Hyssop, the Michelin-recommended Glossop pub loved by local foodies, has been forced to close its doors following a devastating fire that destroyed its entire top floor.
The fire was started by a tumble drier on Wednesday night and has completely decimated the restaurant, leading owners to describe the ordeal as ‘quite easily the worst day of our lives’.
Whilst no one was harmed and the staff all managed to escape unscathed, its owners were understandably heartbroken as they took to Instagram to explain that they would be closed for the forseaable future.
Sharing the news of the devastating fire on Hyssop’s social media channels, owners wrote: “We can’t figure out a way to start this post as it’s not something we ever thought we’d have to write.
“Yesterday was quite easily the worst day of our lives. Our whole top floor of the restaurant went up in flames and we’ve lost the lot.
“Thankfully Paul and all of the staff managed to escape unharmed. No lives were lost and that is the most important thing.
“We are trying our best to contact all of our bookings and we are obviously trying to figure out the next stages.
” Please bare with us, we are still trying to process what’s happened and along with trying to keep our business afloat financially, it’s going to be a long road ahead.
“Thank you for all of your kind messages. We have to get through this. Lots of love x”
Owners have now launched a Crowdfunder to help get them trading again, and thanks to the generosity of the pub’s foodie fans it’s already raised £5,000 at the time of writing.
The appeal reads: “We are trying to raise some funds to enable us to make part of our space functionable in order to trade in some way, shape or form, in order to keep things ticking.
“We are so grateful for everybody’s kind words and offerings, we are completely overwhelmed. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
There’s an all-you-can-eat cheese buffet coming to a pub in Manchester where you can feast on the good stuff to your heart’s content, and we’re absolutely here for it.
Taking place at Northern Quarter pub Pie and Ale, the one-off night will see Leeds-born cheese tasting company Homage to Fromage lay on a giant help-yourself cheese buffet.
Showcasing their top eight cheeses of 2022, cheese lovers can expect to find a number of award-winning varieties on offer alongside bread, crackers, chutney and ‘all the trimmings’.
Unlimited cheese will be served for a whopping two and a half hours, and there’s absolutely no limit on how many crumbly bits, hard or soft cheeses you reach for.
As for drinks, thanks to the brilliant bar at host venue Pie and Ale you can also get stuck into a large selection of ales and craft beers: with six rotating cask asles, craft lager and beer on tap, and plenty of cans and bottles in the fridge.
Stocking an array of beers from near and far, Pie and Ale’s bar is undoubtedly a treasure trove for beer lovers but it also has something for wine drinkers, with a small list of reds and whites, and a decent cocktail and spirits list on offer.
The night will be laid back and informal, with organisers promising that there will be some ‘absolute belters’ making an appearance.
Put together by Homage to Fromage co-founders Nick and Vickie, an unlikely duo from Yorkshire who formed a business following a random conversation on Twitter in 2011, cheese lovers will be able to dig into unlimited portions for just £20 a head during a two and a half hour period. Drinks are not included.
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