It’s fairly simple. A bus chauffeurs you all day through spectacular countryside to rural pubs. Every half an hour or so, a bus will appear at each pub on the trail to ferry you to the next pub. You can visit as many or as few pubs as you want and stay at each one for as long as you want. It’s that simple.
We make a beeline for quirky, off the beaten track and hidden pubs – you may well never have heard or visited them before – where real ale and great hospitality is their thing.
Who is it for? Everybody over 24 who enjoys a good day out with good friends who enjoy great Real Ale. For real ale enthusiasts, there’s a minimum of three Ales in each pub (at least 50 ales always on each trail), micro breweries creating speciality Ales just for the day as well as small batch ales, never to be experienced again.
If ale isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other drinks available and sometimes we invite boutique gin makers to join us too.
The idea of the trail is not to get drunk but to enjoy ale and food responsibly. Pubs will not serve you if you have a few too many, so do remember to eat and drink water between stops.
First, buy a ticket here or at any of the participating pubs on the trail you fancy. Grab some friends who are great company and make you laugh, board the bus with your ticket (singing is not compulsory but we encourage it) and prepare to enjoy a day of quaffing local ales, sampling the food and entertainment and joining in with the singing on the bus, discussing the merits of fine ale and going home happy. Don’t forget to take some pictures too!
A ticket gets you unlimited travel all day long, and if you are brave you can go around the route as many times as you like. From experience we might add that this is unlikely!