18th November 2019 The Anglers Rest shortlisted for M&S Community Energy Fund
The Anglers Rest is one of 16 projects selected by M&S for their Community Energy Fund. They will award £5,000 to the project that raises the most money and £5,000 to the project with the most supporters, via the Crowdfunding platform. The Anglers Rest is looking to raise money to replace their aged boiler with a modern, efficient one. You can add your support here

15th November 2019 The Anglers Rest achieves 5 Stars

The Anglers Rest is really pleased to have been awarded a Food Hygiene Standard 5-star rating.

7th March 2019 Rest Cafe featured in ParkLife
The Rest Cafe is featured in the Spring 2019 edition of Park Life.

Photo by Tom Marshall/PDNPA
Photo by Tom Marshall/PDNPA


10th November Accessible Derbyshire Awards

The Anglers Rest is really proud to have won the
Heart of the Community award
at the Accessible Derbyshire awards ceremony
Award - Anglers' Rest

27th October The Anglers Rest in The Guardian
We are really pleased to have been listed in The Guardian’s feature article on the top 50 pubs

7th August The Anglers Rest hosts BBC Breakfast
As part of an item about the number of pubs closing, BBC Breakfast was transmitted live from The Anglers Rest, with contributions from members, CAMRA and Pub is the Hub

BBC Breakfast
1st August Click n Collect service launched
The Anglers Rest is pleased to be starting a new service in conjunction with SaucedHere, a unique collaboration of around 40 local producers, farmers and businesses that work together to providing a supermarket style delivery of Peak District products.
Sauced Here shopping 2

16th July 2018 CAMRA’s Peak District Pub Walks
A new edition of CAMRA’s Peak District Pub Walks has just been published and The Anglers Rest is one of the pubs included. There are 24 walking routes and 3 cycle trails and all the pubs listed are real ale pubs.
Pub walks

2nd July 2018 The Anglers Rest signs up to  #MyPeakCup
The Anglers Rest is pleased to be part of the Peak District National Park campaign to reduce plastic.

6th December 2107 The Anglers Rest wins
Community Co-operative of the Year in the Midlands
Plunkett Award-2

4th December 2017 The Anglers Rest presented with
High Peak Responsible Business 2017 award
Responsible busniess awardOur MP, Ruth George, presenting our Chair Pam Kenworthy with the award

17th November 2017 Anglers Shortlisted for the
Community Co-operative of the Year in the Midlands

Awards Finalist 2017

25th August 2017 Anglers awarded Environmental Quality Mark

This award is presented by the Peak District National Park Authority to organisations that:

support the local economy
protect the global environment
enhance the local environment
invest in people and communities
celebrate what’s special about the Peak District National Park

It is the culmination of two years work, including a very thorough audit. EQM-logo
26th June 2017 Anglers wins back TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Anglers is pleased to win back the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, which we lost last year when on old entry was merged with our current entry.
Certificate of Excellance
19th June 2017 Anglers joins Business Peak District

The Anglers Rest has joined Business Peak District, the voice for businesses in the area covered by the Peak District National Park, High Peak, Staffordshire Moorlands and Derbyshire Dales.

Their vision is for a Peak District with a distinctive, high quality rural environment and an enterprising, growing and sustainable rural economy.
1st June 2017 Anglers Rest at the Palace
In recognition of the work done by the members of Bamford Community Society  in promoting the co-operative movement John & Sally Soady attended the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
Buckingham Palace-7
5th May 2017 The Anglers Rest awarded LEADER funding
The Anglers Rest are delighted to have been awarded grant funding towards a refurbishment of the pub, to take place this Autumn. The funds will allow us to incorporate a log burner, refurbish the men’s toilets, and generally improve the decor, lighting, etc.

The part funding is by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, via Derbyshire County Council.





12 April 2017 Anglers Rest awarded Sheffield CAMRA District Pub of the Year
We are proud to announce – we are the  of the CAMRA District Pub of the Year for Sheffield & District.

Sheffield CAMRAWe would like to take this opportunity to say many thanks to all our customers for their continued support, to our staff and to all those who voted for us.

27th March 2017 Anglers Rest is a finalist in the PRS for Music Makeover
The Anglers Rest was one of 5 finalists in the PRS For Music Music Makeover for Pubs competition.

18th March 2017 The Anglers Rest awarded Big Lottery funds
The Anglers Rest has been awarded funds from the Big Lottery Awards for All programme to make the outdoor seating area more accessible by levelling the area and getting rid of the steps and crazy paving. The work will start in the next few weeks and includes building in a BBQ for use over the summer.

12th March 2017 Solar panel ‘Switch on’
After a huge amount of work by our volunteers, clearing the laurel hedge, digging out weeds, building the frame and of course everyone who voted, we had our M&S funded solar panels installed and ‘switched on’ by Sarah Fowler, Chief Executive of the Peak District National Park.

