The Elm Tree Hotel sits right in the heart of Llandudno’s glorious nightlife, surrounded by traditional pubs and stylish bars. But for those of you staying with us who may want something a little more interesting than your standard night out on the town; look no further than the Conwy Real Ale Trail!
The Borough of Conwy is proud to announce the return of the unique moving event on September 25th. This one-day event takes you traveling across from the Llandudno seafront to Conwy Marina, and everywhere in between! You can stop at seven of the most exquisite local pubs in the area, as well as a microbrewery.
The organizers of the Real Ale Festival arrive in Conwy County twice a year, and strive to bring its patrons out from their homes and into the small independent pubs and bars of North Wales, accompanied by the local microbreweries that don’t open their doors to the public very often, with preference to having as much charm and character inside as possible!
The wonderful establishments on the trail this year include the following:
The Albert – This family-friendly pub situated in the centre of Llandudno is popular for its food and real ale. With home cooked meals and locally brewed ales, you are going to struggle to leave this welcoming pub after barely starting your trail!
The Kings Head – This year marks The Kings Heads’ first appearance on the Conwy Real Ale Trail map. Known for sourcing locally brewed ales and beers, and being a popular local music venue, this is the oldest pub in Llandudno and a perfect addition to the festival.
Rhos Fynach – The Rhos Fynach has been recently restored to a stunning pub and restaurant from a 12th Century monastery, which featured secret tunnels leading to the chapel of St Trillo. Built in 118 AD, Rhos Fynach is the oldest building in the area and offers its patrons a place to relax and enjoy some well-prepared food.
Cayley Flyer – Another recently refurbished pub, the Cayley Flyer is popular with the locals for a pint of real ale looking out to the Rhos Promenade.
The Station – From the team behind the Albert pub in Llandudno, The Station serves the locals of Colwyn Bay a fine selection of ales and food with a truly welcoming atmosphere.
Conwy Brewery – Makers of award winning real ales for over 10 years, the Conwy Brewery houses four different collections: Conwy Ale, Seasonal Ale, West Coast Ale, and Small Batch Brews.
Bank of Conwy – The Bank of Conwy serves beer, wine, and Tapas in the heart of Conwy town. Converted from the former bank building directly opposite the train station, this bar is a stylish, modern departure from the more traditional pubs on the trail.
Wild Horse Brewery – The Wild Horse Brewery, a relatively young establishment built in 2015, is dedicated to bringing the North Wales locals the freshest, unfiltered beer and ale. Only the finest locally sourced barley, hops, and Snowdonia water makes their way into this small brewery’s ale.
It is a consistently popular day out each year, with visitors coming from all over Wales and as far down as Devon and Ireland. So bring your friends and look forward to making some new ones, as no one has to drive and all of your focus can be on the delicious ale’s and have a good time!