Fancy a pint with friends, but don’t want to drive? We got you covered with bus based Real Ale festivals across Wales and the North West. We take you hand-picked rural pubs known for their quirkiness, hospitality and of course serving cracking local Real Ale by bus, so there’s no need for a designated driver. Bus arrive every 30-45 minutes at each venue, so hop on and off the bus throughout the day, taking in the beautiful countryside views and sample the delicious local ales and home cooked meals.
We have another busy year of Trails including some new locations, so jot them down in your diary now!
First stop is Arfon Real Ale Trail NEW in 2018. Arfon Real Ale Trail is on 14th April 2018, 11am to 11pm, taking you to the best rural pubs along the Menai Straits serving locally brewed real ales, stopping off at Bangor, Bethesda and Caernarfon as well as pubs in more rural Gwynedd. Participating pubs will be soon and tickets will be on sale in March. Keep up to date with latest news on Facebook and Twitter.
Also NEW in 2018 is the Cardiff and the Vale Real Ale Trail hitting the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff on 21st of April, 11am to 11pm. We take you from the city out into the Vale via some of the best real ale pubs. Participating pubs include The Hopbunker in Cardiff, The Three Horseshose in Moulton, Red Lion in Pendolyn, Fontygary Inn in Rhoose with more to be announce soon! Tickets will be available in March. Get the latest news on Twitter and Facebook.
Flintshire Real Ale is the original Ale Trail started 7 years ago to support rural village pubs and even if we do say ourselves it’s been quite successful. We’re excited to announce there will be new pubs unveil for this April’s route! Tickets available from March. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest.
Ale Trailers enjoying a pint at Deva microbrewery in Sept 2017.
Conwy is known for it’s great Real Ale with breweries like Conwy Brewery, Wild Horse Brewery and Great Orme Brewery all making Conwy their home. Great breweries also means there’s great pubs! We take you by bus along the coast to pubs in Llandudno, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay and the historic town of Conwy, all hand-picked for their Real Ales and hospitality. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Gwynne from Conwy Brewery with exclusive ale “Sod the Bus” only available on the Conwy Real Ale Trail in Sept 2017.
Snowdonia Real Ale Trail is on 2nd June 2018, some say our most beautiful Trail taking from the coast to through the Snowdonia National Park, stopping of at some of the best watering holes along the way. NEW pub to added to route this June! Tickets on sale from May.
Visiting 10 pubs around the Wirral peninsular from the coast to the countryside, serving locally brewed Real Ale. If you’re coming on the Wirral Real Ale Trail you better brush up on your Beatle classics as they will be sung, very loudly, on the buses between pubs. Tickets on sale from May.
The award-winning Real Ale Trail is coming to Cheshire, visiting great rural pubs that are off the beaten track. Enjoy quintessential English pubs across Cheshire, without worry who’s driving! More details to be revealed about the new Cheshire Real Ale Trail soon.
Anglesey Arms, Caernarfon, United Kingdom
Visit rural Real Ale pubs along the coast of the Menai Straits.
The Gold Cape, Wrexham Street, Mold, United Kingdom
The Original Real Ale Trail visiting rural pubs in Flintshire.
Hopbunker, Queen Street, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Taking you out of the city into the Vale of Glamorgan visiting the finest waterholes in the Vale along the way.
Saith Seren, Chester Street, Wrexham, United Kingdom
Taking you out of the city centre through the beautiful Wrexham countryside to pubs off the beaten track, serving locally brewed Real Ale.
The Albert, Madoc Street, Llandudno, United Kingdom
Visiting great Real Ale pubs around the borough of Conwy.
14 Lombard St, Porthmadog LL49 9AP
Taking you from the coast to the mountains, stopping of at rural pubs along the way.
Irby Mill, Mill Lane, Greasby, United Kingdom
Visiting pubs around the Wirral peninsular from the coast to the countryside, serving locally brewed Real Ale.
Fox & Barrel, Tarporley, United Kingdom
Visiting quintessential English pubs across Cheshire, serving local Real Ale.