Beer Festivals

Below is a list of other beer festivals and beer events in the local Derby CAMRA area or an easy journey from Derby. Information on local activities can also be found in the Derby Drinker. If you are visiting pubs, please remember to score the beer and enter your scores on the WhatPub website.

For a list of national CAMRA beer festivals look at the CAMRA national website events page.



10th to 14th - Brunswick Inn, Railway Terrace, Derby. DE1 2RU. 10th Anniversary festival featuring 20 cask ales from Derbyshire and Yorkshire.
18th to 21st - Great Campbell Street, St Georges Day Beer Festival, Campbell Street, Belper. Route Sixes direct from Derby to Belper King Street / Belper Bus Station.
18th to 21st - Smithfield, Meadow Road, Derby. Mini beer festival featuring Chin Chin brewery.


16th to 18th - Rail Ale 2024, Barrow Hill Roundhouse. Tickets available from the Alexandra Hotel. Direct train from Derby to Chesterfield for a connecting bus.
24th to 26th - Newark CAMRA Beer Festival, Newark Castle Grounds, Newark. Direct train from Derby to Newark Castle.
18th to 21st - Smithfield, Meadow Road, Derby. Mini beer festival featuring Pentrich brewery.


7th to 9th - Belper Goes Green Beer Festival.


3rd to 6th - Derby 50th Anniversary Beer Festival at the Alexandra Hotel, Siddals Road, Brunswick Inn, Railway Terrace and Victoria Inn, Midland Place, Derby.
3rd to 6th - Shiny Tap, Little Eaton. Featuring 12 real ales, 10 craft beers and 4 ciders. There will also be food vendors and live music. Direct bus from Derby Bus Station: Comet.
4th to 6th - Leicester CAMRA Beer Festival, Haymarket Theatre, Leicester. Direct train service from Derby with Swift from Derby.
20th to 22th - Great Central Railway Beer Festival.


Notes and Information

If you are making a special journey to visit one of the above festivals, you are strongly advised to check dates and opening times directly with the venue.

If you have any information regarding this page, please send an email to the Pubs Officer (


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Last updated 7th April 2024