Next Trail 2023

Next Cheshire Ale Trail 2023

If you like spending the day visiting rural pubs serving great ales, without the worry of organising the driving, then this one day moving event is for you. Grab your buddies… it’s time to frequent the beer garden for a day of laughter, food, drink and entertainment. Explore new pubs new ales and food without the worry of driving, and all this with good friends.

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Rediscover the charm of the quintessential English country pub, without needing a designated driver!

The brewing industry is diverse. Whether it’s cask or keg, real or craft ale the choice for the discerning beer drinker has never been better and we know they are best served in a pub!

There’s no better area to explore this diversity than in Cheshire which boasts an array of independent brewers concentrating on producing beer for taste, not volume. Just one thing stands in the way of an ale drinker and his pint in the countryside… a designated driver.

We organise the transport so you can enjoy a variety of pubs and real ales.



Enjoy a day out with friends without needing a designated driver! Our dedicated buses arrive every 45 minutes at each pub to pick you up and drop you off between 11am and 10pm, giving you the freedom to stay as long or as little in each pub.

Stopping at  Holmes Chapel and Congleton, as well as other smaller villages like Goostrey and Astbury. Keep an eye on our social media for the latest on participating venues.

Each pub is chosen for its hospitality, atmosphere and of course selection of Real Ale, usually brewed by local microbreweries! Each pub has a minimum of 3 Real Ales to try, with up to 50 Real Ales to sample on the day.


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The Real Ale Trail returns to Cheshire 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.

How to be safe
and enjoy the trail

To keep our publicans, bus drivers, and fellow ale trailers safe from the spread of covid. We would like you to consider the following guidelines for this event if you would.
  • If you suffer any symptoms of covid please don’t attend the trail.
  • It’s always good practice to take a negative test the morning of an event.
  • We don’t expect you to wear a mask on the shuttle bus but understand you might want to out of respect for fellow passenger. Your choice.
  • But most all enjoy time with your friends in great locations.