Last year, the Angel Spinkhill Community Interest Company (CIC) concluded the sale of The Angel, to Chris and Jean Norfolk. Chris is a successful and experienced local restaurateur who the CIC believe has the vision and expertise to take The Angel forward as a thriving pub/restaurant.
In January 2014, North East Derbyshire District Council refused an application to convert The Angel after villagers, with the support of Sheffield & District CAMRA, made their case to save the pub at a planning meeting. The plan would have allowed a property developer to have converted The Angel into two houses, retain a small portion of the pub for a small public bar and build two detached houses in the garden. The council’s planning committee unanimously refused the application due to the site being listed as an ACV – the first in North East Derbyshire. It was the first time in the country an ACV listing was been cited as the primary reason for a council to refuse planning permission.
The Angel now has a new website and is now open for business. All booking enquiries may be made via their website: http://www.theangelatspinkhill.com/
Sheffield & District CAMRA would like to congratulate all involved for their parts in saving the Angel and wish them good fortune in the future.