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Award-winning bus based Real Ale festival returns to Caernarfon Real Ale Trail in April 2019!

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 8 rural pubs (1 with on-site microbreweries) set in the beautiful Gwynedd countryside, where the mountains meet the sea.

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 8 great pubs along the way.

Stopping at Bethesda and Caernarfon, as well as other smaller villages like Llanrug and Carneddi. 8 pubs, are currently signed up for the trail, serving up delicious quality ale, home-cooked food with a warm welcome to boot.

The Arfon Real Ale Trail takes place on Saturday, April 13th.

Supporting local Microbreweries

You can find a range of Real Ale from microbreweries across North Wales at the pubs on the Trail.

We are also taking you to Brewpub  Snowdonia Parc Pub. Located in Waunfawr, Snowdonia Parc brews up to 10 Real Ales, using the finest malts and hops and brewed using clear Snowdonia water. These Real Ales are exclusively available at the Snowdonia Parc Pub and are winners of CAMRA Pub of the Year for the local region 4 years running from 2012 to 2015.

Other microbreweries in Gwynedd include Purple Moose, Bragdy Lleu, Cwrw Llyn, Cwrw Cader, so there’s plenty of local Real Ales to try.

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Real Ale brewed in Snowdonia Parc Pub & Microbrewery, only available at the pub.

“Fantastic day with a lovely atmosphere In each venue. All the buses arrived on time and overall seemed to be very well organised. Will be attending again!”

Donna Griffiths

 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 12pm 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

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 12pm and 10pm.

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Friends enjoying the selection of Real Ale on the Trail.

What do I do next? 

First, buy a ticket here 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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PUBS ON THE ARFON REAL ALE TRAIL

The Real Ale Trail returns to Caernarfon on 13th April 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.

Tafran Y Fic • Y Felinheli

Tafarn Y Fic, Bangor Street, Y Felinheli, UK

Anglesey Arms • Caernarfon

Harbour Front, Caernarfon, uk LL55 1SG

Located on Caernarfon’s harbour with stunning views of the Menai Straits and Caernarfon’s iconic Castle.

Newborough Arms • Bontnewydd

The Newborough Arms, Caernarfon, UK

A friendly locals pub, serving 3 Real Ales, a mild is always available along with a Purple Moose beer. It also boasts a large beer garden, perfect for enjoy a pint or two when the sun is shining!

The Stables • Bontnewydd

5 A499, Caernarfon LL54 5SD, UK

Snowdonia Parc Pub • Waunfawr

Snowdonia Parc Pub & Campsite, United Kingdom

CAMRA Gwynedd & Mon Pub of the Year 2012-2015. Snowdonia Parc has it’s own microbrewery, brewing up to 10 Real Ales only available at the pub.

Glyntwrog • Llanrug

Y Glyntwrog Inn, Llanrug, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 4AN, United Kingdom

A village pub, popular with locals and visitors alike.

Y Glyntwrog has a great beer garden to make the most of the Spring sunshine (finger’s crossed!)

The Fictoria • Bethesda

Bethesda, Bangor, United Kingdom

Cwrw Ogwen is a fantastic microbrewery, set up by 10 volunteers in Bethesda – bringing back brewing to the town for the first time in more than a 100 hundred years.

Y Sior (George) • Carneddi

35-37 Carneddi Rd, Carneddi, Bangor LL57 3SE, United Kingdom

The George a.k.a Y Sior known for having great locally produced Real Ale on offer.

Tafarn Y Fic • Y Felinheli

Tafarn Y Fic is a traditional Welsh pub overlooking the Menai Straights, known for its good pub grub as well as local ales!

Anglesey Arms • Caernarfon

Located on Caernarfon’s harbour with stunning views of the Menai Straits and Caernarfon’s iconic Castle. The beautiful views and the amazing selection of ales are certainly some of its most incredible qualities!

Newborough Arms  • Bontnewydd

A friendly locals pub, serving 3 Real Ales, a mild is always available along with a Purple Moose beer. It also boasts a large beer garden, perfect for enjoying a pint or two when the sun is shining!

The Stables  • Bontnewydd

A rural pub with rooms just outside the village of Bontnewydd. Recently taken over by the same people who own the Tafarn y Fic in Felinheli, this is the place to enjoy a pint or two surrounded by outstanding views and the menu is good to boot!

Snowdonia Parc • Waunfawr

CAMRA Gwynedd & Mon Pub of the Year 2012-2015. Snowdonia Parc has it’s own on-site microbrewery, brewing up to 10 Real Ales only available at the pub.

Y Glyntwrog • Llanrug

A village pub, popular with locals and visitors alike. Y Glyntwrog is known for serving good pub grub as well as tasty ales!

The Fictoria • Bethesda

The Victoria in Bethesda rotates 3 Real Ale from microbreweries across Wales at the bar. The Vic also has a self-contained bunkhouse, perfect for groups joining the Trail.

Y Sior (aka The George) • Carneddi

Y Sior a.k.a The George is popular with locals and is known for having great locally produced Real Ale on offer all year round.

 

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