We are now busy planning our 2017 festival for Saturday 3rd June and details are beginning to get confirmed.
The format will be the same as usual, a number of pubs and clubs making a special effort on the day providing a great choice of beers, ciders, foods, atmosphere and music, all linked by a special bus service running regularly from Dronfield station.
THE FESTIVAL VENUES
Confirmed so far for 2017:
Blue Stoops, Dronfield High Street
Coach & Horses, Dronfield
Dronfield Arms, Dronfield
Green Dragon, Dronfield
Hill Top Sports & Social Club, Hill Top
Hyde Park Inn, Hill Top
Manor House Hotel, Dronfield High Street
Miners Arms, Hundall
Jolly Farmer, Dronfield Woodhouse
Pioneer Club, Dronfield
Three Tuns, Dronfield Hallowes
ARRIVING BY TRAIN
The hub of the festival is Dronfield railway station which will be served by all our festival bus services. A number of venues are walkable from the station and there are shops and cash machines close by.
Dronfield is between Sheffield and Chesterfield with trains running every hour throughout the day on the Leeds to Nottingham route, operated by Northern, with some additional services provided by East Midlands Trains when their Liverpool-Norwich trains call. Train times and fares for all trains are available from www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Our festival bus service commences from the turning circle alongside the soutbound platform at Dronfield railway station and operates from midday until 9pm, setting off about every 15 minutes and calling at all the participating venues on two circular routes, hop on and off as you please. More details of the bus service, including local feeder services at the start and end of day, will be available online here once confirmed.
New for 2016 in Three Valleys Land was a taxi service provided by Uber, download their app to your smartphone to see where their cars are and to request one. Payment is made by card through your account rather than paying the driver in cash. There is a special deal for new Uber users for Three Valleys Festival – enter our promotional code ‘3VALLEYS’ and you get your first ride (up to the value of £15) free. This promotional code will continue to work for new users until further notice.
Other taxi firms in the area include:
City Taxis 0114 2393939 (or use their smartphone app)
Network Taxis 0114 2747474
SOMEWHERE TO STAY
The Manor House Hotel is bang in the centre of Dronfield town and is a participating festival venue. This boutique hotel has 11 individually styled rooms in a 15th Century Grade II listed building that was renovated into its current design in 2009.
Alternatively why not try one of the following a short taxi ride away from Three Valleys Land:
The above locations will also have a free bus to and from the festival at the start and end of day.
SAFE & SENSIBLE
Please do stay safe – roads and railways can be dangerous places, drink sensibly and eat plenty to soak the booze up too. If the weather is warm do have the odd soft drink now and again to avoid dehydration too. There is no requirement to have a pint in every venue, it isn’t a challenge and if you’ve had a few don’t forget to use the venue’s facilities before getting the bus… (although remember the bus won’t wait).
We also ask you respect the area and local residents, please be quiet when outside venues and make use of litter bins to dispose of any rubbish. It is important the festival exists in harmony with the local community.
Finally, please don’t spoil it for other people, behave nicely!
CAMRA – THE CAMPAIGN FOR REAL ALE
The Three Valleys Festival is organised by the participating venues working together with a little encouragement and co-ordination from local branches of CAMRA who are happy to support the success of the local beer, cider and pub scene – the organising of the festival is co-ordinated by Rob Barwell and Andy Cullen, both local CAMRA volunteers. However the festival itself is an independent event.