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27-07-2016, 05:02   #21
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Am I right in thinking this is the same bloke that took on the Beauchief and made a complete mess of it? What hope in Middle Handley I wonder?

Don't think he was at The Beauchief. The last venture I remember him having was the Steak Bar The London Club I.e. The old Tuckwoods on Surrey Street. His most well known venture was probably Slammers on Ecclesall Road which I quite liked , I Also liked his mini bar at The Hunters Bar Roundabout.

I also think when the Devonshire was remodelled and relaunched quite a few years ago he was originally involved in the food side of things.
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Thanks Veritas, I don't come here often, but I remember you know what you're talking about, so your word is good enough for me!
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27-07-2016, 09:36   #23
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Am I right in thinking this is the same bloke that took on the Beauchief and made a complete mess of it? What hope in Middle Handley I wonder?

No Cary had nothing to do with the Beauchief , that was Christian Kent and there was more to that story than people know! the last operators there were Richard Smiths Thornbridge and they are the ones that cocked it up.
you should try The Devonshire you wont be disappointed if you like fresh seafood and good steak its highly recommended.



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Don't think he was at The Beauchief. The last venture I remember him having was the Steak Bar The London Club I.e. The old Tuckwoods on Surrey Street. His most well known venture was probably Slammers on Ecclesall Road which I quite liked , I Also liked his mini bar at The Hunters Bar Roundabout.

I also think when the Devonshire was remodelled and relaunched quite a few years ago he was originally involved in the food side of things.
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27-07-2016, 21:31   #24
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Am I right in thinking this is the same bloke that took on the Beauchief and made a complete mess of it? What hope in Middle Handley I wonder?

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Not as friendly as Old Tom. I preferred their daughter myself but that's another story.

A walk through the woods and a pint for 2 shilling in the beer garden beneath the spreading chestnut tree - and a goodnight kiss from Tom's daughter. Bliss!

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17-07-2017, 15:00   #25
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what a shame the Devonshire Arms at middle handley has closed they were doing a great job, we have had some fantastic meals out there.
is this another place that will remain empty ???
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17-07-2017, 18:51   #26
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what a shame the Devonshire Arms at middle handley has closed they were doing a great job, we have had some fantastic meals out there.
is this another place that will remain empty ???
Jackie and John Tompkins just bought it, will be open soon.
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17-07-2017, 22:29   #27
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Lucky you.
Not seen Lisa for years and years, short bob hair do if my memory serves, still see her brother Nigel now and again.

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18-07-2017, 08:20   #28
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Jackie and John Tompkins just bought it, will be open soon.
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24-07-2017, 10:30   #29
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Yes people would travel from miles around to sample the stones expertly pulled by old Tom the landlord I can't remember is wife's name though but she was a lovely lady.
I knew Tom and his wife, they used to bring their car into Kennings, Whittington Moor, lovely couple, sadly missed, kept a good pint.
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The food is very good here! But the new owner/chef Cary as a very nasty temper I over heard him being unbelievably over the top using four letter words and threatening one poor chap who stopped off in his car park to make a call on his phone the poor bloke looked terrified! Totally uncalled for! Like I said good food but I will not be going back! Don't like nasty people like him.

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I knew Tom and his wife, they used to bring their car into Kennings, Whittington Moor, lovely couple, sadly missed, kept a good pint.
Yes tom was a gentleman and his hand pulled stones was legendary
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The food is very good here! But the new owner/chef Cary as a very nasty temper I over heard him being unbelievably over the top using four letter words and threatening one poor chap who stopped off in his car park to make a call on his phone the poor bloke looked terrified! Totally uncalled for! Like I said good food but I will not be going back! Don't like nasty people like him.

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Yes tom was a gentleman and his hand pulled stones was legendary
I think Cary Brown has left the place now.
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25-07-2017, 08:16   #32
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The food is very good here! But the new owner/chef Cary as a very nasty temper I over heard him being unbelievably over the top using four letter words and threatening one poor chap who stopped off in his car park to make a call on his phone the poor bloke looked terrified! Totally uncalled for! Like I said good food but I will not be going back! Don't like nasty people like him.

