Real Ale Trail

Spring 2022 – All 2020 tickets purchased will be valid for this date.


We nearly arrived in 2019, but we never quite got there, (we won’t mention the C word) but we are certainly coming this spring in 2022. The new date will be announced in November 2021 and the one-day moving real ale festival will arrive in pubs in Teesside by bus.  Spend the day visiting rural village pubs, by bus with lots of happy folk singing as they go, all with one aim,  celebrating friendship and enjoying local ales and food, without the need of a designated driver! Bliss!

Our Real Ale Trail is heading to the North East of England for our first ever Teesside trail! The trails are about connecting people to rural pubs and tasting the local real ales made in that region. Keep an eye out for participating pubs!

Starting off in Middlesbrough, our buses will be travelling through Teesside – stopping off at Saltburn by the Sea, Guisborough, Stokesley, Hutton Rudby, Hilton and High Leven.

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Unfortunately, Kids, you can only board the trail event if you are 24 years and over. This is because us old farts adore the company of mature grown-ups who practice terrible dancing and enjoy a good sing-song on the bus! Our event is just not intended for the cool-kids of society, and anyhow you’ve got Ibiza and Love Island!

Vale Ale Trail
On the Trail of a cracking day out!

Great so friends, we’ve sorted the transport between pubs! Hop on and off buses all day sampling new pubs, beers and food along the way.

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Try local ales!

The first Teesside Real Ale Trail sees our buses stopping at 9 real ale pubs, 2 with on-site microbreweries. The Cleveland Hotel is home to Redcar Brewery  and the White Swan is home to Captain Cook Brewery, which can be sampled at the bar.

You will be spoilt for choice as each pub on the Trail serves a minimum of 3 real ales, with over 50 real ales on the day to try (not all at once of course!).

Real Cider more to your taste? Gypsy Rover has recently be voted best Cider Pub of the Year!


Ticket holders get unlimited travel between 11am and 10pm. Tickets are £20 in advance and £22 on the day available at the participating venues.

It’s a brilliant day out,with like minded people. You have the beer and a sing along on the coach. I highly recommend it to anyone.

Simon W

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The Real Ale Trail comes to Teesside 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.