You may recall the top Derbyshire pub in the Sheffield & District Pub of the Year competition, which we put forward to the North Derbyshire round of the national competition, was the Three Stags Head at Wardlow Mires. Unfortunately it didn’t win, although came a respectable 2nd.
Our friends and neighbours down in Dronfield CAMRA however have done the double!
The Miners Arms at Hundall has been named North Derbyshire Pub of the Year. This is a great community local in a rural spot with views over the valley. A choice of well priced real ales feature on the bar along with an extensive selection of cider and gin. Food is limited to a selection of simple pub snacks including sausage rolls and pasties. There are several distinctive areas to the pub – one with a pool table, one with sports on TV and a comfortable quieter lounge area along with a conservatory and beer garden.
Meanwhile closer in to Dronfield town centre, the Pioneer Club on Stonelow Road (which recently hosted Dronfield CAMRA’s beer festival), was named Derbyshire Club of the Year. The club is quite community focused hosting meetings and trips out as well as having a busy programme of events including quiz nights, bingo, pool league, sports teams and live music. The bar has 4 handpumps offering a mix of local and regional ales at reasonable prices.
The presentation at the Miners Arms is planned for Friday 28th June around 8:30pm with live music following after. The pub is a 10 minute taxi ride from Dronfield station.
The Pioneer Club will be celebrating their award on Friday 26th July and this will feature live music. This will also be a volunteers reunion for those that helped at Dronfield beer festival and a pie and pea supper will be provided!