A Chesterfield Beer Adventure

Sixteen members joined the trip to Chesterfield and the Brampton Mile, meeting at the Pig and Pump where we found a good selection of beers and a sausage and cider festival underway

which we unfortunately didn’t have time to take advantage of.  We were disappointed to find The Rutland Arms closed for business but pleasantly surprised by our first visit to The Rectory which was cosy and welcoming despite being a restaurant as well as a pub.  Some of the group visited the historic Royal Oak on the Shambles whilst others went on ahead to the Chesterfield Alehouse where we eventually took over the upstairs room.  Next stops along Chatsworth Road were The Junction and The Crafty Dog, both serving a variety of cask ales and even greater choice of more unusual keg beers which many of the group enjoyed.  At this point some of the group carried on up the road to The Taphouse and the Rose and Crown where they had the added bonus of a weekend beer festival.  Others went straight to the Tramway Tavern, the Brampton brewery tap, and sampled some of their beers we hadn’t come across before heading for the bus home.  It was our first winter trip to Chesterfield so we missed all the beer gardens but it made a nice change to be in the warm, cosy pubs on a damp winters day.