ARAF 2017 LogoThe 18th Ayrshire Real Ale Festival

The 18th Ayrshire Real Ale Festival will take place 5-7 October 2017 in the Concert Hall, Troon.  Planning for the festival takes several months and we are always open to new ideas and suggestions from our membership.  Our next planning meeting will take place on Monday 11th September in Geordies Byre, Ayr starting at 8.00 pm. All members are invited to attend. 

If you are unable to make it in person but have something you would like to contribute, please email Dougie Graham, our Fesival Organiser.

Opening Times

Thursday 5th October 1200 to 2300
Friday 6th October 1100 to 2300
Saturday 7th October 1100 to 2300


£6 (£4 for CAMRA members on production of valid membership card at all sessions and U-25s on Thursday only)) which includes a festival glass, programme and free entry on any other days (just bring your glass along!)

Food. hot and cold, will again be available courtesy of Brownings the Bakers. Full information at

Our online staffing form is now available and can be accessed here.bubble logo bottom right