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Party on Smith Street, 28 July at 10:00–20:00

This unique event celebrates the independent businesses on Smith Street. Come and see what individual delights the shops have to offer from bespoke clothing, unusual gift ideas, hair & beauty treatments and a variety of food options. Smith Street is a delightful area to explore and whether you’re new to Warwick or not, the Party will be sure to give you a reason to return. In addition to the shops providing a warm welcome to visitors, there will be street entertainers, live music, craft stalls, street food, face painting and balloon modelling

Come and enjoy Warwick on a day that is full of activity with the Folk Festival in town on the same weekend.

Find out more on our Facebook page.

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Annual Smith Street Party

Smith Street history

On Saturday 28 July, the annual Smith Street Party will be returning.

The current businesses on Smith Street range in longevity from 52 years to one week which includes longest serving businesses Piccolino’s restaurant ,at 36 years, Warwick Vac at 33 years and Duncan M and V Allsop Antiquarian Bookseller at 52 years.

The newest additions include Green and Wild, Peeli and Happy Puccia. The street is also home to a number of historic buildings. The Roebuck Inn at the eastern end of Smith Street, dates back to 1470 and is said to Warwick’s oldest public house. Robbie’s Restaurant is also an early 15th century Grade II listed building.

To keep up to date with the news and events in Smith Street search for Instagram and Twitter.

The Smith Street Traders Association look forwarding to welcoming you on Saturday 28th July 2018

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Ostrich Pink Official Opening

Ostrich Pink opens its doors




Ostrich Pink Welcomes you.

This week, the new Mayor of Warwick  performs one of her first official duties when she cuts the ribbon of a new business that has recently opened on Smith Street.
The new business; Ostrich Pink, offers quality fashion clothing, shoes and handbags for the discerning ladies.

Katie, the owner of the boutique fashion store, would like to extend an invitation for the grand opening on Friday 30th May 2014.
Fizz will be available from 15:00 onwards.

For further details contact Ostrich Pink:
39 Smith Street, Warwick CV34 4JA

01926 407835




ostrich interior photo Ostrich Interior 2 photo





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Bread & Co Special Event

th April from 11.30 am at Bread & Co, Warwick, CV34 4HU

Warwick’s famous Smith Street is where you’ll be able to find the ‘Tea of the Trail’ and ‘Cake of the Trail’ from ‘Tea Trail No 1: Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire’ Elizabeth Dacy Jones’s latest offering – a poetic guidebook series that reverses the normal order of trip planning and suggests ensuring ‘tea and restore’ points are taken care of before deciding what to see. Golden Monkey Tea Company’s ‘Shakespeare Blend’ is the ‘Tea of the Trail’ and Bread & Co’s Lemon Drizzle Cake is ‘The Cake of the Trail’.

The ‘Tea and Cake Ceremony’ to present awards is a ‘Jenny Lee Tea’ [raising money to fund local grass roots projects – brainchild of Joanna Bruce MBE, niece of Jennifer Worth, writer of the Call the Midwife trilogy] on Monday 28th April from 11.30 to 12.30 at Bread & Co.
All welcome – it’s a ‘Golden Coin’ event (you donate whatever you like) with free tea of the trail, biscuits and tasters of the Lemon Drizzle Cake and poetic tasters from the book by Elizabeth and ‘Mr Darcy’ (Editor and contributor Chris Barltrop). A grant from The Jenny Lee Teas Project Fund made publication of this first ‘Tea Trail’ possible.

Guest of honour – Mrs Tibbs the tabby cat. Cat of at least 2 lives who was presumed dead when book went to print and reappeared so she could get in on the action. Immortalised in Bread & Co’s poem in the book, ‘Boiled Egg and Soldiers Please’ and described as seducing angels – but clearly didn’t enjoy their company as much as humans…

FURTHER INFORMATION ATTACHED.    IMAGES / INTERVIEWS  Chris Barltrop 07836 573600 / chris_barltrop@yahoo.com

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Aspire Style Valentines Sale

Those lovely folk are feeling the love at Aspire Style.Aspire Style Yumi
They’re doing a one day flash sale for Valentine’s Day with 20% off everything!
To get the discount you just need to quote discount code LOVE in store or use online.
20% offer valid for 14th February only!


