Caernarfon Real Ale Trail

Returns Spring 2021

West Yorkshire Real Ale Trail

Award-winning bus based Real Ale festival returns to The royal town of Caernarfon!

Spend the day visiting hand selected pubs serving locally brewed Real Ale, without worrying who’s driving. We organise the transport between pubs, so you can enjoy the day with friends experiencing new ales in rural pubs set in the beautiful Gwynedd countryside, where the mountains meet the sea. For those of you that will travel from outside Wales, Croeso i Gymru – Welcome to Wales.

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Enjoy a great day out…

This unique festival will take you and your friends on a journey to find quirky pubs off the beaten track in locations set in spectacular Gwynedd countryside. We will take you along the coast of the Menai Straits and down towards rugged and beautiful countryside of Northern Gwynedd stopping off at great pubs along the way.

 Hop on Board!

We organise the transport between pubs so there’s no need for a designated driver to enjoy rural pubs. The Real Ale Trail shuttle buses aim to arrive at each venue every 45 minutes from 11am to 10pm.

Remember you can hop off and on all day, and start and finish at any time at any venue on the route, so all you need to worry about is where your meeting your friends.


Tickets are £15 in advance and £18 on the day. Available to buy from all participating pubs and online.

Tickets allow you to have unlimited travel between 11am and 10pm.

What do I do next?

First, buy a ticket online or at any of the participating pubs on the trail. 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! 

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The Real Ale Trail returns to Caernarfon in April 2021 and follows the same principles as all the other trails. Start where you like, when you like, but make sure you do it with great friends. Below are pubs that have previously been stops on the Trail. Aprils’ pubs will be announced soon!