Beer Festivals

Please click here for the Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival.

Please click here for the Derby CAMRA Winter Beer Festival.

Please click here for the Amber Valley CAMRA Beer Festival.

Please click here for the Ashbourne CAMRA Beer Festival.

Below is a list of other beer festivals and beer events in the local Derby CAMRA area. Information on local activities can also be found in the Derby Drinker. If you have any information regarding this page, please send an email to the Pubs Officer ( Finally if you are visiting pubs, please remember to score the beer and enter your scores on the WhatPub website.

September 2016

22nd to 24th September - Ashbourne CAMRA Beer Festival, Town Hall, Market Place, Ashbourne.

22nd to 25th September - Jorrocks, Irongate, Derby. Mini-beer festival featuring 6 guest beers and 3 ciders.

29th Sep to 2nd October - Amber Valley CAMRA Beer Festival, Strutts, Derby Road, Belper, DE56 1UU. 

October 2016

5th to 9th October - Brunswick Inn, Railway Terrace, Derby.

6th to 9th October - New Zealand Arms, 2 Langley Street, Derby, DE22 3GL. 20 Cask ales and 5 ciders. Music of the Herron Brother on 7th and Northern Soul on the 8th.

12th to 15th October - Nottingham Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival, Nottingham Castle, Friar Lane, Nottingham. Tickets now available online.

12th to 23rd October - Wetherspoon Real Ale Festival. Local pubs taking part are: Babington Arms, Babington Lane, Derby, DE1 1TA; Standing Order, Irongate, Derby; Thomas Leaper, Irongate, Derby; Observatory, Ilkeston, DE7 5QA.

20th to 23rd October - Royal Oak, Ockbrook. Featuring beers from Hertfordshire.

27th to 29th October - Holly Bush Inn, Holly Bush Lane, Makeney.

27th to 29th October - Arkwrights Bar, Campbell Street, Belper.

February 2017

15th to 18th February - Derby Winter Beer Festival, Roundhouse, Derby. 


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.