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Paul Weller Comes to Warwick

Paul wellerPaul Weller will be coming to Warwick Castle this Summer.
The concert, scheduled fro July 11th 2014 is a part of his tour that will also include Cardiff Castle and Audley End.

Paul Weller is a hugely popular artist and I suggest will attract a big audience. The former front man for the Jam has been a t the forefront of British Music since the eighties. I suspect his fans will be of a certain demographic, which in my opinion will be more commercially beneficial to the town. Previous bands such as JLS attract a younger crowd, which again, in my opinion, brings little commercial benefit. However I do agree that their fan base is massive and a good crowds visited Warwick for that particular concert.

Tickets for the concert appear to be now available from Weller’s web site. If you are a big fan, it maybe wise to book asap.

Here’s a booking link directed from the Paul Weller web site:


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Local Beers from The Drinks Room, Warwick

New Beers from The Drinks Room

The Drinks Room on Smith Street specialise in beer.
The shop on Smith Street, Warwick has  been open for about 6 months. During that time the business has gone from strength to strength.
One reason the business is succeeding is, that the owners are continually introducing new beers and breweries from around the United Kingdom.

This February will see the Drinks Room introducing more new brewery beers, including one from a local brewery close to Warwick. The Drinks Room are champions of using local shops and businesses. Each of the new breweries will feature a selection of their current ales. The featured breweries for February are:

Honey Trapbeers


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Warwick, A small Town With A Big Heart

Over the years many shop and business owners have supported various charities and causes. Many of the charities supported, have helped our local community projects and individuals who live and work within Warwick.
Below are the details from the wonderful team at Aspire Style on Smith Street, Warwick of their annual charity.

Every year Aspire Style choose a charity to support with local events, fundraising and helping to raise awareness.
This year we are supporting Breast Cancer Care. This charity is particularly important to us as last year Catherine, one of our store managers, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Catherine has been incredibly strong and brave and is now recovering well, she was well enough last September to have her dream wedding!

It came as quite a surprise to everyone when Catherine was diagnosed as she is in her 30’s and regular screening doesn’t start until women are 47. Therefore we would like to help raise awareness so women of all ages are checking themselves and getting the help needed to save lives.

To kick start our fundraising for the year we will be donating £1 for every sale item of clothing sold between Friday 17th -19th January’

 Aspire Style

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Victorian Evening

Coming Late November is the Annual Victorian Evening.

This is a great event for the town which always attracts a lot of visitors. Sadly due to police restrictions, Smith Street cannot take part in the event in their usual style. As you know from previous posts the Smith Street Traders like to implement a road closure and celebrate in style. The Warwickshire police Force decreed more than 6 years ago that closing Smith St caused too many traffic problems.

Just because Smith Street can’t do its thing, that shouldn’t stop you from coming to Warwick to enjoy all things Victorian including; ferret racing, a carousel powered by a steam engine and if you’re lucky you may even encounter someone dressed up in period costume. They won’t have small pox though or any other Victorian ailments, so you’ll be fine.

Thursday 28th
November 2013
Attractions 5 – 9pm
Lights switch-on 7pm
Market Square, Warwick, will be transformed
into a Victorian Christmas for you to enjoy:
• Beautiful steam powered carousel
• Children’s rides and entertainment
• A ceremonial procession led by lanterns
• Fairground organs
• Ferret racing
• Festive food stalls
• Victorian market & craft stalls
Enter our best dressed Victorian
competition and win a meal
for two at the Rose & Crown!
FREE parking at Linen Street car park from 4pm
If you would like a stall at the Victorian market, please call on:
01789 267000 or email info@sketts.co.uk

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