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

Greenmantle Beer Festival
17th September to 2nd October
Greenmantle, West Crosscauseway
Including a Fallen Brewing event on Wednesday 21st September.

Thornbridge Tap Takeover
19th-26th September
Cloisters, Brougham Pl.

Battle of the Brewers event
5pm, 22nd September
Blacksmith’s Forge, Newmills Road, Dalkeith
With 5 local favourite breweries. The event will be held in the pub with each brewery allocated an individual booth.

White Swan beer festival
22 September - 2 October
White Swan, Kelso

Tempest Oktoberfest
11am - 10pm, 24 September
Tempest Brewing Co, Tweedbank Industrial Estate, Tweedbank
Tickets £15. Children and dogs welcome. Brewery tours available.

Alechemy Tap Takeover and Meet the Brewer
6pm, 30th September
The Windsor, Elm Row

Ferry Brewery Tap Takeover and Meet the Brewer
7pm, 1st October
Cumberland Bar, Cumberland St.

JD Wetherspoon Autumn Beer Festival
12th - 23rd October
All Wetherspoon pubs.

Nether Abbey Beer Festival
4th - 6th November (12 noon start each day)
Nether Abbey Hotel, North Berwick
Returning after a 10-year break, with up to 50 real ales from around the UK, including some “from the wood”. Free entry. Special CAMRA rate for accommodation during the Beer Fest.

Stagg's Remembrance Day Beer Festival
12:30pm, 13th, November
Stagg’s Bar, N. High St., Musselburgh


Further Afield


9th Berwick Beer and Food Festival
2 - 4 September
The Barracks, Berwick-on-Tweed
Runs from 7pm on Friday, then at 12 noon Sat/Sun, with the Food Festival open from 10am Sat and Sun, when an entrance fee applies (£2). Dog-friendly.
Meet the Brewers Evening Friday 2 September 7pm-10:30pm

Ayrshire Real Ale Festival
6 - 8 October
Troon Concert Hall