Real Ale runabouts 2018

This year Ipswich Buses have once again arranged a series of Real Ale Runabout trips in conjunction with the Ipswich & ES branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). This will be our 35th season of these social bus trips, designed as a means for people to enjoy visits to some of our best country pubs without having to take their cars - they continue to be popular and have remained popular since 1983.

Participants have to be 18 years of age BUT do not have to be CAMRA members to book tickets for these events.All of these bus journeys will start at Tower Ramparts bus station in Ipswich and finish in the Ipswich area with a circular route around Town to drop passengers off - details of the route will be agreed on the night and depend upon participants.

List of dates and venues for 2018 are:

Sat 10 March – Butley and Orford – 11.30am depart

Fri 23 March – Great Oakley & Harwich – 7pm depart

Wed 04 April - Assington, Bures and Lamarsh – 11.30am depart

Fri 27 April – Little Glemham, Great Glemham & Sweffling – 7pm depart

Sat 12 May – Halstead & Braintree – 11.30am depart

Sat 26 May – Wingfield, Wortwell & Brockdish – 11.30am depart

Fri 08 Jun –Ixworth, Market Weston & Hopton – 7pm depart

Sat 23 Jun – Rowhedge and West Mersea – 11.30am depart

Fri 13 July - Southwold – 7pm depart

Wed 25 July – Rumburgh, Flixton & Earsham – 11.30am depart

Fri 10 Aug – Manningtree, Ardleigh, & Bromley Cross – 7pm depart

Wed 29 Aug – Wenhaston, Bramfield & Sibton – 11.30am depart

Sat 08 Sept – Mid Suffolk Light Railway, Finningham & Mendlesham – 11.30am depart

Sat 13 Oct – Boreham, Woodham Mortimer & Maldon – 11.30am depart

Sat 10 Nov – Attleborough and Wyndham – 11.30am depart

Sat 08 Dec – mystery trip – 11.30am depart 

To purchase a ticket for any trip just go to the Enquiry office at Tower Ramparts bus station. Some tickets may still be available on the day of the event, but this cannot be guaranteed. If insufficient tickets are sold in advance any of the advertised trips may be cancelled. Prices this year are £8.50 for CAMRA members and £8.90 for adults.