Beer festival special offer from Derbyshire Connect bus service

11 September 2017

Real ale-lovers travelling to Ashbourne beer festival are being offered a special fare on Derbyshire's new, flexible bus service.


Derbyshire Connect is a bookable bus service rather than a conventional timetabled one. It takes passengers to and from their chosen pick-up points and destinations on their preferred days and times.

The beer festival takes place at Ashbourne Town Hall from 21 to 23 September 2017. Travellers to the festival will pay a special £1 single fare, instead of the usual £2, up to 7pm on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Derbyshire Connect runs weekdays from 7am to 7pm and Saturdays 8am to 7pm. There is no Sunday service. It was launched on a 12-month trial basis in the Ashbourne and Wirksworth areas in February, as far north as Hartington.

The 15-seater bus is fully accessible for passengers in wheelchairs. It can also carry bikes for people who do not wish to make return trips.

Derbyshire Connect bookings can be made by emailing bookings@derbyshireconnect.org.uk or tel: 01335 342951.