Chalkers’ Snooker Club, Newtown, New Mills, Derbyshire, 05 – 06 April 2013.


Starting this Friday is North East Cheshire and High Peak CAMRA’s ‘Hills and Mills’ beer festival. With an excellent turnout on its first night in 2011, bettered only by last year’s, the local CAMRA branch covering Tameside, parts of Stockport and the High Peak have opted for a third one. Since its first festival, it has started to establish itself as a regular fixture in the real ale fanatic’s calendar.

Again, the venue is Chalkers’ Snooker Club, Newtown, the festival begins at 1200 on Friday 13 April, running till 2300 hours with a similar time the following Saturday. There will be live music on the Saturday night till closing time.

As usual, there will be a wide range of locally brewed cask conditioned ales mostly from the North West of England, Derbyshire and Yorkshire, plus a selection of real ciders and perries. Admission is free with the venue being easy to find on public transport. High Peak’s 199 service stops near the door with New Mills Newtown being the nearest railway station. Feel free to download the latest version of the Hills and Mills Poster, another one of my creations.

S.V., 03 April 2013.

2 thoughts on “Hills and Mills 2013: The Third New Mills Beer Festival

  1. Two days to go and High Peak CAMRA web site doesn’t mention the festival (dead web site?) and no beer lists. Sigh.


    1. Hi Stephen,

      Apart from the Buxton Brewery ales, there will be among the 30 or so beers, real cider and perry, two from the Happy Valley brewery. As far as I know, there will also be a Porter from Ossett Brewery and a further ale from the Golcar Brewery (though I’ve no idea what it will be). There will be four real ciders and a perry. Furthermore, High Peak and North East Cheshire CAMRA have added seven cask pumps and replaced the ’emergency tables’ with a proper bar.

      Bye for now,



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