Friday, December 8, 2023

7th Amber Valley CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival Announced

The 7th Amber Valley CAMRA festival will be held at Strutts on Derby Road, Belper from Thursday 29th September to Sunday 2nd October 2016.

There will be over 70 ales, showcasing a good mix of traditional styles along with some unusual and contemporary beers with plans for a couple of festival specials. The Cider Bar will be serving a varied selection of ciders and perries and also country wines. The beer and cider list will be available to view on our website closer to the event.

Now in its seventh year, the event, at the former Herbert Strutt Grammar School, is situated on the A6 just outside Belper town centre. Strutts has its own car park with the railway and bus stations only a short walk away and buses stopping right outside the venue.


The main hall and various classrooms will be used for entertainment and events throughout the festival and the bars will be set up in a marquee in an adjoining playground. Several areas will be kept free for those who prefer to drink quietly, have a chat or to sample the great selection of hot and cold food that will be on offer from local caterer, Farmhouse Kitchen.

Snacks and soft drinks will also be available with free soft drinks for designated drivers.

The festival will feature a free quiz on Thursday, live music on Friday and Saturday evenings and “Meet the Cider Maker” and “Meet the Brewer” tasting events on Saturday afternoon. For full details of all entertainment, opening time and prices, please visit .  Advance tickets are not required at any sessions but be sure to arrive early to ensure admission.  Over 18’s only after 6pm.

This year sees the launch of a special preview session from 4-6pm on Thursday with free entry to all, including non-members, giving customers the opportunity to access the full range of beers, ciders and perries without the weekend crowds. The Sunday session 12-2pm is also free entry with any remaining beers at £2 a pint.

Amber Valley CAMRA look forward to welcoming visitors old and new and hope you have a great time at Strutts.

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