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Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival

37th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival

Dates, Times and Theme Announced!!

The 2014 Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival will be held from 9th to the 13th July on the Market Place. The theme for this years festival is 50 years of Derby Mountain Rescue - we hope you will agree this is a very worthy cause.

We will be showcasing at least one beer from every Derbyshire brewery and giving special attention to the breweries located within the City of Derby - the best place to sample real ale in the world. See attached link to explain why:

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News of the Fire:

Due to the recent announcement of The Assembly Room closure the festival will take place in a marquee in the heart of the city (Derby Market Place). There will be outdoor seating to enjoy the summer sunshine and food will be available.Please do bare with us whilst we fine tune the logistics.

For more information on The Assembly Rooms fire please see the following web page:

Opening times:

Wed 9th July 18:30 to 23:00

Thur 10th July 11:00 to 23:00

Fri 11th July 11:00 to 23:00

Sat 12th July 11:00 to 23:00

Sun 13th July 12:00 to 14:00

The next organising meeting for the 2014 Derby City Charter Beer Festival will be at the Spa Inn, Abbey Street on 7th May starting at 8pm. We will be having an update on the Assembly Rooms following the fire and looking at the layout plan. This is when the final details start to take shape. The following meetings will be on 4th June and the Dolphin Inn, Queen Street and then the 25th June.

If you want to get involved come along - all welcome no matter how much time you can spare.


Presentation of Cheque for the Mayors Charities

On the 11th March 2014 we presented the Mayor of Derby, Fareed Hussain, with a cheque for his charities from the proceeds of the 36th Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival. So on behalf of the Mayor and his charities thankyou to all who came and drank, ate and were merry. Of course thanks to all the hard working CAMRA volunteers.


The main entertainment will be  Ferocious Dog

For further information contact the Chairman, Russ Gilbert  on 07909 967142 or email

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