Food & Drink
COUSINS opening a new bar in Eastcote hope to bring the glamour of a night out in central London to young people living here.
Entrepreneur Richard Arens, 24, of Fine Bush Lane, Ruislip, is in the process of refurbishing the derelict Woodman pub, in Joel Street, Eastcote, with his cousin Chris Arens, 25.
THE Fairway pub is set for an £80,000 New Year makeover.
After a successful Christmas, the Fairway in Ickenham Road, Ruislip, will have a refurbishment to include re-decoration, new furniture, a fitted bar and new kitchen equipment.
Paul Chapman, general manager of the Fairway, said: "We can't wait. The pub is ready for a little attention and this refurbishment will improve it."
A FESTIVE lunch was thoroughly enjoyed by the members of the Ruislip Northwood Old Folks' Association (RNOFA) a few days before Christmas.
On Tuesday and Wednesday last week, the RNOFA organised the party at the Elm Park Club in Parkway, Ruislip Manor.
THERE is something therapeutic about baking. Making a mess, getting flour all over the kitchen, sneaking a peek in the oven every two minutes.
But the best thing is the smell of freshly baked goodies that wafts out as you open the door.
Baking reminds me of my nan, but now nearly everyone, of every age, is whisking away.
A CHIPPY has been awarded a five-star quality rating and a chance to be crowned the nation's best.
EASTCOTE House Gardens is set to enjoy a summer of tea, scones and cake - as long as the weather holds up.
As part of efforts to win Lottery funding for the restoration of the park's Tudor buildings, a local business owner has agreed to host a series of vintage tea parties there.
A PUB landlord has realised his vision of the industry's future after a £200,000 refurb of his Grade II-listed ale house.
The Black Horse in Eastcote High Road has undergone a major renovation, with the aim of keeping regulars while attracting a new generation of pub-goers who want a bit more with their pint.
THE manager of a popular Indian restaurant was assaulted in front of customers by a drunken man, Uxbridge Magistrates' Court has heard.
Ramon Ali was in Victoria Road a few yards away from the Elachi Restaurant in Ruislip Manor on September 12 when he was approached at about 9pm, it was said.
A PUB in South Ruislip will become the latest in the borough to close if no deal can be reached before October 17.
The Eastcote, situated on the roundabout with Victoria Road and Field End Road and formerly known as The Eastcote Arms, is owned by Punch Taverns and has been earmarked by them as "suitable for disposal".
DEBATE is raging in Eastcote over the renaming of a pub.
Landlords Greene King will close The Manor freehouse in Field End Road on October 10 for a major refurbishment and when it reopens on November 9 it is likely to have a new name.
But opinion is divided over what the pub should be called and Greene King has said it would welcome suggestions from local residents.