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A session with a long tradition

in July 2002 I visited this superb pub from 1537 in the heart of the Peak District . The session is known to having outlived many a landlord -at least 20 years.

It is an open session - when I was there there were around 10 people attending - mostly locals. It is indeed a friendly session - in a unique setting, with a relaxed pace.

The Barrel

This is my local session. It is always a delight to have visitors who play and add something a bit different. But warning - the pub is set at the highest point above sea level in the whole district and it is often very cool and blowy up there. Hope to see someone from here there one wednesday evening.

The Barrel

I was given a warm welcome here on Wednesday having been working close and booked room for night.
Nice session with 5 players (one of their regular fiddle players was absent). Proper tunes at nice pace with some sarnies provided by host.
The pub is lovely, with open fires & fine ales, (The evenjng meal was also excellent and breakfast was perfect)
The views across peaks are breathtaking & I will certainly call in if I’m up North again…
Word of warning though - The session is only on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays so probably wise to check first…

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