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Title: Ashover and villages
Creator: Will Larter

Ashover is a delightful Derbyshire village, easily accessed by bus (X17) from either Sheffield or Chesterfield to the north or Matlock to the south. Get off the bus at Kelstedge (it turns off the main road and stops in the village) and, after visiting the pub, walk into Ashover - about 20 minutes. There is a footpath at one point to avoid walking in the road at its narrowest. The three pubs in the village can be visited in any order, though the Old Poets Corner is worthy of a second visit after walking back from the outlying pubs at Milltown. Total walking distance is around four miles. Buses on Sundays from Kelstedge back to town leave at 17 minutes past each hour going south to Matlock, or 52 minutes past going north; Saturday and weekday bus times are variable. Full timetable can be found at

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The Kelstedge Inn (1)
A food-oriented pub that nevertheless has several well kept real ales.
The Old Poets Corner (2)
Local Camra pub of the year and home of Ashover brewery.
Miners Arms Inn (3)
A food-oriented pub with just one real ale and a real cider.
The Nettle (4)
Comfortable country pub with several real ales, painted pink but don't let that put you off.
The Black Swan (5)
Basic village local with one or two real ales.
The Crispin Inn (6)
Lovely stone-built listed building, a Marstons pub with four real ales.
The Old Poets Corner (7)
So many real ales and ciders available, a second visit is almost essential.