of a refit and is definitely worth a visit, as is Limited 2 Art, a fantastic contemporary art gallery who was recently featured on BBC3’s ‘ Mad about the House’ which gave Bawtry its five minutes of fame, even though they filmed for hours and hours. The gallery also hosts many famous artists such as Todd White, Caroline Shotton, Peter Smith and Paul Kenton so it is worth registering for their newsletters, if you are an art enthusiast.

Readers Offer... Present this issue of Visit Bawtry and receive £5 off when you book both a hand and feet treatment in May 2011 with Clare at Perfect 10. (Offer limited to one per person)


Womacks Easter Window Display

NAILED ON! Moving from heads to toes (and fingers) Clare O’Malley, who previously worked for Robinsons for over 10 years, has now started a new venture quite literally in their back yard! Clare is now based at Perfect 10 and offers the latest in nail treatments and technologies including Shellac Nails, Bio Scuplture Gels and Minx Nail Art.

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(Offer limited to one treatment per person)

DISTANT SHORES When you tire of your own interior, they say a change is as good as a rest, so a holiday may be just what you need. Bawtry Travel has now relocated to Branton to offer a bespoke service to old and new client’s, recognising that people generally tend to source and book holidays over the phone and internet rather than visiting a travel agent. And, to make arranging your travel plans really easy, owner Kath is offering a ‘Travel Surgery, at The Crown Hotel the last Friday of every month between 2-4pm.

FANTASTIC FASHION Should you fancy treating yourself to a new outfit you could always go to Voulez-Vouz located in the Courtyard. Also new to The Courtyard is Devernois, a fantastic French clothing boutique, perfect for a stylish treat. Yasmine of Bawtry at Dower Square established in 1974 by Annette, has recently completed the newly extended premises. New labels have been sourced from the UK and the Continent to enhance the Yasmine brand portfolio.

Joined by daughter Emma, the extended Yasmine has a dedicated studio for mother-of-the-bride and special occassionwear.


Ample Parking in Bawtry There is ample Pay & Display Parking in Bawtry, it’s just 60p per hour! Plus it’s free on Sundays and evenings after 8pm.


Sometimes a holiday, or complete interior re-design, is just not enough to satisfy those itchy feet. If you’re on the move visit the new owners and premises of Fine & Country, who will be happy to provide you with a market appraisal for your property and find you a new one.

For indulgent girly treats, visit ‘The Gift Box’ opened by Bev Soper, who has been a familiar face in Bawtry for over nine years. As well as offering some unusual little girlie gifts Bev offers a superb gift wrapping service for all your presents, whether you buy from her or not! It’s a great way to make any gift look extra special!

Ah, where to start here? We are loving the new premises of The Town House Tea Rooms & Restaurant who offer a great place for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. It is now open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6.30pm and the menu they offer is far from that of a tea room! Pick up a menu next time you visit for a well earned cappuccino. The fabulous Crown Hotel had a super stylish bar refurb earlier this year - it really is the place to see and be seen for either drinks or dinner as is the fantastic Zinis Italian Restaurant, whose new Courtyard outside bar is going to be just perfect this summer! Coco Ice bar is proving to be hugely popular. Salsa Classes and Sunday afternoon jazz sessions will be a real Zinis Restaurant & success, as is Sam Martin, Wine Bar Head of Training and Bar Manager, who is a self confessed Rum geek! Whilst they are known for their cocktails, Peroni and Prosecco girls are available all night ,to save you queuing at the bar. Seems they’ve thought of everything! Coffee shops are always popular and Pure Coffee and Pure Books offers something that little bit different. You can enjoy delicious coffee, tea, snacks and light bites in Upstairs at Pure Coffee premises which are deceptively spacious, and on the first floor there is a great little bookshop. On a sunny day, buy yourself a book and settle on The Courtyard – just perfect! And, whilst not strictly in Bawtry, we and half of the surrounding area, have fallen in love with the Mayflower Bar and Eatery located in Austerfield. Great food, great service, great hospitality, guest beers, a decadent wine list and friendly service makes it a simply lovely place. And, with four boutique suites having recently been opened, you can even rest your head after a special occasion. Bawtry is certainly on the up – make sure you are part of it!’s all here!

If you spend over £200 in one transaction in May 2011 at Robinsons Of Bawtry you will receive a complimentary express manicure or wash & style at Harringtons.



