About the King Alfred
A traditional cask ale pub in Alfreton
Located in the middle of High Street in Alfreton, The King Alfred is an imposing building. Constructed in the 1930's, the pub is the focal point of the busy, bustling ex-mining town a few miles from junction 28 of the M1.
The pub is owned by the Pub People Company, whose offices are based in the nearby village of South Normanton and it is this localness which underpins the newly refurbished pub. From the local cask ales and locally sourced meat to the local printers and suppliers of day to day items, the King Alfred business seek supply from many businesses in the county.
Cask ales play an important role in the pub. There are 8 handpulls, dispensing beer from breweries like Amber Ales in Ripley, Castle Rock in Nottingham and Blue Monkey from Giltbrook. These are alongside well known regional names such as Bombardier, Timothy Taylor Landlord and Theakstones Old Peculiar.
Thursday nights we have a regular weekly quiz that is sure to get the grey matter working. Make sure you're in early, settle down with a nice pint of your favourite beer and enjoy the resurgence of the traditional British pub quiz. It's great fun and definately targetted at all ages.
Friday and Saturday night sees the King Alfred come alive with superb DJ's playing all the latest hits and some true classics too. So put a smile on your face and get into the weekend with some great music.
Finish the weekend off with more great music as Sunday afternoons see more live entertainment too.
The local CAMRA branch will be invited to hold meetings in the function room and the pub will apply for the LOCALE accreditation which designates that a local ale is always on sale
The pub will have regular beer festivals often from specific areas of the country like, Yorkshire, Lake District, Cornwall and Norfolk. Other pubs in the group, for example the Lion at Basford in Nottingham have very successful regional festivals every year.
Fresh coffee and food are available every day at the King Alfred. Coffee is made from a tradition Italian, Costa Coffee, style machine and the quality is excellent. This is served from 10am every morning (Ex Sunday). Food is a traditional pub menu with an excellent "2 Meals for £8" offer. Sunday Lunches using locally sourced Derbyshire Beef will prove extremely popular.
The King Alfred is a traditional, warm and friendly town pub, next to a bus stop and has a busy vibrant feel. There is a quiz every Thursday evening and entertainment on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday afternoons.
Alfreton is a town which is just seeing some nice pub and restaurant investments. The King Alfred is the perfect place for a quality pint of local cask ale at any time of day,