join the original

Flintshire Real Ale Trail

The original Flintshire Real Ale Trail is back by popular demand in April 2019 after a year away.

For the Real Ale enthusiasts, there will be a minimum of three real ales in each pub (50 ales on the whole trail) but don’t worry if ale isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other drinks available (and lots of atmosphere to soak up as well!)

Taking the scenic route to great Pubs & Real Ale

Great real ale, good food, loads of great rural pubs, entertainment, Welsh microbreweries and friends……..this is what the Flintshire Real Ale Trail is all about! So go grab your friends and will provide the rest! On the day you will discover some of the best pubs nestled in the Flintshire villages and towns they will all serve delicious Real Ale ands and a warm welcome to boot.

Whilst real ale enthusiasts have always visited Flintshire’s pubs with quality ales and foods… the problem always is the designated driver, they can never join in…

Our pubs put on fantastic guest ales, homecooked food and entertainment. What more do you want out of a day? There is a minimum of 3 ales in each pub and over 50 ales on the whole trail.



Exclusive Real Ale Trail ale “RAT” brewed by Facers, a small Flintshire based microbrewery.

Ticket holders can start at any pub on route, hop and off at any pub as many times as your heart desires between 11am and 11pm, so what are you waiting for? We got the pubs, Real Ales and entertainment ready, now all we need is you and your friends for a great day out!

Breathing life into rural businesses & their communities


Ale enthusiast enjoying a pint of Real Ale outside The Gold Cape, Mold.

The Original Flintshire Real Ale Trail was our first and born in 2009 to help small businesses within the Flintshire Tourism Association! The idea was to help rural pubs within their membership to promote their rural location and make them a destination to visit in their own right. Rural pubs are usually ran by a man and wife team, plus the pub is an important feature for the small Welsh rural communities. Nine years ago these small businesses faced hard times due to the smoking ban and the change in drinking habits.  Hundreds of pubs closed down and this trend continues.  It was for this reason the Flintshire Real Ale Trail was born, to literally drive people to pubs often found in the middle of nowhere in a field and introduce people to them without the worry of driving there themselves.  The original Flintshire Real Ale Trail introduced much needed new people to small Welsh pubs.

The event was a great success with locals supporting the event twice a year.  Due to the popularity of the event we needed “a bigger boat” to coin a phrase. We got more buses, regular stops and obviously more pubs. The rest, as they say, is history!

We have a great selection of Real Ales, but if Real Ales ain’t your thing, you can still join the fun! There’s plenty of other drinks (including Gin) to wet your whistle!
Check out the pubs on the

 Flintshire Real Ale Trail

 Start where you like, when you like, but make sure you do it with great friend. Pubs to be announced soon!


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The Gold Cape • Mold

gold cape, 8-8a Wrexham St, Mold CH7 1ES

We Three Loggerheads • Gwernymynydd

Loggerheads Country Park, Ruthin Rd, Mold, Denbighshire CH7 5LH, UK