Am­bi­tious pub boss is game for his new ven­ture at vil­lage

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

A PUB boss who had a child­hood dream of be­com­ing a game­keeper is shar­ing his pas­sion for game through his new ven­ture.

James Kennedy and wife Jane have taken over for­mer pub The Lamb, in Sut­ton. They have re­named it as The Sut­ton Game­keeper. James and Jane bought the site in Jan­uary and spent six weeks re­fur­bish­ing the pub.

The cou­ple are living at the premises.

James had a child­hood am­bi­tion to be­come a game­keeper, and while he’s not yet achieved this wish, he is fo­cus­ing on cooking game in the kitchen at the pub.

James said: “I wanted to call the pub The Sut­ton Game­keeper as I had a child­hood am­bi­tion of be­ing a game­keeper.

“The fo­cus in the pub is on game. Some of the dishes on the menu are ‘Leek Old Road pressed rab­bit’ and ‘Macclesfield For­est’ veni­son burger, and a very popular veni­son tartare dish.

“We are a new pub serv­ing lo­cally sourced food, all pre­pared in house and served to the high­est stan­dard.”

James has worked in restau­rants around the area, pre­vi­ously own­ing Dv8 in Con­gle­ton and man­ag­ing sev­eral other bars, pubs and restau­rants.

The cou­ple have teamed up with Rosette award win­ning chef Rob Cor­less.

Head chef Robert has pre­vi­ously worked at a va­ri­ety of accoladed restau­rants, in­clud­ing The White Hart at Ly­dgate, an AA two rosette restau­rant and Miche­lin Bib Gour­mand, and Judges coun­try house ho­tel which held 3 AA rosettes.

James said: “We pride our­selves on sourc­ing ev­ery­thing as lo­cally as pos­si­ble, from the cask ales to the meat, which is ob­tained from The Sut­ton Lane Ends Farm Shop.”

The Sut­ton Game­keeper is on Hollin Lane, in Sut­ton, and can be con­tacted by call­ing 01260 252000.

●● James and Jane Kennedy with Rob Cor­less at The Sut­ton Game­keeper

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.