TUCK BOX: New head chef at Beeley

Wayne Rodgers, head chef of the Devonshire Arms at Beeley
Wayne Rodgers, head chef of the Devonshire Arms at Beeley

The award-winning Devonshire Arms at Beeley has appointed Wayne Rodgers (pictured) as its new head chef.

Rodgers, whose pedigree includes the Michelin-rated Star Inn at Harome and latterly the Inn at Troway, was previously head chef at the Cavendish Hotel in Baslow.

He says: “The Devonshire Arms at Beeley is arguably the best pub in Derbyshire. It’s great to be working for the Chatsworth estate again.”

The new menu reflects Rodgers’ distinctive style of cooking, including risotto of Chatsworth pheasant and jellied pig’s head terrine.

Guiding stars

Sheffield restaurants have failed to make headway in their bid for wider recognition as the latest industry guides are published. Both Fischer’s at Baslow Hall and the Old Vicarage at Ridgeway retain their stars in the revered Michelin guide, but the only new addition is the Devonshire Arms at Middle Handley.

The Good Food Guide, now published by Waitrose, maintains its support for Greenhead House at Chapeltown and Artisan at Crosspool, along with Rafters, the Milestone, Wig & Pen and Lokanta.Among Peak District entries are the Red Lion at Stonedge, Non SoloVino in Chesterfield and James Duckett’s Samuel Fox Inn at Bradwell.

Hands on the run

Staff of the Street Food Chef swapped aprons for running kit on Sunday to take part in the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run around Sheffield city centre. The nine-strong team ran the 10k in aid of St Wilfrid’s Centre – for which they have so far raised £480.

Meet the brewers

Sheffield real ale enthusiasts have a chance to taste Acorn Brewery’s best at two forthcoming events… On Wednesday, October 16, there’s a chance to meet the brewer and taste three varieties of ale at Sheffield Tap from 7pm. And on Friday, October 18, there’s a tasting session at Beeches of Walkley from noon.