Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival

41st Derby City Charter Summer Beer Festival

The 41st Derby CAMRA City Charter Summer Beer Festival is now being proposed. Due to problems finding a suitable venue, no details are available about the 2018 Summer Beer Festival. 


During the 2017 (40th) festival a number of charities helped us out and raised money for their respective causes. So a big thnk you to all who donated and below is the totals raised.

Britsh Heart Foundation - £158.74












Derby Mountain Rescue - £882.17







Getting There

The beer festival is held in a marquee on the Market Place (DE1 3AH) in the center of Derby.
Bus - the Market Place is around 70 meters walk from the main bus station, which is served by many routes including National Express.
Train - the railway station is approximately 20 minutes walk away. Exit through the main enterance and either take a bus to the bus station or walk to the right, head past the Brunswick and Alexandra Hotel pubs then continue straight past the bus station.
Air - East Midlands airport is 23km or 14 miles from the festival and served by a direct bus link to the bus station (route: Skylink). Birmingham airport is served by direct trains from Derby taking around an hour.


Photo courtesy of Graham Whitmore Photography


As with all CAMRA Beer Festivals, the Derby Summer Beer Festival is staffed entirely by volunteers who come along to promote real ale in the City of Derby. If you would like to take part your help will be gratefully received no matter how big or small your commitment.

Sign up on the Volunteer form

Or download a WORD format Volunteering Form and send it in.

Information Updates

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Mobile Apps

For more information on your mobile including a searchable beer list and a scoring scheme click on the appropriate link below.

Program, Beer and Cider Lists

Click here for an electronic copy of the program (3.6Mb) Program.pdf.

Click here for the beer list including World Beer on Tap BeerList_V1.pdf.

Click here for the ciders and perries Cider Program 2017.pdf.

Click here for the beers on the continental bottle bar Continental_V1.pdf.

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