When: 9th September – 21st October 2017
Where: Across North Wales (Flintshire, Wrexham, Conwy and Snowdonia) and the Wirral
£: A bus ticket costs £15
What is it?
The Real Ale Trail runs every Spring and Autumn across North Wales (Flintshire, Wrexham, Conwy, Snowdonia) and the Wirral, allowing participants to visit rural pubs and enjoy some decent beer. So, if you like real ale and fancy a day out, why not catch the trail bus?
The Real Ale Trail will be offering trips around Flintshire (9th September), Conwy (23rd September), Snowdonia (7th October), the Wirral (7th October), and Wrexham (21st October). ‘Ale Trailers’ can buy an unlimited bus ticket (£15 each), which allows them to visit eight to ten pubs, between 11am and 11pm. The buses run on a circular route, usually arriving every 30 – 45 minutes at each venue, and participants may start and finish at any pub on route.
The trails usually offer 50 real ales to try, live music, a day out with friends in a new place, and sometimes a trip to the local microbrewery. Each trail is different and the routes never stay the same. These ‘moving real ale festivals’ attract people from all over the UK, and are a great way to discover some rural pub gems.
The Real Ale Trail was set up seven years ago to support rural pubs and by extension their community (staff, accommodation, food produces, and microbreweries). After the smoking ban, and with the availability of cheap alcohol in supermarkets, the British pub was coming under threat, and The Real Ale Trail Company’s mission is to reintroduce/introduce new customers to some of the best rural pubs.
More info: realaletrail.co.uk