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


Bow Bar Winter Beer Festival
8 January to 4 February
Bow Bar, West Bow
Including Tiny Rebel Tap Takeover on 3rd February.

Tempest Tap Takeover (inc cask)
12pm, 19 January
Hemelvaart Bier Cafe, Ayton

Wetherspoon Scottish Beer Festival
26 January to 4 February
All local Wetherspoon and Lloyds No.1 pubs

18th Nether Abbey Beer Festival
2-4 November
Nether Abbey, North Berwick
40 real ales (and cider) from around the UK. More details tbc.

Further Afield


Larbert Beer Festival
30-31 March
Town Hall, Larbert

CAMRA Members' Weekend, AGM & Conference 2018
20-22 April
University of Warwick, Coventry

Paisley Beer Festival
25-28 April
Town Hall, Paisley

Kingdom of Fife Real Ale Festival
3-5 May
Rothes Hall, Glenrothes

Glasgow Real Ale Festival
21-23 June
Briggate Centre, Glasgow