How the

Real Ale Trail works…

We are often asked about how the Real Ale Trail works. It’s pretty simple really… The non stop R.A.T bus chauffeurs you all day through spectacular countryside to rural pubs in the following locations, FlintshireSnowdoniaWrexham, Conwy,  Wirral and soon Chester and Cardiff.

We make a beeline for quirky, off the beaten track and hidden pubs ones you’ve probably never visited before (some are in the middle of nowhere).  All you need to do is get on the bus and thoroughly enjoy the hospitality of all the pubs.

Get your ticket, mind the step, enjoy the local ales, sample the food, entertainment and join in with the singing on the bus.

The real key to having a great time on this event is to share it with great friends.

For the Real Ale enthusiasts, there’s a minimum of three real ales in each pub (50 ales always on each trail) we also have micro breweries creating speciality ales just for the day as well as small batch ales never to be experienced again. But don’t worry if ale isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of other drinks available sometimes we even let the Gin makers join us too


To be part of the Ale Trail you will need to be over 24 and buy a bus ticket, you can get this from any participating pubs. Grab a map of the route, work out where you are going to start and meet up with friends and boom,  you’re ready; the hardest part of the day is deciding where to start your journey?


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