Adam Jones is head chef of the new Fork & Furrow restaurant at the White Hart Inn

Meet the award-winning chef at the helm of new Fork & Furrow restaurant

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Wed 5th April 2023

Meet the award-winning chef at the helm of the new restaurant at the White Hart Inn, the Fork & Furrow.

Adam Jones, from Golden Valley, has taken on the role of head chef at the new restaurant at the popular wedding venue in Moorwood Moor, near Alfreton.

The restaurant is set to open on Friday (April 7) after undergoing a £50,000 renovation.

Adam, 29, and his team have developed a mouth-watering menu using local produce from Derbyshire, including meat from Tibshelf-based butcher Price & Fretwell.

He said: “I’m really proud of the menu we have created at the Fork & Furrow.

“With the restaurant opening just before Easter, there will be lamb on the menu. Our lamb, though, will be a modern twist on a traditional classic. It will be served with Clotted Cream mash, which is simple and yet delicious.

“We will also have an extensive gluten free, vegetarian and vegan menu.”

The menu will also feature Adam’s signature dish of hand-dived scallops.

Adam previously owned The Dog at Pentrich, which was named Marketing Derby’s Restaurant of the Year in the 2022 Food & Drink Awards.

He has big plans for the Fork and Furrow. He said: “I want to put the Fork & Furrow on the map. We’re surrounded by stunning countryside and I want to showcase the amazing produce that we have here in the East Midlands.

“I would like the restaurant to achieve Rosettes and, eventually, a Michelin star. But the number one priority right now is to make the Fork & Furrow at destination for a special occasion. I want to feed the customers, not our ego.”

The White Hart Inn is part of the Moorwood Hotel Collection, which also runs the Horse and Jockey at Wessington, The Hurt Arms at Ambergate and The Canal Inn in Bullbridge.

Bookings can be made online here.