(across the road from the Pride Park exit of Derby Railway station)
2014 sees CAMRA’s National Winter Ales Festival move from Manchester to Derby. The venue is historic as Derby’s Roundhouse is the worlds first and oldest surviving railway roundhouse. It was originally developed in 1839 by four rival rail companies, including North Midland Railway (NMR) for whom George Stephenson and his son Robert were engineers.
Located in the Midlands Derby is excellently placed to receive real ale from all around the country thereby ensuring there is a good selection of different Brewerys beers from all over the UK.
The Roundhouse itself (which is pictured above) will have stillage around it serving real ale, cider, perry, continental beer and mead (honey wine). There is a corridor leading to another stillaged area known as The Carriage Room which will include the Champion Beer of Britian beers to be judged in the 4 style categories. Live music in the evenings will be in an additional marquee. Overall the capacity for the venue is 2,500.