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Derby 2019
Basic Details
Registration for the Meet
How To Get There
Train
Bus
Coach
Car
Walking
Facilities and Venue Details
Food
Drink
WiFi
Room Layout
The Meet
Times
Entrance Fee
What's Included
Where To Stay
Friday night
Saturday night
Sunday
What actually happened

Derby 2019

Basic Details

The Tap
  • Date: Saturday 27th. July 2019
  • Time: 12noon to 6pm
  • Location: The Tap, 1 Derwent Street, Derby, DE1 2ED
  • Price: Free of Charge
  • The Tap web-site

Registration for the Meet

If you wish to attend the meet, could you please register using the link available from Future Events section of the SimSig web-site. It is important that people register even though there is no charge for the event so that we can advise the venue of the likely numbers attending. This will enable them to plan their catering accordingly.

How To Get There

Train

Derby is served from various parts of the country by CrossCountry trains . A direct service is available from London on the Midland Main Line, provided by East Midlands Trains . Lots of local services mean access from other cities is easy. The pub is a 15 to 20 minute walk from the railway station; suggested routes are shown in the Google Earth clip below. For those who do not wish to walk that distance, board a bus at Stop S1 opposite the station entrance to the City Bus Station at Morledge. The venue is then a 5-minute walk over the Derwent Bridge.

Bus

The Tap is a 5-minute walk from the main Bus Station in Derby which is served by local services from all parts of the City. The Bus Station can be seen just above and to the right of "The Derby Ram Statue" text in the Google Earth clip below.

Coach

Coaches operated by National Express coaches use the new Riverlights bus station, so proceed as for local buses above. The local buses to the meet go from the same building.

Car

There is on street parking around the pub but it is limited to 4hours maximum. There are long stay car parks around Derby if required.

Walking

Venue location

The Tap at the top left and the Railway Station at the bottom right. Walking routes are marked with Google's preferred route shown with blue dots.

Facilities and Venue Details

Food

Food is not being provided at this meet, but The Tap has a bar menu which can be viewed on its website .

Drink

Prices subject to change (although normally rather less expensive than many parts of the country). The pub has its own microbrewery on site and also serves a good range of other cask beers as well as the usual lagers, ciders and "smooth" beers. Drinks will be served from the main bar downstairs.

WiFi

A Wifi network without internet access will be set up so that the multiplay of the sims being used can take place. The venue has free WiFi available for those requiring internet access.

Room Layout

We will have use of the two upstairs rooms (the Arc Room and the Royal Room) which are across the passage from each other. The pictures below show the Arc Room, the Royal Room and the main downstairs bar.

Arc Room Royal Room

Downstairs Bar

The Meet

Times

Those with laptops for use by the SimSig public, please arrive by 11:30 to set up. If you are fetching your laptop you are advised to set up a separate User Account for the meet so that your personal information and data cannot be accessed. There will be someone at the meet (fingers crossed) who will be able to grant temporary licences if anyone's machine does not have a licence for a sim that is to be used for multiplay and chaining.

Those without laptops, please wait until noon when (hopefully) everything will be ready.

Entrance Fee

There is no entrance fee for this meet. However, If you are going to attend, could you please register using the link available from Future Events section of the SimSig web-site. so that we can advise The Tap of the likely demand for bar food.

What's Included

Shared access to multiplayer simulations.

Where To Stay

The Smart Aston Court Hotel is very close to the railway station and a 15-minute walk from the venue. TripAdvisor Reviews

The Hallmark Inn is a short distance further than the Aston Court. TripAdvisor Reviews .

The Alexandra which is a pub you pass between the Railway Station and the venue is currently offering rooms at "from £30 pppn". TripAdvisor Reviews (although they tend to concentrate on the pub side of things rather than the accommodation).

Please offer other recommendations if you know of further suitable accommodation.

Friday night

Please offer recommendations. Previous years have included a meal at a Mexican restaurant followed by drinks at one or more local pubs.

Saturday night

The Everest usually benefits from several hungry SimSiggers seeking a post-meeting curry.

Sunday

There is no visit arranged to date.

What actually happened

TBC


Last edited by postal on 30/03/2019 at 14:25