‘Warwick’s 14 Pubs of Christmas’ festive ale trail launched

By Tom Surgay

7th Dec 2022 | Local News

A brand new festive ale trail has been launched in Warwick, giving revellers an incentive to explore the town’s pubs and bars and win prizes while they’re at it. Pictured: Tim Maccabee, landlord at The Eagle, who co-organised the trail. Photo courtesy of EMPR.
A brand new festive ale trail has been launched in Warwick, giving revellers an incentive to explore the town’s pubs and bars and win prizes while they’re at it. Pictured: Tim Maccabee, landlord at The Eagle, who co-organised the trail. Photo courtesy of EMPR.

A brand new festive ale trail has been launched in Warwick, giving revellers an incentive to explore the town's pubs and bars and win prizes while they're at it.

The trail, dubbed 'Warwick's 14 Pubs of Christmas', encourages punters to tick off 14 venues throughout the festive season, culminating in entry into a prize draw on Thursday 22 December.

Locals and visitors to the town can pick up either a card or beer mat from any of the participating venues, then get it stamped each time they visit any of the pubs or bars on the list.

The trail can be completed across the whole festive season up until Wednesday 21 December. It's also not limited to beer lovers, with any drink - including non-alcoholic tipples - counting for a stamp.

Those who manage to bag all 14 stamps will be entered into a prize draw, with prizes ranging from a trip to Warwick races to brewery selection boxes. Prizes will be available to collect on either Thursday 22 December or Friday 23 December - just in time for Christmas.

Pubs and venues taking part in Warwick's 14 Days of Christmas are:

●     Cape of Good Hope

●     The Eagle

●     The Fourpenny Shop Pub & Hotel

●     The Old Coffee Tavern

●     The Oak

●     The Globe

●     The Wild Boar

●     The Tilted Wig

●     The Roebuck

●     The Rose & Crown

●     Ronnie's Bar

●     The Old Post Office

●     Warwick Real Ale

●     The King's Head

The trail has been organised by Chris Proudfoot, landlord at the Old Fourpenny Shop Pub & Hotel, and Tim Maccabee, landlord at The Eagle.

Chris said: "Warwick has a brilliant range of pubs and bars, and while the festive season is usually a busy time, we're keen to show off exactly how many great places we have for a drink all year round.

"Warwick's 14 pubs of Christmas is a bit of fun that people can get involved in over the next few weeks and visit some of their favourite watering holes as well as some new places they've never been to before.

"We actually originally planned to have 12 Pubs of Christmas to echo the 12 Days of Christmas, but everyone loved the idea so much we expanded it to get as many people involved as possible.

"We're hoping this initial idea will lead to bigger things in 2023 including a more formal Ale Trail and maybe a venue guide. Ultimately, anything that will help show people that Warwick is a great place for a day or evening out."

For more information and to find out more about the prizes on offer, visit Warwick Ale Trail on Instagram or Facebook.

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