Ale Trail

Real Ale Pubs in our branch area via local buses.

Compared with other parts of the country our local public transport system is not the best for routes or frequency of buses. However
we have put together an Ale Trail using public transport which will allow you to visit over 60 pubs. You can even get a Rover Ticket.

The hub of these bus routes is Chippenham but you can adapt them and get on from any town/village enroute. We plan to add to the routes as we get time to try them out.

How does it work?

From the links below simply chose from a table Pubs & Buses) which list 10 routes with links to timetables and a list of pubs on that particular route OR choose a linear map of routes north or south of chippenham again with links to timetables and a list of pubs on your chosen route.

Print off what ever details you think you need for your trip and away you go. There are maps of the three major towns (with a list of relevant ale pubs) that you can print out as well. Please do read the notes at the bottom of each route page.

You can also choose to have a list of pubs by name or by town.

All the pages have links, where applicable, to pub websites or bus time tables

To keep the trail updated please take the time to email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with any changes to the pubs, bus stops, timetable etc.

   Pubs & Buses - main planner Routes south of  Chippenham Routes north of Chippenham

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Chippenham map Corsham map Malmesbury map