Prior to our recent trip to Derby we wondered whether the Real Ale capital measured up. The answer is yes! A good range of ales, craft beer and tripping over the odd Pub-based beer festival provided a good beerweekend. The winner for us was The Furnace. Ok it was holding a small scale beer festival but it had a good range at the bar and in the fridges.
A knowledgeable and friendly group of staff welcomed us to the bar. In fact we felt so welcome we went back again to finish off the weekend and it was well worth it!
If you are judging a city on it’s welcome and range of beer then you’ll not go far wrong to start here on your visit to Derby.
We have more to report back on our visit with a full pub list, ale trail, more pics…