Harpur's gets 2 Rosettes

Harpur's of Melbourne, owned by Bondholder Bespoke Inns, has received its second AA Rosette just months after the gastro pub was awarded its first Rosette by AA Inspectors.

To hit the exacting standards set by The AA everyone has had to work hard and to focus on getting our standards as we want them to be.
— Lee Emerson, Head Chef at Harpur's of Melbourne

Over recent years Harpur’s has been transformed into a first class gastro pub and to achieve 2 Rosettes epitomises the effort and dedication from all the team, but especially from Head Chef Lee Emerson and Manager Tom Williams.

Lee said: "To hit the exacting standards set by The AA everyone has had to work hard and to focus on getting our standards as we want them to be. When they came on their initial visit, in May we got awarded one Rosette but we were told that we were so close to a second Rosette, they would come back sooner than the usual year between visits to check us again. At that point they were very confident we would get two! True to their word The AA came back last week and loved what we did and do."

According to The AA, only ten percent of pubs and restaurants in the country can hit its standards, so Harpur's is certainly flying the flag for Derby and Derbyshire.