The Brakspear Country Ale Trail

Fancy coming to our party?

get a free pint and t-shirt

We challenge you to walk or cycle to the 10 pubs along the Country Ale Trail, enjoy a pint of Brakspear Bitter or Oxford Gold and get your map stamped.

Visit the Rainbow as your final destination to claim your free pint of Brakspear Bitter and a rather delightful T-Shirt. There’s no rush to complete this trail as there is no end date so there is plenty of time. We do not recommend anyone tries to complete this trail in one day as it covers more than 30 miles, depending on what route you take.

Please note the Cherry Tree, Kingston Blount is now closed so we have added the Flower Pot, Aston instead.

Brakspear bee

Party time

We’re proud to announce that we hold an annual Ale Trail party, exclusive to those who complete the Trail.

Fill in your details on your map once you’ve completed the trail and hand it in at the Rainbow, and we’ll send you an invite to the party that takes place in January.

This money can’t buy invite includes (at no extra cost) a couple of free pints in it for you, a tasty bite to eat on offer, and a goody bag, as well as the chance to meet other Ale Trailers.

So if you want to be there you have the do the Ale Trail, it’s as simple as that.


Visit the Rainbow as your final destination to claim your free pint of Brakspear Bitter and Country Ale Trail T-Shirt.

Gift set prize
Download your Country Ale Trail map
Download your High-resolution route map
Oxford Gold by Brakspear

Oxford Gold (4.0%)

English Target hops give this beer a remarkable aroma. Late hopping with Goldings and fermentation by the Brakspear yeast creates a remarkable zesty aroma, a full fruity flavour and a golden colour. Available all year.

Double Dropped Bitter by Brakspear

Brakspear Bitter (3.4%)

A superb session beer. Amber in colour with a good fruit, hop and malt nose. The initial taste of malt and the well hopped bitterness quickly dissolves into a predominantly bittersweet and fruity finish.