In July, some of the Hathersage Social Club team were lucky enough to head over to Slaithwaite (apparently pronounced Slah-wit, but we remain dubious!), deep in the gorgeous Yorkshire countryside near Huddersfield. Here Chris, Alfie, Sky and myself (I’m Kerry) were treated to some hands-on coffee training with our fantastic suppliers, Darkwoods coffee.
Our talented chef Melvin has been with the Club for a few years now, serving up a wide range of amazing international dishes inspired by his extensive travels. Through the summer, he’ll be bringing the flavours of his beloved Zanzibar to the table, with an informal street food twist. Find out more about our amazing StrEAT at the Club events here.
We’ve recently launched our exciting fortnightly StrEAT nights, serving up summertime street food loveliness in our gorgeous garden. Every two weeks, we’ll be treating you to a choice of Zanzibari and Greek offerings in the Club’s unique style. Find out more about our Greek strEAT and Simon’s menu.
This summer, we’re planning something really exciting, and we’re keen to share it with you. On fortnightly Thursday nights starting from 21st June, you’ll be able to join us at the Club for some (hopefully) alfresco drinks and eats from our Kitchen teams travels. Our lovely garden has had a bit of a re-jig, and it’s waiting to welcome you all! Pull up a beanbag, lounge on blankets on the grass as you enjoy a cocktail – or jump straight on to one of our tables on the terrace or patio to tuck in. We’ll be firing up the grill and cooking up a storm, offering the best flavours from Greece and Zanzibar.
This is Jack Norris with his Highcliffe Hebrideans, ideally suited for the Peak District climate and reared naturally on pasture. We’re making the most of his lamb as part of our summertime StrEAT evenings, al fresco street food events where we’ll be serving up the best Greek and Zanzibar street food in, hopefully, a sun-soaked setting.
There’s nothing more lovely than to sit outside and enjoy fresh food and cold drinks with friends in the summertime. Here we take a peek at the surprisingly humble roots of alfresco dining, and share the UK’s best and most unusual spots.
We thought you might like our reading recommendation. Jon McGregor’s latest, award winning book, Reservoir 13, is set in a fictional Derbyshire village near a reservoir with a limestone crag from which you can see a cement works. Is this sounding like anywhere you’re familiar with?
Here at the Club we enjoy the good things in life, and of course life itself. But what if here on the earthly plane we’re only enjoying half the fun? It’s an uplifting thought that perhaps once we shuffle off this mortal coil, we’ll still be around somehow to keep an eye on our loved ones and receive the same love and admiration we did when we were alive and kicking – and in many countries, this belief has been held as gospel for generations.
You might have noticed a new addition to our patio recently – a spectacular sculpture by local artist Bill Gordon. This fantastic piece of work was donated by Bill to raise money for the Heart for Hathersage development project. Come to the club to view the work and to buy a ticket (or lots) for a chance to win the sculpture for yourself.