Wrexham Real Ale Trail

Wile away a day rediscovering the charm of authentic Welsh pubs and unique real ales, without having to worry about who’s driving! The Wrexham bus based real ale trail runs twice a year, taking your to some of the best pubs, found in the villages dotted around Wrexham County. The route is always changing – new pubs and new ales are added to every Trail, so there’s always something new to experience.

Great  Pubs  &  Great  Real  Ale…

Wrexham Real Ale Trail takes you and your friends from the urban centre of Wrexham town out into the Welsh countryside to visit great rural pubs. Stopping off in some picturesque villages such as Bwlchgwyn, the highest village in Wales.

We hand select pubs on the Trail based on their selection of Real Ale and hospitality. Each of the pubs has a unique atmosphere and if you’re staying for the whole day – and why wouldn’t you? – finding something to eat won’t be a problem either.

The route and the ales never stays the same with a new pub joining this September. There’s always something new to experience on the Trail.

So grab a friend and join the Trail for a great day out!


Sampling Joule’s Brewery Ale at White Horse, Overton


 Real Ale Trail shuttle bus

No worries about who’s driving, we’ve got it sorted!

We’ve organise the transport between pubs, so there no need for DES (designated driver), we’ve got it all sorted! Enjoy the best locally produced Real Ales, food and entertainment Wrexham has to offer with friends on the Trail. Hop on and off the Real Ale shuttle buses as many times as you like between 12noon and 10 pm.

If Real Ale isn’t your thing, your still welcome on the Trail. The pubs will be serving a range of drink as usual alongside some specials Real Ales made especially for the day.

Tickets get you unlimited travel!

Over 50 Real Ales to try…

There will be a minimum of three real ales in each pub (with at least 50 ales on the whole Trail) but if ale isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other drinks available and lots of atmosphere to soak up as well!

Any cider lovers won’t want to miss out on Wrexham’s Saith Seren, with its real cider, sourced locally from Rosie’s and Gwynt y Ddraig.

Supporting microbreweries

Wrexham is also home to microbreweries such as Magic Dragon Brewery (Brewed at The Plassey), Big Hand Brewery and Sandstone Brewery, which provide Real Ale to the pubs on the Trail.

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Pubs on the Wrexham Real Ale Trail

Wrexham Real Ale Trail will be held in Sept 2019 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.

Saith Seren • Wrexham

Saith Seren, Chester Street, Wrexham, United Kingdom

Nags Head • Lavister

Nags Head Lavister, United Kingdom

Trevor Arms • Marford

Trevor Arms, Marford Hill, Marford, United Kingdom

Red Lion • Marchwiel

The Red Lion, Wrexham Road, Wrexham, United Kingdom

Nags Head • Ridelywood

Ridleywood, Wrexham, United Kingdom

Wynnstay Arms • Ruabon

Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Ruabon, Wrexham, UK

Peal O'Bells • Holt

The Peal O' Bells, Church Street, Holt, Wrexham, UK


Saith Seren • Wrexham

Saith Seren (Seven Stars in Welsh) is a grade II listed 19th Century red brick building located close to Wrexham city centre.  Re-opened in 2012  Saith Seren is much loved community run pub. Inside you can  find lcoally brewed Real Ale from Cwrw Ial, Big Hand and Heavy Industry. They also have real cider, sourced locally from Rosie’s and Gwynt y Ddraig.

Trevor Arms • Marford

The Trevor Arms is a beautiful grade two listed building, full of character and quirky gothic features. Located in the village of Marford, best known for its quaint looking Gothic revival cottages. The Trevor Arms has 16 rooms available to guest if you’re looking for somewhere to stay for the Wrexham Real Ale Trail.

Nags Head • Lavister

The Nags Head was refurbished in 2015,  under new ownership the Nags Head is now a traditional pub serving locally brewed cask ale. The Nag Head has 4 Real Ales on tap from around Wales and the UK.  A plaque commemorates the pub being the place where the first CAMRA members were signed up in May 1971.

Nags Head  • Ridelywood

The Nags Head, Ridelywood is a rural pub set in the beautiful Welsh countryside, serving 2 Real Ales, usually from local microbreweries. The Nags Head is well known for their Folk-n-Ale night every Monday, a informal open mic night.

Wynnstay Arms • Ruabon

The recently refurb Wynnstay Arms date from the 18th century, which historically belonged to the large Wynnstay Estate. The gateway of the estate at the far end of the road.

In Victorian times the local branch of the Association for Prosecution of Felons met here. The association encouraged witnesses to come forward after crimes, sometimes by offering rewards for information. So you all better be on your best behaviour!

Red Lion  • Marchwiel

Recently under new management, the Red Lion has become a lively and friendly pub. Known locally for having great live entertainment.

Spotted on the Trail…