The Anglers Rest lies in the centre of Bamford, a village at the heart of the most visited area of the Peak District National Park, with good road and rail links between Sheffield and Manchester.
The Anglers Rest was originally known as the Anglers Inn and was built in 1870 as a staging Inn on the Mortimer toll road. It become a well-known dining establishment in the middle of the 20th Century. At the end of the 20th Century it declined as it languished under the management of a PubCo, with little investment and a succession of short-term tenants.
In 2012 it’s fortune changed when the Bamford Community Society was formed to purchase the Anglers Rest and turn into a community hub with a pub, café, Post Office and bunkhouse. In October 2013, through the generous investment of £263,500 from 328 shareholders, the pub transferred to community ownership.
Our vision is:
To develop a sustainable community business, that is inclusive and with a reputation for good customer service, that contributes to a vibrant and thriving village.

This website is designed to serve as a communication portal for the Bamford Community Society.

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