Pub of the Month April 2015

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The Anglers Rest, Bamford

The Anglers Rest in Bamford is a truly unique venue. After a long, hard fought campaign, the pub was bought collectively by over 300 people and, in October 2013, re-opened under community ownership. The pub now provides a warm welcome to local people and visitors alike, under the management of a professional team, including Amanda Taylor, general manager, and Sarah France, cafe and post office manager. By coming to pay us a visit, you are not just buying a drink or a snack, you are also helping sustain a rural community!

Since re-opening, volunteers from the village have worked hard to renovate and improve the facilities, including opening a day-time cafe and relocating the village post office. As the whole building is licensed, you can now enjoy a pint of real ale either in the traditional pub, or in the bright and airy cafe. And with five hand pulls, the pub has a wide selection of real ales from the local area and beyond. Beers from local brewery, Intrepid Brewing Company, regularly feature, as well as Black Sheep and ales from Kelham Island and Abbeydale Breweries. A recent beer festival brought in ales from further afield, including Whim, Big Hand and Bollington.

The pub serves freshly cooked meals, with a regularly changing menu of specials and a great Sunday roast!

A full events programme offers something for everyone, including a weekly quiz on Wednesdays, a folk session on the first Monday of the month and vinyl club on the third Thursday of the month. Live music events are usually on the second and fourth weekend of the month and all events are free of charge. In fact our quiz team are a force to be reckoned with, having won the Buxton Brewery Derbyshire quiz league for last 2 seasons!

Bamford is well served by public transport so getting here is no problem. Bus numbers 244, 273, 274 and 275 stop regularly, between Sheffield and Bakewell. Bamford Railway Station is on the train line between Sheffield and Manchester and the Anglers Rest is in the village about three quarters of a mile from the station along the main road. The Anglers also has first-class cycle facilities for those feeling more active, including an outdoor tool station for emergency repairs and cycle racks.

The Anglers Rest site is open from 8am-11pm Monday-Saturday (11am for the pub) and 9am-11pm Sundays (pub opens at noon). We look forward to welcoming you soon!

All are welcome to the Pub of the Month award presentation at the Anglers on Good Friday, 3rd April at 5pm.

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