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Cheers! Local Pub's Victory Over Retail Development Giants

Cheers! Local Pub's Victory Over Retail Development GiantsThursday 7th April 2016 Local campaigners are celebrating today after winning their battle to keep a local pub open amid plans to turn it into a convenience store.

Friends of The Wellington have received a letter from New River Retail stating that the development company has withdrawn plans to convert the premises to a Co-operative store.

Whittington villagers had been furious at the proposed change, and had successfully fought to gain Asset of Community Value status after a packed... READ MORE...

Barley Mow Hoping For Enterprise Community Heroes Award

Barley Mow Hoping For Enterprise Community Heroes AwardFriday 2nd October 2015 A Chesterfield pub is in line to win a national award after being recognised for its commitment to helping the local community.

The Barley Mow
, in Langer Lane, Wingerworth, is a finalist in Enterprise Inns' Community Heroes Awards, next month.

Publican Tony Quigley said the pub has has developed fundraising events and set up a foundation, and has even established a museum of mining, featuring around 100 tools, artefacts and pictures. The Barley Mow is also the focus for the Shay Ryan Foundation, set up to support local good causes... READ MORE...

The Burlington Opens In Chesterfield After £300k Investment

The Burlington Opens In Chesterfield After £300k InvestmentTuesday 26th May 2015 A brand new pub has opened in Chesterfield following a £300,000 investment of the building. The Burlington, which has been named after the street on which it resides, opened its doors on Friday 22nd May for a celebratory launch party.

The pub, which sits next door to Chesterfield's famous Crooked Spire, will create three new positions for local people in addition to retaining existing staff. It has opened as a traditional town centre pub offering its customers a warm welcome, great value food, cask and craft ales, fantastic sports viewing facilities and music led entertainment at weekends. READ MORE & AUDIO...

Council's Reaction To Wellington Pub Protection Decision

Council's Reaction To Wellington Pub Protection DecisionFriday 6th March 2015 Chesterfield Borough Council has confirmed that it is adding the Wellington Hotel, New Whittington, to its list of assets of community value and has also agreed to issue an Immediate article 4 direction which prevents development on the site without planning permission as we reported yesterday.

Councillor Terry Gilby, the Council's Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Planning made the decisions on Wednesday 4th March, which follows a high profile local campaign to keep the Wellington Hotel operating as a community pub. Councillor Gilby said: "The fact the residents in New ..." READ MORE...

Recognised Pub Is 'Of Value' Says MP

Recognised Pub Is 'Of Value' Says MPThursday 5th March 2015 Beer lovers and their MP are raising a glass as councillors have agreed to grant a popular local pub protected status.

The Wellington, on New Whittington's High Street, was brought by a property development company last year who expressed an interest in turning the site into a supermarket. The Wellington's regulars were up in arms over the proposals and formed a campaign group, 'Save Our Welly', to keep the building operating as a pub.

Backed by North East Derbyshire MP Natascha Engel, Save Our Welly went to Chesterfield Borough Council to press the authority to grant... READ MORE...

Chandlers Bar Are The 'Ultimate Geeks' Five Years Running!

Chandlers Bar Are The 'Ultimate Geeks' Five Years Running!Wednesday 18th February 2015 Chesterfield's very own cocktail bar have recently celebrated their fifth year of running their pub quiz with a twist!

The Geek Quiz' has been a successful part of Chandlers, it's staff and customers, becoming a social highlight of the week. Offering an ultimate medley of trivia questions, videogame play-offs and bar challenges, the posh pub quiz has gained a reputation for it's outlandish humour, competitive edge and boisterous banter.

Host and Geek Guru, Martin Alvey, spoke last week over a cheeky drink in the classy establishment, explaining how Chandlers celebrated... READ MORE...

