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Three Valleys beer festival 2013 - Saturday 8th June

Andy C

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The Three Valleys Festival is confirmed as taking place again this year, on Saturday 8th June 2013.


The event sees a number of venues - about ten - all putting on a selection of real ales with cider, food and music also available at many venues.


A free bus service will run every half hour between all the participating venues and also serving Dronfield railway station.


Basically get yourself on the train to Dronfield or alternatively to one of the venues then use the free bus to hop between venues to try the different beers and foods and to enjoy the different atmospheres and entertainments.


The provisional bus timetable is now posted online at http://www.threevalleysfestival.org.uk.


The venues confirmed so far are:

Coach & Horses, Dronfield

Dronfield Arms, Dronfield

Three Tuns, Dronfield

Jolly Farmer, Dronfield Woodhouse

Miners Arms, Dronfield Woodhouse

Horns Inn, Holmesfield

Barlow Brewery, Barlow

Castle Inn, Bradway

There are also some more venues to be added to the list that are not yet confirmed.

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Dronfield Arms

will have extra guest beers on and an outside stage hosting bands. Food will also be available.


Three Tuns

Extra beers, food, live music


Jolly Farmer

Extra beers, meet the brewer sessions, food


Horns Inn

Acorn Brewery showcase bar, food stall


Barlow Brewery

Live music all afternoon in the farmyard, brewery showcase bar, food van.


Castle Inn

Beers from Blue Bee, Bradfield and Oakwell breweries. Ciders from Woodthorpe Hall. BBQ. Live music.


Coach & Horses

Outside bar, BBQ and live music


Miners Arms

details to be announced


Hearty Oak, Rutland Arms, Fleur de Lys

Participation to be confirmed.


---------- Post added 07-03-2013 at 12:09 ----------


The free bus service


route A - operated by Linburg

Coach & Horses > Dronfield rail station > Dronfield Arms > Three Tuns > Jolly Farmer > Miners Arms > Three Tuns (then as outward route)

departs Coach & Horses 12:10 then every 30 minutes until 23:10


route B - operated by Winns Travel

Barlow Brewery > Horns Inn > Rutland Arms > Miners Arms > Hearty Oak > Castle Inn > Fleur de Lys > Horns Inn > Barlow Brewery

departs Barlow Brewery at 12:32 then every 30 minutes until 23:02


Interchange between route A and B at the Miners Arms.


---------- Post added 20-03-2013 at 14:26 ----------


Just a quick update, it is confirmed that the Hearty Oak will be part of the festival again this year.

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And another update, venue number 10, the Rutland Arms at Cowley Bar, Holmesfield is also confirmed as taking part in Three Valleys Festival this year.


The Rutland will be showcasing the Sheffield Brewery Company's beer range, more details of their plans to be announced soon.

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Could to see Rutland in there this time. Lovely little pub.

No Raw `showcase` anywhere this time?


It is good to have the Rutland back on board, as you say the pubs a little gem and if the weather is good they have outdoor drinking too.


There is no RAW showcase bar planned as far as I know - Horns is doing Acorn Brewery this year - however RAW beer may appear at the Dronfield Arms or Hearty Oak.

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Update to the festival venues....


Coach & Horses

Thornbridge beers plus guests, BBQ, music


Green Dragon (new for 2013)

Beer range TBA


Dronfield Arms

RAW beers plus guests, food, music, souvenir glasses on sale


Three Tuns

Spire beers plus guests, cider, pub food, pizzas, hog roast, music


Jolly Farmer

beer range TBA, bar meals


Miners Arms

beer range TBA, bar meals


Hearty Oak

beer range TBA, cider tent, hot roast pork sandwiches, music


Castle Inn

beers from Bradfield and Blue Bee, Woodthorpe Hall Ciders, BBQ, music


Rutland Arms

beers from Sheffield Brewery plus guests


Horns Inn

beers from Acorn plus guests, German style sausages, music


Barlow Brewery

beers from Barlow Brewery, all day music programme in the farmyard, gourmet sausages


---------- Post added 10-04-2013 at 12:45 ----------


Update on the Jolly Farmer, the extra beers will be from Kelham Island, Abbeydale Brewery and Sheffield Brewery and they will be hosting a meet the brewer event with Sheffield Brewery.

