Rumoured to be the 3rd oldest building in Chesterfield after the Church of St Mary & All Saints and The Royal Oak Public House, part of the building dates back to the 15th century with the majority being completed in the 18th century. An old building full of history, part of the Post started life as a workers house on the Durrant Family Estate and has housed among other things a greengrocer, butcher, laundry and post office ~ hence the name “The Old Post”.
At some point in this history, 43 Holywell Street and 1 Durrant Road were joined together to form the building which now houses the restaurant and accommodation above. The building is featured as Holywell Post office in the anniversary stained glass window in the church of St Mary & All Saints. Donated by the people of Chesterfield in 1984 to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the church, the window depicts Chesterfield through the ages.
Chef/Proprietor Martin Clayton has been in the ‘chef -ing’ business for over 30 years. Previously Head Chef at the Cavendish Hotel in Baslow, & Head Chef at Calabria on Glumangate, Having run the Old Post successfully for several years – winning Chesterfield Food & Drink Best Restaurant Award in 2014, he’s now back at the Old Post.
Highlights of his career have included training at Le Gavroche, working at the Langham in London, winning the Matrise Escoffier award from the Association Culinaire Francaise, the East Midland Chef of the Year competition and numerous gold medals at national competition level.