Derby Book Festival
The first Derby Book Festival will take place this year from 31 May - 7 June, featuring internationally acclaimed and best-selling authors, and confirming Derby’s reputation as a festival city.
Derby Film Festival 2015
Derby Film Festival 2015 runs in QUAD from 1st to 10th May for a ten day celebration of film culture including celebrity and industry guests, talks and seminars, preview film screenings and live events, plus new feature length and short films curated from worldwide submissions on the theme of Evidence. The festival ends with a final weekend exploring all things horror, science fiction and fantasy courtesy of the Fantastiq Film Festival.
Real Ale Capital
Derby is described as the "best place to sample real-ale in the world" by Lonely Planet. Come and sample the local drinks in our quirky pubs and annual beer festivals.
Real Ale Pubs
At The Silk Mill ale & Cider House we offer the appeal of a traditional real ale pub with a friendly, eclectic & relaxing atmosphere, specialising in cask ales, lagers, artisan ciders and a unique all British retro menu.
Derby CAMRA City Pub of the Year 2011 & Derby CAMRA Pub of the Year 2011 Overall Winner.
“Traditional pub with some great beers - a brilliant fire to huddle around in winter.”