The White Hart, in Duffield, has been bought by restaurant operator Seven (Derby) Limited, which already operates on Pride Park, in a deal advised by SCCF.

Seven opened its first restaurant, in Wheelwright Way on Pride Park, five years ago after its owners identified a paucity of venues on the business park to meet and eat. It quickly developed a high reputation for its food and has gone on to win a variety of awards.

Campbell Salloway, Operations Director at Seven, said: “We have been looking at various opportunities for a second site and The White Hart, in the centre of Duffield village fronting the A6, is an excellent fit for us”.