The 17th Ayrshire Real Ale Festival will be held from Thursday 6th - Saturday 8th October 2016, as usual in Troon Concert Hall.

The festival, organised by the Ayrshire & Wigtownshire branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale), will once again feature over 150 ales from around the UK. This year. our second bar, which is located in the adjacent Walker Hall, will be 'The Birdie Bar' and will be featuring appropriately themed ales. The beer lists are now available.

Our entertainment this year features Slider on Friday night, Irvine & District Pipe Band on Saturday afternoon, and the ever popular Wildcard on Saturday evening. 

Tutored Tastings have proved popular and this year we'll running sessions on Thursday and Friday at 5pm. Details and booking form are in the top menu.

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We would like to thank Kenbridge Hotel in New Galloway for sponsoring our membership stall this year. CAMRA membership is great value for money with concession rates starting at just £16.50 or full rates from £24. But you get £20 of Wetherspoon's vouchers, a free Good Beer Guide (worth £15), and discounts from several other retailers, and we'll give you £2 back on your admission fee.

As an extra bonus, anyone joining at the festival will be entered into a prize draw to win an overnight B&B stay at the Ken Bridge Hotel. It has lovely views across the River Dee and has two handpumps with real ales, in addition to serving high quality meals. Well worth a visit if you're ever heading down past Loch Ken.
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We would like to thank Fallen Brewing Company for sponsoring our Catering this year. Festival caterers Brownings the Bakers will once again be supplying their tasty treats, including of course, the (renamed) famous Kilmarnock Pie, filled rolls, empire biscuits and more.

Fallen Brewery, based in Kippen, Stirlingshire are based at the old station in the village, and all their beers are named with a railway theme. At the festival we'll have Light Freight and Chew Chew available for you to try.

Rumour also has it that some Kilmarnock Pies are also on the way to Kippen - (hopefully by train) - got to keep the brewing team happy and well-nourished!
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