New cycle friendly community pub/cafe opens in the Peak District

The Anglers Rest is a community hub as well as a great cafe

The Angler’s Rest in Bamford is a new sort of pub – one owned by the community rather than a brewery. That in itself sounds interesting, it’s the first one of it’s kind in Derbyshire. Being community-owned means all the income from the business stays within the community and two thirds of the food served in the pub and café comes from suppliers within the Peak District National Park. Which can only be a good thing!

But I’ve just also heard that they are going out of their way to be friendly to cyclists. They’ve added a new cycling hub, which features six lockable bike racks, pump and tool station to the combined pub/cafe and local Post Office.

Sally Soady, one of the directors said: ““We had someone who stopped recently because they had a problem with their bike and they knew we had the facilities to help get them back on the road. As more people get to hear about that we have to offer through word-of-mouth, we hope it will prove to be popular with visitors and local residents.’’

The new hub is on the new Little John cycle route, which currently provides an off-road link between Bamford and Hathersage and is expected to join up Sheffield to Manchester when the wider route is complete.