AN IRVINE pub is set to offer a vast array of international real ales later this month.

It comes as The Auld Brig, Irvine's JD Wetherspoon, prepares to host its annual 12-day real ale festival.

With each beer costing only £2.35 for a pint, it offers a great opportunity for ale enthusiasts to sample what some overseas brewers have to offer.

The pub in Rivergate Shopping Centre will host the festival from Wednesday, March 22 to Sunday, April 2 inclusive.

As well as featuring a range of different malt and hop varieties from around the world, there are also beers that include intriguing flavours such as orange peel, chocolate, coriander, in their ingredients.

Among the festival collection are vegan (also suitable for vegetarians), as well as gluten-free beers.

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Pub manager, Daniel Quinn, commented: "The festival is a great celebration of real ale.

"It will allow us to showcase a selection of superb beers over a 12-day period, at great value for money prices.

"It will also give our customers the opportunity to enjoy a number of beers which have not previously been served in the pub, including those from overseas."

Tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in the pub as part of the festival magazine.

A digital version of the magazine will also be available on the app and Wetherspoon website and all ales will be available to order at the bar or via the Wetherspoon app.

The festival line-up includes: Orkney Cliff Edge; Oakham Buckle Up!; Vale Brass Monkey; Brombeer Freddy Export (Belgium); Theakston Double Cross; Exmoor Upside Brown; Cambridge Flower Child IPA (USA); Saltaire Triple Choc; Cairngorm White Lady and Sudwerk Reeds Ale (Switzerland).