Fueling an Obsession What is it about our obsession with cars? Why do they depict our status and success so succinctly? If you are one of the many people who like to travel in style, then we are going to reveal to you one of Doncaster’s best kept automotive secrets, where car buying is a whole new experience. Portland Autos is owned by Clive Watson and has a stock list that reads like a wish list for any car enthusiast! It’s not unusual to see a stunning Ferrari or a gleaming Range Rover parked in front of his show room doors, or something equally eye catching. At the moment an amazing Mercedes SLS tops the line up at £162,500, and with just 1,000 miles on the clock, is quite simply fantastic! Arriving at the showroom, located in the four acre grounds of his home where Milly the dog and a handful of chickens roam freely, you can see immediately that this is one buying experience you’re going to enjoy. Specialising in 4 x 4’s, executive, prestige and sports cars Clive can offer finance solutions and part exchange and this, combined with his honest advice, means that over 50 per cent of his business is repeat – a real testament to the complete service that Portland of Bawtry offers.


MODEST BEGINNINGS... Always a car enthusiast, the story started 32 years ago when after a brief tussle with employment at International Harvester’s and The Coal Board, Clive decided that self employed was the way for him and his car business was created. From modest beginnings Clive’s story is one of success based on exemplary customer service and products that attract customers from throughout the UK and the globe with his cars being exported to New Zealand, Malta, Cyprus and most recently Mozambique! With a simplistic buying process entirely managed by Clive, it is the perfect solution particularly for busy executives who are short on time but want premium quality cars and premium service. Whilst the business enjoys successful longevity and prides itself on good old fashioned Yorkshire service, Portland of Bawtry has embraced technology so that all of its sales are driven thorough its impressive website. All of the cars have at least twenty images featured on the website, together with finance details and detailed profiles. It all adds to the Portland experience - one where when you go to see the car, you have already pretty much made up your mind to buy.

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“Any strong business should have a web presence these days,” commented Clive. “For us, we recognised that people, who are in the market for a new car will more often than not start their search on the internet and then choose just a handful of cars to go and view. It beats trailing around car show rooms on a Saturday afternoon and, the beauty of buying from us, is that we are not brand specific.” With around 80 cars at the showroom, featuring premium brands such as Bentley, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche and a price range that may tip £150,000 or come in at just a few thousand, there is something to suit many tastes and budgets.

runner who can often be seen along Great North Road coaching others to reach their goals. Sons Adam and James are both at University. James is currently travelling Europe (whilst his girlfriend Portia works on Saturdays at Robinsons). Not surprisingly both boys are interested in cars but are unsure whether they will follow in their father’s footsteps at the moment! “I feel privileged to have such a well respected business and to have a career doing what I truly love,” commented Clive. “Buying cars, new or used, can often be a very stressful and time consuming process for the client and it was this element that I wanted to remove. If you buy from us at Portland of Bawtry, we think you’ll discover that car buying can be uncomplicated and enjoyable – why not put us to the test?”

KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY... A glance at the stock held at Portlands. Clive is supported by sales adviser James Barthorpe, who Clive first met when he coached Branton Juniors Football club where James played. Aged 21, James gained experience in the industry at a local dealership before moving to develop his career further under Clive’s expert guidance. Also part of the team are father and son, Barry and Matt, car preparation technicians who are master’s at getting that showroom look on any car and have worked there for over twelve Great North Road, Bawtry, Doncaster, DN10 6DF years. Viewing is by appointment only. Many of you may already be familiar with Portland of Bawtry and know that Clive’s wife Maggi is a marathon

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2007 Reg, 36,000 miles, Automatic, 2 doors Black, 2996cc Petrol, 34.9 mpg


Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE 2010 Reg, 9,000 miles Automatic, Diesel Blue, 2993cc


Mercedes SlS AMG

2010 Reg, 1,000 miles Automatic, 2 doors AMG MONZA GREY MAGNO 6208cc, Petrol, 21.4 mpg


BMW 3 Series 325I M SPORT




Bawtry Motor Auction, High Street, 01302 710333 Bawtry Motor Company, Market Place, 01302 710403 Bawtry Tyre & Exhaust Centre, Church Street, 01302 719261 Bawtry Valeting Centre, Church Street, 01302 607605 Corner Garage, High Street, 01302 718310 Marshall's Garage, Gainsborough Road, 01302 710260 Portland Autos, Great North Road, 01302 711111

