REAL Ale Trail

Postponed – All tickets purchased will be valid for future dates.


Recognising the ongoing and increasing uncertainty of coronavirus, it seems likely that the UK government will follow other authorities and suspend large public gatherings.

Our priority is, of course, the health and well-being of our guests, pubs and drivers. It is now beyond our control and the event is postponed until the Autumn.

What does this mean for you?

When this global outbreak diminishes, we plan to run the trail in the Autumn instead. This is a challenging time, but we do know one thing, people getting together over a beverage is core to our existence. We plan to return stronger than ever in the Autumn and give people a reason to attend the trail when the time is right.

If you have bought a ticket for the trail it is valid for any future event.

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The award-winning bus-based Real Ale Trail festival is coming to Shropshire’s rural pubs in Spring 2020! Spend a day with friends rediscovering the charm of quintessential English pubs and unique real ales, without having to worry about who’s driving! The Shropshire bus based real ale trail takes you off the beaten track to some of the best pubs, found in the villages and towns dotted around Shropshire County.

Shropshire has a long tradition of brewing, and today has 19 microbreweries brewing a range of styles. The Shropshire Real Ale Trail is a great way to sample these local ales, which often can only be found in pubs local to the brewery.

Taking the scenic route to Real Ale.

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 11 am and 10 pm, giving you the freedom to stay as long or as little in each pub.

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

See the map below for more info on the


The Real Ale Trail returns to Shropshire 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.