Win! three delicious non-alcoholic STRYKK spirits

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WIN! Three lucky winners can bag their choice of three delicious non-alcoholic spirits by STRYKK to raise a toast to a sober October with a cocktail recipe to perk you up!

It’s no secret that we like a tipple here at Round & About Towers… However, with many Brits finding their drinking habits tipping into unhealthy territories over the last 18 months, we’re raising a glass to fantastic alternatives for those who would like to mix it up or commit to Sober October (or a semi-dry variation!).

Distilled and bottled in the UK, STRYKK is a UK-based non-alcoholic spirits brand featuring an impressive range of the highest quality alternative alcohol options.

The latest addition to the range is a pioneering vanilla-flavoured NOT V*DKA, infused with Madagascan vanilla beans. Being the first of its kind to hit the UK market, the new flavour is the perfect component needed to STRYKK the UKs #1 cocktail – a passionfruit martini. We have tried this and it goes down a treat!

The carefully crafted STRYKK distillation process is 100% natural with no sugar, no fat, no carbs and no artificial flavouring. As with all other STRYKK spirits, NOT VANILLA V*DKA is both vegan and gluten-free, and remains one of the healthiest non-alcoholic alternatives currently available on the market.

STRYKK was the first non-alcoholic brand to replicate the flavour and attitude of the mainstream spirits, and is now once again leading from the front by introducing a non-alcoholic vanilla vodka alternative. Whether you opt for a simple serve with cola, or an espresso or passionfruit martini, the NOT VANILLA V*DKA offers an authentic drinking experience – offering all the spirit and none of the alcohol.

CEO and founder Alex Carlton explains: “By launching NOT VANILLA V*DKA we are giving our customers the opportunity to enjoy the UK’s number one selling cocktail the passionfruit martini without the alcohol. Annually 40 million passionfruit martinis are consumed up and down the county, imagine all the pregnant woman, non drinkers, those looking to live a healthier life, or those looking for balance are now able to indulge in their favourite cocktail, alcohol free, lower in calories and lower in sugar.

There has never been a more exciting time and such choice for those looking to moderate their booze intake. This is just the beginning….”

STRYKK Espresso Martini

• 50ml STRYKK NOT VANILLA V*DKA

• 50ml Cold Brew Concentrate

• 15ml Sugar Syrup

Method: Combine all of the ingredients together in a shaker. Shake well before straining into a glass.

Available on STRYKK.com from £16.

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Win! Sugar, I love you cookbook

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We all love to indulge in sweet things and the new recipe book from Ravneet Gill is a veritable homage to sugar.

Sugar, I Love You serves up some delicious treats from Passion Cake to Rhubarb and Orange Cheesecake and say it quietly, many recipes that actually don’t contain much sugar at all! Knowing when and how to use sugar is, in many ways, the essence of pastry and dessert making according to Ravneet and you can find out exactly what she means with the aid of this gorgeous book.

It’s bursting with colour and flavour, that you’ll literally want to dive right in!

With more photographs and detailed recipes from beginning to end, Sugar, I Love You takes homemade patisserie to the next level with Ravneet’s signature style, wit, and easy-to-follow approach. Interspersed with anecdotes and essays on ‘How not to be a sugar snob’ and ‘What to do when your dinner guest doesn’t eat sugar?’ and we have two copies to give away.

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Win! Escape room experience for five

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If you love solving mysteries and spotting clues when you watch TV or films then check out Escape in 60. You can win a Windsor escape experience for up to five people

Feeling the need to escape..? We’ve all felt that quite keenly over the last 18 months, so Windsor’s Kathryn Browne and Mike Setterfield hope to offer you an outlet!

If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a Sherlock Holmes, Escape in 60 Windsor’s escape rooms at Windsor Leisure Centre have been designed with you in mind. And, seeing as Escape in 60 was shut for months because of Covid, your urge to break free with them is well timed.

Participants have an hour to pit their wits at how to escape from the room, with puzzles to solve and clues to find. Kathryn says: “It will be the quickest 60 minutes of your life – time does not drag in an escape room! Your team will need to work together to determine whether the clues you find are going to lead to your escape, or whether they are just a red herring put there to distract you.”

You’ll need to decipher, decode and disentangle the mysteries of the room, and deal with the dilemmas that await you, with a resident Games Master to lend a hand if you’re really stuck.

