Thursday and Saturday evenings, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
£40 per person (includes transport, a glass of real ale in each establishment, visit to one of Derby's microbreweries and beer related snacks)
If you favour drinking over dabbling, make a date in your diary to come back for one of two annual CAMRA Ales Festivals, where you can meet like-minded souls and be spoilt for choice as you mull over a selection of thirst-quenching brews from far and wide.
Raise a glass to Derby – ‘the best place to drink real ale in the world’.
Join the experts on a Real Ale Tour to discover why travel gurus at Lonely Planet and experts from the Campaign for Real Ale think the city is hop-fuelled heaven for beer buffs. Whet your appetite on award-winning ales in a microbrewery then savour Derby’s renowned pubs – both traditional and modern.
Take a guided mini-bus tour with Real Ale Derby and get a real flavour of Derby’s well-deserved reputation for cask ale excellence and welcoming pubs.
Start at a microbrewery to taste the secret of making world-renowned real ales, then go on a mystery tour of six of Derby’s best ‘real’ pubs. Enjoy a glass at each venue, plus a variety of snacks and nibbles along the way.
Your visit will include a written itinerary with delicious details of the pubs you stop at and the beers you try.
It’s a mouth-watering experience to celebrate everything from birthdays, to a stag or hen night with a difference, a true tonic for anyone fascinated by real ale, how it’s made and Derby’s hop-inspired heritage.
Tours can be tailored to suit you and your guests whatever the occasion, and you can make a weekend of it.
If you prefer to explore under your own steam, follow Derby’s Perfect Pub Crawl, recommended in the Good Beer Guide. If you want to roll up your sleeves and create some amber nectar yourself, you can be a brewer for a day at Derventio Brewery.
Tours start at the Silk Mill Ale & Cider House, 19 Full Street, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AF