Lathkil News


Thanks to everyone who came and supported our 1st Macmillan Coffee Morning.  We had a lovely morning with plenty of fabulous cakes and raised a fantastic £965!!  See you all for the same next year!



We are delighted to be in the 2015 Camra Good Beer Guide.

Read the fantastic artice in the Derby Telegraph about our reinclusion.

Beerhunter: Colston Crawford welcomes The Lathkil Hotel back to the Good Beer Guide




We've won Chesterfield Camra's Pub of the Season Summer 2014!! Chairman Mick Portman & Innspire Editor Tim Stone came out to present us with our award on a lovely sunny afternoon in July


The 10th Halfgallathon was a fantastic day!!  Competition was fierce and record number of spectators turned out to make it a truely memorable 10th year.  The Brazilian Beach Party proved a great success especially with the children, and beer pong was late night highlight!  We raised a fabulous £2000 to be split between two fantastic charities Weston Park Cancer Charity & Ashgate Hospice


On Friday 7th February our postponed Charity Burns Night Whisky Tasting & Dinner in aid of Weston Park & Ashgate Hospice took place.  Despite the change of date the event was well attended with everyone being exceptionally generous.  We raised a fantastic £723.50 for the two charities!!  Thanks you for all who donated whisky & prizes, and to all those who attended the event.  The next fundraising event for Weston Park & Ashgate Hospice is the Halfgallathon on Saturday 15th June


We were one of the five finalists in the Traditional Pub of the Year at The Derbyshire Food & Drink Awards 2012.  Fifty of the county's finest eateries were named as finalists in the prestigious Derbyshire Food & Drink Awards across 12 catergories.  The Derbyshire County Council-run awards celebrate the county's best catering businesses serving locally sourced food on their menus.  venues are judged on a number of criteria including the quality of food and drink, customer service, and use of county produce and acknowledgemnet of it on menus.   Winners were crowned during a ceremony hosted by TV chef Simon Rimmer at Chatsworth in January.


Thank you to everyone who came and supported us at Our Children in Need Fun Day on Sunday 11th December & at our Auction Night the following week.  With everyones help & support not to mention very generous donations of prizes, memrobilia & promises we raised a fantastic £5065.21!!!


Tony Robinson has been in for lunch to film a piece for a new series on Channel 4 to be shown in February about the Peak District rivers & footpaths.  Keep a lookout for him sat in our beer garden eating his lunch and then walking across the fields to Conksbury Bridge


Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Waters, Caroline & Steve on their wedding today from all of us at The Lathkil!  Caroline, you looked absolutely beautiful!


Despite the unpredictable British weather the Halfgallathon turned out to be a great afternoon. The weather held and the costumes were once again fantastic, with the fancy dress prize going to “Kiss”. The team race was won by Ben Hopkinson, Will Brock, Tom Bell & . The Individual Race was won in spectacular style by Jack Duncan. £1066.40 was raised to be split between Ashgate Hospice & Weston Park. Thanks again to all those who came to support the day! Check out the photos on our facebook page  


January & February this year saw us continuing with our refurbishment of the pub, this time concentrating on the bedrooms. All 4 have undergone a refurb, and are newly decorated and have new soft furnishings. We love them and hope you do too!!


New this year, Mike's Great Beer Challange was a fantastic event to raise money for the Air Ambulance. We had a magnificent response for our local breweries all generously donating beer for the event. Customers had the chance to taste 10 beers whilst raising a fabulous £720!! Many many thanks to Whim Ales, Peak Ales, Bradfield Brewery, Everards Brewery, Titanic Brewery, Wincle Beer Company, Slaters Ales, Raw Brewing, Hornbeam Brewery, Buxton Brewery and Blue Monkey Brewery and also to Mike!


Our Burns Night Whisky Tasting & Dinner was a great success. The room was filled to capacity with the haggis and whisky going down a treat. With much generosity we raised £920 to be split between Weston Park & Ashgate Hospice. Thanks to everyone who came.


The 26th November saw Robert & Helen celebrate 30 years at The Lathkil, and the handing over of the running hotel to daughter Alice


Thank you to everyone who supported our Children in Need Fun Day and Auction Night. We raised £5330!! Thank you to all those who kindly donated prizes as well as to those who participated.


We are proud to announce we have been awarded Highly Commended Traditional Pub of the Year at The Derbyshire Food & Drink Awards


Thanks to everyone who came to the Halfgallathon. We had a fantastic day with lots of amazing fancy dress outfits. We raised £1700 for Weston Park & Ashgate Hospice. Thanks also to those who kindly donated beer & prizes for the day


A big thank you to everyone who attended or donated prizes for our Children in Need Fun Day & Auction we raised a brilliant £5500!!! so thank you very much!


Congratulations to Neil Morton on winning the Everards Tiger Beer Recipe Competition with his Tiger Beef Cheeks!!



After much anticipation, hard campaigning and many, many votes from all of Patrick's friends and Lathkil publicans, Patrick has been crowned the Everard's Brewery Tiger Bitter Local Hero 2010! The award itself, in Everards' own words "...aims to reward unsung members of the community for their contribution and support to local causes."

Patrick has been a huge part of the local community for many years and has held numerous and diverse jobs, in addition to becoming somewhat of a local legend in his own right. Everyone in the local area knows of Patrick and his various activities over the years. On winning, Patrick said "I’m 73 now and I intend to continue doing as much as I can for the community for many years to come because I love everything I do. I don’t expect to win awards for it but they are a nice added bonus."

Upon winning the title, Patrick received the prize of £500 to his favourite charity and £500 for himself. In true hero's fashion, he has added the £500 prize for himself to the overall total going to charity.

Everards Brewery visited the Lathkil Hotel on Wednesday 30th June to present the cheques to Patrick. As usual and not wanting a big fuss made over him, Patrick was expecting a small presentation with a couple of publicans who may have been in at the time toasting his achievement. Unbeknown to him, a great party had been organised, including a brass band summoned together by his daughter and granddaughter. In attendance were over 150 well wishers, who enjoyed free Tiger Bitter from Everards, wonderful food and soaked up the fantastic atmosphere. The evening was a great success and was enjoyed by all, including Patrick, whose ongoing modesty betrays the congratulations due to him.

Below we have included some of the photographs and videos taken by Everards at the evening.

The Lathkil Hotel

School Lane

Over Haddon






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