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Yes tom was a gentleman and his hand pulled stones was legendary
you overheard him in the carpark shouting at someone??? so you wont go back? even though the food is top notch

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I think Cary Brown has left the place now.
yes he has although the new owners will struggle i reckon
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Any ideas why the place suddenly closed under Cary's ownership?

The were very vocal on the Dev's FB page that it was through 'no fault of their own'.

They also invited customers down to finish off the beer that was in left in the barrels as they didn't want to leave 'one drop in the barrels for those pair of <removed>'. Again, all noted on the Dev's FB page.

All seems very bitter?

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25-07-2017, 11:01   #34
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Any ideas why the place suddenly closed under Cary's ownership?

The were very vocal on the Dev's FB page that it was through 'no fault of their own'.

They also invited customers down to finish off the beer that was in left in the barrels as they didn't want to leave 'one drop in the barrels for those pair of <removed>'. Again, all noted on the Dev's FB page.

All seems very bitter?
it was very bitter and not for me to divulge as i dont know the full story only one side,but lets just say it wasnt Carys doing, they had great plans for the place and the rug was pulled from under them!! i think it will struggle going forward.

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Any ideas why the place suddenly closed under Cary's ownership?

The were very vocal on the Dev's FB page that it was through 'no fault of their own'.

They also invited customers down to finish off the beer that was in left in the barrels as they didn't want to leave 'one drop in the barrels for those pair of <removed>'. Again, all noted on the Dev's FB page.

All seems very bitter?
I don't think Carey owned it, I think he was cheffing there. I could be wrong but I don't THINK I am.

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25-07-2017, 11:15   #36
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it was very bitter and not for me to divulge as i dont know the full story only one side,but lets just say it wasnt Carys doing, they had great plans for the place and the rug was pulled from under them!! i think it will struggle going forward.
C'mon, give us a bit more than that.

Brewery issues? Anything to do with the new owners who now have the place?
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25-07-2017, 13:08   #37
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I don't think Carey owned it, I think he was cheffing there. I could be wrong but I don't THINK I am.
no he didnt own it (the building is owned by a charming couple ) but owned & ran the business and bought the so called lease fixtures and fittings etc

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C'mon, give us a bit more than that.

Brewery issues? Anything to do with the new owners who now have the place?
not my place Andy, no brewery involved its a free house as i understand and to do with new owners????? who knowsloads of back stabbers in the catering industry!!!
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I think Cary Brown has left the place now.
Glad to here it

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I think Cary Brown has left the place now.
you overheard him in the carpark shouting at someone??? so you wont go back? even though the food is top notch

Yes that's correct ! Good food or not Cary was bullying this poor man can't stand bullying! Stuff his good food where the sun doesn't shine.
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26-07-2017, 08:46   #39
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you overheard him in the carpark shouting at someone??? so you wont go back? even though the food is top notch

Yes that's correct ! Good food or not Cary was bullying this poor man can't stand bullying! Stuff his good food where the sun doesn't shine.
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thats not bullying thats someone standing up for his business and someone using it without permission?? you cannot know the full story, he used to get people leaving their car as a free car park!!

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thats not bullying thats someone standing up for his business and someone using it without permission?? you cannot know the full story, he used to get people leaving their car as a free car park!!




I heard and saw the full story ! Cary are you using the pub tonight! Man in car no just pulled in to make a quick phone call! Cary well <removed> off out of my <removed> car park! That's not a good way to spread the good word about his pub is it. Stop trying to defend him you wasn't ever there! What if you was the man in the car making the call ! Would you think it was ok to be spoken to like that? I suppose you would have got out and shaken his hand or maybe send him a Christmas card.
Like I've already said the pub and food was fantastic nice log fire good ale etc! I've been going to the dev for around 30 years love the place ! Just witnessed another side to Cary from 2 minutes previous when he was dishing up top quality food very nasty change of personality.
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