Reader discounts courtesy of Bengal Brasserie

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The team at the Bengal Brasserie are offering our newsletter subscribers 25% off their food-bills for meals taken inside the restaurant until 31st March 2014.


This offer allows you to claim 25% from any food-bill for a group of up to 10 persons, for meals taken at any time inside the restaurant. All you need to do to claim, is display your copy of the newsletter to a member of staff from your mobile device when dining. Offer excludes drinks, takeaways and buffets. To subscribe to our newsletter simply complete and submit your details using the ‘Weekly Newsletter’ form-fields on-site at BalsallCom.Com …




Warwickshire and England cricketers descend upon Balsall Common

Jim Troughton, captain of Warwickshire County Cricket Club and winner of two County Championship winners medals, one as captain in 2012, will be at Berkswell Cricket Club this Thursday evening with team mates plus special guests for an evening of entertainment and dinner. The curry evening forms part of the Warwickshire Captains’ benefit tour and will be hosted by TV presenter Gary Newbon. Guest speaker Paul Nixon of England and Leicestershire will be followed on the bill by comedian Ian ‘Sludge’ Lees.


Dinner guests will be invited to participate in a Q&A session and can expect to enjoy the company of Warwickshire and England cricketers Chris Woakes, Darren Maddy and Tim Ambrose and fellow Warwickshire cricketers Jeetan Patel, Ian Westwood and Balsall Common’s homegrown Warwickshire representative Tom Milnes.

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Oakes Farm Shop gets behind Balsall Common fete & Party in the Park

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Family affair [from left to right]: Rob, Sophie, Gary, Jayne, Leanne and Chris
Oakes Farm Shop are the latest local business to become Event Partners for the Balsall Common fete being held at Meeting House Lane on Saturday 28th September 2013. They were keen to support the community event which depends heavily on the financial backing of companies based in the area.


Gary Oakes told us:


“We’re delighted to support this fantastic event. We’ve been thrilled with the response of the local community since we opened the farm shop and cafe at the beginning of this year and its nice to be able to give something back. We’re also selling tickets for the event and will have a stall there on the day.”

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Country Market does Ye Olde Saracens Head

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Ye Olde Saracens Head’s garden entrance

Balsall Common’s local country market departs from its’ usual day and location tomorrow (Sunday 25th August 2013) when its’ traders turn out at Ye Olde Saracens Head from 1pm until 4pm, to bring local produce and crafts to the attention of pub regulars and visiting diners.


Visitors tomorrow will find the usual Sunday options including Sunday roasts and 2-course set menu.

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Fine local produce at Balsall Common’s little-known weekly market

One of Balsall Common’s best kept secrets is the weekly Country Market that takes place every Saturday morning at the Village Hall on Station Road. The market boasts a roster of traders selling quality local produce, including a butcher’s corner, jams, cakes, sausage rolls, garden plants and greens to name but a few.


The laid-back feel and presence of coffee and cakes, plus all-important crayon-corner to keep the kids occupied, all makes for a pleasant morning stop-off as part of the weekend’s activities.


Balsall Common Country Market


Location: Balsall Common Village Hall, Station Road
Dates: Every Saturday
Time: 10-11:30am