Tuck into a tasty hot pork and apple sandwich, washed down with a glass of wine from nearby Renishaw Hall, the Sitwell family seat
Straddling Yorkshire and Derbyshire, the handsome 'Dev' sits back off a leafy lane, surrounded by rolling fields. A smart pale grey makeover draws you in, though there's seating by the front door if you fancy a Kelham Island pint in the sunshine. Inside: a light, contemporary space full of interest and quirk – original art on the walls, squashy leather sofas, a pair of thrones... In the stone-floored snug, a wood stove adds cheer on a chill day. The airy dining area has artfully mismatched furniture, some vintage, a couple of church pews and one long canteen-like table big enough for a full family. The short, rustic menu includes the likes of braised ox cheek, shoulder of Derbyshire lamb, ham hock fritter and a tasty monster of a hot pork and apple sandwich; wash it down with a glass of wine from nearby Renishaw Hall, the Sitwell family seat.
Local points of interest from Jill Swift:
Local points of interest from
- Tom Walker was the Landlord at The Dev, as its affectionately known by locals, from August 1960 until his death in early 2005. He his reputed to be the longest serving Landlord in Derbyshire.
- A beer house was first recorded in Middle Handley in 1841. The farmhouse was demolished in 1869 and the current premises were built, those premise remain today and were extended in 2006 to produce the modern contemporary space you see today.