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by cathy on Monday 18th June

MissingLarge Black and White Cat, answering to the name of Smodge, ex resident of number 81 and much loved pet.

He was last seen on Saturday 16th June now living on King Street.

If anyone knows where he is please contact Cathy on 07784 488494 or Matt on 07917 680514.

Thank You.


After four days awol he has now come home, apparently none the worse for wear and demanding food! Thank you to everyone who helped us look for him.

Chocolate Meets Wine At Easter.

by cathy on Thursday 6th April

Wine RackOver the Easter weekend (Friday – Monday 10am – 4pm) Wine Rack and Number 81 will be joining forces again to give you the chance to taste wine and chocolate together.

It may not be a combination that immediately springs to your mind but they work really well together (and the staff of both Wine Rack and Number 81 have been doing some very extensive research into this subject!) and if you’re still not convinced then why not pop along to either Wine Rack or Number 81 over the Easter weekend and give it a try, you might be pleasantly surprised.

With chocolate ranging from a decadent dark chocolate bar with 86% cocoa to a selection of handmade luxury Belgian Chocolates including champagne and strawberry truffles and the ever popular violet creams your taste buds won’t know where to start.

Wine Rack will be selecting wines and champagnes all designed to enhance the chocolate experience, and what’s more all wines and champagnes* are still on special offer – buy two bottles and get the third free, and if you buy 6 bottles or more there’s an extra 40% off – a perfect way for the ‘grown ups’ to celebrate Easter.

Come and Join us for Chocolate and Wine at Easter.

Wine Rack – 01256 702547
Number 81 – 01256 702548.

(Chocolate and Wine Tasting in Number 81 and Wine Rack 14th, 15th and 17th April and in Wine Rack only on Sunday 16th April)

* Some Champagnes are excluded from this offer – please see in store for details.