Real Ale Events


In this section we will bring to your attention events such as pub-based mini real ale festivals. Events organised directly by the branch are listed in the Branch Diary section, and cater for members. If you are not currently a member but are thinking of joining have a look at that section to see what you might be missing. All venues are in Edinburgh unless otherwise noted.

The events that will be listed below are not necessarily organised or endorsed by CAMRA, though, naturally, we will only list here events in outlets that have a good track record with real ale.

See also the Events Calendar.

Upcoming Events


Wetherspoon Autumn Real Ale Festival
11th to 22nd October
All Wetherspoon and Lloyds No.1 bars

Guildford Arms Autumn Beer Festival
Starting 12th October
Guildford Arms, W. Register St.

Grand Opening of the Steel Coulson
4pm, 13th October
Steel Coulson, Henderson St.

Bow Bar German Bier Festival
17th to 31st October
Bow Bar, West Bow
With 4 cask ales

17th Nether Abbey Beer Festival
3rd to 5th November
Nether Abbey Hotel, North Berwick
40 real ales from around the UK. Commences 12 noon each day. See link for more info and beer list.

Staggs Remembrance Day Beer Festival
12:30pm, 12 November
Staggs, N. High St, Musselburgh

Craft Beer Revolution
23rd-25th November
Assembly Roxy, Roxburgh Pl.
About 25% cask beer.

Further Afield


Ayrshire Beer Festival
5-7th October
Troon Concert Hall, Troon.

The 26th Alloa Real Ale Festival
27-28 October
Alloa Town Hall, Alloa
Opening times: Friday 27th October 14:00 to 23:00 (Open to CAMRA members from 13:00 on production of membership card)
Saturday 28th October 12:00 to 23:00
Admission £5 (£3 for CAMRA members on production of valid membership card at all sessions and U-25s on Thursday only)

Belfast Beer and Cider Festival
16-18 November
Ulster Hall, Belfast