Several years in a row now that the Anglers Rest at Millers Dale has scooped this award, our members seem to love the Anglers where Graham & Beryl Yates and their staff run a friendly and good value country pub with well kept beers.
The Anglers offers something for everyone across its three rooms – the tap room with a pool table (where dogs and hikers are welcome), the lounge area and the small dining room.
The pub is in a fairly isolated location and it’s main passing trade is from the Monsal walking and cycling trail on the former railway trackbed, however there are also regulars from the nearby villages drink there too.
The Anglers regular beer is one that the regulars enjoy, Adnams Southwold Bitter, with guests generally sourced from breweries that qualify as LocAle with Storm brewery’s Silk of Amnesia being a favourite that makes regular appearances.
Although ‘in the middle of nowhere’, the pub does have a community focus too with local village newsletters stocked and charity events hosted from time to time.
Simple, good value home cooked meals are served daily at lunch time (12:30pm – 2:30pm) and evening (6:30pm – 8:30pm) with a pie night held on Thursdays. Accommodation is also available in the form of a self catering apartment located behind the pub.
The top 3 pubs judged were: Anglers Rest (Millers Dale), Three Stags Head (Wardlow Mires) and Grouse (Longshaw).