Council Debate Over 'Welly' Support Packs Public Galleries

Council Debate Over 'Welly' Support Packs Public GalleriesThursday 12th February 2015 "We're at the first step - it'll be a long fight - but we're up for it!" That was Andy Bell, from Friends Of The Wellington, as he addressed Chesterfield Borough Council last night in the chambers - during an impassioned and often emotional evening, when local councillors debated the petition to designate the pub an Asset of Community Value, and issue an Article 4 direction preventing development.

The public galleries were both open as people from New Whittington who use the pub packed in (it was noted by the Councillors that it was the only time since the 1984 miner's strike that they had opened the two sides of the gallery)... READ MORE...

'Show Your Support For The Welly' Says N E Derbyshire MP

'Show Your Support For The Welly' Says N E Derbyshire MPWednesday 11th February 2015
A campaign to save a New Whittington pub has stepped up a gear, with the support of North East Derbyshire's MP.

The Wellington pub has been bought by a property developer - New River Retail - with a view to turning the site into a Co-op convenience store.

The local community, backed by MP Natascha Engel, has formed a campaign group - Save Our Welly - to keep the premise run as a pub. Over 70 local people attended its campaign meeting on Monday night. READ MORE...

MP Dismayed Over Government's 'Failure To Protect Pubs'

MP Dismayed Over Government's 'Failure To Protect Pubs'Wednesday 29th January 2015 North East Derbyshire MP Natascha Engel has spoken of her frustration over the government's scuppering of a measure that would help protect community pubs - including New Whittington favourite The Wellington - from being converted to retail premises.

MPs voted on an amendment to the wide-ranging Infrastructure Bill last night, which would require planning permission to be sought before demolishing or converting a pub into a supermarket convenience store or other retail premises.

The proposal won the backing of 245 Labour and opposition MPs... READ MORE...

More New Jobs Are An Early Christmas Present At Markham

More New Jobs Are An Early Christmas Present At MarkhamThursday 11th December 2014 A new family pub and restaurant development has opened on Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site in time for Christmas bringing 47 jobs to the area.

Marston's Inns and Taverns, which provides pubs throughout the UK, selected Markham Vale off M1 junction 29A near Chesterfield to build its new pub restaurant called The Little Castle.

Located next to McDonald's, the pub restaurant offers an extensive food and drinks menu, including daily carvery, in a family-friendly setting. READ MORE...

Every Campaigner Helps! Tesco Backs Down In Pub Take Over

Every Campaigner Helps! Tesco Backs Down In Pub Take OverTuesday 2nd December 2014 Celebrations tonight after it was confirmed that Tesco are no longer planning to turn the Crispin Pub into a Tesco Express.

As we reported HERE back in March, the pub, on Ashgate Road, has been the subject of a large campaign by residents, who say that it's closure would take away a vital part of the community.

Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield - who has long supported the campaign - confirmed the news earlier tonight, issuing a statement which said, "Have had a phone call from Tesco to say that they won't now be going ahead..." READ MORE...

Public Meeting Sees Villagers Vow To Save Popular Pub

Public Meeting Sees Villagers Vow To Save Popular PubFriday 28th November 2014 "People don't realise until these places are gone what a big difference they make! Can we manage without another convenience store? Yes. Can we manage without the Wellington? No!"

That was New Whittington resident Dave Tagg speaking at a public meeting attended by over 200 people last night (Thursday 27th November), set up to discuss plans to turn what they say is a 'much needed' community pub into a convenience store - believed to be a Co-op.

Marston's Brewery are responsible for the day... READ MORE & AUDIO...

Campaign To Save Popular Local Begins In New Whittington

Campaign To Save Popular Local Begins In New WhittingtonThursday 20th November 2014 A campaign has been mounted in a Chesterfield village by residents who hope to save one of their popular locals from being closed - and being re-opened as a convenience store.

The Wellington Pub, on High Street New Whittington, is described by campaign leader, Viky Muddiman, as the 'hub' of the community - a place where people go not only to drink, but for food, company and support.

The award-winning pub, which is currently part of the Marston's group, serves food and real ales, but also delivers meals to elderly and infirm... READ MORE...

