The Black Bull in Sedbergh has announced the first visiting chef collaboration in its Spring series.

The gastropub, which was named in the top 50 in the UK, is inviting the best of the food industry to its site in Cumbria.

Pippa Lovell, the multi-award-winning chef-owner of Versa, a concept restaurant in Port Erin on the Isle of Man, will be the first to cook alongside the Bull's Nina Matsunaga.

Read more: Sedbergh chef Nina Matsunaga appears on Great British Menu | The Westmorland Gazette

Together they will produce a menu which represents both their passions and heritage, using sone of the best British, seasonal ingredients.

Guests will get to experience a tasting menu inspired by the foods and cooking processes of Japan, Germany and Scandinavia.

Read more: Cumbria chef named in top 40 of female chefs in UK | The Westmorland Gazette

A spot at the table for 40 guests will cost £49.50, with dinner starting at 7:00pm on April 15.

Spaces are said to be limited so, if you would like to book a seat, you can call 015396 20264 or email

You can find out more about the other upcoming chef visits here.