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Great news for the Derby Tup in Chesterfield - the district branch of CAMRA has given the pub on the town’s Whittington Moor its latest pub of the season award.

Well done Ade Cole and everyone there.

In a ceremony attended by pub regulars, members of the local campaign group and brewers from Castle Rock and the Pigeon Fishers Craft Brewery, pub landlord, Ade Cole, was presented with a certificate which he says will take pride of place in the bar.

“This is a delight to get especially as we are no longer Chesterfield’s only real ale specialists.  The competition nowadays is fierce unlike years ago when the Derby Tup stood alone against the tide of fizzy beers.  CAMRA tells me we were up against the Chesterfield Arms, the Crown at Higham and the Hasland Hotel in the final stage of judging.   All are good pubs making the win even more appreciated.

“Our thanks go to the campaigners and our locals who treat the pub as part of the community,” says Ade.

Presenting the award, Chesterfield and District branch of CAMRA’s Mick Portman complimented the landlord and his colleagues.  “They’ve achieved so much recently to make this an excellent pub.   The beer too is excellent. Well done everybody,” he said.

The Derby Tup regularly offers ten real ales, including ‘House Pale’ which is brewed at the landlord’s Pigeon Fishers Craft Brewery in Chesterfield.   There are also two draught ciders and 12 canned craft beers on the bar.