If you enjoy the sightseeing of beautiful scenery and you love a pint of real ale or two then the Snowdonia Real Ale
Trail could be exactly what you are looking for, further to popularity and huge success of the event it now runs not once, but twice a year.
The Snowdonia Real Ale Tour is a bus based tour that travels through the stunning villages and gorgeous towns of Snowdonia National Park, travelling all through the mountains right through to the coast giving attendees spectacular views that a camera is definitely needed for.
There are 8 pubs on the Snowdonia Real Ale Trail, starting at The Ship in Porthmadog which is a bustling and popular pub that dates back to the 19th century and has buckets full of character. The next stop is historic pub on Porthmadog’s High Street known as The Australia; this pub offers an interesting range of beers from four local breweries as well as Welsh and European lagers.
The third stop on the Snowdonia Real Ale Trail is a friendly village pub called The Union Inn and is in the picturesque village of Tremadog, this pub prides itself on excellent food as well as a fine range of locally brewed ales and is ideal for all weather conditions with a warm and cosy roaring fire or the sunny beer garden.
Half way through the Snowdonia Real Ale Trail are pubs 4 and 5, The Ship Aground in Talsarnau which is an important part of local life and always offers a warm welcome and Y Pengwern in Ffestiniog which is an old drovers inn which serves a wide range of local real ales that can be enjoyed in the beer garden that offers breath taking views to die for.
Next stop on the Snowdonia Real Ale Trail is the Y Manod in Blaenau Ffestiniog which has recently been returned to its former glory as a traditional miners tavern, with stripped wooden beams and feature fireplace this is a really cost stop on the real ale tour. Then the real ale trail heads to one of the most historic hotels in Wales, The Oakeley Arms in Maentwrog that has an abundance of period features and charm to be admired.
The final stop is The Lion Hotel in Criccieth and is a surprising place to find great ale; it’s a family run establishment serving great Welsh hospitality making it the perfect pub for the end of the Snowdonia Real Ale Trail.
Tickets for the Snowdonia Real Ale Trail are available for £10 from any of the pubs on the real ale trail, or you can purchase your ticket on the day for £12 – all you need to do now is find somewhere to stay and that’s exactly what we can help with.
Here at Bryn Bella Guest House we have 6 comfortable rooms that are close to the Snowdonia Real Ale Trail, all including a hearty breakfast to help soak up the alcohol of the night before, or to prepare you for the real ales you will be enjoying during the day ahead.
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