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Funeral of restaurateur Derek Patterson takes place in Hillsborough

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Monday 3 June 2019
Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Derek Patterson
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Derek Patterson
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53 Lagan Valley DUP MLA Edwin Poots
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Derek Patterson, owner of the Plough Inn, and Gemma Bell, corporate relations at Diageo NI, at the |official opening of Seafood Gourmet restaurant
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53 Lagan Valley DUP MLA Edwin Poots
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Former First Minister Peter Robinson with Derek Patterson. Pic William Cherry/Presseye
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53
Mandatory Credit - Picture by Freddie Parkinson © Monday 3 June 2019 Funeral of Derek Patterson - Northern Ireland gastropub pioneer who died aged 53

The funeral of prominent Northern Ireland restaurateur Derek Patterson has taken place in Hillsborough.

The body of Mr Patterson (53), who headed up The Plough Inn, was found near his home at St John's Road in the village last Tuesday afternoon.

Hundreds of mourners gathered at Hillsborough Presbyterian Church on Monday to pay their respects to the well-known publican and chef.

Mr Patterson, a father-of-four, was best known as the chef and part-owner of the Plough Group of restaurants, which also includes the Vintage Rooms in Hillsborough, the Pheasant in Annahilt and the Tannery in Moira.

A funeral notice described him as the "much-loved husband of Pamela, loving father of Max, Natasha, Toby and Amelia, dearly-loved son of Desmond and Muriel and brother of William and Richard".

Mr Patterson was a leading figure in the hospitality industry and established Hillsborough's Oyster Festival in 1992.

Chef Derek Patterson
Chef Derek Patterson
Derek Patterson, owner of the Plough Inn, and Gemma Bell, corporate relations at Diageo NI, at the |official opening of Seafood Gourmet restaurant
Derek Patterson, owner of the Plough Inn, and Gemma Bell, corporate relations at Diageo NI, at the |official opening of Seafood Gourmet restaurant
Derek Patterson
Derek Patterson

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