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12.

Springs
Grove Parade, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AJ
01298 23804
This quirky licensed caf offers over a dozen beers from all
corners of the globe, from Robinsons Old Tom in Stockport to
312 from Chicago. It also has a good selection of fruit beers,
ciders and non-alcoholic beer. The food menu includes breakfast,
light bites and afternoon teas. There is outdoor seating to the
rear.
Open: Monday - Saturday 9am - 5.30pm, Sunday 10am - 4.30pm

13. Bar Brasserie

Take home a taste of the beers and ales


sampled on the trail. The shops listed below
stock a good selection of local beer and ales
alongside the more well known brands.

St Johns Road, Buxton, Derbyshire

BUXTON

Real
ALE
Trail

There are so many great places to visit on the trail


that you cant possibly see them all in one trip but
you can always come back another day and enjoy
your favourite tipple in another of Buxtons superb
pubs and bars.

Staden Business Park, Staden Lane, Buxton, SK17 9RZ


01298 244200

Built in the mid 18th Century the building was originally a court
house and Masonic Hall. Now home to a number of shops and
restaurants including Bar Brasserie which stocks more than 20
bottled beers from all over the world including Black Sheep
Ale from Yorkshire, Duvel from Belgium, Lal Toofan from India,
Alhambra from Spain and Affligem from France. Krombacher and
1664 are available on draught. The bar offers a beer of the month
plus a regular specials board and a range of ciders. Non-alcoholic
lager is also available. Bar Brasserie is centrally located, offering a
relaxed atmosphere under vaulted ceilings. The restaurant serves
traditional French food.
Open: Monday - Thursday 1.30pm - 11.30pm, Friday and
Saturday 11.30am - 12.30am. Food served 11.30am - 3pm and
5pm - 9.30pm

A small bar with loads of personality. Monk offers a good


selection of unusual bottled beers, fruit beers and trappist
brewed beers. Erdinger, Frulli and Kozel are available on draught.
Open: Sunday to Thursday, 6pm 12pm,
Friday and Saturday 6pm 2am.
Closed Monday.

The pubs and bars along the trail all have something
different to offer, some are traditional pubs, rich in
heritage, others are modern, quirky establishments,
some also offer the opportunity to dine. They are
however, all packed with character. Several offer
beers produced by local brewers in Buxton or
Bakewell whilst others stock well known national
brands. Some offer international beers from all over
Europe and beyond.

Discovered your
favourite tipple?

A. Pavilion Gardens

8 Cavendish Circus, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AT


01298 24555

This trail takes in 17 pubs and bars around Buxton


town centre, all offering some of the UKs finest
ales and beers. All the venues on the trail are within
walking distance of one another and will take you
past some of Buxtons finest historic buildings and
architecture.

Local Breweries

The Old Courthouse, George Street, Buxton,


Derbyshire, SK17 6AY

14. The Monk Cellar Bar

Introduction

Shops

15. Barbarellas
7 The Quadrant, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AW
Named after its owner, Barbarellas offers a selection of real
ales and continental lagers. Bitburger is available on draught
alongside a changing menu of guest ales. Bottled beers include a
good selection from Thornbridge Brewery alongside well known
brands such as Peroni and Singha. Non alcoholic beer is also
available. This stylish and individual wine bar and restaurant is
full of character and offers a menu of locally sourced food.
Open: 12 noon - 11pm daily. Food served 12 noon - 8pm

16. The Railway


Bridge Street, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6BS
01298 71435
Situated below the Railway arches, just 5 minutes walk from the
Railway station. This family friendly pub offers a good selection
of Greene King ales including Old Speckled hen, Old Golden
Hen, Abbot Ale and IPA. There is a wide-ranging menu offering
everything from a quick bite to a Sunday roast.
Open: Monday - Wednesday 10am - Midnight, Thursday 10am 1am, Friday and Saturday 10am - 2am, Sunday 10am - Midnight.
Food available from 12 noon - 9pm every day.

17. The Wye Bridge (Wetherspoons)


Fairfield Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 7DJ
01298 70932
A large modern pub offering a good range of traditional bitters
and lagers including Abbot Ale, Ruddles Best plus a changing
menu of guest ales includes offerings from Thornbridge Brewery.
Voted Pub of the Season for Summer 2012 by High Peak and
South Cheshire CAMRA, The Wye Bridge holds Cask Marque
accreditation and features in the 2012 Good Beer Guide. A large
outdoor seating area offers views across Ashwood Park and food
is available from breakfast to early evening. Open: Monday Sunday 8am - 11pm

Pop into the gift shop at Pavillion Gardens and pick up a bottle or
two from local breweries including Buxton Brewery, The Wincle
Beer Company and Leek Brewery. The shop is situated alongside
the Tourist Information Centre and offers a great choice of
boutique gifts together with a selection of works by local artists.