“It’s a totally interactive and immersive experience, requiring logic, problem solving, teamwork and communication,” adds Kathryn. “You’ll be buzzing at the end of the game and may well become an escape room addict!”

There are three new games to choose from: The Curse Of The Lost Chamber invites you on a trip  to Ancient Egypt to discover the secrets hidden in the tomb of child Emperor Magsood – will you put his tomb back together to escape the Curse? This room is perfect for young families and first-time escapees aged from seven and up.

Escape The Castle asks you to step into the role of a visiting history professor who has been researching the legends of Windsor Castle and discovered a long-lost diamond necklace (for age 10 & up). The Amber Room is based on true events that happened during the chaotic last few months of WW2. This 75-minute challenge is suitable for experienced escapees and children aged 12+. New for autumn, Espionage is a mobile escape experience for team building or a seasonal party.

The escape rooms are based at Windsor Leisure Centre, with lots of parking just outside, and it’s a 10-minute walk along the Thames from the town centre. Why not put your team together and come and have a go if you think you’re brave enough!

Find out more or book at escapein60windsor.com or call Kathryn or Mike on 01753 396322. You can claim a 10% discount on a game for four people or more when you book in October, with the code ROUNDANDABOUT10.

We’ve teamed up with Kathryn and Mike to offer an escape room experience for up to five people, until the end of the year, in either Escape the Castle or The Curse of the Lost Chamber, which is worth £100.

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Win! OGGLIO premium olive oil kit

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We have three premium olive oil starter kits from OGGLIO up for grabs

Three lucky winners can enjoy an olive oil starter kit (one 500ml bottle and one 3 litres tin to refill it) worth £57 thanks to OGGLIO, a social enterprise producing extra virgin olive oil from Nocellara del Belice olives grown in Western Sicily.

Their olives are hand-picked early in the season and milled the very same day. Early harvest olives yield less oil but produce a more intense flavour and aroma: medium flavoured, with a fruity taste, a grassy scent and a peppery finish.

The OGGLIO team have just launched a Kickstarter campaign for their October 2021 Harvest: if you’d like to support them, and receive their extra virgin olive oil directly to your front door in time for Christmas, please visit ogglio.org

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Win! Gift cards for Sealions goodies

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We have five gift cards to give away to spend on health-boosting vitamins & supplements from Sealions

New online UK health and wellness brand, Sealions, has launched a line of accessible vitamin and wellness supplements for all ages and stages of life. Sealions’ quality wellness products at great value; a year’s supply of vitamins for £5 across a selected range, with plastic-free packaging. Five lucky winners can enjoy a £30 gift card to spend at sealions.com. There are ranges for all, including a Pregnancy Multivitamin and a tropical tasting and chewable Multivitamin for Kids.

For more info, visit sealions.com and follow Sealions on Instagram @sealions.wellness.

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Bill’s Newbury

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It’s time to take a fresh look at a familiar face with the grand re-opening of Bill’s in Newbury today (23rd September).

The popular restaurant and bar in Market Place is staying true to its roots but adding a touch of glamour with modern décor, luxurious velvet seating and sparkling chandeliers.

It’s the ideal spot for lunch, after work cocktails or dinner and to celebrate the relaunch they are offering you the chance to win dinner for six people. Anyone booking a table online during the opening week (23rd to 29th September) will automatically be entered into the prize draw.

And for the first two weeks after the relaunch, diners will be asked to vote for their chosen charity – West Berkshire Mencap, Helen & Douglas House and The Samaritans – to support for the next three months. The successful charity will be revealed on 7th October.

The management team in Newbury have been working to build relationships with the local community and the restaurant will be making a 50p contribution for each ‘burger of the week’ sold with the money going to the chosen charity.

Founder of the restaurant chain, which started in Lewes, Sussex in 2000, Bill Collison said: “Good quality food in a welcoming environment has always been at the core of Bill’s. We have loved being in our current spot in Newbury for the past five years and we felt the time was right for a fresh new look for the restaurant.

“We are proud to create restaurants that are full of vibrant colour and vintage trinkets. I believe that the new look transcends all dining times which will only enhance our diners’ experience and showcase our vibrant food and drinks.”

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Book your table online to enter the prize-draw or to find out more head to Bill’s website