The Rutland Magazine
When it comes to rare moments in time, the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most finite and important moments we will witness in our lifetimes. To commemorate this incredible milestone, we start this issue with a look back at Her Majesty’s long reign (p.18).
We continue our ‘best of British’ issue theme by teaming up with Oakham’s Top555 for a special supercar shoot, celebrating the best of British motoring, featuring McLaren, Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin (p.26). We also showcase Purdey’s Spring/Summer Collection in Style (p.38), enjoy a quintessentially British break at Brown’s Hotel in Travel (p.72) and highlight Elizabeth Stanhope’s best British products in Home (p.97).
Our Food and Drink pages are bursting with goodness as Justerini & Brooks offer a glimpse into the world of the top whisky collectors (p.62), we put a spotlight on The Red Lion in Great Bowden (p.64), and Keythorpe Hall share their recipe for freshly harvested radishes with sunflower butter with us (p.66).
Also this issue, Adam Croft shares his life in Bedfordshire with us (p.13), Director of Sport at Uppingham School offers advice on bettering ourselves (p.51) and we spend 5 minutes with the Rutland Webdesigner (p.100).
So have a fabulous bank holiday celebration, whatever your plans and enjoy our regal Rutland edition.
Grab the Bull by the Horns
This modern Lamborghini SUV, however, ought to be somewhat more successful. Under the skin, it’s based on parent company Audi’s Q8, which means all the practical boxes come ready-ticked. There’s space for four adults to sit in comfort, there’s a big boot for all their luggage, and in shock news for those familiar with old Italian cars, everything works. It will even go off-road, although I suspect the number of customers who will take this car over anything more taxing than a muddy field can be counted on the fingers of one hand.
5 Minutes with Nitesh Bhundia The Rutland Webdesigner
I created the brand Rutland Webdesigner after realising just over 3 years ago that the local search volume for the key term had good traffic and low competition. Basically, people were looking for the service in the local area but there weren’t a lot of people doing the same thing.
From check-in to check out, Brown’s surpasses all expectations of a luxury London hotel and the service, is absolutely flawless. With staff that are not only passionate but also incredibly knowledgeable about their beloved hotel and who exude a genuine love for their jobs; a tightly run ship, but constant joy abound.
Spotlight on: The Red Lion in Great Bowden
The Red Lion in Great Bowden is an exceptional village pub, where traditional pub favourites (with a twist) can be enjoyed in the comfort of a spacious restaurant, in a village pub atmosphere. Whether it’s date night on a Friday, a family meal on a Sunday or a mid-week catch up with friends, the food and overall ambience of the place really does cater for everyone.
It has been a pub for centuries, in a beautiful setting in the heart of a conservation area and has over the last couple of years been designated as an asset of community value by Harborough District Council in recognition of its importance to the residents of Great Bowden.