A Quick Guide For Taking Part In The Nottingham Ale Trails

Posted on: 15 March 2019

Planning on taking part in the Nottingham Ale Trails and want to know how it works? Here's a handy step by step guide to get you started. 

Step 1 - Get your Ale Trail map or trail card 

Pick up an Ale Trail map or trail card from either the Nottingham Tourism Centre or any participating Nottingham Ale Trail venue. These will be available from the 17th April. You'll need the these to collect your Ale Trail stickers so make sure you grab one before starting any trail. 

Step 2 - Pick a trail 

While there's no set order to complete the trails in, having a rough idea of where to start is always handy. Once you have your map or trail card, pick a trail to complete. You'll find everything you need to know about all the available trails, including which pubs are on each trail and the trail names. 

Step 3 - Complete a trail 

You've got your trail map or card, now it's time for the fun bit! 

Order either a half or a pint of cask ale at any participating venue and collect a sticker from your server. Simply pop the sticker on it's designated spot on your trail map or card and then enjoy your drink knowing you're one step closer to that limited edition pin badge. Each venue has their own unique sticker so you'll need to visit every location on the trail to be eligible for the pin badge. 

Step 4 - Collect your limited edition Nottingham Ale Trail pin badge 

Congratulations! You've completed 1 of the 6 Nottingham Ale Trails and your map or card is full with stickers. Time to collect that limited edition pin badge. Head to the Nottingham Tourism Centre with your completed map or card and present it at the desk for your badge. A member of staff will stamp it as completed and hand the card back to you. 

Step 5 - Complete all the trails 

There's a total of 6 trails to complete between 19th April and 19th May. For every trail you complete, you'll earn a unique limited edition Nottingham Ale Trail badge. For the heroic souls who complete all 6 trails there will be a commemorative 2019 Nottingham Ale Trail T-shirt waiting for you at the Nottingham Tourism Centre. To claim the shirt, just present your 6 completed trail cards or your completed map to a member of staff and they'll hand over your prize. You can also keep all the completed cards as a memento to your achievements. Enjoy! 

All badges and T shirts must be collected from the Nottingham Tourism Centre by 25th May 2019.

For full terms and conditions click here.

* Please note that The Malt Cross and Nottingham Playhouse will not be open over the bank holiday weekend. Take a picture of the venue and show it at the Nottingham Tourism Centre to receive the stickers for these venues *