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Cotswold’s Chef wins UK Pub Curry Chef of the Year for third consecutive year
Indunil Sanchi, Head Chef at The Noel Arms Hotel, Chipping Campden, is celebrating after winning the UK Pub Curry Chef of the Year 2013. Born in Sri Lanka and Head Chef at The Noel Arms since 2004, Indunil’s Ceylon style Yellow Chicken Curry was tested by an expert panel of judges from The Publican Morning Advertiser, and beat over 100 other entries to claim the top spot.
This is the third consecutive year that he has been successful in picking up the prize. The winning dish can be enjoyed by customers visiting the Noel Arms, and also features as part of the hugely popular Curry Nights held at the Hotel on the last Thursday in the month.
Coventry Transport Museum secures Heritage Lottery Fund investment
Coventry Transport Museum has received a grant of £4.6m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to transform a number of galleries and visitor facilities at the Museum, and enable the redevelopment of one of Coventry City's most iconic buildings, a Grade 1 listed, 12th Century Old Grammar School, it was announced today (2nd April 2013).
The developments will re-energise Coventry Transport Museum's galleries, creating a world class experience that will provide enhanced opportunities for people to learn about, and get involved with Coventry’s rich transport heritage. It will enable people to better understand and appreciate the museum's collections, and the impact of Coventry's transport manufacturing heritage on the city and its people. In addition, the funding will allow the Old Grammar School to be sympathetically conserved, revitalised and brought back into public use as an exhibition, event and education space for the Museum, securing the future of this Grade I listed building, which has sat unused for the past 30 years. The project aims to be completed by April 2015.
The New Bulls Head - Stratford upon Avon
The New Bulls Head first appeared in the town records in 1834 with a Mr John Timms as the Licensee, and has since seen many names 'above its door'. In times past, the pub has been known as 'The Sports Man' and 'The West End' and now in 2013 the premises returns to its Origins, once again becoming 'The New Bulls Head'.
This Public house has been an integral part of The Old Town in the west of Stratford Upon Avon for the best part of 200 years and many changes have happened to what is now an attractive residential area.
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Looking for accommodation in Shakespeare Country? There is a great variety of quality accommodation whether you want to stay in a Bed & Breakfast in Stratford upon Avon, a pretty holiday cottage in the Cotswolds or a hotel in Leamington Spa Chipping Campden, Kenilworth or Warwick, you will find something to suit any itinerary and budget. Choose from luxurious hotels and cosy B&Bs to comfortable, well equipped camping and caravanning parks and self-catering cottages.