A great real ale pub in North Ayrshire

For next week the real ales on offer are Canny Man, Misty Law Kelburn, Arran Blonde, 3 Sisters Orkney, Mars Exployer Houston, Black and Tan Houston, Goldihops Kelburn

3 real ales always on at the one time

Our aproach to our drinks selection at The Canny Man is most certainly ‘refreshing’. Great beer and friendly staff makes The Canny Man one of the best ‘traditional pubs’ in Ayrshire. A really refreshing place to drink.

The Canny Man is well known locally and regionally for its superb choice of cask (real ales) in North Ayrshire – 3 are on tap daily and these are changed/rotated regularly.   A real ale of the week is always available too. All the real ales dispensed at The Canny Man are sourced in Scotland. We have no connections or ties with any major pub chain and are totally independent – allowing us to be both comprehensive and inventive in our drinks selections for you.

And here we have both the product choice and a range of exciting parts to enjoy it in. From our country bar and delightful lounge and dining spaces – to superb al fresco areas and beer gardens.


Manager Frazer Dunn’s secret is his expertise, judgement and experience in the storage, conditioning and dispense of the ale.  His efforts are consistently recognised by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale), The Good Beer Guide  – and more recently by Cask Marque. The Canny Man is one of very few pubs in Ayrshire which is a member of Cask Marque.

Cask Marque

With character and atmosphere in abundance, a roaring log fire, delicious, ‘scrummy’ food, continental beers, real ales and, of course, over 80 single malt whiskies The Canny Man is a great place to meet for a ‘damned good beer’ - and the ideal venue for any party or group booking for a relaxed pub lunch, an evening meal or a special dining occasion.

Remember that what most Ayrshire pubs and inns have in common is that they all DON’T serve quality real ales.

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