Branch News

Pub of the Year 2020

Nominations are now open - see our Pub of the Year page for further details.

If you are an Amber Valley CAMRA member you should have received an email from us asking for your nominations for the 2020 Pub of the Year competition.  If not, it means we don't have your email address and you are missing out on all notifications from the Branch.  Should you wish to be included, please send your name, membership number and email address to  We will send you details of the Pub of the Year competition and then forward your email address on to our Membership Secretary to update your records.

Cider Pub of the Year 2020

Judging has now commenced for the cider pub of 2020

Please see Awards for further details.

Member assistance requested

Could all members please help us to keep our area  information updated by entering any updates for their local pub into What Pub this will really assist our pubs member and enable you to have current info when you venture further afield.

Good Beer Guide 2020

Our Branch is allocated 12 entries and it's always a tough job choosing entrants from the wide array of fantastic pubs we have in Amber Valley - Congratulations to all our entrants!!

Angels, Belper
Arkwrights, Belper
Beehive Inn, Ripley
Black Bulls Head, Openwoodgate
Holly Bush, Makeney
Old Oak, Horsley
Red Lion, Ripley
Steam packet Inn, Swanwick
Talbot, Ripley
White Hart, Bargate

Mild Trail 2019

Amber Valley Mild Trail

During May Amber Valley, in conjunction with Derby, ran a mild trail. The Amber Valley winner was Angels Bar, Belper and the runner up was the Red Lion, Ripley. In Derby the winner was the Smithfield with the Flowerpot as runner up.

We presented the winners certificate to Angels Bar on Friday June 21st and a runner-up certificate to the Red Lion on Thursday 27th June.

Presentation of Certificates

The award winners below were presented with their certificates during March see our Awards page for pictures.

Talbot, Ripley (Pub of the Year Winner)

White Hart, Bargate (Pub of the Year Runner-up)

Thorn Tree, Belper (Winter Ales Trail Winner)

What's your Poison, Alfreton (Winter Ales Trail Runner-up)