The Alternative Real Ale Festival 

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Real ale drinkers have faced a second year of disappointment due to COVID restrictions cancelling the festivals in Glasgow, Paisley and Troon. 

After exhausting every scenario to bring real ale to the public, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) branches of Glasgow & West of Scotland, Renfrewshire and Ayrshire & Wigtownshire have devised an Autumn Ale by Rail Trail, giving you the chance to meet other ale drinkers and give your support to our pubs and brewers.

This will take place during the weekend of 22-24th October. For more information visit your local CAMRA branch website or look out for the Autumn Ale by Rail Trail posters in your local pub or club.

The three local CAMRA beer festivals in Glasgow, Paisley and Troon have all been cancelled this year due to COVID. Our Autumn Ale by Rail Trail is designed to let you visit three pubs (with a fourth “try also” pub) close to Glasgow Central, Paisley Gilmour Street and Troon stations for some real ale, and then move on to the next town by train over the weekend of 22-24 October. Each of the pubs will only have their normal range of ales available, but they have been made aware of the event and have been asked to have extra beer available in their cellar if required.

The suggested pubs to visit on the Trail are:
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 How, High Street
*Northern Way, Causeyside Street

McKays, Portland Street
Number Forty Seven, Templehill
Harbour Bar, Templehill
*South Beach Hotel, South Beach


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