Hundreds of Real Ale enthusiast attended the bus based festival, Snowdonia Real Ale Trail last Saturday on 7th October to enjoy the Welsh great hospitality and local ale found on the Trail. Attracting people from as far as well as locals to some of the best rural pubs in Snowdonia, helping to give the Gwynedd economy a major boost and putting Welsh Real Ale on the map.

Not that you could manage it, but there were up to 50 real ales supplied by North Wales based micro-breweries, such as Purple Moose, Bragdy Lleu, Hafod Brewery and Conwy Brewery.

Ale Trail Director Shelly Barratt says… “Great to see so many regulars on the Trail, but we were really surprise how many people came to Snowdonia just for the trail from Birmingham, Ireland and Manchester. Snowdonia has a real following because of pubs, local ale and location.”

We visited….

The Lion Hotel ● Criccieth, Ship Inn ● Porthmadog, Australia Arms ● Porthmadog, Union Inn ● Tremadog, Brondanw Arms ● Llanfrothen, Grapes Hotel ● Maentwrog, Ship Aground ● Tralsarnau, Y Pengwern ● Llan Ffestiniog, Y Manod ● Bleanau Ffestiniog