Peak pub is really flying high

Diane and Philip Cone outside The Barrel Inn
Diane and Philip Cone outside The Barrel Inn

The so-called highest pub in Derbyshire is flying even higher - after expanding to accommodate 100 people.

The Barrel Inn at Bretton near Eyam stands at 1,300 feet above sea level and is run by husband and wife team Phillip and Diane Cone.

They revamped the Hope Valley pub and its kitchen to cater for an increase in meals being cooked, with several new staff.

Grant funding and free business advice from Derbyshire Dales District Council helped the project to go ahead.

“We are absolutely delighted with the results and look forward to welcoming many more customers in 2018”, said Phil.

Shout about your local

Sheffield isn’t short of excellent pubs , from the Fat Cat at Kelham Island to the Rutland Arms in the city centre.

And now is the time to shout about them.

Nominations for the Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub of the Year competition are now being accepted.

The panel’s top 30 pubs will feature in Welcome to Yorkshire’s Ale Trail, before members of the public get the chance to vote for the overall winner.

Visit Yorkshire.com/pub to put forward your favourite.

The deadline for entries is Thursday May 17.

Get in your five a day

Thai, Greek and Italian food traders are lined up for the return of a fully vegetarian street food market this weekend.

Veg Out at Peddler, at 92 Burton Road, will be dedicated to meat-less treats on Saturday, April 21 from noon.

And cocktail bar Public, in the former toilets under Sheffield Town Hall, is running an evening of plant based feasting on April 25, with nine courses for £40.