Tuesday 19th February at 19:30
Smoking Goat, Ayr
Thursday 21st February at 20:00
Village Inn, Fairlie
Saturday 23rd March
Abbotsford Hotel, Ayr at 14:00
Welcome to the website of Ayrshire & Wigtownshire CAMRA. Geographically, our branch is located in South West Scotland and covers an area of approximately 1600 square miles (4185 km²)
Currently, we have in excess of 650 members who are passionate about pub going and real ale. We are an active branch with regular social activities and a very successful festival which is held in early October each year. In addition, we publish a multi-award winning branch magazine called Full Pints with four issues printed annually.
Area Pubs of the Year 2018
The following pubs have been chosen as our area Pubs of the Year for 2018.
East Ayrshire – Weston Tavern, Kilmaurs
North Ayrshire – Twa Dugs, West Kilbride
South Ayrshire – Prestwick Pioneer, Prestwick
Wigtownshire – The Grapes, Stranraer
Congratulations to all. The 4 pubs will now be judged to find our Branch Pub of the Year for 2019
Club of the Year Winner
Cambusdoon Sports Club was voted Ayrshire & Wigtownshire CAMRA Club of the Year for 2018. Having achieved this accolade, we can now confirm that it has also been judged Club of the Year 2018 for Scotland & Northern Ireland Branches CAMRA. Our congratulations to all concerned!
Community Buyout Success
Dunlop outlet, Merito has been successfully purchased in a community buyout. In a move that sees current staff retained, the pub will also become a a community hub. Plans include the development of upstairs areas as spaces for community activities and events including a space for homeworkers, a study area and a training kitchen.
Our branch AGM takes place on Saturday, 23rd March in the Abbotsford Hotel starting at 14:00 sharp.
Members' Weekend 2019
Rhinns Scottish Grand National Coach Trip
This trip will take place on Saturday, 13th April departing from the Ruddicot Hotel in Stranraer. The route will take include visits to pubs in Drummore, Sandhead, Portpatrick and Kirkholm before returning to Stranraer and a buffet in the Grapes. The anticipated cost is £10 per person and will include the buffet, driver’s tip and sweepstake ticket.
Members travelling from Ayrshire are advised that they should use the train which arrives in Stranraer at 12:56.
Numbers are limited to 30 so early booking is essential by contacting email@example.com
Events at a Glance
Branch Casual Wear
A couple of years ago we offered a range of polo shirts, sweatshirts and rugby shirts featuring our branch name and CAMRA logo, at very competitive prices. These proved very popular at the time and by request, we are repeating the process now. The order form is available either in PDF format or as an Excel file and garments can be collected at our AGM.
Branch Shirt Order Form 2019 (Excel File)