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.
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
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
The Gardeners Arms in Tewkesbury
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