• Saturday Travel Information

    Due to the forecasted severe weather there there will be a limited train service available on Saturday 7th October. At present it looks like trains should be running between Largs and Kilwinning, and also between Glasgow and Irvine, with a bus replacement service between Irvine, Barassie, Troon, Prestwick and Ayr.

    However, there are still regular service buses serving Troon – details are shown in the graphic below, but please check with Scotrail and Stagecoach Buses before travelling.

  • 2023 Festival – NOT LONG NOW!

    Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 October, 2023 in Troon Concert Hall.

    Planning meetings have been held, and we’ll be on site from Tuesday 3rd October setting up the 22nd Ayrshire Real Ale Festival which opens on Thursday 5th October at 12 noon for CAMRA members, or 2pm for non-CAMRA members.

    We’re just a short 10 minute walk from Troon railway station (no major restrictions unlike last year!) and even closer from the local bus stops which serve Irvine, Dundonald/Kilmarnock and Prestwick/Ayr.

    The 2023 Beer and Cider/Perry lists are now available here: www.ayrshirebeerfestival.co.uk/ales-ciders. Please note that there may be some late changes to the published lists when the deliveries are made.

    Overall, we have around 140 cask ales, 28 real ciders and perries, wine and soft drinks, along with the provision of hot snacks and musical entertainment.

    Tickets are available on the door only, so come along early with some friends, grab a seat and enjoy the weekend, and say a big thank you to our volunteers, without whom we couldn’t run the festival.


  • Photos from the 2022 festival

    Here are a selection of photos taken at this year’s festival – many thanks to everyone for making it such a great success.