2014 Food And Drink Awards Shortlist Announced

2014 Food And Drink Awards Shortlist AnnouncedThursday 14th August 2014 24 food and drink businesses have been shortlisted across nine categories in the 2014 Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards, organised in association with Chesterfield College - headline sponsor of the awards for the second year running.

The shortlisted establishments were selected from hundreds of nominations received by the competition organisers, Destination Chesterfield.

Four of the nominees - Calabria, Stephenson's Coffee and Tea House, Barca Bar and Tramway Tavern - are hoping to retain their titles in 2014... READ MORE...

Police Appeal After Incident In Chesterfield's Moo Bar

Police Appeal After Incident In Moo BarTuesday 22nd July 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged assault in Moo Bar in Chesterfield.

Details of what happened are unclear, but officers believe that two groups of people were involved in a confrontation in the early hours of Sunday, July 20th.

A 21-year-old man from Mansfield sustained a fractured jaw and has undergone surgery at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in Moo Bar... READ MORE...

Pubs 80 Hour Closure For Selling Alcohol To Underage Teens

Chesterfield Pub closed for 80 Hours For Selling Alcohol To Underage TeensThursday 17th April 2014 A pub in Chesterfield is to close for 80 hours after they were caught selling alcohol to underage volunteers during a test purchase operation.

The Goldminers
at Newbold sold booze to the teenagers for a second time in a three month period.

Derbyshire police and trading standards carried out the checks on Thursday, March 20th, with the help of teenage volunteers, in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire. Several premises were visited and a total of three failed... READ MORE...

Local Woman Gets Cooking Tips From Celebrity Chef

Local Woman Gets Cooking Tips From Celebrity ChefThursday 10th April 2014

Veronica Prunty from Chesterfield spent the day with celebrity chef James Martin on Friday, March 21st, at an exclusive cooking master class, after winning a competition ran by Vintage Inns during British Pie Week.

The country pub brand ran the competition on its social media channels and asked pie fans to send in pictures of themselves, tucking into a Vintage Inn pie over British Pie Week (March 3rd - 9th 2014). The winners were then chosen at random and invited along to the event held at Aveqia in London. READ MORE...

The Cadillacs Cruise To The Spital Pub On Saturday

The Cadillacs Cruise To The Spital Pub On SaturdayThursday 27th March 2014

'The Cadillacs' will be cruising to the Spital Pub on Spital Lane. Chesterfield This saturday night.

The evening's musical entertainment starts at 9:30pm and promises to be a great night.

The Cadillacs, 9:30pm, The Spital Pub, Spital Lane, Chesterfield S41 0HL.

Chesterfield Pub Poker Player Secures Vegas 100 Place

Chesterfield Pub Poker Player Secures Vegas 100 PlaceThursday 27th March 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
A pub Poker player from Chesterfield has secured one of the final places on a trip to Las Vegas!

Adrian Fazakerley, of the Dusty Miller pub in Barlborough, won the prize after finishing in the top ten of the 2014 Redtooth Poker Vegas 100 tournament.

More than 200 of the best pub poker players in the country took part in the second National Final at Grosvenor Casino, Sheffield, with the best ten joining 90 other players, who are already heading to America in May after winning... READ MORE...

Fancy The Chance To Build Your Own Dream Burger?

Fancy The Chance To Build Your Own Dream Burger?Thursday 6th March 2014 Ever wanted to make your mark on the menu at your local pub? Well now's your chance.

A Chesterfield pub/restaurant is giving local foodies the opportunity to create their ultimate dream burger, which if chosen, will feature in pubs across the nation - just in time to cheer on England during the summer's World Cup football.

The Donkey Derby, on Sheffield Road, is calling for burger buffs to help create pub restaurant chain Flaming Grill's first crowd-sourced burger - chosen by guests, for guests. READ MORE...

