join the original

Flintshire Real Ale Trail

The original Flintshire Real Ale Trail is back by popular demand in April but this time with new pubs, new real ales and hot of the press a mini Ale Festival within the trail as we are visit a micro brewery or two.

Buses running every 30 minutes from 11am – 11pm. Tickets go on sale in August from all participating pubs  on the trail.

For the Real Ale enthusiasts, there will be a minimum of three real ales in each pub (50 ales on the whole trail) but don’t worry if ale isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other drinks available (and lots of atmosphere to soak up as well!)

Great real ale, good food, loads of great rural pubs, entertainment, Welsh microbreweries and friends……..this is what the Flintshire Real Ale Trail is all about! So go grab your friends and will provide the rest! On the day you will discover some of the best pubs nestled in the Flintshire villages and towns they will all serve delicious Real Ale ands and a warm welcome to boot.

Ticket holders can start at any pub on route, hop and off at any pub as many times as your heart desires between 11am and 11pm, so what are you waiting for? We got the pubs and microbrewery, Real Ales and entertainment ready, now all we need is you and your friends for a great day out!

Whilst real ale enthusiasts have always visited Flintshire’s pubs with quality ales and foods… the problem always is the designated driver, they can never join in…

Our pubs put on fantastic guest ales, home -cooked food and entertainment. What more do you want out of a day? There is a minimum of 3 ales in each pub and over 50 ales on the whole trail.


The Original Flintshire Real Ale Trail was our first and born in 2009 to help small businesses within the Flintshire Tourism Association! The idea was to help rural pubs within their membership to promote their rural location and make them a destination to visit in their own right. Rural pubs are usually ran by a man and wife team, plus the pub is an important feature for the small Welsh rural communities. Seven years ago these small businesses faced hard times due to the smoking ban and the change in drinking habits.  Hundreds of pubs closed down and this trend continues.  It was for this reason the Flintshire Real Ale Trail was born, to literally drive people to pubs often found in the middle of nowhere in a field and introduce people to them without the worry of driving there themselves.  The original Flintshire Real Ale Trail introduced much needed new people to small Welsh pubs.

The event was a great success with locals supporting the event twice a year.  Due to the popularity of the event we needed “a bigger boat” to coin a phrase. We got more buses, regular stops and obviously more pubs. The rest, as they say, is history!



We have a great selection of Real Ales, but if Real Ales ain’t your thing, you can still join the fun! There’s plenty of other drinks (including Gin) to wet your whistle!

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Check out the pubs on the

 Flintshire Real Ale Trail

The Gold Cape • Mold

gold cape, 8-8a Wrexham St, Mold CH7 1ES

Griffin Inn • Mynydd Isa

102 Mold Rd, Mynydd Isa, Mold CH7 6TF, United Kingdom

Plough Inn • Aston Hill

Plough Inn, Aston Rd, Queensferry, CH5 1TJ

Deva Brewery & Hafod Brewery

Babbage Rd, Sandycroft, Deeside CH5 2QD, United Kingdom

Red Lion • Pen-Y-Ffordd

Red lion, Rhos Rd, Penyffordd, Chester, CH4 0JR

White Lion • Hope

Hawarden Road, Hope, Wrexham LL12 9NW, United Kingdom

Railway Inn • Coed Talon

Corwen Road, Pontybodkin, Mold CH7 4TG, United Kingdom

Queens Head • Mold

Queens Head Pub, Chester Road, Mold, CH7 1UQ