Award Winning Real Ale Trails in

North Wales & Wirral

While away a whole day discovering charming and quirky pubs with friends that serve 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.  

How it all works…. The non stop R.A.T bus chauffeurs you all day through spectacular countryside of Flintshire, Snowdonia, Wrexham, Conwy and the Wirral and stops at the hidden pubs you’ve probably never visited before (and some are in the middle of nowhere).  All you need to do is firstly mind the step, enjoy the local ales, sample the food, entertainment and join in with the singing on the bus.

The key to having a great time in 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 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 buy a ticket from any participating pub, see the corresponding trail for a ticket link.  Grab a map of the route, meet up with your friends and your ready; the hardest part of the day is deciding where to start your journey?  Have fun….Bottoms Up!




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