Hartington Cheese Shop – the home of Derbyshire’s only large-scale cheese maker – has opened a new branch at the Eyam Hall Craft Centre.
Arrival of the new cheese shop, and a neighbouring sweetshop, Courtyard Candy, comes just months after the hall, in the picturesque ‘plague village’, was taken on by the National Trust. Director and shopkeeper Garry Millner said: “We’re hoping the new National Trust status will make it a good position.” The shop is open 10am-4pm Tues to Sun.
All fired up
National Barbecue Week starts on Saturday and Ferndale Garden Centre will be celebrating – come rain or shine. The Coal Aston business is setting up a grill on its coffee shop deck from 12-3pm on Saturday and Sunday. Staff will be serving burgers and sausages from Moss Valley Fine Meats and chicken from a local butcher, in marinade from Ferndale’s own expanding food shop.
Old look for new
The York at Broomhill reopens on Monday with a brand new look that turns back the clock to the great age of exploration. The pub, part of the Forum Café Bars group, is undergoing a make-over in association with local artist and designer Paul Carruthers. It will feature a nostalgic theme with relics from historic travellers.
All change for chefs
Thomas Samworth, former head chef of Rowleys and the Devonshire Arms, both in Baslow, has taken up a new post at the Wig & Pen in Campo Lane. Meanwhile, Wayne Rodgers, former head chef of the Inn at Troway and the Devonshire Arms, Beeley, has moved to the Curator’s House at the Botanical Gardens. His first bistro night will be on Saturday, June 7, to mark Garden Up: Sheffield’s own Chelsea Flower Show.