3 Valleys Beer Festival 2017

3 Valleys 2017 beer mat front 1.0


We are now busy planning our 2017 festival for Saturday 3rd June and details are beginning to get confirmed.

3v15 dronfield armsThe 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 free bus service running regularly from Dronfield station.


The-Manor-House-photos-Exterior-AußenansichtConfirmed so far for 2017:

Barrack, Apperknowle
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, Dronfield Woodhouse
Miners Arms, Hundall
Jolly Farmer, Dronfield Woodhouse
Pioneer Club, Dronfield
Three Tuns, Dronfield Hallowes

For more details of what each venue has planned as they become available, see our venues page.


The main gateway to Three Valleys 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.


3valleys_ch_busOur festival bus services commence from the turning circle alongside the soutbound platform at Dronfield railway station and operates from midday until 9pm, setting off at frequent intervals and will take you to all the participating venues, 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.


Uber 3Valleys promoNew 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


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:

Doubletree by Hilton, Sheffield Park Hotel
Cross Scythes, Totley

The above locations will also have a free bus to and from the festival at the start and end of day.


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!


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.

Dronfield CAMRA website
Sheffield & District CAMRA website
National CAMRA website


  1. With regard to food The Hub Cafe on Chesterfield Rd Dronfield between The White Swan and The Dronfield Arms will be open all day for eat in and take away food, plus we will be running a BBQ at The White Swan.


    Stuart Hollings

    Any queries ring 01246 411366

    1. Hi Sam,

      children are indeed welcome at Barlow Brewery and soft drinks will be available.

  2. Dear 3 Valley’s Beer Festival,

    My band, Angry Grandad are interested in performing at 2015’s 3 Valley’s Beer Festival, if there are any spaces available.

    We currently do not have anything recorded, other than some live videos, but are getting a few songs recorded in a studio for an EP early next month.

    Here is a few link to our Facebook page:


  3. Hi there,

    I wonder if there is any opportunity for us to have a coffee stall anywhere at the festival?

    Any further info would be greatly appreciated.


    Couch Coffee & Stuff

    1. I’m sure that would be possible, you need to talk directly to individual venues, perhaps Barlow Brewery may be a good starting point.

  4. Hiya, me and a mate did an acoustic slot for the beer festival at The Miners last year and it went down a storm. We’ve now got a ‘full-on’ band, doing indie/britpop covers (Oasis, Stereophonics, Manics, Foo Fighters, Pulp, Kaiser Chiefs, etc.). We’d love to do the beer festival again. We can do anything from a solo/duet acoustic slot to a full ‘party band’ set. We’re OK to do more than one gig at more than one venue on the same day (e.g. acoustic in the afternoon, electric in the evening). Cheers, Stu

    1. hi, sounds good, I think the only venue not planning music is the Manor House, I suggest contacting venues directly as they are all organising their own.

  5. Dear Sir/Madame,

    We’re contacting you in regards to your Beer Festival in 2015 and would love to find out more about how we could be involved.

    We are a new street food vendor based in Yorkshire serving up Southern States inspired smoked food. We are passionate about using high quality, locally sourced Yorkshire produce to create a unique menu.

    All our food is cooked in an authentic wood smoker, specially imported from America and served from our Airstream style trailer. If you are interested we would be more than happy to meet you to showcase some of our food.

    We’ve got lots more information on our website as well as photos of our trailer and our food: http://www.smokinblues.co.uk.

    Any questions or additional information you may require, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    Hope to speak with you soon.

    Kind Regards,

  6. Dear three valleys team
    This unique band are looking for opportunities to play in 2015. All 3 of us enjoy community events and feel our brand of variety would go down well at your beer festival.
    We play over 20 instruments as part of our set, in many different genres. As well as a variety of ‘tricks’ along the way including juggling, quick instrument changes and playing the violin on top of a free standing ladder.

    please see videos below.

    hope to hear from you soon
    matt tiffany

  7. This might seem like one of those weird questions, but do you pay for the beer ?

    I keep seeing festivals listed in The Sheffield Star, but I never know if you just pay an entrance fee which covers the beers cost, so it’s free or you pay a token amount is paid for the beer (e.g. £1 a pint), or if it’s a brewers promotion, to get the public to try a product?

    Curious of Sheffield

    1. Hi Steven,

      yes – you pay for the beer. At most festivals the entry charge is to cover the cost of hiring the venue or putting entertainment on, however at Three Valleys most venues are normal pubs simply offering an extended choice of beers and putting a special event on – therefore beers are normal pub prices and entry is free!

  8. Great even for local businesses however residents have to regularly tidy up after each event which is unacceptable. It wouldn’t get my vote in future…

  9. I am emailing to enquire about the 3 valleys beer festival 2017. We have had the barrack (apperknowle) since Feb and unforchanatly we were too late to join this year but we would love to be part of the event this year. So I’m just wondering if it would be possible for us to take part this year.

    Many thanks Dylan (The Barrack, Apperknowle)

  10. Hi

    Enjoyed the festival last year and plan to return this year. Just suggesting a duet from our area called MAYBE FRANK that would go well in one of the pubs, check them out on U-Tube and their facebook site. They are becoming increasingly popular in the Glossopdale area and have just released their latest single. The contact numbers are Josh 07904505308 or Sam 07879492281.

  11. Hello
    Are you fully booked regarding stalls?
    We are an outside catering crew Caribbean Cuisine we have in the past done the tour de Sheffield, gay pride and some smaller festivals

    Pleas reply if interested

  12. Hi
    We would like to provide Caribbean food at this event if you are still looking for food stalls


  13. Hi I have a vintage horsebox bar specialising in gin, prosecco and cocktails, would any of the venues be interested? Can also hire it out on its own with staff and could be stocked directly by the venue

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