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The Wirral’s Real Ale Trail has been a huge hit with Ale lovers over the last 2 years. The unique bus based moving festival tours great pubs and micro breweries by shuttle-bus around the Wirral all day. This year the Wirral’s bus based Real Ale Trail Festival is on Saturday 7th October and we will be visiting 10 of the best pubs on the Wirral.   Sample unique ales some of which are just brewed for the trail – but don’t worry, the pubs also support local Gin makers, cider and lots of other bar drinks too.  This year the trail will include Heswall and Thorton Hough into its route – it’s certainly the first time we’ve had a giant Windmill to visit!

Here is to enjoying a day spent with good friends and good ale in the beautiful English Country. Bottoms up!


Wirral Ale Trail


£12 per ticket in advance available from any participating pub or £15 on the day (there’s no admin fees if you buy at the pub!)

From traditional seaside locations to rural country pubs with Windmills, the Wirral Ale trail has a uniquely diverse selection of pubs and venues with one thing in common, great Real Ales. All of the pubs have great ale at the heart of what they do.  Don’t you worry about how to get to all these pubs as the event is set up so you don’t need to drive and allows you to concentrate on one thing, enjoying the hospitality and your friends along with our Great British Ale. 

The Wirral Real Ale Trail runs from 11am to 11pm and you can hop on and off anywhere on the trail! Tickets are available here online or at each pub (psst….there is no online fee at the pub)




Wirral Real Ale Trail


New Brighton’s hidden gem for ale enthusiast’s with 6 Cask Ales on tap at all times. Located on New Brighton’s recently transformed promenade, enjoy your pint and salty sea air in their great beer garden. On our first trail the sun was belting down and sitting outside in their beer garden with a cold ale was just what dreams are made of.

A Real Ale pub in the heart of Hoylake, another with a gorgeous beer garden, a delicious new menu, sports and live music.

The quintessential British Country pub, small rooms and traditional features make you feel you’ve gone back in time. This little pubs serves great food and a good selection of ales. This pub has a car park too.

A great village pub serving up tasty local ales, top-notch food alongside live music in stylish surroundings.

If you have not visited the Harvest Mouse before you will find a Windmill and not a mouse that greets you on arrival. Its a modern traditional style pub that serves local cask ales as well as home cooked food.

Devon Doorway has a stunning thatched roof and prominent location on the outskirts of Heswall village. A quintessential British village pub with a wide selection of real ales and great reputation for their home cooked food. Certainly one of the prettiest pubs on the trail.

For those old enough to remember the Grange, you will love the Red Fox. After a multi million pound transformation, this is now one of the busiest pubs on the Wirral. The pub has some amazing real ales on tap and with a huge beer garden to the rear. It is sure to be one of the highlights of this years trail.

A good natured sports bar that loves their football.  The new management team have taken over and are modernising the pub as we write.

Restored to its former glory, this Victorian pub boasts an avid cask ale following with the beers ranging from far and wide.

A unique pub where great ale and a barbers shop are put together in an unusual but successful mix.  A lot of people embark on tend ays events from this pub and proves to be busy throughout the days events. Great transport links to the event from this pub.

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Transport Links to get to the event


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