SET IN THE HEART OF THE STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS,
OFFERING ‘RELAXED FINE DINING’

The Flintlock is all about making everyone feel comfortable and welcome. We have created a luxurious space without pretention. Our vibe is informal but we want to create that special feeling with professional and friendly service.

2003 – 2009

THOM, CHEF PATRON – STARTED HIS CAREER AS A CHEF AT CASTROS AGED 17

Start’s Chef career in the same building as The Flintlock in 2003 at the age of 17, he trained at Buxton college and gained a routing in classical techniques.

In 2009 Thom leaves the industry through challenges with mental health and a desire to go and learn more about the world as well as his own self

April 2019

SET UP INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT @bboxfood WHICH HAS NOW REACHED 18K FOLLOWERS

April 2019 Thom starts a food blog page known as bboxfood reigniting a passion for cooking, works with many internationally recognised brands and amasses a large and loyal following.

December 2019

HEADING BACK TO HIS ROOTS… THOM DECIDED TO OPEN ‘THE FLINTLOCK’

December 2019 the opportunity to take on The Flintlock premises arises, an opportunity to good to miss for Thom and his young family.

September 2020

AFTER MONTHS OF HARDWORK… THE FLINTLOCK IS NOW OPEN!

September 2020 Thom opens the doors of The Flintlock at Cheddleton.

visit the flintlock

Visit the Flintlock set alongside the caldon canal in the beautiful village of Cheddleton, Staffordshire. Near to the market town of Leek and on the edge of the peak district a perfect place for a break away from the hustle and bustle of life.