Just one year ago, a popular Bawtry art gallery relocated to stunning 400 sq metre premises with over 50 loyal customers forming a human chain to move the works of art from the old gallery to the new one across a busy main road. Since then, Limited 2 Art, which has been established in the heart of the affluent market town of Bawtry near Doncaster for over 12 years, has had an amazing year attracting visitors from all over the UK and to celebrate the gallery is hosting its first anniversary party on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July. “What a year it has been and one which has surpassed my wildest expectations and it felt only appropriate to celebrate this success,” said gallery owner Ruth Worsman “One thing for sure is that the fizz will be flowing and everyone is welcome to come along to the gallery, view our collections as well as our now legendary ‘Stairs of Fame’”. Local caricaturist, Mick Hollinworth, will be attending each day between 12 noon and 3pm to do free caricatures whilst accepting donations for local cancer charity Firefly. Furthermore we are delighted to welcome Nottingham’s British Landscape artist Darren Stevenson, who willRead More
A Doncaster business man is drumming up support for a local music festival as once again the marriage of caravans and music is set to achieve great things! Jon Goulden, Chairman of Yorkshire Caravans of Bawtry and drummer in the Yorkshire band NME (Nineties Music Experience) has pledged his support to T-Fest 2017 by sponsoring the Rock Stage and performing with his band as the support act for this year’s headline act, FIVE. “Duke Ellington enjoyed great success with ‘Caravan’ and The Housemartins with ‘Caravan of Love’ – now NME and Yorkshire Caravans hope to achieve great things at this year’s festival,” said Jon. “As a relatively new band we are still fine tuning our live performances but feel really excited and honoured to have been chosen to perform at this year’s local Festival.” As sponsors of the Rock Stage, Yorkshire Caravans will display one of its caravans at the festival for people to explore and see just how well equipped and comfortable 21st century caravans are. Fitted with lots of modern and convenient facilities families are able to take to the road whenever the mood takes them exploring the county and beyond in the comfort of their own caravanRead More

Welcome to Visit Bawtry!

Posted on July 14, 2017
Welcome to Visit Bawtry! Our new website is the place to discover everything you need to know about Visit Bawtry and our retailers. Members of the Bawtry Retail Association each have an individual page on our website, where you can learn more about them and what they have to offer. You can view their opening hours, contact information and address location with directions too! Whether it’s a business you’ve never heard or seen of before. You may end up discovering a new business to love! You’ll find all you need to know about them on our website. You can also leave them a review too! So if you’ve enjoyed an experience with one of our retailers, be sure to show them some love. Eat, Drink, Stay and Shop with us in Bawtry. The taste of Bawtry. Tantalise those tastebuds and discover the “Taste of Bawtry” by day and evening with our superb range of fine restaurants and cafes. With such a diverse choice in cuisine from English to Italian, Cantonese and more, you can be assured that you will find a flavour to savour. Many of our restaurants have received outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor and very well deserved, providing exemplaryRead More


Posted on June 9, 2017
For only a small town we are blessed with a huge selection of fabulous independently owned restaurants to suit all tastes that would be sure to rival any larger town and city! Many of the restaurants have been established for decades, yet still evolve to attract new clientele whilst holding true to their values of exemplary customer service and fantastic food. There is also an active and robust Pub Watch scheme in the town ensuring a pleasant and safe atmosphere is maintained at all times. Here we take a look at just some of what Bawtry has to offer for a fantastic evening out!   The longest established restaurant is the China Rose Cantonese Restaurant which opened its doors in the town over 30 years ago. Regarded as one of the finest Cantonese restaurants in the region for its freshly cooked, innovative dishes it is now equally popular for its monthly ‘Showtime’ evenings featuring live music. Hot on its heels in terms of longevity is the 4* Crown Hotel where head chef Caz and her team create dishes which emulate current food trends as well as embracing traditional favourites. The ambient restaurant, with its contemporary candlelight, quiet booths and eyeRead More


