Posted on September 15, 2017

Plans for the 25th Robinsons of Bawtry Annual Charity Fashion Show are well underway with the event set to be extra special to celebrate the events Silver anniversary. The team at the award winning designer fashion boutique will once again put on a fantastic evening at the China Rose, Bawtry on Sunday 1st October 2017 where guests will enjoy a taste of its Autumn/Winter collections, brought to life by models, with amazingly choreographed scenes, from Doncaster based company Strutz Models & Dance Academy. “We can’t quite believe that this is our 25th sell out fashion show that was created by the boutiques original owner Tony Robinson in memory of his first wife who he lost to cancer, and we have been delighted to continue with the event since we obtained ownership of the boutique 8 years ago” said Russell Jones Robinsons of Bawtry. Dr Kathryn Scott, Chief Executive at Yorkshire
A SPARKLING SUMMER GIVES WAY TO AN AMAZING AUTUMN Well where did the summer go?! It seems like just a matter of weeks since we gave you 12 things to in Bawtry this summer and now, we will be looking towards autumn as the children return to school and the iconic St Leger Festival take place in Doncaster. The St Leger Festival always has a very positive impact in Bawtry too. In the lead up to the festival, there are ladies and gents making last minute preparations, collecting outfits and hats. The St Leger Preview Dinner, the only one of its kind, takes place at the Crown Hotel on Tuesday 12th September where racing pundits share their tips for the days ahead. And, as the racing gets underway racegoers flock each evening to Bawtry to celebrate or commiserate… it just depends! Business wise there have been a handful of new
Respect Drivers Pageant Bawtry
Respect Drivers Pageant visits Bawtry! For the previous four years, hundreds of classic, historic and super cars have gathered in the market town of Bawtry with the intention of raising money in aid of the Respect Carer’s Charity. Each year, the event has only increased in size, with an impressive 2500 visitors attending last year’s event. This year, the 5th annual Respect Drivers Pageant, curated by Gordon Tulley of Respect Funeral Services, will be making its return on 27th August. A great family day out for all motor enthusiasts, the Respect Drivers Pageant is expected to surpass the scale of all previous events, with various music performances and entertainment hosted by local bars and restaurants, a range of interesting promotional stalls and even a collection of awards to be handed out! Throughout the duration of the day, visitors can expect the opportunity to see an incredible display of motor vehicles.


Posted on August 11, 2017

12 DAYS OF SUMMER IN BAWTRY   August is a great time to relax and get together with friends and family as holiday fever sweeps the nation and we thought we’d share some inspired ideas to enjoy in and around Bawtry. 1 – Start the month by celebrating Yorkshire Day on the 1st August and book a flight with Hummingbird Helicopters at Doncaster/Sheffield Airport and see Yorkshire from the air! 2 – Take a walk on the wild side and enjoy live music Safari Nights at the amazing Yorkshire Wildlife Park, just a few miles from Bawtry. They are taking place each Saturday during the month. 3 – Enjoy a leisurely lunch in the peace and quiet of Dower House Square. We’re thinking lunch time platters and afternoon tea, and perhaps a glass of fizz if the sun is shining! 4 – No time for lunch? Then dinner and drinks
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
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

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


Posted on July 5, 2017

SUMMER EVENINGS IN BAWTRY 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 and many were credited during the 2016 Eastside Magazine Restaurant Awards. The longest established restaurant is the China Rose Cantonese Restaurant is also  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


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


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 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
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
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
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. Gates open at 1530 with the 1st race at 1730 and this year’s races will
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


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. The week launches on Tuesday 7th March with a Joseph Ribkoff event at Yasmine Ladies Designer Fashion Boutique in Dower House Square and a brand day at lingerie & swimwear boutique ‘& She Knows’ in The Courtyard. In the evening Cherish Dress Agency (Pre loved children’s & ladies clothing) situated behind Milandas on


Posted on February 19, 2017

Gong Hey Fat Choy as we welcome in the new Chinese New Year 2017 of the ‘Fire Rooster’.  People born in the year of the Fire Rooster are considered to be very observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented as well as being very confident in themselves. It may seem like you have only just finished buying gifts but another key date is looming – Valentine’s Day – the perfect occasion to show the one you love what they mean to you either in person or anonymously! Bawtry’s host of independent shops offer a great range of gifts from gorgeous underwear, jewellery and fashion treats from any of the myriad of boutiques in the town, or just treat them from a night off from cooking with dinner at one of our fantastic bars & restaurants. Plans are well underway for this year’s Bawtry Fashion Week which takes place between 7th and
Ladies Day at the St Leger Festival each September is one of the most iconic days in the Doncaster racing calendar and this year a new meeting in April will officially launch the event. Saturday 29th April will see Bawtry Retail Association host Ladies Night at Doncaster Racecourse – the 6th Visit Bawtry Race Day –  where a host of sponsors from the affluent market town will join forces to highlight the town and the status of Ladies Day at the St Leger continuing the long term partnership between Doncaster Racecourse and Bawtry Retail Association. “Our Visit Bawtry Race Day has become one of the highlights of the racing calendar and we look forward to working with the Doncaster Racecourse team to make this a really great occasion,” said Ross Jarvie Chair Bawtry Retail Association. “This year we have some new sponsors who will get to enjoy the glitz and


Posted on January 1, 2017

Welcome to 2017 –  and members of the Bawtry Retail Association (BRA) would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. During 2016, Bawtry as a town and BRA enjoyed a very prosperous year which saw us host and celebrate lots of fantastic events and occasions. Perhaps the most iconic was the day that the Tour de Yorkshire swept through the town. Bedecked in yellow and blue; residents, businesses and visitors flocked to the town to celebrate this most amazing event! We also enjoyed Bawtry Fashion Week, our annual Visit Bawtry Race Day at Doncaster Racecourse, the Visit Bawtry Charity Polo Cup which raised an amazing amount of money once again and we wrapped up the year with a spectacular Christmas event, with the help from our friends at One Call Insurance, Wilfreda Beehive and Bawtry Town Council,  which saw unprecedented amounts of visitors flock to the town.
A group of retailers and businesses in the market town of Bawtry near Doncaster, South Yorkshire continue their efforts to promote their town as they pledge their support to ‘Small Business Saturday’ which takes place on Saturday 3rd December. Businesses across the town which are members of Bawtry Retail Association (BRA) will recognise the annual event with many businesses also being members of the Federation of Small Businesses and the local Chamber of Commerce both of whom support the initiative. “Bawtry is a destination waiting to be discovered and enjoys a host of small businesses who work autonomously but also together to achieve even greater aspirations,” said Ross Jarvie Chair Bawtry Retail Association. “Bawtry has evolved from a historic market town to a place that’s packed with high quality shops, designer fashion, art galleries, stylish bars and fantastic individual restaurants. By day, shoppers and workers mingle with those going about
Two local business people who work in the picturesque town of Bawtry on the North Nottinghamshire/South Yorkshire border are taking over the reins of its Retail Association (BRA). Ross Jarvie, partner at Fine & Country and Sarah White, proprietor of Bawtry Eye Academy will assume the positions of Chair and Vice Chair respectively, taking over from Rebecca Dickenson proprietor at award winning salon The Vanilla Rooms. “I have worked in Bawtry for almost a decade and love the tight knit feel of a small village mixed with the cosmopolitan buzz of city life,” said Ross. “I hope to build on the successes that we have achieved so far and drive Bawtry forward as a destination for both day and night, not just regionally but nationally too. I also  thank Rebecca wholeheartedly for all her work, and for providing a solid platform from which I can now lead.” From its inception