A BAR crawl designed to support rural pubs is coming to the Vale of Glamorgan later this month, with beer lovers being transported around the county on the 'Real Ale Trail'.

The event will see hundreds of ale lovers taken straight to the doors of 10 rural pubs around Cardiff and the Vale on Saturday, April 21.

The award winning scheme will be transporting pubgoers by bus from the city into some of the Vale's quirkiest pubs, where more than 50 local beers will be on offer.

The ‘RAT’ shuttle buses will arrive every 30-45 minutes and circulate the route throughout the day.

Ale Trail founder Shelly Barratt said: “Each pub on the trail was selected for their ambiance and support of the local dynamic microbreweries.

"Beers aside, the trail gives the pubs the opportunity to showcase how good they are, with the aim that people will return another day.

"The event is always a really jolly with quite a bit of singing on the buses."

Tickets, which cost £15 and include unlimited travel throughout the day, are available online at realaletrail.co.uk, as well as from all the participating pubs. Information on the pubs taking part can also be found online.

The event is only open to people aged 24 and over.