Alloa Town Hall

Alloa Cask Ale
Cider Festival

Alloa Logo

The Venue
7 Portland Place

Carlisle Beer Festival
1st - 3rd November

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Ulster Hall
34 Bedford Street

Belfast Beer Festival
8th - 10th November

Belfast Logo

Saturday 10th November at 1 pm
Abbotsford Hotel
Corsehill Road

Scotland & Northern Ireland Branches Quarterly Meeting

Abbotsford Hotel, Ayr

The ultimate
Christmas Gift for
beer lovers

The ultimate
Christmas Gift for
beer lovers

The ultimate
Christmas Gift for
beer lovers

Chrismas Gift Membership
CAMRA Logo Red
Whatpub Banner
Santa Image

Festive Crawl 2018

Festive Crawl 2018

Festive Crawl 2018

Thursday 27th December

Thursday 27th December

Thursday 27th December

Dundee Logo


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.

East Ayrshire at Merito
East Ayrshire Social at Merito, Dunlop in July 2018

National Recognition

Presetation of Full Pints Certificate
Full Pints editor, Stuart McMahon receives the award from Ray Turpie
Full Pints has, for the second time in recent years, been voted CAMRA National Magazine of the Year.  The announcement and initial presentation of the certificate was made at the AGM in Coventry.  A special congratulations to Stuart McMahon, our magazine editor.
Branch Club of the Year Presentation
Lindsay Grant makes the presentation to Ted Murray of Cambusdoon Sports Club

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.

More news …


What's On!

Ayrshire Real Ale Festival

Our annual real ale festival was a resounding success.  Our new beer card token system was much appreciated by the majority of our customers.  £2,000 was raised for our festival charity, Breast Cancer Care.  Many thanks to all those who contributed so generously to this total.
Our thanks also go to all our sponsors, customers old and new and the staff at Troon Concert Hall .  We look forward to seeing you again next year.
No CAMRA festival can operate without the hard work of our volunteers.  The festival takes months of planning and organisation.  We offer our gratitude for your hard graft and hope you all enjoyed the experience and will have recovered in time for our trip to Alloa later in the month.
Other festivals occurring in the near future include Alloa Real Ale & Cider Festival, 26th – 27th October and Carlisle Beer Festival, 1st – 3rd November.

More events .. 

This is a list of events relevant to our branch over the coming weeks.

Social Media


As of 4th April 2018, Facebook no longer allow an embedded feed featuring a Facebook group.

To visit our Facebook group page, please click here.

Our festival also has a dedicated Facebook page.  It can be found here.

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