Club of the Year

DRONFIELD AND DISTRICT CAMRA CLUB OF THE YEAR 2019 THE PIONEER CLUB – COAL ASTON

Chairman Nick Wheat presenting the Club of The Year Award to Tony and Alison.

Dronfield and District CAMRA recently voted the Pioneer Club on Stonelow Road, Coal Aston as its Club of The Year. The ‘Pio’ is a strong supporter of both CAMRA and community -based events, frequently hosting branch and festival planning meetings, supplying the minibus for various branch socials, and holding well attended quiz and bingo sessions on Sunday evenings. The older of us enjoyed the pensioner’s lunch held just before Christmas! The club operates a number of sports teams with Wednesday night pool sessions being particularly popular! Four hand pulled beers are usually available, often including at least one from the local Drone Valley Brewery, so there’s always something interesting on the bar. The ‘Pio’ was the core venue for this year’s first Dronfield and District CAMRA festival, which ran from 30th May to 1st June this year, and Tony made lots of adaptations to the club to provide enough space to make this a success. Anyone wishing to visit the Pioneer club will find it just past the Greendale shopping centre, set back from the road on the left- hand side. Congratulations to Tony, Alison and the team on winning this award for the second successive year. We look forward to the Pioneer continuing to develop as part of the ever improving Dronfield real ale scene.

Graham Hall