Here is the latest news about the Sub-Branch and pubs and breweries in the Sub-Branch area.

  • Laurie Arms, Haugh of Urr Friday 14 December 2018

    Please note that the Laurie Arms, Haugh of Urr will be closed between 1st and 10th January 2019

  • 'My Local' Feature Saturday 6 October 2018


    We are introducing a new feature ‘My Local’ to further promote the real ale and cider pubs within our Dumfries and Stewartry branch area. In the next issue of our regular quarterly branch communication we will be featuring a pub suggested by one of our members as 'MY LOCAL'. So it is up to you to tell us why your local should be the one to appear in that feature.

    We need plenty of detail of your local pub, with some pictures if possible, why it’s your local, and why other members should make an effort to visit it. Please send to either ku.gro.armac.seirfmud@yraterces or ku.gro.armac.seirfmud@namriahc.

  • Dumfries & Stewartry producers scoop Gold and Silver in CAMRA Scottish Cider and Perry Awards 2018 Monday 20 August 2018

    The Scottish CAMRA Cider and Perry Annual Awards have just been announced and the Gold and Silver winners are both from Dumfries and Stewartry area. Certificates were presented to the winners on 18th August by sub-branch Chairman Trevor Hayward.

    Below is a full round up of who won what in the 2018 Scottish Cider and Perry Awards.

    Champion Cider of Scotland GOLD - Wallace 1305 from Waulkmill Champion Cider of Scotland SILVER - Red Gauntlet medium/sweet from Andrews Ales Champion Cider of Scotland BRONZE - Thistly Cross Jaggy Thistle.

    Champion Perry of Scotland GOLD - Pickled Pete's from Andrews Ales Champion Perry of Scotland SILVER - Mooseheid from Waulkmill

    The BLUE BELL INN, ANNAN won the Dumfries and Stewartry Cider Pub of the Year award.

    Pictured below is Trevor Hayward presenting the Gold and Silver certificates to Andrew Emmerson of Andrew's Ales and Chris Harrison of Waulkmill Cider. Images provided by Phil Robinson.

  • Champion Beer of Scotland (CBOS) 2018 Result Thursday 12 July 2018

    The result of the CBOS competition held at the Scottish Real Ale Festival on 5th July is as follows:

    Gold - Swannay Orkney IPA

    Silver - Black Isle Hibernator

    Bronze - Orkney Red MacGregor

    4th - Kelburn Red Smiddy

    Other shortlisted beers were - Strathaven Craigmill Mild, Kelburn Jaguar, Cromarty Red Rocker, Orkney Dark Island, Ayr Rabbie's Porter and Cairngorm Black Gold.