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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
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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
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N Ireland
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Did this with a group of lads and it was great, the bars were friendly and really lovely ales but unfortunately we missed our last 2 stations out because of train strikes. Would recommend the ale trail but unfortunately train strikes really ruined this!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joanne T
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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  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

Date of experience: May 2018
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 ☝️😡

Date of experience: March 2018
9  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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Diane W
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Michelle W
27 November 2018|
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Response from cuzeng | Reviewed this property |
It's not really a gift thing. Just buy a train ticket and away you go, it's free to get in everywhere.
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Tom S
3 October 2018|
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Response from cuzeng | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how long you have, I'd start in Huddersfield. Slaithwaite Marsden. Greenfield. Stalybridge. Two pubs in Huddersfield train station, both are excellent. Stalybridge is a must. Hope that helps.
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margirathbone
23 September 2018|
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Response from cuzeng | Reviewed this property |
You can just get on and off where you like if you have a ticket from one end to the other. However I've done the trip a few times so I've just found it best to buy on the train because you might not do every stop
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