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Preview: Dronfield 3 Valleys Beer Festival

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We look ahead to a day of food, music and, most importantly, beer in Derbyshire.

On 3 June, the annual 3 Valleys Beer Festival returns to Dronfield for a day of beer, cider and more beer.


13 venues are confirmed to be opening their doors for free for the festival, with more to be confirmed in the run up to the event. The following pubs have been confirmed so far:


The Barrack - Barrack Rd, Apperknowle

Vocalist Craig Boden kicks off the entertainment programme at 1pm, followed by a performance from the Doohickey Band. Dave Perkins rounds off the live music at 7pm. The pub will have an outside bar, as well as The Gourmet Grill on hand to provide some delicious food.


The Blue Stoops - High St, Dronfield

With a line-up featuring 20 real ales from Truth North Brew Co and Redwillow Brewery, and live music from the Waddy Band, Late Night Legacy, Mat Wale and Little Convoy. The pub will be serving homemade British food, and there will be entertainment for the kids.


Coach and Horses - Sheffield Rd, Dronfield

From 4pm, the Coach and Horses will be hosting three entertaining live bands - Gerry Cooper, 20 ft Squid Blues Band and The Sea Whores.


Dronfield Arms - 91 Chesterfield Rd, Dronfield

More than 40 beers to choose from throughout the day, plus an outside cask ale bar and outside craft bar. You’ve got a whole host of live music too, covering 60s, 70s and pop music – there will be plenty of entertainment for children too, with face painting and a tuck shop on hand.


Green Dragon - Church St, Dronfield

Ostrich burgers, beer and live music – need we say anymore?


Hill Top Sports and Social Club - Longacre Rd, Dronfield

Inside and outside bars (just to cover all bases) and 14 locally brewed real ales to choose from, this club is one for the local enthusiasts. Kelham Island, Abbeydale and Stancil breweries feature amongst some other local favourites. There will also be a barbecue, bouncy castle and a legends of rock show to quench your thirst.


Hyde Park Inn - 2 Hilltop Rd, Dronfield

The headline here is that Tres Amigos will be playing a live gig, get on your dancing shoes and enjoy an eclectic set of Irish music, rock and pop.


Jolly Farmer - Pentland Rd, Dronfield

With a selection of real ales and traditional ciders to choose from, plus a barbecue and live entertainment, you’ll be sure to stop by if you’re doing the 3 Valleys festival properly.


Manor House Hotel - 10-14 High St, Dronfield

A great outside space will be full of punters and pints on the 3 June. The outside bar will feature Abbeydale Brewery beers, be sure to wash down a gourmet burger and a pint of Moonshine.


Miners Arms - 115 Carr Ln, Dronfield

Pictish Brewery will be taking of the taps here, with a big beer tent outside featuring even more beers. Live music comes from Jackson, Rib Eye and the Hallowed Travellers.


Pioneer Club - 1 Stonelow Rd, Dronfield

This is the place to go for you Kelham Island brewery enthusiasts. The full range will be showcased at the outside bar, plus three guest ales featured at the inside bar. Bouncy castle, bucking bronco…we’ve not even got to the kids entertainment yet.


Three Tuns - 135 Cemetery Rd, Dronfield

Outside the Three Tuns, a huge marquee will house the Drone Valley Community Brewery Bar. Inside, you’ve got Tiny Rebel, Siren Craft Brew, Hanlons, Southwark and many, many more.


The festival takes place in Dronfield, and most of the venues are in walking distance from the Dronfield train station. There are buses leaving the station every five minutes. For more information, head to

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