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Nick & Nicky Peck of Porter Brook Deli
Nick & Nicky Peck of Porter Brook Deli


Local brewery Acorn is taking root in high places as its latest brew went on tap this month in the Houses of Parliament.

Yorkshire Pride – a pale straw-coloured ale, 3.7% abv – is the featured beer of the moment in the Strangers’ Bar. David Broadhead, manager of the Wombwell-based brewery (pictured below left at the bar), said: “We’re really excited… it’s a cracking beer and it was good to share a pint with a few MPs.”

Since its launch in 2003, Acorn has more than doubled in size, producing 150 barrels a week and winning more than 50 awards.


Chatsworth launches its annual series of food and drink fairs this weekend. More than 60 stalls will feature a range of mouthwatering treats to sample on the day, or to take home. Highlights include ice cream peddled from tricycles; herbal drinks brewed from medieval recipes; and a whole host of artisan produce – cheeses, bread, pies and pickles, heritage puddings, sweets and cakes. Fairs take place this weekend and next, 10am-5pm, parking £3.


Media executive Greg Dyke is to host an official opening party on July 9 for Whirlowbrook Hall, the landmark manor recently taken over by his Sheffield-based operator, Saxon Hotels. The company, which also runs Mosborough Hall Hotel, has taken out a 25-year lease on the wedding and functions venue. It plans to open a new café at the Whirlow Park site next summer.


Yorkshire beer is the perfect partner for good cheese, as chef James Barrett aims to prove on Saturday. He has teamed up with specialists Yorkshire Ales for a beer and cheese matching night at Barretts@235 in Crookes. Six local ales will be paired with six different cheeses. Tickets £10.