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Christmas specials now available!

November 23rd, 2022|

We’re delighted to announce that we have not one, but two Christmas Specials this year, and both are available to order from today (24th November) until Christmas Eve!

Mama’s Christmas Wrap: BBQ Chicken, Cranberry Sauce, Sprout Slaw, Sage & Onion Stuffing, Roasted Wedges, and Crispy Bacon, wrapped in a lightly grilled Tortilla.

Cake Shake Seasonal Special: Enjoy a generous slice of Christmas-inspired Ginger Cake, spun with Vanilla Shake – pure indulgence this party season!

Available for dine-in, takeaway, and delivery across Bournemouth and Poole…


Chicken & Blues partners with Foundation Sports and Play

November 14th, 2022|

C&B is delighted to announce the start of a formal 12-month partnership with Foundation Sports and Play, an award-winning sports coaching company that delivers high-quality sessions into schools and surrounding communities, to children of all ages and abilities, from a mixture of backgrounds.

Foundation Sports and Plays’ innovative programmes are the grass roots of sport. They base all of their sessions on the structured principles of fun, inclusion and learning, via their very own published curriculum that is delivered through a number of different programs at various locations across Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole.

As part of this partnership, C&B will give a complimentary C&B Juniors Meal to every child that attends the various camps across the next 12 months.

Joshua Simons, C&B: ‘Foundation Sports and Play is a fantastic initiative which brings kids together and focuses on sports, activities, and healthy living. The Chicken & Blues Neighbourhood Fund was set up for the purpose of supporting the community, and as such giving away C&B Juniors Meals to the many hundreds of local kids that will attend, is something we’re proud to support’.

Josh Brown, Foundation Sports and Play: ‘It’s great to join forces with Chicken & Blues with this giveaway, which will no doubt be a welcome gift for many of our local families during this cost of living crisis. Our next camp is in December, and we look forward to welcoming everyone!’

You can book children from 4-13 years old onto holiday camps at the following link:

Up to 1,000 C&B Juniors meals giveaway this half term

October 21st, 2022|

Friday 21st October 2022

Chicken & Blues has announced that it will be giving away up to 1,000 C&B Juniors meals this half term, to support local families in response to the cost of living crisis.

This giveaway is in partnership with the Chicken & Blues Neighbourhood Fund, which was initially set up in the pandemic, and has since become part of C&B’s ongoing commitment to support the community whenever possible.

This giveaway is not reliant on guests purchasing other items on the menu. Simply register at the link, ensure you have an account on the C&B Patrons App, and redeem the gift within the stipulated times. Please see terms and conditions below.

Steve Crawford, C&B co-founder: “The cost of living crisis has been broadly spoken about in the media recently, and is now impacting many of us, especially young families. Myself, my business partners and many of our team members have children, and we know all too well how treating the kids during the half term break can be costly and stressful. As such, we’re delighted to offer up to 1,000 kids a meal on the house, and hope it brings some joy to local families during this tough time”.

How it works:
• Click the ‘register now’ button below and enter your mobile number
• If you’re already a C&B App member, the gift will appear in your App Rewards
• If you’re not a C&B App member, you will be asked to download the C&B App and register an account. The C&B Juniors meal gift will appear in the App Rewards section when you register your account.
• You can redeem the gift by ordering through the C&B App for collection or dine in, or over the counter (speak to a member of C&B’s team on arrival)

You can redeem a C&B Juniors meal between 11am-6pm, any day of the week, from Saturday 22nd October ’til Monday 31st October. C&B Juniors are classified as children who are under 12 years old. One C&B Juniors meal per member, for collection or dine-in. Maximum 2 per family. Shakes not included. Please speak to a member of the C&B team on arrival in either Bournemouth (Winton) or Poole (Ashley Cross) to redeem. See you soon, and love to the family!

Register now

Our 9th birthday message + a free gift!

September 16th, 2022|

Date: Thursday 15th September 2022.

Dear C&B Patrons,

We write to you today from Bristol, where we have travelled up to meet some new C&B recruits, and have watched with pride as the first orders have been despatched to residents of this great city. We’re excited to be taking Mama’s Home Cookin’ to a new territory!

It’s also our 9th birthday today. We look back to our first day in business, when we opened the doors in 2013 – and are thankful for the support of Patrons across Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole over the years. Whilst we have come a long way together, we feel we’ve only just begun. Let’s see where the next few years takes us!

To celebrate our birthday, and as a show of thanks, we are today launching an online scratch card, where everyone’s a winner. We invite you to play and win one of a number of different prizes, which can be redeemed at C&B until the end of October 2022.

As always, we appreciate your ongoing custom.

Josh & Steve

Joshua Simons & Steve Crawford
Chicken & Blues

P.S. we are currently in the process of signing a deal on a new C&B shop, close to home. Keep your eyes peeled – we’ll be announcing this soon!

