Coming to a large mountain soon, the Bus Based Real Ale Trail festival will take you through the stunning towns and villages of Snowdonia National Park, travelling from mountains to coast. Some say this is our most beautiful trail, but we couldn’t possibly comment.

On a Trail of a good day out…

Travelling through the stunning towns and villages of Snowdonia National Park, some say the Snowdonia Real Ale Trail is the most beautiful of all our Trails. We couldn’t possible comment!

Bussing Real Ale lovers from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Criccieth, stopping off in villages such as Llanfrothen, Tremadog, Talsanrau and Meantrwog nestled in Snowdonia mountains. If you’re a fan of a good day out with good friends, locally brewed ales or smashing pubs bursting with character then this one day moving beer festival will be right up your street.

You will be taken on a journey to find quirky pubs off the beaten track in locations set in spectacular Snowdonia countryside, and it’s an Ale Trail rule that you bring along great friends to help you sample local ales, join in the entertainment and enjoy the fantastic Snowdonia hospitality.



Try over 50 Real Ales…

As ever, we promise a minimum of three real ales in each pub (with at least 50 ales on the whole Trail). Each pub on the Trail is hand selected for their selection of Real Ale and hospitality.

Supporting local microbreweries

We love microbreweries! Snowdonia has a abundance of microbreweries including the multi award-winning Purple Moose, Cwrw Llyn, award-winning Bragdy Lleu and Cwrw Cader. All of which can usually be sampled on the Trail alongside Real Ales from across Wales and the UK.

If ale isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other drinks available and lots of atmosphere to soak up as well!

All aboard!

You can start and finish anywhere on route at any time. Buses arrive every 30 minutes at each pub from 11am to 11pm. The Real Ale Trail  Shuttle takes you to visit Blaenau‘s finest watering hole all the way to Criccieth, stopping off in interesting places like Porthmadog, Ffestiniog, Maentwrog, Talsarnau, and Tremadog along the way.

Tickets are £15 each, available from all participating pubs and online.

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Take a look at the

Pubs on the Snowdonia Real Ale Trail

The Ship • Porthmadog

14 Lombard St, Porthmadog LL49 9AP, United Kingdom

Lion Hotel • Criccieth

Criccieth, United Kingdom

Union Inn

Tremadog, United Kingdom

Brondanw Arms • Llanfrothen

Llanfrothen, United Kingdom

Ship Aground • Talsarnau

Talsarnau, United Kingdom

The Grapes Hotel • Maentwrog

Maentwrog, United Kingdom

Y Pengwern • Llan Ffestiniog

Ffestiniog, United Kingdom

Y Manod • Blaenau Ffestiniog

Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom

Bryn Arms • Gellilydan

Bryn Arms, Gellilydan, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 4EN, UK

Spotted on the Trail…