Our District Pub of the Year is awarded to the Anglers Rest in Bamford.
The Anglers Rest was under threat a few years ago when the pub company that owned it decided to sell and there was a proposal to convert it into residential use, leaving the village with no pub and little other facilities. However thanks to it being listed as an asset of community value, locals were able to get together to form a community enterprise to buy and operate the pub, which is also now home to the village post office and coffee shop, keeping those facilities for this rural community.
The pub itself is comfortable and friendly, offers a selection of real ales including some from local breweries and serves meals and also hosts various events.
During lockdown the Post Office remains open and the pub/cafe is operating as a takeaway and shop.
The pub will be reopening to enjoy food and drink on the premised from Monday 6th July with reduced hours and Covid-19 secure service. Check their Facebook page for latest news and details of this.