B. Waitrose
Spring Gardens Centre, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6DF
01298 767469
Waitrose is well-known for its support for small producers and the
Buxton store offers a good range of beers brewed within a 30 mile
radius. Choose from a selection of beers from Thornbridge Brewery
in Bakewell, Titanic Brewery in Stoke, Coach House Brewery in
Cheshire and Robinsons Brewery in Stockport. The store also
boasts a large variety of the more well known British ales, including
a number of organic beers. Knowledgeable, friendly staff are on
hand to help you make your selection.

C. Portland Wines
3 Chapel Street, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK13 6HX
01298 77755
Portland Wines offers a good selection of beers from Buxton
Brewery, Winkle Brewery in Cheshire, Timothy Taylor in Yorkshire
and organic beers from Marble Brewery in Manchester as well as
great value wines from local producers. Staff offer excellent personal
service and an in depth knowledge about the products they sell.

CAMRA
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale is an independent,
voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale,
community pubs and consumer rights. CAMRA has
over 100,000members across the world and over 200
branches in the UK, enabling members to campaign and
socialise in their local area.
For details on how to join or to find out more about your
local branch call 01727 867201
In conjunction with the Great Peak District
Fair, the Buxton Beer Festival takes place
annually in October and showcases some
of the best cask ales from the Peak District

Buxton Brewery
Buxton Brewery is at the leading edge of the current craft
beer renaissance in the UK, and is widely recognised as
one of a small number of breweries who are producing
truly world-class beers in casks, kegs and bottles, that are
full of flavour and character. A small team of brewers make
and sell beers with an emphasis on quality, innovation and
attention to detail. The brewery is quite small, currently
producing around 35.000 pints per month, and growing
at a rapid rate. Buxton Brewery beers are often sold out
well in advance of brewing. The beers can be found in
local pubs and shops, but the brewery also sends beer all
over the UK, and exports to Europe, Scandinavia, the US
and New Zealand. For more information about Buxton
Brewery visit: www.buxtonbrewery.co.uk

Thornbridge Brewery
Riverside Brewery, Buxton Road, Bakewell,
Derbyshire DE45 1GS
01629 64 1000
The first Thornbridge craft beers were produced in
February 2005 in a 10 barrel brewery, housed in the
grounds of Thornbridge Hall, Ashford-in-the-Water
near Bakewell, Derbyshire. Their beers have gained
considerable success with over 200 industry and consumer
awards being won in regional, national and international
competitions.
A new state of the art 30 barrel brewery at Bakewell was
opened in September 2009 with an aim to continue
to brew high quality cask, keg and bottled beers and
develop new ones through innovation in process and
use of ingredients. The original Hall Brewery continues to
operate in developing new, seasonal and speciality beers.
For more information about Thornbridge visit: www.
thornbridgebrewery.co.uk

Getting

Here
By Car

Buxton is easily accessible by road via the A6, A515 and


A53. Many of the major motorways are less than an hour
away.

By Rail

Buxton station is only 5 minutes walk from the town


centre. Buxton has direct trains from Manchester Piccadilly.
For up to date information on train timetables and routes,
visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or telephone 08457 48 49 50.

By Bus

Direct buses to Buxton operate from Ashbourne, Bakewell,


Castleton, Glossop, Macclesfield, Sheffield, Derby and
Manchester . For more information contact Traveline on
0871 200 22 33.
A6 to Chinley, Hayfield,
New Mills, Glossop
& Manchester

A5004 to
Stockport &
Whaley Bridge

A55 to
Macclesfield
& Leek

Buxton
A6 to
Bakewell,
Tideswell
& Matlock
A515 to
Asbourne

Real Ale

Trail

1. The Buckingham Hotel

5. The Kings Head

7. The Queens Head Hotel

Market Place, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6EJ


01298 27719

High Street, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6EU


01298 23841

Originally built as a Presbyterian Chapel in 1725, The Kings Head


is a large, comfortable pub offering a wide selection of lagers and
bitters supplied by Marstons Breweries. Regular beers include
Burton Bitter and Pedigree alongside two guest ales. Located on
the Market Place, this pub offers an extensive food menu with
outside seating providing views across the market square in
summer months.
Open: Monday - Wednesday 11.30am - 11pm,
Thursday 11.30am - 11.30pm,
Friday and Saturday 11.30am - midnight,
Sunday 12 noon - 10.30pm

