Pub news Three Valleys Festival special

The Three Valleys Festival takes place on Saturday 4th June with 17 venues all holding mini beer festivals and a free bus service from Dronfield railway station calling at all the venues every 15-30 minutes. You can hop on and off to try the different beers, food and entertainment offered by each venue. The buses operate from midday until 9pm.

Here is the latest news on the plans of each venue.

Barlow Brewery, Barlow
Live music, Brewery bar, Sausage sandwiches and burgers by Moss Valley Fine Meats

Dronfield Arms, Dronfield
4 bars will be in operation on festival day with a total of 25 real ales and 7 craft keg beers: pub bar: 7 cask ales and 3 craft keg beers; Decking bar: 6 cask ales; Gravity bar: 12; cask ales; Caravan bar: 4 craft keg beers. There will also be food, live music throughout the afternoon, a disco in the evening and an auction.

Horse & Jockey, Unstone
Live music throughout the afternoon and evening, food and beer.

Manor House Hotel, Dronfield
MUSIC from the superb Sam Wain Piano: Rock n roll, boogie-woogie & Jazz. Starting at 4pm & playing all day til 8.30! (with a few breaks!). BEER: in association with Abbeydale Brewery, a real ale marquee serving ONLY cask ale. Our 8 selections will be posted in due course. Our main bar inside is open as per normal. FOOD: Once again the ‘I Ostrich’ guys will be serving their quality street food… Special hotel room rates available for festival goers, however book early as they tend to fill up quickly!

Miners Arms, Hundall
As Dronfield CAMRA Pub of the Year 2016 & Cider Pub of the Year 2015 you can expect an amazing range of beers & real ciders at the Miners! Our inside bar will be taken over by the legendary Pictish Brewery, Rochdale. Outside you will find at least 20 real ciders, Perry & fruit ciders – plus 15-20 (tbc) Gravity real ales from breweries such as: Titanic, Arbor, Saltaire, Drone Valley, Siren to name a few! Food will once again be provided by Delilicious, Dronfield with their fabulous Gourmet burger menu! Music in the garden from The Score, Russ & Andy & Junkyard Dog will really get you in festival mode!

The Talbot
There will be a Fish n Chip van on the day, provided by Dodsons, who won the 2015 National Fish n Chip Awards.  We will be showcasing ales from Peak Ales with a mobile hand pump bar this year. Live music: 2pm – Rattled. They play 50s 60s 70s and the odd modern day song – The Who, Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Johny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, Amy Winehouse plus more.   Live music: Evening – G-Men.

Yew Tree, Coal Aston
All the daytime action will be outside in the car park with live music: Rooster will be playing Rock/pop/Blues 2 till 3.30, Nutty Boys 4 Till 6, Rooster then going to do last set 6 till 7. Burger van and outside cask ale bar until 7pm. Pub bar inside open as usual in the evening.

Inn Brief, Pubs
Andy Cullen

About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

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