Chesterfield goes Walkabout

Chesterfield CAMRA normally hold their annual beer & cider festival at the Winding Wheel theatre every February, the 2020 event was one of the last to take place before the first Coronavirus lockdown of March that year and of course the 2021 event could not take place.

Due to limited planning timescales and uncertainty with the pandemic, including the Winding Wheel being used as a vaccination centre, the festival in its normal format won’t be back until 2023.

For February 2022 the festival will be going walkabout with pubs in three areas of Chesterfield – Whittington Moor, the town centre and the Brampton mile – putting on events over the same weekend of 4th and 5th February.

Regular buses run from Sheffield to Chesterfield via Whittington Moor, the fastest being the X17, the others being 43, 44, 50 and 50a. The Brampton pubs are walkable from the town centre or various buses (84,90,X70) run along the Chatsworth Road.

More information on the event at

The majority of the buses to get you there are operated by Stagecoach with some local services to Brampton operated by Hulleys of Baslow.

Real Ale Corner / Rose & Crown / Anchor / Tramway / Crafty Dog / Peacock / Victoria / Britannia / Junction

Pig & Pump / Hidden Knight / Spread Eagle / Rectory / Chandlers / Barley Mow / Chesterfield Arms / Neptune Beer Emporium / Industry / Rutland Arms / Spa Lane Vaults / Chesterfield Alehouse Micropub / Portland

Red Lion / Jaceys / Derby Tup / Beer Parlour / Glassworks

Festivals, Pubs

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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