Twelve South Ayrshire bars, pubs and breweries feature in The Good Beer Guide 2022, which details some of the best spots for beer around the UK.

Published by CAMRA, the 2022 release marks the 49th edition recommending thousands of places for a pint in regions across the country, alongside detailed descriptions of the pub and often examples of the beers on offer.

Each venue in the book has been visited by an expert volunteer, who consider both the beer on offer as well as atmosphere and location. 

Here's what you need to know about the South Ayrshire pubs and breweries that feature in The Good Beer Guide 2022...

Which South Ayrshire pubs and breweries feature in The Good Beer Guide 2022?

Abbotsford Hotel - Ayr

14 Corsehill Road, KA7 2ST

The Copper Bar welcomes locals and guests, serving specially selected ales as well as whiskies. 

Chestnuts Hotel - Ayr

52 Racecourse Road, KA7 2UZ

This family-run hotel offers a range of beers and "excellent" food served in front of an open log fire in the winter and in the beer garden in the summer.

Glen Park Hotel - Ayr

5 Racecourse Road, KA7 2DG

Just down the road is the Glen Park Hotel, home to the Ayr Brewing Company whose beers are served on tap.

Smoking Goat - Ayr

2A Academy Street, KA7 1HS

Accoustic nights at this basement bar help to identify underground talent, which can be watched from the comfy seating. 

Wellingtons Bar - Ayr

7 Wellington Square, KA7 1EZ

Another basement bar, Wellingtons Bar is aptly signposted by a giant welly boot and hosts a popular quiz night every Wednesday. 

West Kirk - Ayr

8A Sandgate, KA7 1BX

This branch of Wetherspoons is located in a former church and often serves ales from local microbreweries. 

Auchans - Dundonald

29-31 Main Street, KA2 9HH

Changing tap beers accompany dishes including tapas and pizza which can be enjoyed while looking onto the castle. 

Kirkmichael Arms - Kirkmichael

3-5 Straiton Road, KA19 7PH

This pub serves Ayr Brewing Company ales as well as others and uses local produce throughout its food menu. 

Maybole Arms - Maybole 

37 Whitehall, KA19 7DS

Even dogs are welcome at this local which offers a family-friendly menu and changing beers. 

Prestwick Pioneer - Prestwick

7 Main Street, KA9 1JS

This former Woolworths turned Whetherspoons serves national ales via numerous handpumps. 

McKay's - Troon

69 Portland Street, KA10 6QU

McKay's is a former winner of the CAMRA regional pub of the year, and is known for showing live sport and hosting games nights. 

Number Forty Seven - Troon

7 Templehill, KA10 6BQ

Describing itself as a sports bar, you can play a round of pool or watch some live comedy while sipping your pint. 

The Good Beer Guide 2022 is available to buy online at the CAMRA shop.