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Peak District restaurant in Michelin Guide devastated by fire

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A Derbyshire restaurant, rated amongst the best in the country after appearing in the Michelin Guide, has been devastated by a fire. The owners have described it as “the worst day of our lives” after the blaze ripped through the top floor of Hyssop in the Peak District.

The fire happened on Wednesday, September 14, and has left the upper floor of the popular restaurant gutted. “Our whole top floor of the restaurant went up in flames and we’ve lost the lot,” the owners said in a statement.

The restaurant and bar is located on High Street West in the Peak District town of Glossop and has become incredibly popular. The restaurant serves modern cuisine including Derbyshire lamb, Derbyshire beef and gin-cured salmon with grapefruit and radish.

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According to the Michelin Guide, Hyssop “started as a pop-up in a local pub and is now firmly established in its own premises on Glossop High Street. Stop for a cocktail in the bar by the entrance before heading upstairs to dine. Classic flavour combinations have subtle international overtones, and the vegetable dishes show creativity.”



The Hyssop in the Peak District town of Glossop has become a feature of the High Street
Hyssop in the Peak District town of Glossop has become a feature of the High Street

However, the business, the staff and customers are coming to terms with the devastating loss after the fire on Wednesday evening. “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 bear 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,” continued the statement on Hyssop’s website.

Messages of support have been flooding into the restaurant’s Facebook page including from High Peak MP Robert Largan, who said: “I’m so sorry. I’m sure that you’ll bounce back better than ever. Please do let me know if there is anything I can do to help.”

Pete Wallroth added: “So sorry to see what’s happened, guys. You are such a fab, warm and welcoming team and have no doubt our community will rally around to help you get back on your feet and this little gem in Glossop back doing what it does best.”

It’s not just local customers who’ve offered their support – The Oakwood Pub passed on their best wishes. They said: “Guys we can’t quite imagine what you are going through, we are so so sad for you all. This must have been terrifying. So pleased no one was hurt. If we can be of any help do reach out. If you need things storing etc we have room in the pub just give us a shout. Sending love from all of The Oakwood Team.”

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