The organisers are pleased to once again bring you a fantastic day out filled with beer, cider, music and food!
There are 14 venues taking part ranging from suburban community pubs, town centre bars, classic country hostelries and a brewery on a farm. All will offer a selection of real ales with many other attractions also featuring.
Once again this year there will be no admission charges to any festival venue, even those with live music, meaning its a great value for money day out.
Most venues will be open 12:00-23:00, however some pubs will open early and/or close later – please check with individual venues.
The venues for 2014 are:
Barlow Brewery at Barlow
Castle Inn at Bradway
Coach & Horses at Dronfield
Dronfield Arms at Dronfield
Green Dragon at Dronfield
Hyde Park Inn at Dronfield Hill Top
Jolly Farmer at Dronfield Woodhouse
Miners Arms at Dronfield Woodhouse
Royal Oak at Coal Aston
Talbot Arms at Dronfield Woodhouse
Three Tuns at Dronfield Hallowes
Travellers Rest at Apperknowle
Victoria Inn at Dronfield
White Swan at Dronfield
Free Festival Service
Our free bus service will run regularly between all the venues and Dronfield railway station throughout the afternoon and evening from midday until 11pm. You can use these buses to hop between the festival venues and experience what each location has to offer!
There are also some feeder buses before the festival service commences – these run from Eckington bus station, Bradway bus terminus and the Doubletree hotel at Meadowhead.
Focus Transport comment:
It is understood that the buses are to be provided by Linburg, in the shape of six double-deckers, on two routes that will operate every 30-minutes connecting at Dronfield Station every 15-minutes. If that is the case then maybe the following buses might be in use
Apperknowle-Coal Aston-Dronfield-Bradway (Click A for timetable)
Dronfield-Barlow (Click B for timetable)
Please note this is a free bus service funded by the participating venues, we make no promises of seat availability or operation according to the timetable, we reserve the right to alter or withdraw the service as we feel necessary – if you are relying on this service to make connections etc please ensure you allow extra time in case of any problems on the day. We also ask you respect the buses and drivers and do not take food & drink on board.
Local Commercial Services
There are a number of regular local buses operating through Three Valleys land that may be useful to festival goers, a fare is payable on these services. Note if you are making multiple trips a day ticket may prove good value.
- 43 Sheffield-Woodseats-Meadowhead-Dronfield-Dronfield Woodhouse-Unstone-Whittington Moor-Chesterfield (serves Coach & Horses, Victoria, Talbot Arms, Jolly Farmer and Three Tuns)
- 43A Sheffield-Woodseats-Meadowhead-Dronfield-Dronfield Woodhouse-Gosforth (serves Coach & Horses, Talbot Arms and Miners Arms)
- 44 Sheffield-Woodseats-Meadowhead-Batemoor-Coal Aston-Dronfield-Unstone-Whittington Moor-Chesterfield (serves Royal Oak, Dronfield Arms and Three Tuns)
TM Travel routes
- 14 Dronfield Civic Centre-Dronfield Station-Coal Aston-Apperknowle-Hundall-Unstone-Whittington Moor-Chesterfield (serves Travellers Rest , Royal Oak and Victoria)
- 15 Dronfield Civic Centre-Dronfield Station-Coal Aston-Apperknowle-Marsh Lane (serves Travellers Rest and Victoria)
- 16 Dronfield Civic Centre-Dronfield Woodhouse-Holmesfield-Barlow-Chesterfield-Broomfield (serves Victoria, Talbot Arms, Miners Arms and Barlow Brewery)
- 16A Dronfield Civic Centre-Dronfield Woodhouse-Holmesfield-Barlow-Chesterfield-Broomfield (serves Jolly Farmer, Miners Arms and Barlow Brewery)
- M17 Dore-Totley Brook-Totley-Bradway-Low Edges-Greenhill-Jordanthorpe (serves Castle Inn)
Dronfield is between Sheffield and Chesterfield and the railway station is located in the town centre with fast food outlets and a cash machine close by. The principle train service is operated by Northern Rail on their Leeds-Nottingham route with some additional train services provided by calls on East Midlands Trains’ Liverpool-Norwich service at certain times of day. For information on train times and fares visit National Rail.
Our festival buses will pick up from the station turning circle (alongside the southbound platform) every 15 minutes.
Alternatively it is just 2 minutes walk to the Dronfield Arms and White Swan from the station.
To Dore & Totley
Our festival buses will not be serving Dore & Totley station, however it is an alternative rail route into Three Valleys land being just 10 minutes walk from the Castle Inn. When you walk off the station platform follow the footpath to the left then turn left up Twentywell Lane. Walk up the hill until the junction with Twentywell Road and you will see the pub on your right.
Dore & Totley station is served by Northern Rail trains on the Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly line which run hourly most of the day, additionally at certain times the station is also served by East Midlands Trains on the Liverpool-Norwich route and First Transpennine Express trains on the Manchester Airport-Cleethorpes route.
For train times visit National Rail.