Bye bye Bird-in-Hand, hello Portland Hotel!


Part Two of our series about the fascinating histories of local pubs, taken from a new book by Michael Smith, called Derbyshire Pubs: A Pint Sized History and Miscellany.

THE Portland Hotel in West Bars, Chesterfield, can trace its origins back to the building of the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway with its new station on West Bars, which was opened in March 1897…