Barbers Harrington's, Church Walk, 01302 233050 Severed Ear, High Street, 01302 714671 The Barber Shop, Swan Street,

Betting Totesport, Swan Street, 0800 221221 William Hill, High Street, 0870 5181715

Business Services Bounce PR, South Parade, 01302 719030 Creative Imaging, Market Place, 01302 711161 John H Pickup, Doncaster Road, 01302 714399

Dance Studio Dance Space, Top Street, 01302 714792

Estate Agents Drewery & Wheeldon, High Street, 01302 710773 Fine & Country, South Parade, 01302 591000 William H Brown, High Street, 01302 710735


Eateries & Bars

Caviars Restaurant and Wine Bar, Swan Street, 01302 710006 China Rose (Cantonese), South Parade, 01302 710461 Coco Ice Cocktail Bar, Market Place, 01302 711766 Crown Hotel, Market Place, 01302 710341 Dower House (Indian), Market Place, 01302 710497 Emilio's (Italian), Dower House Square, 01302 710066 Feast , Station Road, 01302 714500 Gallery Cafe, The Courtyard, 01302 719141 Jinja Tree (Japanese), The Courtyard, 01302 711516 Lancers (Indian), High Street, 01302 710252 Penny Farthing Hotel, High Street, 01302 714547 Pure Coffee, The Courtyard, 01302 711433 The Ship, Gainsborough Road, 01302 710129 The Station, Station Road, 01302 710445 The Turnpike, High Street, The White Hart, Swan Street, 01302 710440 Townhouse Tearooms & Restaurant, High Street, 01302 719397 Townhouse Wine Bar, High Street, Ziniz Wine Bar and Restaurant (Italian), Market Place, 01302 711115

Finances & Legal Byrne Practice, South Parade, 01302 711211 Datasort Accountancy, High Street, 01302 714479 Jones & Company Solicitors, High Street, 01302 710555 NatWest, Market Place, 0845 6002803 Terence Houghton and Co, South Parade, 01302 714633

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Food Shops & Store Co-op, High Street, 01302 710305 Cooplands, Scot Lane, 01302 710414 Costcutter, Thorne Road, 01302 710200 Spar, Station Road, 01302 719473 Teasdales Bakers, Station Road, 01302 719856 Wilkinson Butchers, High Street, 01302 710496

Health & Beauty Bawtry Colonic Hydrotherapy, Top Street, 01302 714466 Bawtry Dental Practice, Swan Street, 01302 710658 Bawtry Health and Fitness, Church Walk, 01302 711152 Bawtry Natural Health and Therapy Centre, South Parade, 01302 719917 Belinda at Cloud 9 Beauty Salon, High Street, 01302 714244 Bliss Travel & Beauty, Swan Street, 01302 719000 Chapelles, Swan Street, 01302 711261 Dynamique, South Parade, 01302 711717 Elite, Top Street, 01302 711361 Elite Nails and Beauty, Top Street, 01302 714466 Face Facts Aesthetics & Beauty MediSpa, The Courtyard, 01302 714939 Harrington's, Church Walk, 01302 233050 Head Office, Dower House Square, 01302 719040 House of Lindsey, Swan Street, 01302 719549 Jenny Hudson Opticians, High Street, 01302 711655 Lux Hair, Market Place, 01302 710123 Milandas, High Street, 01302 714671 Perfect 10, South Parade, 01302 710510 Rubies, Market Place, 01302 710122 Salon Belezza, Station Road, 01302 719165 Signature, The Courtyard, 01302 711929 Six Eyewear, Swan Street, 01302 710061 Star Style, High Street, 01302 714455 Vanilla Rooms, Swan Street, 01302 719982 Weldricks Pharmacy, High Street, 01302 710442

