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

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. A wonderful collaboration and a fantastic evening.

The next in the series was when we 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, a sell out success.It was another cracking event.

The most recent guest chef night (on 12th February, 2024) was with Adam Handling MBE and Head Chef Steven Kerr from The Loch & The Tyne, Old Windsor. A frequent TV personality, Michelin-starred Adam Handling owns Frog by Adam Handling restaurant and Eve bar in Covent Garden, London, Ugly Butterfly restaurant & bar in St. Ives, Cornwall, as well as The Loch & the Tyne restaurant, pub and rooms in Old Windsor. Adam was deservedly awarded an MBE in His Majesty the King’s recent 2024 New Year’s honours list.This event sold out within seconds and was another rip roaring success , whose probable highlight was Adam’s dessert called “ Food Fight” ( a wonderful deconstructed trifle which helped Adam win the coveted title of  “Champion of Champions” of Great British Menu). See the reel below which says it all.




The Beehive, White Waltham – 28th February, 2024- Chef Alex Parker

Chef/Patron Dave Wall will be joining Head Chef Alex Parker to cook dinner together at The Beehive at White Waltham in Berkshire. The Beehive is picture perfect, classic village inn located adjacent to a village green cricket pitch. The Beehive is number 22 in the Estrella Damm UK Top 50 Gastropubs Awards 2024 list.



Head Chef Will Webster from Shibden Mill Inn, cooks at The Unruly Pig – 14th March, 2024!


Head Chef of the Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax, Will Webster has been making big waves “up north” in recent years at  this beautiful mill inn, located in a stunning river vale, just outside Halifax. The Shibden  Mill Inn was recently named by The Times as one of the cosiest pubs in the UK. We can verify that – it’s a glorious place to visit and an even better place to eat. Will too is a multi award winning chef and Shibden Mill Inn is number 17 in the Estrella Damm UK Top 50 Gastropubs Awards 2024 list. Will also happens to be an all around nice guy, as well as a hugely talented chef and, in late 2023, became a proud father for the first time. Here’s the menu (click on the link below) and hopefully speaks for itself. 3 delicious courses will be cooked by Will and the Shibden Mill team and three other glorious courses will be cooked by Unruly Chef/Patron Dave Wall and Head Chef Karl Green (and the rest of the Unruly kitchen brigade). It promises to be another great evening of fine food, relaxed dining and great fun. Please book by emailing jackie@theunrulypig.co.uk

Menu – A Night with The Shibden Mill Inn