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This funny beer t-shirt, ‘It’s not alcoholism…’ T-Shirt design is created by the Real Ale Trail.
The Award Winning Real Ale Trail was setup in 2010 as an exciting way of bringing new customers to rural pubs. There is now eight trails running throughout Wales and England in Snowdonia, Conwy, Wrexham, Arfon, Cheshire, Flintshire, Shrewsbury, the Vale of Glamorgan and the Wirral. Customers enjoy not having the hassle of driving and Landlords are very happy with their new found customers! We were very proud to accept the prestigious award for ‘The Best Event’ chosen by North Wales tourism, we were recognised not just for the innovation of the event but largely for the trails intent which has always been to help small rural businesses attract new people. Some trails attracts up to 1200 people in a single event, with visitors turning up from all over the UK and even overseas to be part of the Ale Trails now.
So, how does it work? Well, a bus chauffeurs you all day through spectacular countryside to rural pubs. Every half an hour or so, a bus will appear at each pub on the trail to ferry you to the next pub. You can visit as many or as few pubs as you want and stay at each one for as long as you want. Many of the ales you sample on the trail are not mass produced and something rather special to the area. The boom in microbreweries and the production of independent ales means there is always something new to experience on the trail. Such as our own RAT ale, brewed by microbrewery Facers in Flintshire. Grab yourself a ‘It’s not alcoholism…’ T-Shirt and find out more about the trail and how you can get involved here! We’ll see you on the trail!