Chesterfield's top pubs - according to the experts

The Campaign for Real Ale celebrates its 50th anniversary this week.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 10:36 am
Chesterfield CAMRA members have picked their 10 favourite pubs in the area.

The group was started in a pub in Kerry, Ireland, when four friends, on a drinking holiday, united in their opposition to the growing mass production of beer and the homogenisation of the British brewing industry.

Interest in CAMRA spread rapidly, and within two years, more than 5,000 people had joined up, while by 1991, membership reached 30,000.

It is now the largest single-issue consumer group in the UK, with more than 170,000 members across more than 200 branches.

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The Neptune Beer Emporium, St Helen's Street, Chesterfield, is Chesterfield CAMRA's reigning pub of the year.

The Chesterfield branch, which has more than 800 members, was formed in 1977.

And to celebrate CAMRA’s golden jubilee, Chesterfield branch officials have shared the top 10 pubs in their latest pub of the year awards, as voted by members.

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The Rykneld Turnpyke, on John Street, Clay Cross, was recognised as the district winner.
The Arkwright Arms, Chesterfield Road, Duckmanton, was named the cider winner.
The club, on the corner of Hasland Road and Hampton Street, opposite Eastwood Park, was named club of the year.
The Chesterfield Alehouse, on West Bars, was a finalist in the pub of the year contest.
The Pig & Pump, formerly the White Swan, on St Mary's Gate, opposite the Crooked Spire, was a finalist.
The Shoulder of Mutton, at the corner of Belper Road and Bumpmill Lane, Hallfieldgate, was a finalist in the competition - but the landlords have since said it no longer has a viable future and applied for planning permission to convert it into a home.
The Beer Parlour, 1 King Street North, Whittington Moor, also scored highly with Chesterfield CAMRA members.
The Rose & Crown, Old Road, Brampton, scored highly among members of Chesterfield CAMRA.
The Chesterfield Arms, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, scored highly among Chesterfield CAMRA members.