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Birthday ale trail

Enjoyed our experience on the ale trail for my boyfriends birthday. Would return maybe at a quieter... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Joanne T
Wigan, United Kingdom
To keep us away from a binge session

Doing a search while in Leeds we decided to look at this. Getting the slow train from platform 13B... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Ian F
N Ireland
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Rassbottom Street, Stalybridge SK15 1RF, England
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Enjoyed our experience on the ale trail for my boyfriends birthday. Would return maybe at a quieter time

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The real ale trail is worth a two day stay in a hotel half way across. We were lucky to get stunning weather but it's good even if it's cold and wet. You will get the odd stag/hen idiots but all in all its a...More

1  Thank cuzeng
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Doing a search while in Leeds we decided to look at this. Getting the slow train from platform 13B at Leeds to Huddersfield 5 stop on the way out with a further 2 repeated on the way back. Looking back at it a benefit would...More

5  Thank Ian F
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

What can I say - expensive crap service that you expect in a third word country- very poor - get your trains in order - you’re just arrogant that you think we should all put up with your inadequate service - come the revolution ☝️😡

8  Thank Jimbob64
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Well worth experiencing.... We did Stalybridge to Leeds, returned the following day. There were a couple of groups of people on the same timing as us - but not in anyway busy. Buffet Bar in Stalybridge had amazing looking pies / pasties. We ate in...More

2  Thank Al_McK75
Reviewed 30 January 2018

First time doing Real Ale Trail last weekend and really enjoyed it. It's a good laugh and something different, all the pubs are old fashioned type pubs. Train run every hour which is really good so you can have 1 or 2 drinks in each...More

2  Thank Dais18
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Six of us did the ale trail on a cold, damp Saturday in January for my Son's 30th Birthday, a perfect celebration, we managed seven of the suggested eight pubs, deciding not to bother going to Batley. Every train was exactly on time, we got...More

1  Thank Paul11553
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Used to really enjoy this, but now has become overrun by drunk, shouty middle aged women and fancy dress 'lad' idiots. It's a real shame. Oh, and Dewsbury is the worst place on the planet.

1  Thank Dick S
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Great for a large group trip out. Get on and off where you want and follow the crowds to the pubs. Some lovely pubs at slaithwaite and marsden. Used by public for general commute and feel sorry for any non pub crawl passengers, especially on...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 31 December 2017

I'm a bit of an old hand at doing this "pub crawl". I've seen it develop from its intended purpose as a way of getting between some excellent boozers(and booze) through its popularity surge after a few high profile advertisements to its logical conclusion as...More

1  Thank Dave W
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Joe O
22 August 2018|
Response from cuzeng | Reviewed this property |
Hi Joe, To be fair you'll struggle to do it all in one day if you go all the way to batley. I've done it a few tines...but only the full trip over two days. But by all means have a crack at it in one. I'd head over about... More
Joe O
11 August 2018|
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Response from cuzeng | Reviewed this property |
Hi Joe, I've done it a few times, Saturday can be busy with hen and stag dos, so Sunday might be a better day. Try to wander off to some of the other pubs not listed you'll find them less busy. Hope that helps. Have a... More
26 April 2018|
Response from ValderramaHairSalon | Reviewed this property |
Turn up. Buy a train ticket (Day Rambler). Start drinking.