Travel gurus at the Lonely Planet describe Derby as the "best place to drink real ale in the World" and the folks at CAMRA reckon there is more real ale choice in Derby than anywhere else. Hey, who are we to disagree?
The emphasis though is on the quality of the ale and its impact on your tastebuds, as well as on your pub experience. Derby’s real ale houses come both traditional or modern and attract a mature, independent clientele.
You may also find a micro-brewery out back, live unplugged music and occasional beer festivals.
Five to Try
Micro-brewery Tour and real ale trails
Make the most of your visit by following the Derby Real Ale Trail, 'Be a Brewer for the day' or take a Real Ale Tour around some of the city's micro-breweries.