Conwy Real Ale Trail

The Conwy Real Ale Trail is back by popular demand this May, bussing real ale enthusiasts from the Llandudno coast to Conwy Marina – stopping at eight glorious pubs and a micro brewery in between!

 The Conwy Real Ale Trail takes place on Saturday May 12.

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Friends enjoying a pint in Wild Horse Brewery, Llandudno.

Calling all Real Ale lovers!

We are a specialist Real Ale Festivals for people who like small independent pubs mixed together with the local microbreweries and we arrive in Conwy twice a year. We like to tempt thirsty visitors from home and afar with our Ale Trails, because people like to be taken to smashing pubs bursting with character, some of which you’ll probably have not visited (the quirkier the better in our books as they look after the ale well).

If you’re a fan of a good day out with good mates, locally brewed ales or smashing pubs bursting with character, then this one day moving beer festival will be right up your street.

We have over 50 Ales to be explored, but not all at once.

As ever, there is a minimum of three real ales in each pub (with at least 50 ales on the whole Trail) but if ale isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other drinks available and lots of atmosphere to soak up as well!

Exclusive Real Ales available only on the day

We also try and include a tiny brewery on the trail, Micro-breweries that only sell locally, and that don’t often open to the public.

Local microbreweries – Conwy Brewery and Wild Horse Brewery have both made exclusive Real Ale for the Conwy Real Ale Trail only available on the day of the Trail.

Showcasing what Conwy pubs has to offer

Since Conwy’s first Trail in 2017, we have attracted visitors from all over Wales, as far down as Devon and even from Ireland.

There is no better time to enjoy a day out with friends tasting local brewed ales as now, as nobody needs to worry about who is driving.  So grab your buddies together, get yourself some tickets online or at the pubs and let us bus you around the wonderful coast and countryside of the borough of Conwy and its finest watering holes.

Don’t forget you can start and finish at any of the pubs on the route and start and finish at anytime between 11am and 11pm. Conwy Real Ale Trail runs twice a year in May and September.

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Gwynne from Conwy Brewery with Sod the Bus, an exclusive ale for Conwy Real Ale Trail.

Take the scenic route…

Beers aside, the Trail gives Real Ale lovers the opportunity to sample some of the fantastic scenery, wonderful towns and villages and crisp seaside air Conwy has to offer, with the bus taking in Llandudno, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay and more.

We think the best beer gardens come with a view.

 

All aboard, tickets please!

First, buy a ticket here or at any of the participating pubs on the trail. Tickets are £15 each. 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!

Superb I hear you say, and a Bottoms up from us!

RAT Shuttle All aboard

Ale Trailers getting on the Real Ale Trail shuttle bus.

BUY CONWY REAL ALE TRAIL TICKETS

12th May 2018

See the map below for more info on the

Pubs on the Conwy Real Ale Trail

Conwy’s third Real Ale Trail will be held in May 2018 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 friend.

The Albert • Llandudno

56 Madoc St, Llandudno LL30 2TW, United Kingdom

The Kings Head • Llandudno

Old Rd, Llandudno LL30 2NB, United Kingdom

Rhos Fynach • Rhos-on-Sea

Rhos Promenade, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay LL28 4NG, United Kingdom

The Rhos Fynach, now a beautifully restored pub and restaurant, was originally a 12th century monastery with secret tunnels linking it to the nearby tiny, 6th century, Chapel of St Trillo. This was the home to the monks who fished the weir off Rhos Point to provide the catch for the larger monastery in Conwy at the time. The oldest building in the area, built in 1181 AD, Rhos Fynach (literally meaning ‘Monk’s Marsh’) offers haven, nourishment AND history for the weary traveller or the holidaying family!

Serving traditional ales and a constant roaring fire are still one of the many fine features available making this a favourite place to rest a while.

Cayley Flyer • Rhos-on-Sea

69 Rhos Promenade, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay LL28 4EN, United Kingdom

The Station • Colwyn Bay

The Station, Station Road, Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom

The Station is from the team behind the successful Albert pub in Llandudno. Serving excellent ales, hearty food and with a welcoming atmosphere, you can get a taste of The Station just a few miles down the coast

Conwy Brewery • Llysfaen

Conwy Brewery Ltd, Tan-Y-Graig Road, Llysfaen, Colwyn Bay, UK

The Marine • Old Colwyn

Marine Hotel, Old Colwyn, Colwyn Bay, UK

The Toad • Colwyn Bay

The Toad, West Promenade, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, UK

Mountain View • Mochdre

Mountain View Pub & Restaurant, Mochdre, United Kingdom

Conwy Real Ale Trail Pubs

The Albert • Llandudno

The Albert is a family-friendly, popular food and real ale pub in the heart of Llandudno. It prides itself on serving a hearty mix of homecooked meals, accompanied by a mix of local and popular ales, beers, wines and spirits and topped off with friendly, welcoming service.

Kings Head • Llandudno

The oldest pub in Llandudno, The Kings Head is a traditional pub serving 4 Real Ales. Located near the famous Llandudno Tram station, The Kings Head has a great beer garden perfect for soaking up the May sunshine, while sipping your pint of Real Ale on the Trail

Rhos Fynach • Rhos-on-Sea

The Rhos Fynach, now a beautifully restored pub and restaurant, was originally a 12th century monastery with secret tunnels linking it to the nearby tiny, 6th century, Chapel of St Trillo. This was the home to the monks who fished the weir off Rhos Point to provide the catch for the larger monastery in Conwy at the time. The oldest building in the area, built in 1181 AD, Rhos Fynach (literally meaning ‘Monk’s Marsh’) offers haven, nourishment AND history for the weary traveller or the holidaying family!

Serving traditional ales and a constant roaring fire are still one of the many fine features available making this a favourite place to rest a while.

Cayley Flyer • Rhos-on-Sea

Enjoy a pint of Real Ale in newly refurbished Cayley Flyer with great view of the sea.

The Station • Colwyn Bay

The Station is from the team behind the successful Albert pub in Llandudno. Serving excellent ales, hearty food and with a welcoming atmosphere!

The Marine • Old Colwyn

The Marine Hotel, with it’s friendly atmosphere, is a great place to enjoy anything from a snack with a pint to a three-course meal with friends.

Conwy Brewery • Llysfaen

Conwy Brewery is an award-winning microbrewery, brewing a range of Real Ales since 2003. Conwy Brewery have recently opened a new micropub – MASH at their brewery serving 4 Real Ales and other drinks too!

Mountain View • Mochdre

Under new management, the Mountain View is a friendly pub, with award winning cask ale found at the bar.