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 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. Tom De Keyser was the winner of Chef of the Year at this year’s Estrella Damm UK Top 50 Gastropubs awards 2023. The evening was a rip roaring, sell out success – see the reel below which says it all. A wonderful collaboration and a fantastic evening.
The latest 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 fantastic evening of contrasting cooking style and a sell out success.It was cracking.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – FURTHER UNRULY GUEST CHEF NIGHTS
We are delighted to welcome Adam Handling, Steven Kerr and Jonny McNeil from The Loch & The Tyne, Old Windsor to The Unruly Pig on 12th February, 2024 to cook a 6 course dinner of delight for you all. 3 dishes will be cooked by our very own Chef/Patron Dave Wall and Head Chef Karl Green and then 3 other dishes will be cooked by Adam, Steven and Jonny. A frequent TV personality, Michelin starred Adam Handling owns the Frog by Adam Handling restaurant, Eve bar in London, the Ugly Butterfly restaurant/bar in St Ives as well as The Loch & The Tyne gastropub in Old Windsor. Adam was chosen to cook for the G7 world leaders conference in 2021 and in April 2023 Adam won BBC’s Great British Menu Champion of Champions award. Adam made chefs Steven Kerr and Jonny McNeil co proprietors of The Loch & The Tyne (and in it’s brief history has already achieved many accolades). The Loch & The Tyne is Number 32 in the Estrella Damm UK Top 50 Gastropub 2023 list (winning the highest new entry award) as well as being awarded 3 rosettes for culinary excellence in the AA Hospitality Awards 2022.
The Beehive, White Waltham – 28th February, 2024- Chef/Owner Dominic Chapman
Chef/Patron Dave Wall will be joining multi award winning Chef Dominic Chapman as well as his 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 16 in the Estrella Damm UK Top 50 Gastropubs Awards 2023 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 beautiful river vale, just outside Halifax. The Shipden Mill Inn was recently named by The Times as one if the cosiest pubs in the UK . We can verify that – it’s a glorious place to visit and eat. Will too is a multi award winning chef and is number 14 in the Estrella Damm UK Top 50 Gastropubs Awards 2023 list.He also happens to be an all around nice guy as well as a hugely talented chef.
The Oarsman – Marlow, Head Chef Scott Smith 24th June, 2024
Chef/Patron Dave Wall will be cooking with Head Chef Scott Smith, someone who is ready carving out a great reputation for his cooking in this comparatively newly opened gastropub. So much so, that the Oarsman won “Best Newcomer “ in the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2023