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Wrexham Real Ale Trail

While 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 changes all the time. There’s always something new to experience on the trail.

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

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Sampling Joule’s Brewery Ale at White Horse, Overton

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 Real Ale Trail shuttle bus

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

We’ve organised the transport between pubs, so there no need for a 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 11am and 10 pm.

If Real Ale isn’t your thing, your still welcome on the trail! The pubs will be serving a range of drinks 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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Wrexham Real Ale Trail

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Pubs on the Wrexham Real Ale Trail

Our last Wrexham Real Ale Trail was in Sept 2019!

If you missed it, don’t worry! Our next trail is in Spring 2020! 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

Kings Head • Bwlchgwyn

Kings Head, Ruthin Road, Brymbo, Wrexham, UK

Hand Hotel • Chirk

The Hand Hotel, Chirk, Wrexham, UK

Wynnstay Arms • Ruabon

Wynnstay Arms, Ruabon, Wrexham, UK

Red Lion • Marchwiel

The Red Lion, Wrexham Road, Marchwiel, Wrexham, UK

Peal O'Bells • Holt

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

The Swan Inn • Rhostyllen

The Swan Inn, Rhostyllen, Wrexham, UK

PUBS ON THE WREXHAM ALE TRAIL 2019

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.

Kings Head • Bwlchgwyn

After a little hiatus, the Kings Head returned to the Trail in September. A proper village pub which is at the heart of the community. Usually serving local real ale brewed by Big Hand.

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

The award-winning team at Red Lion are known locally for being a friendly and lively pub with regular live entertainment on the weekends.

Moreton Inn • Johnstown

New to the Trail and recently under new management the Moreton Inn is a large pub with a friendly atmosphere. 3 real ales on offer at the bar, which are best enjoyed in the large beer garden.

The Hand Hotel  • Chirk

The Hand Hotel is an old coaching inn in the centre of Chirk. 4 Real Ale can be found at the bar often from both Wrexham and Shropshire microbreweries. A 10 minutes walk from Chirk train station it’s an excellent place to stay and join the Trail if you’re coming from further afield.