Forty-Six People Banned By Pub Watch In Chesterfield

Forty-Six People Banned By Pub Watch In ChesterfieldWednesday 26th February 2014 Forty-six people have been banned from a number of pubs and bars in Chesterfield in a unanimous decision by the town's Pub Watch members.

The individuals, a mixture of men and woman, were originally arrested by police in connection with drugs offences as the result of an operation in the town centre between October and December last year.

Each person has been banned for five years from entering 33 licenced premises in the town centre, which are members of Chesterfield Pub Watch... READ MORE...

Local Pub Closures For Selling Alcohol To Underage Drinkers

Two Local 48 hour Pub Closures For Selling Alcohol To Underage DrinkersMonday 10th February 2014
Two pubs are to close for 48 hours after they were caught selling alcohol to underage volunteers during a test purchase operation.

The White Swan at Dronfield and the Whitecotes at Boythorpe, Chesterfield, sold booze to the teenagers for a second time in a three month period.

It is after the most recent operation by Derbyshire Police and trading standards on Saturday, January 25th at premises across Chesterfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire. READ MORE...

Get Your Glad Rags On And Platform Shoes Out...

Get Your Glad Rags On And Platform Shoes Out...Thursday 28th November 2013 New Whittington social club are organising a 70's / 80's Fancy Dress Disco on Saturday, 21st December from 7.30pm till late - and would like to invite everyone along to join in the fun, and dance the night away!

Children are also very welcome, so it's a perfect opportunity to come along as a family and party.

Also on the night, there will be a free buffet and a Christmas draw, with the first prize an amazing £100, plus other great prizes including a dvd player, electrical goods, bottles of wine, boxes of christmas biscuits, a bouncy castle for... READ MORE...

Pub People Company Joins Support For Food Bank Charity

Pub People Company Joins Support For Food Bank CharityTuesday 19th November 2013
Christmas is a time for giving and giving to those less fortunate than ourselves, and several pubs in Chesterfield have entered into the spirit of that this festive season.

It's been announced that The Rutland Arms, The Blue Stoops and The Woodside in Chesterfield join The Jolly Farmer in Dronfield and The Bridge in Sandiacre, in pledging their support for the Trussell Trust and getting involved with Christmas food collections. The five pubs collectively hope to make a major contribution and to raise awareness for the charity. READ MORE...

Historic Public House In Wingerworth Reborn!

Historic Public House In Wingerworth Reborn!Thursday 7th November 2013 The Wingerworth Pub & Kitchen (formerly known as the Hunloke Arms) is to re-open tomorrow - Friday November 8th - following a £500,000 refurbishment.

The Grade II listed building, on the A61 Derby Road, has been brought back to its former glory, on time and on budget, thanks to the painstaking work of a dedicated team.

New Head Chef is Andrew Brookes, who has previously achieved 3-Rosettes at the East Lodge in Rowsley and the New Ellington in Leeds. READ MORE...

A Michelin Listing For The Devonshire Arms

Michelin Listing For The Devonshire ArmsThursday 3rd October 2013 The award-winning Devonshire Arms at Middle Handley has been given a place in the prestigious Michelin Hotel and Restaurant Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2014.

The pub and restaurant in the village of Middle Handley, between Sheffield and Chesterfield, is the region's only new entry into the world famous guide to the best dining experiences.

Inspectors praised the restaurant's menu, saying: "Fresh, seasonal ingredients are at the core of the hearty menu. They like to keep things local..." READ MORE...

Every Little Tesco Does NOT Help Says Local Residents

Every Little Tesco Does NOT Help Says Local ResidentsThursday 8th August 2013 Local residents are continuing to celebrate after controversial plans to convert a local pub to a convenience store have once again been turned down by Chesterfield Borough Council's Planning Committee.

Residents are opposed to The Crispin Inn on Ashgate Road being turned into a local Tesco store, believing that to do so would have a detrimental effect on the local area and remove what is seen as a local community pub from use.

Plans submitted by Tesco have been refused before by Council... READ MORE...

