Social Activities

Our branch is one of the most socially active in the country.  In addition to the monthly area socials, we have regular full branch get togethers, bus trips and meet ups at beer festivals in other parts of Scotland and further afield.  Formal campaigning does not occur during our social events but we would encourage all members to score the beer at some point of the event.

As our branch covers such a wide area, we have four different area social groups.  The South Ayrshire group tend to meet on the first or second Tuesday of the month starting at 1930, North Ayrshire on the third Thursday starting at 20:00 and East Ayrshire on the last Wednesday also starting at 1930.  The Wgtownshire social group tend to meet on a less regular basis.  Please note that you are welcome to attend an event hosted by any of our social groups.

We also hold bi-monthly 2-pub socials which alternate between Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and the venues are shared amongst the Ayrshire social groups.

All events are listed on our branch calendar, in Full Pints and in our monthly events email.

The main aim at any social event is for eveyone to enjoy themselves.  If you’ve never been, you don’t know what your missing.  Partners and friends are welcome to join in.  

We don’t bite … honest!

Machars Trip June 2018

Ayrshire members travelled by coach on Saturday 9th June and were joined by their Wigtownshire counterparts at the first port of call, the renowned Steam Packet Inn in the Isle of Whithorn.  On arrival, we were invited to enjoy a welcoming meal before presentations were made to Alastair Scoular, owner of the pub and the nearby Five Kingdoms Brewery.  

The Steam Packet Inn was voted our Branch Cider Pub of the Year and was awarded bronze in the Scottish Cider Pub of the Year competition.  Five Kingdoms Brewery was awarded our Beer of the Year certificate for its excellent Dark Storm Stout.

Visits were also made to the Harbour Inn at Garlieston, the Bladnoch Inn and House o’ Hill at Bargrennan.  The weather was glorious and a great day was enjoyed by all.

East Ayrshire Lancaster Trip 2018

A few images of the trip as our happy band visited a few pubs in the northwest of England.

South Ayrshire Christmas Lunch 2017

The annual lunch was held in Wellingtons Bar, Ayr where we were well looked after by Nan and her staff.

Festival Volunteers Trip to Alloa

All our festival volunteers were offered the chance to visit the Alloa Real Festival and a great day was had by all.

Beer of the Festival 2016 Presentation

Our Beer of the Festival at Troon in 2016 was Gates of Valhalla, a brew from Black Metal Brewery in Loanhead with an ABV of 7.9%.  Our day out also included a visit to Knops Brewery, at Dirleton  and The Blacksmith’s Forge, Dalkeith, a JD Wetherspoon outlet.

Let’s just say that the hospitality, shown by both breweries, was outstanding and leave it at that.

What a day that was!

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