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Sounding good at the Coach!


News now from the Horns Inn....


Beers - range to be confirmed but will be supplied by Acorn Brewery of Barnsley


Cider - Woodthorpe Hall Rubie Suzie and Mr Whitehead's Blackberry Cider is the planned offering.


Food - Yuley's Bratwurst stall will be outside offering BBQ grilled Bratwurst sausages (choice of 9.5 inch or 20 inch) along with burgers.


Entertainment - acoustic guitarist David Lacey at 2pm, Glam Rock with Marilyn Miller and Rob Benson from 8pm.


---------- Post added 15-04-2013 at 14:07 ----------


Another quick update - the Green Dragon will have a hog roast, 6 real ales and a cider.


---------- Post added 22-04-2013 at 21:31 ----------


Music at Three Valleys festival confirmed so far


Barlow Brewery

all afternoon/evening programme of music, headlined by Arizona. Line up TBA.


Castle Inn



Coach & Horses

1pm- The Coachmen (Folk Music)

3pm- Hannah lily & Chris Paul (contemporary acoustic music)

5pm- The Haze (Rock Band)

8pm- The Steemers (Rock and Roll band)


Dronfield Arms

Tom Hingley (former lead singer of Inspiral Carpets), time TBC

Other acts TBC


Hearty Oak



Horns Inn

2pm - acoustic guitarist David Lacey

8pm - Glam Rock with Marilyn Miller and Rob Benson from 8pm.


Three Tuns


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Food at the Three Tuns:


from 11am to midday - bacon butties


from midday:


Hog roast

Freshly baked pizzas, prepared to order

Pork pies


---------- Post added 09-05-2013 at 17:01 ----------


Full details for the Three Tuns....


REAL ALES AVAILABLE: 14 Spire beers on the bar, at least 14 Guest beers on gravity in the cellar, & 12 Ciders/Perries - details are:



Brassed Off 3.7

Ravenswood 3.7

Whiter Shade of Pale 4.0

80 Shilling Ale 4.3

Dark Side of the Moon 4.3

Chesterfield Best Bitter 4.5

Land of Hop & Glory 4.5

Deepdale Pale Ale 4.8

Sovereign's Escort IPA 5.0

Amarillo 5.2

Candleriggs 1909 5.2

Sgt Pepper Stout 5.5

Enigma 6.4

Prince Igor Russian Imperial Stout 8.5



Eight Sails: Windmill Bitter 3.8, Blonde 4.0, Black Widow 5.5, John Barleycorn 5.5

Growler: IPA (Ian & Paul's Ale) 3.5, Umbel 3.8, Growler Bitter 3.9, Lemon Head 4.0, Old Growler 5.0, Essex Beast 6.2

Liverpool Organic: Pale Ale 4.0, Honey Blonde 4.5, Kitty Wilkinson Stout 4.5, Shipwreck IPA 6.5.


Details of ciders/perries to follow...


PUB / BAR OPENING HOURS: We are open from 11am (NOT midday as usual) until late.... VERY late....


FOOD SERVICE: Bacon Butties available from 11am till midday - Hog Roast, Wood-Fired Pizzas & Exotic Meat Burgers from midday until they run out! Award-winning Watson & Brown Pork Pies available on the bar. PLEASE NOTE: THE NORMAL PUB MENU IS SUSPENDED FOR THE DAY.


ENTERTAINMENT: Junction 33 Dance Band playing outside from 2-4pm. The Coachmen (folk group) playing inside from 9pm (till late!)


NO TOKENS NEEDED (just portraits of Her Majesty!)


SPECIAL 3 VALLEYS OFFER - ANY 4 PINTS OF SPIRE BEER (BELOW 4.5% ABV) FOR ONLY £10 (OR ANY 4 HALVES SPIRE BEER BELOW 4.5% ABV FOR £5) That's seven beers to choose from (or half the main bar... ;-)


Please note the car park will be closed to cars all day.

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