Branch News

Good Beer Guide 2019

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!!

Steampacket Inn, Swanwick
Talbot Taphouse, Ripley
Thorn Tree, Ripley
Holly Bush, Makeney
Spotted Cow, Holbrook
Angels, Belper
Arkwright, Belper
White Hart, Bargate
Black Bulls Head, Openwoodgate
Old Oak, Horsley Woodhouse


We are now looking for volunteers to work at this years Beer Festival at the end of September.
If you can spare a few hours, we would love to hear from you. Head over to and pledge some time.

Beer Festival Mini Website is now live

For all the details of this Septembers Beer Festival, head over to to be suitably informed.

Due to the success of the last couple of festivals, you can now order advance tickets for this event, to guarantee your entry and save on queuing.

South Derbyshire Pub of the Year

The accolades keep on coming for our very own Amber Valley Pub of the year, with it also picking up the South Derbyshire Pub of the year title 2018.
Below, Gareth Stead, Area organiser did the honours, with the White Hart Bargate going through to the East Midlands Round (Which includes the 5 area winners), with judging closing today 5th August.

The next stage, if successful is where the 16 regional finalists, will be whittled down to 4 nationally'