The Bus Based Snowdonia Real Ale Trail runs twice a year through the stunning town and villages of Snowdonia National Park, travelling through mountains to coast. Following on from the success of last years trail we’ve decided to do it all over again in June and September. Interested in joining us? You can buy your ticket in advance from any of the participating pubs. Enjoy!

Real Ale Trail Tickets

Snowdonia Real ale Trail

£12 per ticket in advance available from any participating pub or £15 on the day (no booking fee if you buy at pubs)


Snowdonia Ale Trail

  • The Ship • Porthmadog

The Ship Inn is a bustling pub; popular with locals and visitors alike and situated right in the heart of the harbour town of Porthmadog. The building is grade 2 listed and dates back to the 19th Century so you’ll find buckets of character to enjoy while supping the real ales that line the bar, or enjoying some of our good homemade food.

  • The Brondanw Arms • Llanfrothen

The Brondanaw Arms, known locally as ‘The Ring’ is a beautiful 17th Century, once home to the famous Architect Clough Williams Ellis. The Brondanw Arms is a traditional Welsh pub with slate floors, roaring log fires, cask ales, with an award-winning menu if your feeling a bit peckish.

      • The Grapes • Maentwrog

The Grapes Hotel is one of the oldest and most famous coaching inns in Wales. The grade II listed inn dates from the 17th Century. The bar boasts a selection of real ales including Purple Moose, Cwrw Llyn and a weekly rotation of local real ale brewers. The Grapes Hotel provides homemade to order meal made with fresh, local and seasonal produce.

      • The Union Inn • Tremadog

The Union Inn is a friendly village pub situated in the historic and picturesque village of Tremadog, gateway to the Snowdonia National Park and the Llyn Peninsula. A freehold, family run pub, the Union prides itself on excellent food as well as a fine range of locally brewed ales, whether you’re warming up in front of a roaring fire or enjoying the beer garden in the sun.

      • The Ship Aground  • Talsarnau

The Ship Aground is a family run business situated in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. The history of the pub dates back to the early 19th Century when it was the old Talsarnau farmhouse. The pub is an important part of community life here & there is a warm welcome extended to everyone. As well as an ale you can enjoy the views of Snowdon from our restaurant while enjoying locally sourced produce.

      • Y Pengwern • Ffestiniog

The Pengwern is an old drovers inn run by the community of Llan Ffestiniog. Situated in the village square, overlooking the Vale of Ffestiniog it’s the perfect base for meeting locals & exploring North Wales. We serve a wide range of local real ales and have a great beer garden where you can enjoy your ale with views to die for.

      • Y Manod • Blaenau Ffestiniog

The Manod Hotel reopened in December 2014 under new management & has been returned to its former glory as a traditional miners tavern on the outskirts of the slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Stripped wooden beams and slate feature fireplaces all add to the cosy atmosphere, and a warm welcome is always guaranteed.

      • The Lion Hotel • Criccieth 

Another old Welsh building dating back to 18th Century and a surprising place to find great real ales, but these guys do it well.  Another family run business in the heart Criccieth serving great welsh hospitality.

Tickets are available for sale in any of the pubs above

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