Posted on May 29, 2017
Spring is definitely in the air and we’ve got a few things to tell you about so that you can make the best of Brilliant Bawtry! Firstly, there have been a few changes afoot lately on how we share news with you. The launch of our fantastic new website www.visitbawtry.com will see a great forum with information and news about our retailers and the town to keep you up to speed. And our Facebook page and other social media platforms have enjoyed something of an overhaul meaning more information is shared that way too! And then there a few new things to do to.  Yorkshire Caravans will be opening late each Thursday until 8pm from 4th May to 29th June giving you even more time to get yourself sorted for a fab caravan or camping holiday. Also, as the days get longer and we all feel like going out more why not try the new breakfast crepes, wraps and omelettes available on Saturday & Sunday’s from 10 am at 31 Market Place, sample the new restaurant menu at the Crown Hotel and book up quickly for a legendary China Rose Showtime event – launched 5 years ago the live musicRead More
A partnership between Doncaster Racecourse and Bawtry Retail Association has attracted record numbers to the Spring Ladies Evening event at the Town Moor course last month. A racecard, sponsored entirely by businesses from the popular market town,  attracted record crowds in its 5th year and fashionistas flocked to the event with the hope of being chosen as the Best Dressed Lady of the evening and getting a fast track pass to the St Leger Ladies Day Best Dressed Lady Competition in September. “Our thanks go to the Bawtry businesses who supported our event and attended in their droves to enjoy the racing and help us choose the Best Dressed Lady of the evening which was awarded to Zoe Mulligan,” said Rebecca Burton Commercial Manager Doncaster Racecourse. “It is always great when we can theme the race days and Visit Bawtry were the perfect fit for Ladies Evening. We very much look forward to next year.” Sponsors during the evening were the Crown Hotel, Fine & Country, China Rose, Ziniz, Deluxe Hair & Beauty, Origin Broadband and Eastside Magazine.  Bawtry businesses, accompanied with friends and guests, enjoyed the evening from the Conduit Suite in the Lazarus Stand and were entertainment byRead More
Men’s swimwear is vastly under represented and whilst on a holiday in Ibiza in 2014 two brothers from Doncaster decided to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test resulting in them leaving their corporate jobs in London and launching a new competitively priced Menswear Beachwear brand, bringing quality, well designed swimwear for the most discerning, style conscious men. Bowler & Beach, created by Matt & BJ Hepworth from Bessacarr, generated part of the funding through the Kickstarter programme which supports bringing business ideas to fruition. Following the launch of their first collection two years later they approached old Hill House school friend James Jones, Marketing Director at award winning, premier fashion boutique Robinsons of Bawtry, to be their first Northern stockist. “This is a fantastic concept and the high quality of the brand enables it to sit comfortably with established boutique menswear brands such as Boss and Ralph Lauren,” said James. “We wish them every success and are proud to support them in their business objectives.” Bowler & Beach takes light-hearted British design and adds a touch of Portuguese flair, creating vibrant swim shorts that stand out on the beach for all the right reasons.  Matt and BJ spent theirRead More
29 April will see Bawtry Retail Association host the sixth Visit Bawtry Race Evening at Doncaster Racecourse and the very first ‘Ladies Evening’ which has been introduced to launch this year’s Ladies Day at the St Leger Festival. An expected 8,000 racegoers will attend the evening which will include the Visit Bawtry Best Dressed Lady competition, of which the winner of the competition will go straight into the Ladies Day best dressed lady final at the St Leger Festival; a fast track social media competition, allowing ladies to enter the Visit Bawtry Best Dressed Lady Competition on facebook in advance of the race evening; Text competitions throughout the evening, with giveaways from Bawtry Retailers Association members and Doncaster Racecourse; Ladies Evening roving presenter and camera team, broadcasting live to the big screen plus lots more.Read More
Now in its fifth year the annual Bawtry Fashion Week has once again proved a huge hit with visitor numbers to the town soaring during the event. Retailers hosted fashion events and promotions with Ladies Fashion Boutique Yasmine of Bawtry’s Joseph Ribkoff Fashion Show seeing over 80 ladies view the latest collections for the season.  And, for the first time, the newly relocated art gallery Limited 2 Art hosted and offered the perfect back drop for the inaugural VIVA fashion show with owner Ruth taking to the catwalk! The Crown Hotel created a delicious BFW fizz cocktail with sales recorded at well over a hundred and a BFW Facebook competition to win prizes over £220 was won by Mark Galsworthy of Bawtry. It was presented to him at the after show party which was held at Bawtry Bar and Brasserie – a celebration of another hugely successful week. Ross Jarvie Chair of Bawtry Retail Association commented; “Thanks to all those retailers and businesses that thought of innovative ways to promote and support this annual event. The weather was delightful this year too and Fashion Week always signifies the start of our calendar of events which includes other highlights such asRead More


Posted on March 3, 2017
‘Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.’ said Coco Chanel and these words are just what the 5th annual Bawtry Fashion Week is all about! Hot on the heels of Fashion Week’s in New York, London, Milan and Paris, Bawtry Retail Association will host its Fashion Week from Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th March with a fashion extravaganza which will see some amazing events and promotions running throughout the towns array of independent fashion boutiques.Read More