[AD – PR invite] The Fork & Furrow is the brand new restaurant at the White Hart Inn, in Moorwood Moor, located in the stunning Derbyshire countryside between Matlock and Alfreton. Following a £50,000 renovation and an award-winning new chef, Adam Jones, the restaurant hopes to be one of the best “field to fork restaurants” that will showcase the best local produce by serving up a celebration of modern British cuisine.
The seasonal menu features fare from a number of Derbyshire artisan suppliers such as bread from The Loaf in Crich, meat from Tibshelf-based butcher Price & Fretwell and fresh fruit and vegetables from Field Supplies in Etwall. Tipples include premium spirits from award-winning White Peak Distillery in Ambergate, and beers brewed at The White Hart’s sister pub, The Canal Inn, in Bullbridge.
Dinner at The Fork and Furrow
After enjoying a beautiful drive through the lovely Derbyshire countryside (this place is properly ‘in the sticks’) we arrived at The White Hart. We parked easily and were impressed with the well maintained exterior. Inside the Fork and Furrow, décor features upcycled solid wooden furniture, beautifully complimented with lots of greenery including a unique preserved moss feature wall punctuated by neon signs. The overall feel is cosy yet contemporary.
We were shown to the table and each presented with a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate the ten year anniversary of The White Hart and the opening of the Fork & Furrow. Soon we were furnished with the house snacks – a delightfully crispy smoked salmon and cream cheese tart and sourdough with the most satisfyingly crisp crust served with moreish whipped butter.
To start I opted for the chicken liver parfait. This was served with a delicious red onion chutney which had a surprising but delightful heat to the relish – and more of that wonderful bread! My husband opted for steak tartare which was beautifully presented.
For my main course I chose char sui pork fillet. Like the starter, the flavour profile of this dish was superb. I must admit though, I got serious food envy at the sight of my husband’s cornfed chicken breast, served with black pudding hash brown, pancetta and a rich truffle jus. We added a side of beef dripping hand cut chips which tasted every bit as good as they sounded.
To finish, I selected the pistachio pavlova. This was an absolute triumph of flavours and textures – and a nice light way to finish the meal – with my husband opting for a dark chocolate mousse.
Menus are priced at two courses for £32 or three courses for £37 per person. Service was swift and polite.
Delicious, well-executed food in a cosy, contemporary setting. A lovely place for a date night or evening with friends or family.
Fork and Furrow Restaurant at The White Hart Inn,Inns Lane, Moorwood Moor, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7NU
To celebrate the ten year anniversary of The White Hart and the opening of the Fork & Furrow, all pre-booked tables before the end of April, Wednesday to Friday get a complimentary glass of champagne.
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