Major Refurbishment Of Grade II Listed Chesterfield Pub

Major Refurbishment Of Grade II Listed Chesterfield PubWednesday 7th August 2013 It's a pub familiar to many of us in Chesterfield and it's been announced that The Hunloke Arms, a Grade II listed historical public house, is currently undergoing a half million pound refurbishment.

Situated on the A61 Derby Road, just 2 miles south of Chesterfield in Wingerworth, the refurbished premises, is to be called "The Wingerworth Pub & Kitchen" - and will become a major new local food and drink venue.

The Wingerworth will be serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals 7 days of the week and will be a major new local employer, creating around... READ MORE...

Summer Drinkers Warned To Sober Up Slowly

Summer Drinkers Warned To Sober Up SlowlyThursday 1st August 2013 You can still be over the limit many hours after your last drink - that's the warning from Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership following news that nearly a fifth of people would simply tell their designated driver to wait a while before driving if they'd had one too many.

Commenting on the results of the AA poll, Chief Inspector Steve Wilson from Derbyshire police said: "It's alarming that so many people still don't understand how long it takes for alcohol to leave your system. Our message to drivers is that there's no quick way of sobering up. Having forty winks, drinking coffee or taking a cold shower won't help. If you drink at lunchtime, you may still be unfit to drive in the evening - and if you drink in the evening, you may still be unfit to drive the next morning." READ MORE...

Jack Lester Comes To Clowne For Kids n Cancer Charity

Jack Lester Comes To Clowne For Kids n Cancer CharitySaturday 15th June 2013 The Village Bar, Clowne, is pleased to announce they will be hosting an evening with ex Spireite legend Jack Lester on Monday 17th June starting at 7pm.

Tickets for the event are priced at £40 each and this will include a 3 course meal, 'meet and greet' with Jack plus photo and autograph opportunities, followed by an after dinner talk from the Legend himself.

The evening will prove to be both highly popular and hugely entertaining, therefore, the Village Bar advises those are interested to book early... READ MORE...

Join St George For A Late Full English!

Join St George For A Late Full English!Monday 22nd April 2013 What better way to celebrate St George's Day than with that great culinary tradition, the Full English Breakfast?

But if you're one of the millions who now claim they're too busy for a sit down meal at daybreak, you can still tuck into the full works a little later in the day with the team at The Devonshire Arms at Middle Handley.

The Devonshire Arms will be celebrating St George's Day tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23rd, by serving a Full English from 5pm to 9pm. And in proper Devonshire Arms style, the meal will not just be English, but sourced locally too! READ MORE...

Chesterfield Community Pub Set To Re-open Tomorrow

Chesterfield Community Pub Set To Re-open TomorrowThursday 11th April 2013 The Holme Hall Inn (formerly, the Holmebrook Tavern) is set to have its grand re-opening on Friday 12th April after a major joint investment of £200,000 by new licensees Embankment Inns Ltd and owners Punch Taverns, one of the UK's leading pub companies and as a result, approximately 15 new jobs have been created.

Inside, the pub has been completely redecorated in a contemporary style throughout.

The pub, which has always been well-known for its sports facilities, will now screen Sky Sports and provide free WiFi. More notably, the dining area... READ MORE...

Red Noses And Big Smiles At The Devonshire Arms

Red Noses And Big Smiles At The Devonshire Arms, Middle HandleyWednesday 10th April 2013 The team at award winning pub and restaurant, The Devonshire Arms at Middle Handley, put a smile on customers' faces as they raised more than £500 for Comic Relief.

Head chef Tom Lawson, sous chef Craig Middleton, junior chef Simon Maw and commis chef Jodi Wilson competed against each other in a Great British Menu style competition, to create a series of dishes that were served at a special Red Nose Day dinner.

To support the charity, 50p from the sale of every starter and... READ MORE...

