Saturday 17 February saw the presentation of our Autumn 2017 District Pub of the Season award at the Rambler Inn in Edale. A minibus full of Sheffield & District CAMRA members headed out into the Peak District for the occasion, with stops made in Calver, Wardlow Mires and Tideswell en route to Edale.
The Rambler was a stop on one of our recent trips out to the Derbyshire part of our branch, and it subsequently saw a late run of votes to take the Autumn award. The pub, which is especially popular with walkers (if the name didn’t already give it away!), so dogs and muddy boots are more than welcome. There are up to five real ales on offer, with beers from local breweries sometimes available as guests.
The day we visited was especially busy, but a couple of minutes and a little space by the bar were found so that the presentation could be made. Branch chairman Mick Saxton handed over the award, which was gratefully received by landlord Steve Elliott. Congratulations again to Steve and his team on their award.
All of our awards are voted for by our branch members. However, due to a lack of votes, we have been unable to name a District Pub of the Season winner for Winter 2017. The existing nominees have therefore been carried forward to the Spring 2018 vote. As always, votes can be cast via the website or at any branch meeting.