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The Anglers Rest in Bamford

The Anglers Rest is a unique and special place. In 2013 it became the first community pub in Derbyshire when it was purchased collectively by over 300 people. It is now run for the benefit of the community.

Read more about our journey to community ownership here.

The Anglers Rest offers something for everyone, housing The Anglers Pub, The Rest Café and Bamford Post Office, along with many other facilities including a large car park on two levels and secure bike parking.

By coming to pay us a visit you are not just enjoying a pint, a coffee or buying a stamp, you are also helping to sustain a community!

We are excited to have been awarded CAMRA pub of the year for the Derbyshire district 2017. The title will officially be awarded on the 20th of May to coincide with our beer festival which starts on the 19th May. Come find us on the 271, 272 and 273 bus route or we are a short walk up from Bamford station on the Hope Valley rail line.

Treat your family and friends to an Anglers Rest Gift Voucher

Give them the gift of delicious food, a wide range of beers, wines and spirits, or a lovely cup of tea and cake! 

It's their choice, make their day!

Parties at the Anglers Rest

Are you planning a celebration? We have the venue to suit your needs. A birthday, an anniversary, a baby shower or maybe 'just because' - we can cater for them all and use of the venue is totally free of charge. Call in to chat with Amanda or Sarah about your ideas. Or call them on 01433 659317. We love helping to create the perfect party to suit your pocket. We can even help with live entertainment - just ask! Remember if you're planning something smaller you can have your own private dinner party in the Café. Our chef will be happy to devise a menu especially for your event and you can enjoy the warm atmosphere of the Rest in the evening.

Praise for The Anglers 


Perfect place for food with friends

Stayed locally as part of an annual "mums" weekend away. Booked lunch for 13 of us had lots of communication with Amanda which left me feeling confident I wasn't going to let my friends down and it didn't disappoint! Only grumble I heard was the starters were so generous the main was a struggle .. Great staff & service, lovely pub and very delicious food. Thank you The cafe looked brilliant as well, highly recommend.

April 2017


Mother's Day - wonderful

My sister has been raving about this place for a while and I finally tried it for Mother's Day and can understand what all the hype was about. It was the best Sunday lunch I've had in a longtime, the Yorkshire puddings were perfect as was the pork belly (not fatty at all with nice crackling), great veg , potatoes and gravy. I had pate for starers which was scrumptious and the soup looked nice. Other meals looked excellent too and I heard people raving about the Seabass. Really good options for deserts, drinks and coffees. The live music was icing on the cake and top quality service from all staff.

March 2017


What an amazing Sunday Lunch! 

A fabulous find, which will surely now be a favourite of ours!

Had a wonderful Roast Dinner for a meat eater, Vegetarian and toddler. All the options far exceeded our expectations. Good quality produce, and cooked well, with lashings of flavour!!Exciting that it is a cafe and pub. Friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

What an amazing feat for the local community. Long may it carry on.

Thank you Anglers Rest. Just what we neededx

March 2017





Wed 28 Jun Quiz

Weekly quiz night on Wednesdays from 9pm

Fri 30 Jun The Call

The Call will be playing their brand of pop and rock covers

Mon 24 Jul Collagraph Print Workshop

Try your hand at creating a collagraph print. call 01433 659317 to book your place