Club of the Year

Dronfield and District CAMRA recently voted the Pioneer Club on Stonelow Road 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 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 Pioneer is the venue for this year’s first Dronfield and District CAMRA festival, which runs from Thursday 30th May to Saturday 1st June, and Tony is busy making the adaptations to the club to provide enough space to make this a success. Please come and join us!

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