The Queens Head Hotel has been in the same family for almost
50 years. The well stocked bar offers a large selection of lagers
and bitters including Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen and
a changing menu of local beers supplied by Buxton Brewery.
Live music provides a lively atmosphere on Friday and Saturday
nights.
Open: Monday to Thursday 1pm - 1am.
Friday and Saturday 11am - 1am

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1-2 Burlington Road, Buxton,


Derbyshire, SK17 9AS
01298 70481

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Ramseys Real Ale Bar at the Buckingham Hotel is popular with


both locals and hotel guests. A regular in the Good Beer Guide
and Cask Marque member, the bar offers a changing selection
of ales from Thornbridge Brewery, Red Willow Brewery in
Macclesfield, Abbeydale in Sheffield and Marble Brewery in
Manchester.
Open: Weekdays 5pm - 11pm, Weekends 2pm - 11pm.

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Pavilion Gardens, St Johns Road, Buxton,
Derbyshire, SK17 6BE
01298 23114

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3. Old Club House


1 Water Street, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6BD
01298 70117

Shop

The Square, Buxton Derbyshire, SK17 6BD


01298 22841

Photo Courtesy of Pure Buxton

Centrally located opposite the Opera House and Pavilion


Gardens, The New Hall as it was once known was built by the Earl
and Countess of Shrewsbury. The Hall was built with the sanction
of Queen Elizabeth 1st, to provide accommodation for the
captive Mary Queen of Scots. The Old Hall offers a good selection
of beer from local producers and micro breweries alongside
the more well known Doom Bar. Beers from Buxton Brewery
include Buxton Best, Buxton Bitter, Buxton Blonde and Moor Top.
Lord Marples, Brother Rabbit and Wild Swan from Thornbridge
Brewery and Hartington Bitter from Whim Ales also feature
regularly. Traditional and contemporary cuisine is available in the
la carte restaurant.

Market
Place

Trail

37-39, High St, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6HA


01298 212453
A large, open plan pub offering a selection of Greene King ales.
Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen and Abbotts Ale are available
alongside one guest ale.
This traditional pub has two pool tables and hosts a jazz evening
every Thursday.
Open: 12 noon - 11pm every day.

11. The Old Sun Inn

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A traditional pub with a regular offering from Tetleys alongside


changing guest ales. Friendly staff provide a warm welcome. Live
music most weekends.
Open: Monday - Thursday 11.30am - midnight, Friday and
Saturday 12 noon - midnight. Sundays 1pm - 11.30pm.

High Street

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62-64, High St, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6HB


01298 24146

Pavilion
Gardens

4. Old Hall Hotel

Spring
Gardens

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Opera House

The Old Clubhouse is a former gentlemans club situated


alongside the Opera House. It serves Wainwright and Bombardier
alongside guest beers such as Hobgoblin, Abbotts, IPA with
occasional offerings from Buxton Brewery and Titanic Brewery in
Macclesfield. Traditional pub food is available until 9pm.
Open: Monday - Thursday 11am - 11pm, Friday and Saturday
11am - midnight and Sunday 12 noon - 11pm.

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Enjoy views across 23 acres of award winning landscaped


gardens at the Pavilion Caf. The bar offers two draught beers,
one selected form Buxton Brewery alongside Moravka lager, a
un-pasteurised lager based on a traditional Czech recipe brewed
at Taddington Brewery near Buxton. Moor Top and Buxton Bitter
from Buxton Brewery are available in bottles. Food is served
from 9.30am to 4.30pm and local produce is used
throughout the menu.

Station

33, High St, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6HA


01298 23452

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A charming old building with low beams, flagged floors and


open fires. Offers a selection of Marstons Ales including Burton
Bitter, Pedigree and EPA plus guest ales. Homemade food is
available and there is an outdoor seating area to the front.

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6. The Eagle Hotel


10 Market Place, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6EQ
The Eagle Hotel is thought to be the oldest pub in Buxton,
dating back two centuries. It offers a selection of lagers and
bitters supplied by Hydes of Manchester and Storm Brewery
from Macclesfield. Large, spacious rooms with pool table and
occasional live music at weekends.
Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 11am - 11pm, Friday 12pm 1am, Saturday 11am - 2am

8. The Swan Hotel


40, High St, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6HB
01298 23278
A regular in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, The Swan is a
traditional pub offering Tetleys, Sharps Doom Bar Ales from
Cornwall, Old Speckled Hen and various beers from the Storm
Brewing Company in Macclesfield. Darts, dominoes and a quiz
night every Thursday provide entertainment.
Open: 10.30am - 1am

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