A Derbyshire pub has relaunched following a £1 million renovation and is now gearing up to welcome discerning diners today (Friday May 26, 2023). 


Tucked away in the pretty backstreets of Duffield, one of Derbyshire’s most exclusive villages, is ‘hidden gem’ The Pattenmakers Arms. Determined to become the go-to destination for residents of Derbyshire and beyond, the menu at The Pattenmakers Arms showcases the best quality local produce.


The food offerings will change as produce comes in and out of season. Customers can tuck into delightful fayre including slow-cooked Packington pork cheeks with truffled potato purée, pan roasted chicken with chorizo spiced buckwheat risotto and a range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes.


Local suppliers include Anthony Andrews, the local butcher, located just feet away from the pub, and Chesterfield based Winster Foods. The Pattenmakers Arms have assembled a talented team of chefs and front of house staff, many that are familiar with Derbyshire food connoisseurs.


Head Chef Ben has previously worked at some of the county’s most loved food establishments. The new management team at The Pattenmakers Arms is headed up by General Manager, Silvio, originally from Milan, Italy.


Silvio is a consummate hospitality professional. He ably assisted in managing the pub by Ryan, another reputed and experienced hospitality practitioner.


Pub-goers and diners can enjoy a tasty tipple from the impressive wine list or well-stocked bar including local brands such as Franklin and Sons. The pub also has its very own beer, so you can sip a cool pint of Pattenmakers Ale which is available on draught.


Experienced bar staff also have detailed knowledge of mixology. The pub boasts an exciting cocktail list too.


The Pattenmakers Arms interior
Vibrant tropical themed feature wall is part of the upmarket and timeless décor at The Pattenmakers Arms


The history of the pub dates back to the 1800s. Inside The Pattenmakers Arms, the décor marries a quintessential English village pub with a showpiece Minton tile floor and traditional furniture, with a glamourous, contemporary dining room that is light and airy with natural light flooding into the brasserie.


Designer soft furnishing and statement lights ensure a stylish, upmarket atmosphere. Once inside, one could be inside a swanky London members-only club – somewhere sensationally stylish where people go to be seen.


The venue is sleek and polished, yet without any hint of pretension. Upstairs is a beautiful function room perfect for private dining, corporate events or private functions such as baby showers, anniversary dinners, milestone birthdays or any other event that warrants a party.


The Pattenmakers Arms also hopes to be a real community hub. It is the perfect meeting place for local clubs and associations, or for friends and family wanting to catch up in the daytime. Alongside the alcoholic offering, freshly ground barista coffees are served with the globally recognised Illy brand, with takeaway coffees also available.


The new fine dining menu launches at The Pattenmakers Arms on Friday May 26 and is available to view online now. For bookings please visit pattenmakersarms.co.uk.