Derby CAMRA Winter Beer Festival


The 13th Derby Winter Beer Festival will take place from the 15th to the 18th February 2017 at the Roundhouse in Derby.



To volunteer, please complete a staffing form by either clicking the link below.

Winter Beer Festival Staffing Form

Or request a form by clicking this link:

Volunteering Form Request

Opening Times and Admission Prices

Wed 15th - 17:00 to 23:00      £3.00.
Thur 16th - 11:00 to 23:00      £2.00 (lunch), £5.00 (after 17:30).
Fri 17th    - 11:00 to 23:00      £3.00 (lunch), £6.00 (after 17:30).
Sat 18th   - 11:00 to 23:00      £3.00 (lunch), £6.00 (after 17:30).

The festival allows access to under 18 year olds during the day, but please, they must vacate before 19:00 (7pm). OAPs are free at lunch times. Under 26s are half-price to all sessions. Card carrying CAMRA members are free at all times.

Getting There

The Roundhouse venue is part of the Derby College complex situated on the Eastern side of Derby Railway Station. If arriving by train use the Pride Park exit from the over-bridge. Click here to open Google Maps Roundhouse.

Free buses will be provided leaving Derby Exeter Bridge at 11:00 and then every half an hour until 21:30, calling at the bus station (bay 28) a few minutes later. The first bus on Wednesday will be 17:00. Buses return from the festival at xx:15 and xx:45, the last bus being 23:30.

Arriva also operate Route 4/4A between the bus station the back of the Roundhouse. Alight at the Roundhouse Way stop. There is a short cut opposite the stop which takes you to the front of the Roundhouse.


The following stalls will be providing nourishment during the beer festival:

Morgans cheese
Pipers crisps
Oddfellows chooclate

Hot meals will be procided by the Roundhouse's own catering - click here for a Menu, which also includes a burger style van.

Beer, Cider, Perry and Mead

We have a dedicated App with loads of information about the beers, ciders, perries and World Beer. There are two versions available. Click on the appropriate link below to download it onto you phone.



We expect to have a final list of over 360 different beer with be a strong emphasis on Derbyshire beers. The Derbyshire Brewers Collective having a stillage to themselves. There will be a wide range of Winter Ales and Barley Wines, supplimented by some excellent session beers. We will also feature Gluten Free beers from Wold Top and Raw. The current beer list can be downloaded in PDF format (334kB) by clicking on the link below.

Beer List 2017-02-05

Cider and Perry

The cider and perry bars will be split between the Main room and the Carriage room, between them offering 34 ciders and 7 perries, including a number from Derbyshire. The current list can be downloaded in PDF format using the link below.

DWAF2017_Cider and Perry


We have a range of meads from Derbyshire's own Mercian Mead and Lymebay. All will be available by the glass or bottle.

Garden Mead - a light refreshing mead with a hint of herbs, most often described as a touch of mint.
Traditional Mead - a sweeted mead with a distinct honey flavour.
Tournement Mead - a flavourful mead with hints of spices, perfect for Winter.

Mercian Mead:
Classic Mead - a light, dry mead. Very drinkable without the traditional heavy sweetness of more familiar meads. A great alternative to wine in any receipe.
Classic Sweet Mead - rather sweeter than the Classic, similar to a good quality desert wine.
Lemon Sorbet Mead - a light effervescent mead with a refreshing hint of lemon, without any bitterness.

World Beers

Once again there will be a dedicated bar showcasing bottled beers from around the world to tempt your taste buds. This year we will also have a keykeg bar featuring artisan breweries from Italy and Belgium, plus a chance to try Kolsch as you would find it in its home town of Cologne. A PDF copy of the World Beer list can be downloadedby clicking on this link World beer.


Please note that the music will be in the Carriage Room, which has a limited capacity of 250 people.

Local band showcase featuring at least three bands.

The Modest - as you may guess a Mod orientated band who will perform classics from the likes of The Who, Small Faces, The Kinks and The Jam but inter-mixed with Soul and Northern Soul.

Tom Hingley - seminal singer with Inspiral Carpets will play with his band The Kar-Pets and will perform all the big tunes from the Manchester Indie heroes.
Verbal Warning - old school punk rockers and festival favourites.

Kazabian - formed in 2009 Kazabian are the number one tribute to Kasabian.