The Award Winning Craft and Ale Trail buses return to Aberdeen on the 11am – 10pm, 25th of April 2020. Our unique moving beer festival ferries you out of town to country pubs, while you sample local craft beers, real ales and food, without worrying about how to get home, our regular buses arrive at each venue every 45 minutes.

It’s a new kind of a beer festival. All for you mature drinkers! No under 24’s allowed! Grab some friends for beer and a blether, while discovering pubs in the city and out into the Aberdeenshire countryside. We take you out of the Granite city along the dramatic coast line, stopping off at some of the best water holes in the area.

Our first Aberdeen trail took place back in September and was a big success! We had buses running all day, lashings of beer and 8 pubs filled with plenty of happy punters! Buy tickets at all pubs from March or online now, click here for tickets.

Read below to find out the pubs on this April’s line-up.


Sample beer from the Winner of Brewer of the Year 2019, at Fierce’s Brewery Tap! With 20 taps available, choose from a wide range of Fierce core range/small batches and an amazing choice of their collab beers from Tiny Rebel, Brewdog, Brew York, Left Hand Giant, Wiper & True and many more.

They also have a fine selection of local spirits including their own Fierce gin, rum, vodka and whisky. Along with Bourbon, Tequila, red & white wine, prosecco.

We think they’re great! You can check out their current tap list here!


The Globe is back for our second ever Craft & Ale trail on the 25th April 2020!

The Globe, just off Union Street is a large Edwardian style pub with a wood panelled bar, brass rail, musical instruments adorning the walls, hexagonal stained glass on the ceiling and church pew seating! Not to mention some of the classiest toilets in town!

Find out more about The Globe, here!


Brand new to the trail this April! The Adams & Hawthorn on Holburn Street is a sports bar with a wide range of craft beers. Serving fresh Mexican street food too!

Check out The Adams & Hawthorn facebook, here!


The Dutch Mill is a popular bar on the outskirts of Aberdeen serving craft beers and real ale. The hotel is family run and recently been refurbished to a high luxury standard. Seems like the perfect place to stay the night after hopping off the last bus on the trail!

To find out more about The Dutch Mill, click here.


The Smiddy at Fourmile House is a great local in the heart of Kingswells. Serving a great selection of drinks from real ales, craft beers and Scottish gins – complemented by their delicious homemade food.

To find out more about The Smiddy, click here.


Bieldside Inn (known locally as The Bielder) is found to the West of Aberdeen, but within city limits. The bar is home to local craft beers. The inn is also known for giving customers new vibrant food, as well as the traditional Scottish favourites thrown in for good measure.

To find out more about The Bielside, click here.


Traditional village local by the sea. The Newton Arms is well known for their smashing events including regular open mic nights as well as serving a cracking pint.

To find out more about The Newton Arms, click here.


The Neuk is a cosy traditional pub, situated in Old Porthlethen. Boasting local craft beers and home cooked food. The original part of the building is still decorated with the original wood and bar top. And the legendary pub quiz is not to be missed!

To find out more about The Neuk, click here!


The Cove Bay Hotel is situated in a former fishing village. Bursting with charm, this stone hotel has been a popular watering hole for over 200 years. Enjoy views of the North Sea while you sip your pint at the bar.

To find out more about the Cove Bay, click here.

Aberdeen Craft & Ale Trail 25th April