Unruly Nights: Guest Chef Dinners with the UK's Top Gastropubs




Chef/ Patron Dominic Chapman from The Crown at Burchett’s Green cooks at The Unruly Pig -May 14th 2024


We are thrilled to announce our next Unruly Guest Chef night with Chef Patron Dominic Chapman will take place at The Unruly Pig on May 14th, 2024. Dominic has a legendary reputation nationally and is hugely respected by the very best chefs in the UK.

Dom’s hereditary passion for great food stems from the highly acclaimed Castle Hotel in Taunton which his family have owned and run for over 65 years. His training saw him cook at many great kitchens around the world, in particular, then one of London’s most fashionable restaurants, Kensington Place. After 10 years in London, Dom opened up and took the role of Head Chef at Heston Blumenthal’s The Hind’s Head in Bray. In 2007, Dom then moved to The Royal Oak, Paley Street and was awarded not only a Michelin star but also 3 AA rosettes. Dom then opened The Beehive Pub in White Waltham, a UK Top 50 Gastropub. This was recently followed by Dom’s second pub,The Crown at Burchetts’s Green which he opened in October 2023, only to be swiftly also followed by Restaurant Dominic Chapman in Henley on Thames.

Dom’s philosophy as a chef is to offer heartwarming, seasonal and affordable dishes packed full of flavour: “Cooking should be fun, and a happy chef will always produce beautiful food” says Dom. May 14th therefore promises to be another exceptional Unruly Guest Chef night with Dom cooking 3 dishes and our very own Chef Patron Dave Wall and Head Chef Karl Green also cooking 3 dishes. Please see the menu link below.

Menu for Dom Chapman at The Unruly Pig

Bookings will be firstly open to Unruly Club members from 9 am on Monday 18th March- reserve your table by emailing  jackie@theunrulypig.co.uk.



The very first in Unruly Night, with guest chef Chef Steve Smith, from the Freemasons Arms, Wiswell was a huge success, great fun and set the bar so high.The second in the series was when we welcomed Tom De Keyser, Head Chef of  The Hand & Flowers in Marlow (owned by celebrity chef Tom Kerridge) which has been awarded two Michelin stars. The evening was a rip roaring, sell out success.The next in the series was when we then welcomed Head Chef, Liam Dillon and his team of The Boat Inn, Lichfield at The Unruly Pig. It was another evening of contrasting cooking styles and, again, another cracking event. Next came, Adam Handling MBE and Head Chef Steven Kerr from The Loch & The Tyne, Old Windsor. The event sold out in seconds. A frequent TV personality, Michelin-starred Adam Handling was deservedly awarded an MBE in the King’s New Year’s honours list. See the reel below which says it all – it was a glorious collaboration dinner. And most recently, on March 14th 2024, Head Chef Will Webster and his lovely team from the Shibden Mill Inn in Halifax cooked at The Unruly Pig . It was another hugely successful event: great fun with exceptional food and a fabulous wine flight to match.