Real Ale & Cider

Who we are

The Real Ale and Cider society aims to provide a welcoming, fun, and educational society for all Real Ale and Cider drinkers studying at the University of Nottingham. Whether you've never tried Real Ale before or are a seasoned connoisseur, our society offers something for everyone!

What does this group offer?

  • Weekly events - anything from just a casual meet-up at a local venue, to quiz nights, brewery tours, tasting sessions, and trips to some of the Nottingham area's best beer festivals.
  • For newcomers, the chance to explore Nottingham's rich culture of Real Ale, guided by our friendly and knowledgeable committee members. 
  • For the experienced, the opportunity to meet and chat with like-minded Real Ale and Cider drinkers. 
  • Home brewing! Ever fancied making your own beer? The society offers access to homebrew kits, along with help and advice from our dedicated homebrew officer.

ALL OF THIS FOR JUST £4 - sign up below! You can collect your membership card at the first social you attend, just ask one of our Committee members.

For more information and details of about all our upcoming social events see our Facebook page.


This year we have been once again, and very kindly, sponsored by three great local Nottingham businesses

The Overdraught is a great pub on Canning Circus, providing plenty of both traditional real ales and craft ales. It also provides a 20p student discount on pints of Real and Craft Ale!

The Barrel Drop is a micropub in the heart of the city providing great craft and real ales. Members of the Real Ale and Cider society get 10% off all real ales and draught ciders!

Mooch, in the Portland Building provides members of the Real Ale and Cider society with a 20p discount on pints of Real Ale!




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George Thomas Vandrill
General Secretary
Thomas Moore
Postgraduate Officer
Joseph Peake
Social Secretary
Samuel Liam Blacker
Thomas Moore
Welfare Officer
Dylan Michael Freestone