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.


March 2019

13th to 16th March - Leicester CAMRA Beer Festival, Haymarket Theatre, Leicester. Direct train from Derby.
14th to 17th March - The Old Poets Corner, Butts Road, Ashover, Derbyshire. Over 50 ales and traditional ciders.
15th to 16th March - Nottingham Rubgy Club, Six Nations Beer Festival, Lady Bay, Nottingham.
22nd to 24th March -
Arkwrights Beer Festival, Belper. Bus Sixes from Derby Bus Station.
27th March to 7th April - Wetherspoons Real Ale and Cider Festival, All Wetherspoons pubs. 30 ales.
28th to 30th March - Burton CAMRA Beer Festival, Town Hall, Burton on Trent. X38 and Villager buses or direct train from Derby.
28th to 30th March - Holly Bush Inn, Makeney. Sixes from Derby.
29th to 31st March - Gardeners Rest 105 Neepsend Lane, Sheffield. 18 ales from coastal brewery's.

April 2019

5th to 7th April - Camra Members Weekend and AGM, Caird Hall, Dundee.
18th to 20th April - Doncaster Brewery and Tap, 7 Young Street, Doncaster. 18 real ales and 10 kegs.

May 2019

2nd to 6th May - Spotted Cow, Holbrook. Bus Sevens from Derby.
3rd to 6th May - Royal Oak, Green Lane, Ockbrook. Bus 9 or 9A from Derby.
16th to 18th May - Rail Ale Barrow Hill, Capbell Drive, Barrow Hill, S43 2PR. Free bus service from Chesterfield Railway Station.
23rd to 27th May - Dead Poets, 38 Chapel Street, Holbrook. DE56 0TQ. Bus Sevens from Derby.

August 2019

6th to 10th August - Great British Beer Festival, Olympia, London. Tickets now on sale.


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 (