Award-winning Real Ale festival comes to Bangor and Caernarfon this April!

Fancy a pint with friends without worrying who’s driving you home? Join Bangor and Caernarfon Real Ale Trail, a NEW festival taking you to discover rural pubs that serve local real ale, delicious food and a warm welcome, all by bus, so there’s no need for a designated driver. 

As this is the FIRST EVER Bangor and Caernarfon Real Ale Trail on 14th April, we thought we’d answer some FAQ’s:

How does it work?

Buy a ticket from any participating pub or online. This ticket gives you unlimited bus travel on the Ale Trail buses from 11am to 11pm on 14th April. You can hop on and off the bus as many times as you like and start or finish at any participating pub. Buses aim to arrive at each pub every 45 minutes. There are over 20 (mostly local brewed) Real Ales to try on the Trail.


How much does it cost?

Tickets are £12 in advance and £15 on the day. Click here for T’s & C’s.

Bangor and Caernarfon Real Ale Trail

Which pubs are involved?

Tafarn y Fic – Felinheli
Glyntwrog – Llanrug
Pant Yr Ardd – Tregarth 
Cwrw Ogwen – Bethesda
The George – Carneddi

…with more to be announce!

My friend doesn’t like Real Ale, can they still come?

Yes, everybody’s welcome, all the pubs have other drinks available if Real Ale isn’t your tipple of choice.


When do I need to catch the bus? 

At any time you want…. a timetable will be available, but usually every 45 minutes a bus will appear at a pub. If you want to miss it and get the next one, you can do. Just leave enough time to get to all the pubs you want to visit.

Are drinks allowed on the bus?

No, drinks are for the pub, not the bus!

Are dogs allowed on the Trail?

We recommend even the best behaved pooches stay at home, because the buses and pubs can become very busy.

And finally…Have fun!

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