Farm shop’s back at Rivelin

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Customers lamented when the farm shop at Rivelin Valley closed last month.

But it’s back, with a new name and a new man at the helm. Sheffield butcher Mike Kilner has taken over and renamed it The Farm Shop at Coppice House.

Mike, who started out as a Saturday lad in the butchery department at Sheffield and Ecclesfield Co-operative society, at the age of 12, previously ran Border View Farm Shop in Bradway. He’s also been a butcher in South Africa and was landlord at the Sportsman pub in Lodge Moor for a decade.

Along the way, he learned what makes a good meat pie – and will be baking up his own family plate pies at £3.50 to sell alongside meats from Coppice house Farm, bread fresh from a bakery in Woodhouse and local fruit and veg.

A charity pie and peas night with live music will be rocking the old Red Lion at Grenoside this Sunday.

The Bus Stop Buskers will play, there will be hand-made meat and potato pies on the menu, an auction and raffle will be staged and funds from the £7 tickets go to Help The Heroes. Last year’s charity event raised £1,755.

The shooting season has opened with a bang at The Devonshire Arms at Beeley with the introduction of an authentic game rotisserie.

The indoor roasting spit is turning a range of locally-shot game, from grouse, partridge, woodpigeon, pheasant, rabbit and woodcock to venison and hare.