It’s game on at the Derby Arms this November

IT’S well known that most game is only usually available during the autumn and winter, when shooting is allowed. Also known as the ‘open season’, this time of year means there’s lot of fabulous, fresh meat to be enjoyed – and as it’s super lean and low on the cholesterol front, game is a good choice for a healthy as well as a tasty plate of food.

And the Derby Arms – set in rolling Lancashire countryside in the picturesque Ribble Valley near the Trough of Bowland and between the market town of Longridge and the charming village of Chipping – is ideally placed to source the best local game.

“Game is a good choice for a healthy as well as a tasty plate of food”

The team at the Derby Arms is also passionate about the quality of the meat that’s served up in the historic inn – and knowledgeable about the best ways to cook it. Which is why it’s the perfect place to get a cooking demonstration alongside your dinner – and which is why  they’re doing just that on Friday 8 November, when a special Game Dinner is served for one night only.

Starting at 7.30pm, you’ll be welcomed with a Prosecco and canapé reception, then enjoy a demo from the chef, before being seated for a five-course supper, starting off on a little game pie with artichoke and truffle then crispy fried rabbit with autumn slaw. Pigeon breast with pearl barley risotto and earthy beetroot is up next, followed by venison haunch served alongside salt-baked celeriac, black trumpet mushrooms and sprout leaves for a real taste of the season.

Washed down with a half bottle of wine per person, the meal is rounded off with a seasonal plum frangipane with ginger ice cream, and all for just £35 per person.

Find out more about the Derby Arms’ special Game Dinner here

Book here.