Florin Entertain At The Devonshire Arms, Middle Handley

Florin Entertain At The Devonshire Arms, Middle HandleyFriday 22nd February 2013 Acclaimed experimental acoustic trio Florin present a live session at The Devonshire Arms Middle Handley on Friday, March 1st.

Lead vocalist and guitarist Bob Humphries, double bass player Martin Crofts and on mandolin and vocals, Rob Dickson will be performing at the award winning pub and restaurant from 9pm.

"Great food and free music is proving to be another popular choice at the Devonshire Arms," said manager Alistair Myers, "Come along and join us for what will be an excellent evening." Call (01246) 434800 for more information.

New Inn Looking For New Tenant In New Tupton

New Inn Looking For New Tenant In New TuptonTuesday 25th September 2012 The New Inn pub, in New Tupton, is looking for a new tenant!

Situated in a densely populated residential area with only 1 other local competitor, the pub is a traditional suburban community 'wet led' pub which will benefit from a substantial redevelopment scheme to refurbish all internal trading areas, including fitting a fully fitted commercial kitchen, all new fixtures and fittings and refurbishment of the external elevations including new signage and lighting.

The New Inn will become the best local community pub... READ MORE...

Take The Seven Play The Wellington, New Whittington

Take The Seven Play The Wellington, New WhittingtonWednesday 13th June 2012 Take The Seven play at the Wellington, High Street, New Whittington on Saturday 16th from9pm - a 5-piece rock/alternative band with a distinctive style, sound and show, it promises to be a fantastic night.

Based around Chesterfield and Sheffield, the band have now been together for just under a year, working hard to write and record original material.

The band play as many live shows as possible throughout the country and have been fortunate enough to share the stage with acts such as Senses Fail, Glamour Of The Kill, Failsafe and My Passion. READ MORE...

New Whittington Pub Dedicates Award To Staff And Customers

New Whittington Pub, The Wellington Hotel, Dedicates Award To Staff And CustomersMonday 7th May 2012 A New Whittington pub that has just been named as a runner up in the regional Community Pub of the Year awards, has dedicated the honour to its customers.

Michael Storey
, who runs The Wellington Hotel with his mother Barbara Yorke, learned of the pub's success at the Marston's Pub of the Year ceremony held in Doncaster.

"It's absolutely fantastic to win an award, and I was really proud to accept it at the event," said Michael. "But without hesitation, I dedicate it ..." READ MORE...

Calling Time On A Retail Career

Calling Time On A Retail CareerMonday 19th December 2011 A Chesterfield couple is to star in a recruitment campaign by Punch Taverns, aimed at stressing the benefits of a career in the pub trade.

Helen and Andrew Mason
both left careers with supermarket giant Asda to run the Telmere Lodge in Hasland after wanting to spend more time with their children.

Now Punch has chosen them to front an advert aimed at those currently working in the supermarket sector, but wanting to be their own boss. The feature will appear in the grocery industry bible, The Grocer. READ MORE...

A New Lease Of Life For An Old Favourite

A New Lease Of Life For An Old FavouriteTuesday 13th December 2011 We have long been told that Chesterfield's economy continues to thrive despite the recession. And one young couple have taken a chance on that - and are set to re open a favourite drinking haunt in the town.

The Gardener's Arms
on Glumangate has just undergone a huge refurbishment and upgrade and will open on Friday 16th December at 11am.

It's new licensees, Tiffany Bumford and Aaron Smith say they believe that "It is exactly the right time to begin trading in the town and look forward to beginning." READ MORE...

The Wellington Pub, New Whittington

The Wellington Pub, New WhittingtonTHE WELLINGTON PUB,
High Street, New Whittington, Chesterfield, S43 2AN.
Contact Barbara or Michael. Tel: 01246 450879

The 'Welly' is a traditional, family run pub in the village of New Whittington, on the main bus route from Chesterfield Town to Eckington.

You can be assured of the warmest of welcomes anytime and especially at Christmas, when our meals are available for groups of up to 40, or just for yourself. The Christmas menu has various options including vegetarian. READ MORE...






















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