Upcoming Events

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Next Event

In January Castle Rock Brewery launch a brand new coffee milk stout in celebration of ARTHUR SKILL, who founded Nottingham's Skills Motor Coaches LTD 100 years ago in 1919.

We are celebrating by re-creating one of the first Skills Coaches trips from Nottingham to Derby and then launching the beer at the Alexandra Hotel, one of Derby's best beerhouses. We'll then do a mini tour of some of Castle Rock's other lovely venues before heading back to Nottingham.

Here's the rough itinerary which is pending final confirmation:

  • 11:00-12:00 -- Vat & Fiddle, tea/coffee/beer
  • [12:00-12:45 -- Travel to Alexandra Hotel, Derby]
  • 12:45-14:00 -- Alexandra Hotel, launch
  • [14:00-14:40 -- Travel to Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough]
  • 14:40-15:45 -- Swan in the Rushes
  • [15:45-16:30 -- Travel to Horse & Plough, Bingham]
  • 16:30-17:30 -- Horse & Plough
  • [17:30-17:50 -- Travel to Embankment]
  • 17:50 -- Embankment
Tickets are £14 + BF. In exchange, you get:
  • 1x half of Arthur Skill at the Alexandra Hotel
  • 1x drink of your choice up to the value of £3.50 at all four other venues
  • All coach travel
  • A great day out with friends, along with Castle Rock brewers and pub staff too!

Drink pre-orders will be taken between each venue on the coach.

Come and join us as we support and celebrate local people, local pubs and local beer!

T&Cs apply. 18+ only. Please contact us if you have any queries.

Future Events

Burns Night Grub - 28th & 28th January

St Pirin Themed Grub - 6th March