Ale's hail heavily from our region

For many teenagers, your first real ale is a right of passage. Fine tuning your tastebuds and taking an interest in high quality ales runs into adulthood when you are in North Yorkshire, where there is “nowt quite like a pint of Yorkshire ale”. Our county has a rich heritage, and our many locally produced yet world class foods and drinks feature highly. Some of the top tasting Yorkshire beers you may be familiar with include Theakston Brewery, Black Sheep Brewery and Timothy Taylor’s.

On your next luxury escape you may fancy an afternoon walk with a few pit stops. As locals, let us be your guide to the area, and we’ve got just the circuit for you in Richmondshire, to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace.

Ale Trail Through Richmond

Below we’ve placed from start to finish an easy ale trail for everyone. It’s only a guide as there are plenty more ale houses and bars around Richmond. We wish we could fit them all on to our guide but we would run out of room…

Richmond Station

Starting first and a good port of call is Richmond Station. The central open area of this riverside Victorian railway building has a Café & Bar. As a great lunch spot or for an early evening meal, and a gentle entry into your ale trail, you’ll be able to order locally brewed ales from Richmond’s Brewing Company.

It is a six-barrel micro-brewery where you can meet Jonathan the brewer. If you are one for souvenirs, pick up a bar of their natural handmade beer soap or shampoo.

With so much to see and do all year round, a visit to The Station will not disappoint!

Number 29 Ale House & Gin Bar

For your next walk, turn right out of the Station and head over the bridge and up the slight hill towards 29 Ale House & Gin Bar. You can’t miss this micro bar serving local gins & ales, where you can get a taste for the area while watching the world of Richmond pass you by.

As well as the Cask Ale, Craft Beer, Wine and extensive Gin selection, enjoy extras such as mouth-watering tapas or charcuterie sharing boards if there’s more than two of your group!

Find out all their latest offers and what’s on the bar on their Facebook page @frenchgate29

Kings Head Hotel

Following the trail on, you’ll start to head into the heart of Richmond passing some Yorkshire artwork. The Kings Head Hotel has wide a range of beers and wines and a lunch and evening menu, make the most of the Sun with the outdoor decking overlooking Richmond’s Market Place and watch the busy market town life pass you by.

Catch up with friends at the bar!

The Bishop Blaize

To the top of the market place is the Bishop Blaize with music from the decades playing on different nights along with live acts. Knowledge has it as one of the oldest pubs in Richmond dating back over 500 years, across from the bar is a games room, challenge your friends and family to step up the competition at either a game of Darts or Pool.

Holly Hill Inn

For the last part of the trail, this will lead you past the iconic Richmond Castle leading you to the last orders of Holly Hill Inn, serving a range of ales and wines they also have a very Yorkshire ale from The Black Sheep Brewery not to be missed while you’re in Yorkshire!

See all the latest on their socials! @hollyhillrichmond

Below you’ll see some of our closest luxurious holiday homes to the Ale Trail. These are the places we recommend so you can walk straight out of the door and onto the trail. And if you want to know where they are located on the route, just give us a call and we can personalise the routes to you!

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