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CAMRA Derby Winter Ale Festival 2020

19 February 2020 - 22 February 2020

£3 – £6

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February is the perfect time to visit the city of Derby, regardless of the state of the local football team Derby County’s fortunes. The 16th CAMRA Derby Winter Ale Festival will be held in the Roundhouse in the heart of the city from 19 to 22 February, 2020.

In addition to more than 400 ales, ciders, bottled beers and mead, the festival will feature a Craft Keg bar as well as Blue Monkey gin bar.

Entertainment will come in a form of live music including a medley of Elvis impersonators just to get you into the swing of things, as well as local rock bands.

Derby Pubs

With the highest ratio of pubs per capita in the country, Derby has been credited with leading a real ale resurgence in the UK. The city also has the country’s only recognised Beer King.

The city has three main breweries Altons, Offilers and Strettons, as well in excess of 100 real ale pubs, in addition to some micro-breweries.

Some of the city’s hostelries include Ye Olde Dolphin, which dates back to 1530, and The Brunswick Inn, which was the first railwaymen’s pub. The Flowerpot is a great music venue with local bands.

If you still need convincing about taking a trip to the city, then read Mark Bibby Jackson’s Things to Do in Derby: from Pubs to Sufragettes.

Live Music at the Derby Winter Ale Festival 2020

The schedule of live music at the festival is as follows:

19 February: Cranberry Flick (seven-piece seing band)

20 February: Unforgiven (rock cover), Verbal Warning (punk)

21 February: The Hot Dogs (brass), Indie Division (indie cover), J – Quad (pop)

22 February: The Hot Dogs, The Newcranes (folk-rock).

Beer and Cider

Feature bars are from Blue Monkey, Navigation, Peak Ales and Totally Brewed. There is a wide range of beer, craft beer and ciders.

When is the Derby Winter Ale Festival 2020?

The Derby winter beer festival is from 19 to 22 February, 2020.

Where is Derby Winter Ale Festival 2020?

Derby Roundhouse, Derby

Getting to the beer festival

Those arriving by Rail should use the Pride Park exit at Derby Station. There is a free bus service from Derwent Street and Moreledge (stop C8) to the Roundhouse.

Accommodation in Derby

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19 February 2020
22 February 2020
£3 – £6


Derby Roundhouse
Roundhouse Road Pride Park
Derby,DE24 8JEUnited Kingdom
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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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