Cielo, Courtyard, 01302 714903 Devernois, The Courtyard, 01302 714492 Englishman's Castle, Top Street, 01302 711361 ETC, Swan Street, 01302 711808, ETC, Market Place, 01302 714550, Hazel Walker, The Courtyard, 01302 714670 Incognito, High Street, 01302 711471, John Bird Art Studio, Dower House Square, 01302 714872 Just Linda Mitchell, Market Place, 01302 710077 Limited 2 Art, The Courtyard, 01302 711189 Living Interiors, High Street, 01302 714555 Mainly Wine and Whisky, The Courtyard, 01302 714700 Mayflower Florists, Dower House Square, 01302 710844 Olivia Jaye, High Street, 01302 719059 Pet & Aquatic Centre, Great North Road, 01302 711639 Petology, Station Road, 01302 714199 Pure Books, The Courtyard, 01302 711433 R & R Sports, High Street, 01302 711130 Robinsons of Bawtry, South Parade, 01302 711477 Rhythm and Booze, Market Place, 01302 719642 Smith's David House, South Parade, 01302 710061 SP Davis Memorials, Church Street, 01302 710079 Sunglass World, The Courtyard, 01302 618092 The Gift Box, Market Place, 01302 711811 The Timber Joint, High Street, 01302 711283 Time for Diamonds, Market Place, 01302 710116 Utopia Fireplaces, High Street, 01302 714555 Velvet, The Courtyard, 01302 714619 Viva, The Courtyard, 01302 719922 Voulez Vous, The Courtyard, 01302 714521 Womacks, High Street, 01302 710541 Yasmine, Dower House Square, 01302 710106 Y2K, Dower House Square, 01302 719888


Bawtry News, Market Place, 01302 710884

Bawtry Fish Bar, Scot Lane, 01302 710479 China Kitchen (Chinese), Market Place, 01302 711118 Dower House (Indian), Market Place, 01302 710497 Lancers (Indian), High Street, 01302 710252 Pinocchio's (Pizza), Market Place, 01302 711833




Cygnets, Swan Street, 01302 714705 Tiny Tots Day Nursery, Doncaster Road, 01302 714589

Bawtry Cars, Scot Lane, 01302 710303 Lockwood Travel, Market Place, 01302 711223

Public Services


Bawtry Library & Customer Service Centre, Doncaster Road, 01302 710858 Post Office, Station Road, 01302 710321

Bawtry Travel, formerly of Dower House Square, 01302 711491 Bliss Travel & Beauty, Swan Street, 01302 719000

Repairs & Alterations Unit 4 Dry Cleaning, Dower House Square, 01302 714762 Watch and Clock Repairers, Ingham Road, 01302 710874

Specialist Retail Axholme Interiors, Church Street, 01302 719601 Bawtry Fabrics & Trimmings, The Courtyard, 01302 719463 Bawtry Flowers and Plants, Market Place, 01302 710111 Bawtry Shoe Company, High Street, 01302 711970 Brookes of Bawtry, The Courtyard, 01302 714120 Celebrations of Bawtry Bridal, Swan Street, 01302 719291 Char-Lattes, High Street

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The finer things in life...

Saturday 5th March saw a new era dawn on one of Bawtry’s most individual and eclectic social experiences – Caviars Restaurant and Wine Bar. The fantastic blueprint that had been created by previous owners has been developed and extended by new owners Russell and Wendy Jones who, together with resident Chef Kevin Bracha, have made Caviars even better than before. A new menu, bar area and extensive wine list means that Caviars Restaurant and Wine Bar is a great place to enjoy lunch, dinner, or a glass or two of wine whenever the mood takes you. Delicious dishes, which change frequently, utilise seasonal and local produce to create a menu that is truly mouth watering. The sumptuous and stylish interior is pleasantly welcoming but sophisticated, providing an individual drinking and dining experience, quite different from other places within the town. A small wine bar is perfect for drinks and tapas, or for pre dinner drinks for those that manage to secure a table in the intimate restaurant on its busy weekend nights. A fantastic wine list will delight even the most dedicated oenophile and those that just enjoy a tipple or two. Caviars of Bawtry is a great place to enjoy the finer things in life - great food, great wine, great service and great company. Forget your day and enjoy your evening at Caviars Restaurant & Wine Bar Caviars of Bawtry. Opening times: Wednesday & Thursday 5.30pm till late, Friday & Saturday 12.30pm till late, Sunday 12.30pm till 6.30pm

