The aim of this publication is to provide a complete guide to real ale pubs in the city of Derby. It includes neither hotels nor the ‘nightclub’ pubs barely open in the daylight. It does, however, list the 42 (79 in 2005) pubs where no real ale was to be had in May 2016. As with the previous edition, there is an element of selectivity, which has taken the form of listing what we believe to be the city’s top ten pubs. The 122 real ale pubs (plus two close to, but outside, the city boundary) included here are the result of a comprehensive survey of all Derby licenced houses carried out in the spring of 2016.