28th January 2017 Open Share offer launched
Bamford Community Society launches an Open Share offer, enabling people to join the Society or increase their investment to help fund the exciting development we have planned for the pub. Offer document and forms under ‘Investing’

The offer has been awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark, which is awarded by the Community Shares Unit to offers that meet national standards of good practice.

Community Shares standard mark CMYK
25th January 2017 The Anglers Rest achieves 5 Stars
The Anglers Rest is really pleased to have been awarded a Food Hygiene Standard 5-star rating.

15th December 2016 New Share offer launched
We are now offering an opportunity for existing members to increase their shareholding to support the continued development of The Anglers Rest.  More information under ‘Investing’.

7th December 2016 New Rules approved by the FCA
Following the unanimous decision of the Members meeting held in November, our new Rules were submitted to the FCA for approval. A copy of the Rules is available under Policies.

31st October 2016 The Anglers wins a judges prize in the M&S Community Energy Fund!

WHAT THE JUDGE’S SAID: A unanimous vote amongst the judges as the project showed clear and enthusiastic community support. The judges were particularly impressed with the drive within the community to make sure they didn’t lose this community hub raising money between themselves with community shares to buy the pub and make it into something unique and special.

15th September 2016 Anglers Rest in the Good Pub Guide 2017
We are delighted to be included in the 2017 Good Pub Guide

Good Pub Guide logo

1st September 2016 Anglers Rest shortlisted for M&S Community Energy fund
The Anglers Rest is really excited to have been shortlisted for the M&S Community Energy fund – if we win we will put solar panels on the bank at the top of the car park to help reduce our high energy bills, over £20k p.a.

Support for the M&S Energy project
Our members supporting the M&S Energy project

16th May 2016 The Anglers Rest awarded Heritage Lottery Grant
Bamford Community Society and Bamford District History Society have been jointly supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we will be able to research the history of The Anglers Rest, digitally enhance and print some of the old photos of the Anglers to hang in the pub, we will also produce a leaflet etc. At the moment we are seeking people with photos and anecdotes, especially from the 1950’s onwards.english_compact_pantone

11th May 2016 The Anglers Rest on The One Show
The Anglers Rest appeared in a special edition of The One Show looking at the state of British Pub, with stories of pub closing and ones, such as The Anglers being saved by the community.

12th April 2016 The Anglers Rest in an RSA blog
The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) featured The Anglers Rest in a blog about social enterprises. 
What if we ran it ourselves

9th April 2016 The Anglers Rest on Farming Today
The Anglers Rest appears in a feature on local communities who have stepped in to run rural services that are disappearing.

8th April 2016 The Anglers appears in a case study
Power to Change have just added a case study about our journey and the services that we now provide.
Power to Change Blog about The Anglers Rest

7th April 2016 The Anglers appears in Power to Change video
Power to Change have produced a short video on what it’s like to be a member of a community business.
Power to Change YouTube video

14th March 2016 The Building work has finished!
The scaffolding has come down and the new roof and windows can be seen in all their glory. All the remedial work to deal with the numerous problems are less visible, but very important to giving the new roof a long life.

7th February 2016 The Anglers stars at Pub 16
The Anglers Rest featured in two short films specially commissioned for Pub 16

30th October 2015 Building work to start on the 9th November
Work is due to start on The Anglers on the 9th November, though some preparatory work may start from the 2nd. The work is expected to complete immediately before Christmas.

The work is predominately:
* The replacement of the roof, including installing insulation.
* Replacement of some of the windows in the cafe
* The installation of a solar PV array
* Preparatory work to install a fire.

Most of the work will be on the outside of the building, with any disruption to the business being kept to an absolute minimum.

3rd October 2015 Drop-in session on the building work
With the building work due to start October, there is a drop-in session on Monday 19th October, in the cafe, between 4pm and 7pm, with information on the timescale and nature of the plans.

1st July 2015 – Bamford Community Society awarded £120,000 grant from Power to Change Power to Change

25th June 2015 Anglers Rest wins National co-operative community award
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29th March 2015 – Anglers Rest named Pub of the Month by Sheffield CAMRA

Pub of the month April 2015
Pub of the month April 2015

1st March 2015 – Bamford to host National Community pubs conference 

Pub conference
Pub conference

September 2014 Anglers Rest hosts MSc Architecture student project
Sheffield School of Architecture Masters degree includes a ‘Live’ project,  giving students the opportunity to prototype design concepts in a “real-world” setting, with a particular emphasis on community participation and collaboration with clients and stakeholders. Bamford is pleased to be one of the 2014 Live projects.MSc Architecture students