Mild and Ale Trail 2016

Mild and Ale Trail 2016


Welcome to the Mild in May and Beer Festival Ale Trail. The trail officially starts on the 1st May and runs throughout May, so you have plenty of time to get supping. To complete the trail, you need to drink at least half a pint of Mild or Real Ale in each of the pubs listed and collect an appropriately coloured sticker. A trail card with 10 different pubs will entitle you to free entry to one session of the 39th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival.

Pubs marked with an (*) at least, will not have Mild on during the whole of May. The table lists the pubs in the trail together with their address, opening times and brief directions on getting there. Check for more details. For example routes and more information visit the Derby CAMRA summer beer festival website.

Trail Details, Instructions & Beer Scoring

Once again we have merged the Mild in May promotion with the Summer Beer Festival Ale Trail. The Trail will be launched from the 1st May and run throughout the month. Participants can collect red "mild" stickers from each pub in return for drinking a half or more of Mild or blue "real ale" stickers in return for drinking the same quantity of Real Ale. Stickers, once collected, should be attached to a Downloadable trail form.

There are 25 pubs taking part in the trail listed below. Each pub will endeavour to stock a Mild at least once during May and all will stock Real Ale for the whole duration of the trail. More up to date information and transport details can be found on the Summer Beer Festival page of the Derby CAMRA website. You have all of May to complete the trail, so we encourage all participants to drink responsibly.

Pubs taking part are:

Alexandra Hotel, Babington Arms, Book Cafe, Brewery Tap, Brunswick, Cross Keys in Ockbrook, Ye Olde Dolphin Inn, Duke of York, Exeter Arms, Falstaff Tavern, Five Lamps, Flower Pot, Furnace Inn, Greyhound, Golden Eagle, Last Post, Mr Grundy's, New Zealand Arms, Old Bell, Seven Stars, Old Silk Mill, Queens Head in Little Eaton, Royal Oak in Ockbrook, Standing Order and Thomas Leaper.

Note: The opening times for the Last Post are incorrect on the trail card. The Last Post is open everyday from 11:00am, closing at 20:00 Mon to Wed and 22:00 other days.

One free entry to any session of the 38th City Charter Summer Beer Festival to be held on the Market Place, Derby starting 6th July will be awarded to anyone with stickers from at least 10 different pubs. In addition you will be entitled to a free pint of any Real Ale up to 5% ABV. Another free half pint will be awarded each at 15 and again at 20 pubs.

Ale stickers will be calculated separately, so a full trail sheet earns 4 free pints.

So we can show recognition for the effort the pubs are playing, we ask you to score the beer you drink in line with the CAMRA National Beer Scoring scheme. Please mark you card alongside each pub for Mild and Real Ale according to the following criteria:

0 No real ale or undrinkable
1 Poor
2 Average
3 Good
4 Very good
5 Excellent

More details on beer scoring can be found on the website. The winning pub will be awarded a certificate in recognition of their services to Mild and Real Ale. CAMRA members are asked to also enter their score on the website.

Downloadable trail form

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Published on 23/04/2016