Raise a glass to Bakewell-based Hattersley Wines which has beaten big names from across the region to become NE England’s Wine Merchant of the Year.
The family business was set up by John Hattersley and wife Diane in 2004, after they closed Aitch’s, the wine bar they had run for more than 20 years.
John grew up at the Lathkill and Monsal Head hotels and in 1975 he opened Sheffield’s first wine bar, Vat One, in Glossop Road.
Aitch’s is being revived in November for one night only when John teams up with former head chef Bryan Moran for a gourmet supper club at Hartington’s school of food in Bakewell.
The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley, part of the Chatsworth estate, is now offering take-away fish and chips on Friday nights.
Head chef Michael Smith and landlady Helen Bown-Brownridge are serving up the Devonshire Catch – haddock or cod with chips and mushy peas – from 5-9pm. Cost: £6.95 per portion.
Sheffield’s Half Pint Marathon – run across 13 independent pubs during May – is set to become an annual event after raising nearly £8,000 for four local charities.
Stitch beer, a session ale brewed in partnership by Thornbridge and True North, was sold at participating city pubs. Every pint and barrel sold raised funds for St Luke’s and Bluebell Wood hospices, the Children’s Hospital and Roundabout.
True North MD Kane Yeardley said: “We’re astounded at the support we got… raising £8,000 is incredible.”