Autumn Ale by Rail Trail

As our three ‘local’ CAMRA beer festivals have been cancelled this year – Glasgow, Paisley and Ayrshire (Troon) – the Ayrshire & Wigtownshire, Renfrewshire and Glasgow & West of Scotland CAMRA branches have agreed to promote a joint Autumn Ale by Rail Trail over the weekend of 22-24 October 2021.

The plan is to visit 3 pubs close to each station (with a 4th “try also” pub*) for a drink and then move on to the next town. Each of the pubs will only have their normal range of ales available, although they will have been made aware of the event and been asked to have extra beer available in their cellar if required. Download the poster here.

Also, a reminder that there may be limited trains on Sunday due to Scotrail industrial action. As always though, please check tiemtables before travelling.

The suggested pubs to visit on the Trail are as follows:  

The Pot Still, Hope Street
Sir John Moore, Argyle Street
The Laurieston, Bridge Street
*Drum & Monkey, St Vincent Street

The Last Post, County Square
Bull Inn, New Street
Wee Howff, High Street
*Northern Way, Causeyside Street

McKay’s, Portland Street
Number Forty Seven, Templehill
Harbour Bar, Templehill
*South Beach Hotel, South Beach (ale not always available)

On Saturday 23 October, the Ayrshire & Wigtownshire Branch will hold a social trip, starting at the Pot Still in Glasgow at 12 noon, and then jumping on the train via Paisley and finishing back down in Troon.

As a guide, an adult ScotRail Off-Peak Return ticket between Troon and Glasgow costs £9.90. Additional fares may be needed outwith stations on that route.