Wednesday 25 November 2015

Gloucestershire Ale Trail guide

Join in on the Gloucestershire Ale Trail to find a host of Gloucestershire pubs serving local beer produced by the county’s craft brewers.

The Gloucestershire Ale Trail is an initiative that was organised by the Gloucestershire Craft Brewers – an association of local microbreweries – who worked together to promote beers produced here in the county.

It was originally thought up as a way of bolstering Gloucestershire’s real ale offering during the recession, but craft beer has experienced something of a renaissance over the past few years and there is now greater choice than ever for local drinkers – so you could say, the initiative has done its job!

Coupled with the fact that conscious consumers and discerning drinkers alike have also become more and more interested in local produce – thanks in part to television shows such as River Cottage and regional campaigns by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale).

While the Gloucestershire Ale Trail is no longer being run as an initiative by the breweries, it still offers a great opportunity to shout about some of the establishments across the county who were involved and continue to pull pints of the very best real ale, including many from across Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire Ale Trail pubs in the Cheltenham area

Corner Cupboard Inn in Winchcombe
The Craven Arms in Brockhampton
The Hollow Bottom in Guiting Power
The Jolly Brewmaster in Cheltenham
The Royal Oak in Gretton

Gloucestershire Ale Trail pubs in the Cotswolds area

Bathhurst Arms in North Cerney
The Bakers Arms in Broad Campden
The Corinium Hotel in Cirencester
The Ebrington Arms in Chipping Campden
The Mousetrap Inn in Bourton-on-Water
The Plough Inn in Cold Aston
The Tunnel House Inn near Cirencester

Gloucestershire Ale Trail pubs in the Forest of Dean area

The Fountain Inn in Parkend
The Rising Sun in Bream
The Yew Tree Inn in Clifford’s Mesne

Gloucestershire Ale Trail pubs in the Gloucester area

Cafe Rene in Gloucester
Coal House Inn in Apperley
The Red Lion Inn in Arlingham

Gloucestershire Ale Trail pubs in the Stroud area

Egypt Mill in Nailsworth
Fostons Ash Inn near The Camp
Salmon Inn in Berkeley
Stagecoach Inn in Berkeley
The Amberley Inn in Amberley
The Beacon Inn in Haresfield
The Bear of Rodborough in Rodborough
The Black Horse Inn in Amberley
The Britannia in Nailsworth
The Frocester George Inn in Frocester
The Old Lodge on Minchinhampton Common
The Old Spot Inn in Dursley
The Prince Albert on Rodborough Hill
The Ram Inn in Woodchester
The Royal Oak Inn in Painswick
The Salutation Inn in Berkeley
The Tudor Arms in Slimbridge
The Village Inn in Nailsworth

Gloucestershire Ale Trail pubs in the Tewkesbury area

The Gardeners Arms in Tewkesbury

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Friday 29 March 2013

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