Angel, Spinkhill

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.

Angel spinkhill bar

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.

Angel Spinkhill

The Angel now has a new website and is now open for business. All booking enquiries may be made via their website:

Sheffield & District CAMRA would like to congratulate all involved for their parts in saving the Angel and wish them good fortune in the future.


About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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