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Champions lunch with Chris Billam-Smith and Lee Cutler! 🥊🐔

August 9th, 2022|

It was great to welcome professional boxers Chris Billam-Smith and Lee Cutler for a ‘Champions Lunch’ at Chicken & Blues Ashley Cross this past week, after a successful show at the Bournemouth International Centre.

Chris won on points against Isaac Chamberlain, whilst Lee won on points against Meshack Mwankemwa. The fights were broadcast on Sky Sports, with C&B’s logo seen on Chris’ fight shorts, and on the back of his trainers’ t-shirts!

Bournemouth boxing is officially on the map…

Congratulations Chris and Lee – you’re doing the town proud – hope you enjoyed your well deserved feast!

From all at C&B.

C&B Charity Live Music Event – a night of Blues, Soul and Motown, in aid of MYTIME Young Carers.

July 29th, 2022|

Chicken & Blues is delighted to present a night of Blues, Soul and Motown, taking place at Canvas in Bournemouth town centre – featuring multiple live performances, and exclusive giveaways!

The event, in partnership with the C&B Neighbourhood Fund, is raising money for MYTime Young Carers.

Attendees will enjoy a superb night of entertainment :

Wonderband: Internationally acclaimed 8-piece Soul & Motown band playing back to back hits from a golden era!
Sunset Blues: Fully acoustic roaming 4-piece band with character and charisma, playing your favourite songs, with a Blues twist!
DJ Jay Rachet: Local legend, radio jock, and MC. Jay will be introducing the bands, playing some tunes, and announcing the winner of the C&B Charity Raffle!

Please note: 100% of the net proceeds of this event will be donated to MYTime Young Carers, a local charity that provides support and opportunities to young carers in our community.

On the night, attendees can enter a charity raffle to win a host of prizes, including £250 of C&B Chikcoin credit!

Use code ‘MYTIME’ for £15 entry tickets. Usually £18.


Sweeten Up Your Summer with Candy Kittens!

July 23rd, 2022|

We’re delighted to be joining forces with the awesome Candy Kittens to ‘Sweeten Up Your Summer’! From Monday 25th July – Thursday 28th July, every C&B order for Dine-In, Collection or Delivery will be gifted a sample bag of Candy Kittens sweets, whilst stocks last.

Born in London at the beginning of 2012 and founded by TV star, Jamie Laing, and Ed Williams, the duo set about creating an ‘adult’ sweet brand with big flavour, honest ingredients and beautiful packaging. Candy Kittens has since been on a journey that has seen it evolve into a vegan and vegetarian brand that can now be found across the UK and the rest of the world!

Ed Williams, Candy Kittens CEO: “It’s great to be joining forces with C&B, ensuring Candy Kittens will be enjoyed by a whole bunch of people across Bournemouth and Poole this Summer. Both myself and Jamie love visiting the area – and C&B of course – it’s such a beautiful part of the world down there on the South Coast! From everyone at CK HQ here in London, we wish you all a fantastic summer, and hope you enjoy your Candy Kittens!”

You can learn more about Candy Kittens, and buy online direct through their website at

Campaign info: C&B’s ‘Sweeten Up Your Summer’’ campaign with Candy Kittens starts on Monday 25th July at 11am, ‘til Thursday 28th July at 9.30pm (whilst stocks last). Candy Kittens sweets are both vegan and vegetarian (no animal gelatine). C&B will give away 1 sample bag of Candy Kittens Gourmet Sweets per takeaway and delivery order (regardless of order value), or 1 bag per 2 guests that choose to dine-in at either the Bournemouth or Poole restaurant. Enjoy!


C&B fights food waste

June 30th, 2022|

Chicken & Blues has partnered with Too Good To Go, an organisation that has been launched to fight food waste internationally.

Every day, delicious, fresh food goes to waste at restaurants around the world. The Too Good To Go App lets you buy and collect this food – at a great price – so it gets eaten instead of wasted at the end of the night.

You won’t know exactly what’s in your order until you pick it up – it’s all part of the surprise. We’ll have a limited amount of ‘Magic Bags’ available at C&B restaurants, daily.

Other brands that currently work with Too Good To Go include Yo Sushi, Costa, and PRET.

“Reducing food waste is one of the most important things we can do to reverse global warming.”
– Chad Frischmann, Climate Change Expert

Learn more at

C&B heads to Bristol!

June 23rd, 2022|

C&B has announced that it will be taking up a 6-month residency in Bristol, in partnership with Deliveroo. Mama’s Home Cookin’ will be available from the beginning of August, delivering to an audience of over 400,000 Bristol residents.

Joshua Simons, co-founder of C&B: “We’re delighted to be taking Chicken & Blues to Bristol. Deliveroo has given us the opportunity to set up shop in a vibrant city with a dynamic independent food scene. Our partnership has grown steadily since 2015, and as such we’re excited to see how the Bristol Editions kitchen can further strengthen C&B’s brand in the south west of England”.

Chicken & Blues are now recruiting Chefs for Bristol’s launch in August. For further information, e-mail Operations Manager

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