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Business Spotlight

Bawtry Natural Health ‘You are what you eat’ or so the saying goes. Worth pondering for a moment or two, before we tell you why what you are putting in your body might not be doing you much good at all. Although food intolerance testing has been available at Bawtry Natural Health and Therapy Centre for many years now, the arrival of the latest piece of diagnostic testing equipment from America (The Asrya) has resulted in even more precise results through a more simplistic process. By holding two copper probes, the results are available in minutes allowing speedy and accurate diagnosis of intolerances which may cause other health problems. It can test for deficiencies in vitamins, minerals, hormones, foods and other sensitivities and environmental contra-indicators that can manifest themselves in a whole host of health complaints that includes weight gain, insomnia, depression and skin complaints. “We offer a huge range of service and products from our shop in Bawtry and food intolerance testing is just one way in which we can help clients improve their overall health,” commented Helen Thomson proprietor Bawtry Natural Health and Therapy Centre. “Many people suffer complaints that can be attributed to diet or food allergies and we are keen to help people treat any health problems in the most natural way possible.” All the team at Robinsons took part in the test which normally costs £80. Thankfully, no startling discoveries were made, although interestingly all showed signs of dehydration a very common discovery which can impede concentration and mental agility amongst other side effects. In addition to the well stocked shop that offers a range of health foods, vitamins, supplements and natural beauty products, there are two treatments rooms located on the first floor where health professionals offer a range of holistic treatments. “Most of the practioners have worked with me for 10 years now and they can provide a range of therapies to alleviate or prevent health issues,” said Helen. “Sue, Victoria, Noah, Mel, Kenny, Claire, Margaret and Julie offer a full complement of treatments including Reiki, acupuncture,’s all here!

Award winning and independent Health Shop & Therapy Centre

colonic hydrotherapy, counselling, foot care and Osteopathy, all of which play a major part in treatment, management and rehabilitation of conditions.” The centre, which has been established for over 10 years, has gained a fantastic reputation for the wealth of treatments and products they offer, the knowledge that the staff have and their ability to do everything with a smile! “So many people have Derek eagerly awaiting his results discovered that there is an alternative to medication in many instances and we enjoy helping people discover how to feel their best,” concluded Helen. “We are proud to be an independent specialist and the launch of our new website means you can now buy online and also access lots of information too.” Whether you have an ongoing health complaint, have niggling aches and pains, or perhaps just want to take better care of yourself, Bawtry Natural Health and Therapy Centre will, most probably, be the perfect place to put a spring back in your step.

Wendy having her Pukka Clean Greens - One teaspoon a day is equivalent to your 5-a-day. Photos provided by Matt Wilcox

Bawtry Natural Health and Therapy Centre David House, South Parade, Bawtry, Doncaster, DN10 6JH Telephone: 01302 719917 Website: Facebook: Twitter: Lucy watching Helen test James from Robinsons of Bawtry, with The Asrya


Cocktail Bar

The Crown Hotel

Market Place –

Salsa night

Every Thursday with Brunet. Beginners class from 7.30 – 8.30 £4 per person followed with social dance until late. Also during the night you can try some traditional Latin American cocktails and Chilean Wine.

Dennis Rollins Jazz Cellar

featuring Mark Ellis In association with Robinsons of Bawtry

Sunday 5th June Come along and enjoy an afternoon of Jazz with cocktails and Thai nibbles Doors open 2 pm ‘til late £5.00 per person on the door. Live Jazz from 3 until 5.30 pm followed by an evening of music from swing and bebop to funky old school groove. Over 18’s only.

Market Place

Sunday Special

Tapas and a bottle of Prosecco £30 per couple

Bliss Bistro Swan Street

Spanish Evening

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th May An evening of live music, sangria and 3-course Spanish cuisine £35 per person Reserve a table on 01302 719000 or call in to Bliss.

Market Place

Look out for details of the next Wine Tasting in May

Souh Parade

Rhythm & Booze

China Rose

For more information contact John & Sophie Walsh 07887 535 771

20th Anniversary Celebrations

In association with Robinsons of Bawtry Charity Casino Night Friday 24th June in aid of PACT 3 course Chinese banquet and live swing band, Budo Big Band. So get out your DJ’s and Party Frocks. £50 per person. Tickets available from Robinsons of Bawtry 01302 711477

Race for Life Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire Saturday 11th June (10k) Doncaster Town Fields, Saturday 25th June (5k) & Sunday 26th June (5k)

Join the girls in Clumber Park and walk, jog or run to help beat cancer. Tesco and Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a great day out, packed with inspiring memories and amazing moments to share with your family and friends. Enter now and raise money for our groundbreaking work that has saved millions of lives. Cancer Research UK is entirely funded by the public and we need your support to continue to make progress and give hope to people affected by cancer.

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