Nottingham Ale Trail

An entire month dedicated to the celebration of cask ale in Nottingham.

We're excited to reveal that the Nottingham Ale Trails are returning in 2020! The event will take place from Friday 10th April until Sunday 10th May 2020. We can't wait to share more details about this year's trails but for now why not take a look back at the 2019 Ale Trails? 

There is a huge amount of love on both sides of the bar for cask ale. With over 40 breweries in Nottinghamshire and nearly 50 pubs serving cask ale in the city centre, it remains central to Nottingham’s pub scene. This is what inspired us to bring you the 2019 Nottingham Ale Trail.

What is the Nottingham Ale Trail?

The Nottingham Ale Trail is a month long celebration of local pubs, breweries and cask ale. This year (2019), the trails took place from the 19th April to the 19th May. We created 6 themed ale trails to complete, with collectable pin badges available for completed trails, as well as a commemorative T-shirt for the triumphant souls who completed all 6.

How does it work?

Those who took part simply had to choose one of the 6 trails to follow, buy a half or a pint of cask ale and collect a sticker from the pub at each stop. Once an entire trail was completed, participants could trade in their completed trail card for a limited edition Nottingham Ale Trail pin badge. For those that managed to complete all 6 trails, a free special edition T-shirt was waiting for them at the end of their journey. It was completely free to take part and claim prizes.

Whilst the event is over for this year, there’s absolutely nothing stopping you from giving it a go. We’ve saved each trail route for you and uploaded them to a handy digital map which you can view HERE. You won’t receive any prizes for completing the trails but we think you’ll have a lot of fun! 

Will the Nottingham Ale Trail happen again?

Yes! This year's Nottingham Ale Trail event will take place from Friday 10th April until Sunday 10th May 2020. Check back in here soon or follow us on social media to keep up to date with all the latest details. 

Ale Style Guide

New to the world of cask ale? This style guide by Magpie Brewery is a great way to get yourself acquainted with the different flavours and tastes.

The Trails

Sadly the Nottingham Trail has been and gone this year but there's nothing stopping you from giving them a go for fun. It makes for a great day out! Here's a handy break down of each trail for...

The Map

Here's a digital copy of the Ale Trails map. As the official event has now ended you won't receive a limited edition pin badge or T shirt for completing the trails but there's still plenty of fun to...

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