There are no advance tickets as this is a "pay on entrance" event.
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Limited edition souvenier glasses are available to buy/hire for £3 each (which is refundable on return of the glass with no chips or damage). There are a selection of half and full pint glasses, both of which are marked at one third measures.
Well behaved and supervised under 18s are welcomed at National Winter Ales Festival until 19.00 each evening. All under 18's must leave the Festival by 19.00. Thank you for your cooperation with this licencing requirement.
A Look Back...
2014 sees CAMRA’s National Winter Ales Festival move from Manchester to Derby.
It's a beautiful and magnificent series of truly iconic buildings that have a world-renowned status in railway history. The Roundhouse is the World’s Oldest Roundhouse built in 1839, following £48 million renovation, it has been returned to its former glory with original features restored and complemented by dazzling new artworks. This stunning Grade II* listed building opened its doors in late 2009 and has already played host to a wide range of prestigious corporate events. 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 Brewery’s beers from all over the UK.
‘The Roundhouse’, being circular, will have stillage all around it, serving real ale, cider, perry, continental beer and mead. There is a corridor leading to another stillaged area known as ‘The Carriage Shop Theatre’ which will include the Champion Winter Beer of Britain beers to be judged in the 4 style categories. A range of fantastic live bands will be entertaining us in an additional marquee. Overall the capacity for the venue is 2,500.