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 the Black Lion (Bersham), Red Lion (Marchwiel) and Peal O’Bells (Holt) added to the Trail this April. There’s always something new to experience on the Trail.
So grab a friend and join the Trail for a great day out!
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 11pm.
If Real Ale isn’t your thing, your still welcome on the Trail. The pubs will be serving a range of drink as usual along side some specials Real Ales made especially for the day.
Tickets get you unlimited travel!
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!
Peal O’bells, Holt has recently join SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) with plans to double the amount of ale on offer at the pub, serve locally produce ale as well as an exclusive pub ale.
Saith Seren, Chester Street, Wrexham, United Kingdom
Buck House Hotel, High Street, Bangor-on-Dee, United Kingdom
Nags Head Lavister, United Kingdom
Trevor Arms, Marford Hill, Marford, United Kingdom
Kings Head, Ruthin Road, Bwlchgwyn, Brymbo, United Kingdom
Y Ddol, Rhostyllen, Wrexham LL14 4HN, United Kingdom
Church Street, Holt LL13 9JP, United Kingdom
The Red Lion, Wrexham Road, Wrexham, United Kingdom
Ridleywood, Wrexham, United Kingdom
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.
The King’s Head is a friendly local, situated in one of Wales’ highest villages. Local Real Ales can be found at the bar, often from Wrexham based microbrewery, Big Hand.
The Black Lion is known locally as the Hole in the Wall. Recently under new management, this friendly pub overlooks the delightful Clywedog River and severs a range of Real Ales.
The Trevor Arms is a beautiful grade two listed building, full of character and quirky gothic features. Located in village of Marford, best known for its quaint looking Gothic revival cottages. The Trevor Arms has 16 rooms available to guest if your looking for somewhere to stay for the Wrexham Real Ale Trail.
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.
Peal O’Bells is a recently refurbished village pub with large beer garden in the small village of Holt situated of the banks of the River Dee. Recently under new management the Peal O Bells is a vibrate pub often having live entertainment, quiz nights and competitions, all popular with the locals.
The Nags Head, Ridelywood is a rural pub set in beautiful Welsh countryside, serving 3 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.
Buck House Hotel was refurbished in 2015. Buck House Hotel is located in the small village of Bangor-on-Dee, best known for it’s racecourse. Buck House Hotel offers excellent food, Real Ale, great entertainment (having live band play at least one a month) and accommodation if you looking for somewhere to stay.
Red Lion • Marchwiel
Recently under new management the Red Lion has become a lively and friendly pub. Known locally for having great live entertainment.