Award Winning Real Ale Trails

North Wales, Wirral & Chester

While away a whole day with friends discovering charming and quirky pubs that serveReal Ale Trails Award local real ales, without having to worry about who is going to do the driving. 

On each trail you can follow the footsteps of many a human seeking good ale, food and atmosphere to spend with best friends. To do this all you need is friends, pubs and transport. We can’t find friends for you, but we can share with you our favourite pubs and the ones we think you should experience.  The pubs we have selected for you to visit have been handpicked because they share our ethos of enjoying food and drink with great friends and usually because they are either a little bit unusual or off the beaten track.  

Real Ale Trails mapHow it all works…. The non stop R.A.T bus chauffeurs you all day through spectacular countryside to rural pubs in the following locations, Flintshire, Snowdonia, Wrexham, Conwy,  Wirral and soon Chester and Cardiff. We make a beeline for quirky, off the beaten track and hidden pubs ones you’ve probably never visited before (some are in the middle of nowhere).  All you need to do is get on the bus and throughly enjoy the hospitality of all the pubs. Get your ticket, mind the step, enjoy the local ales, sample the food, entertainment and join in with the singing on the bus.

The real key to having a great time on this event is to share it with great friends.

For the Real Ale enthusiasts, there’s a minimum of three real ales in each pub (50 ales always on each trail) we also have micro breweries creating speciality ales just for the day as well as small batch ales never to be experienced again. But don’t worry if ale isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of other drinks available sometimes we even let the Gin makers join us too.

To be part of the Ale Trail you will need to be over 24 and buy a bus ticket, you can get this from any participating pubs. Grab a map of the route, work out where you are going to start and meet up with friends and boom,  you’re ready; the hardest part of the day is deciding where to start your journey?  Have fun….Bottoms Up!




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