SATURDAY 4 JUNE 2016
A fantastic day out filled with beer, cider, food and music!
The event is spread across a number of venues linked by a special free festival bus service. You can hop between each venue to experience the different atmosphere, drinks, food and entertainment each has to offer.
We’ve got a huge number of venues for 2016 including pubs and bars in town centres, suburbs, villages and rural spots with stunning views – a fantastic variety of places to eat, drink and enjoy a great day out!
The bus service will also serve the railway station at Dronfield, so if you are travelling to visit us by train simply get off the train and onto our festival bus!
Entry to all the venues is expected to be free of charge making it a great value day out too!
Here is the list of participating venues for 2016. As we get closer to festival day and our venues have confirmed what food, drink and entertainment they will be offering the information will be added to the website here.
Coach & Horses, Dronfield
Derby Tup, Whittington Moor
Dronfield Arms, Dronfield
Green Dragon, Dronfield
Horse & Jockey, Unstone
Hyde Park Inn, Hill Top
Jolly Farmer, Dronfield Woodhouse
Manor House Hotel, Dronfield
Miners Arms, Dronfield Woodhouse
Miners Arms, Hundall
Pioneer Club, Dronfield
Royal Oak, Coal Aston
Talbot, Dronfield Woodhouse
Three Tuns, Hallowes
White Swan, Dronfield
Yew Tree, Coal Aston
THE BUS SERVICE
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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.
In the past Three Valleys Land has spread into Sheffield 17 with festival buses serving Dore & Totley railway station, on the Sheffield-Manchester line, this is no longer the case, however there will be one feeder bus from/to this station picking up in the morning at 11:40 and dropping off back at the station in the evening at 21:37. If you are using this station at other times you will need to arrange a taxi, the nearest festival venue is the Miners Arms at Dronfield Woodhouse.
New for this year in Three Valleys Land will be 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.
Other taxi firms in the area include:
City Taxis 0114 2393939
Network Taxis 0114 2747474
WANTING TO SUPPLY, TRADE AT OR PERFORM AT THREE VALLEYS?
Please contact individual venues to offer your services as each venue are organising their own food, drink and entertainment!
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!
As the festival gets bigger, as responsible event organisers we need to introduce things like stewarding to keep things running, we also need to take initiatives to minimise any negative impact on the local community such as providing extra bin bags and volunteer staff at the railway station.
Despite all the extra costs, we’d like to keep admission to the venues and use of the buses free of charge.
Therefore if you own or run a local business that could benefit from being promoted to the many people who turn out for the festival, please get in touch via email@example.com.
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.