Reed Travel Features
PEMBROKESHIRE, Wales -- The Real Ale Rail Trail in
Pembrokeshire, Wales, adds a new dimension to the popular practice
of pub crawling.
The trail, which continues to gain popularity with both locals
and visitors, was designed to encourage people to visit
family-owned pubs in rural areas and sample beer produced by small
breweries, said Guy Hardy of the Pembrokeshire Rail Travellers
The Real Ale Trail links 16 family-owned pubs in small rural
communities along three rail lines in Pembrokeshire.
All travelers have to do to participate is obtain a Real Ale
Rail Trail brochure from local tourist offices or call (011) 44
1437 741-210; fax (011) 44 1437 741-210.
When visitors arrive at participating pubs, they get the
brochure signed and after eight signatures are eligible to win a
rail ticket to anywhere on the South Wales and West Railway
network. The brochures are free, and train tickets cost about
The trail's third season will run from April through the
beginning of December.