CAMRA members in the Dronfield & District sub branch have voted the Travellers Rest at Apperknowle as the winner of their Pub of the Year competition, with the Coach & Horses in Dronfield coming a very close second.
The Travellers is a traditional pub at the edge of the village in a rural and scenic location with outdoor seating on the grass over the road looking out over the valley which is quite pleasant in the summer. Inside the pub has lots of cosy corners and in winter a hot, roaring fire.
On the bar a warm welcome awaits from Sara and her team with a changing range of real ales on handpump with some additional guest beers and ciders listed on the blackboard available on a cellar run basis. There is always something on the bar to interest all and always served in top condition!
The Travellers also takes part in the annual Three Valleys beer festival when the car park gets closed off to make way for a beer tent, music stage and food vendors. This years festival is Saturday 6th June.
The Travs is pretty traditional country local and does not serve meals, however if you are hungry the pork pies and cheese platters never disappoint, they are top quality, filling and great value for money. Check out the blackboard listing the current choice of cheeses!
Live music also features at the Travellers on a regular basis including a jazz night on Mondays.
If you fancy paying the Travellers Rest a visit the pub has a car park and during the daytime there is also an hourly bus service from Dronfield Civic Centre and railway station via Coal Aston – routes 14/15.
The pubs website is http://www.travellersrestapperknowle.co.uk/ and they can also be found on Twitter @Travsrest.