Somerset Pub Trail 2019

Somerset Branch of CAMRA’s 17th Pub Trail

This year’s Pub Trail, our 17th has once again been sponsored by Exmoor Brewery, and also Nexus Commercial Ltd. The aim of the Pub Trail is to support Community pubs. With 2 to 3 pubs nationally closing every week it is now more important than ever that we get out and visit them and show our support.

Please note that the Foresters Arms in East Coker has closed.

The Trail runs from 29th March 2019 to 27th May 2019. There are 50 pubs on the trail covering most of the branch area, with a variety of different pubs, so if you like rural village pubs or town pubs, historic or more modern, good food or entertainment there will certainly be pubs on this trail that you will enjoy and hopefully revisit. All the pubs do a good pint of REAL ALE, mostly from Somerset breweries, some do REAL CIDER, although you do not have to have an alcoholic drink to get your passport sticker.

We try and stick to our guidelines as much as possible when selecting pubs for this trail.

Pubs should have average beer scores of at least 3 where there are sufficient scores available.

At least a third of the pubs will be changed from the last year to keep the trail interesting, and pubs should not be in for more than 3 consecutive years. We try and select pubs that are not in the Good Beer Guide, as they already get publicity through that. The exception to that is the current Pub of the Year. We try and have a good geographical spread throughout the branch area.

We ask that all CAMRA members doing this trail score the beers they drink as this helps with selection for the Good Beer Guide. Details on how to do this can be found at GBG and Beer Scoring. You are advised to check pub opening times and also any roadworks that may affect your journey when planning your trips.

This year we are aiming to have collection points around the branch area where you can pick up your prizes where possible.


I hope you have fun doing this Pub Trail! Katie Redgate

Pick up your passport in one of the pubs or download a pdf here: Pub Trail Passport 2019.

Download your Pub Trail Map in pdf format here: Somerset Pub Trail 2019 Map.