Ashbourne and District Sub Branch
Welcome to the Ashbourne and District Sub-Branch page.
Meetings, social events & local beer festivals. All meetings start at 8pm unless otherwise stated.
Thursday 17th - Saturday 19th October - Stoke on Trent Beer Festival
Tuesday 29th October - Branch meeting - The Ketch, Kniveton
Tuesday 26th November - Branch meeting - The Coach & Horses, Ashbourne
Tuesday 17th December - Branch meeting - venue tbc
Tuesday 28th January - Branch meeting - venue tbc
We are a recently formed sub-branch of Derby CAMRA initially covering the postcode area of DE6 1xx and DE6 2xx (Derbyshire only). Other post code areas may be added in due course. We have around a dozen regular attendees at meetings and hope to expand the active membership in our area in the coming months.
Chairman - Mark Grist - can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01335 343859.
Our 9 mile, 5 pub beer ramble on Sunday 29th September was attended by five members and a couple of dogs...on a unfeasibly beautiful warm and sunny day, we started outside the Smith's Tavern in Ashbourne and by way of a very mixed route of lanes, field paths, ravines, steep hills, a railway path and a tunnel called at the Royal Oak at Hanging Bridge, The Rose & Crown at Middle Mayfield, the Dog & Partridge at Swinscoe and the Okeover Arms at Mappleton before returning to Ashbourne and finishing at The Smith's Tavern.
Beers sampled included Pedigree, Fuller's London Pride, Falstaff Noel Coward, Peakstones Rock Nemesis, Peak Ales Swift Nick, Wincle Rambler and Marston's Old Empire.
The next walk may be organised for the end of October/early November - details to follow.