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


Speyside Brewery tap takeover and meet the brewer
7pm, 28th September: Blue Blazer, Spittal St.
7pm, 29th September: Windsor Buffet, Elm Row

Oakham Ales showcase
28th September to 1st October
Guildford Arms
, W. Register St.
Four ales at £2.50 while stocks last.

Dreadnought Oktoberfest

29th September to 1st October
Dreadnought, N. Fort St.
Beers from Wylam, Brass Castle, Tiny Rebel, Campervan, Cross Borders and more.

Tempest Oktoberfest
30th September
Tempest Brewing Co, Tweedbank

Lerwick Brewery Meet the Brewer
6pm, 5 October
David Macbeth Moir, Musselburgh

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

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.

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