A Three Towns pub will host a 12-day real ale festival - starting next week - with a range of drinks from overseas brewers on offer.

The Salt Cot in Saltcoats is taking part in the Wetherspoon festival from Wednesday, March 22 to Sunday, April 2.

Among the festival collection at the pub in Hamilton Street are vegan (also suitable for vegetarians), as well as gluten-free beers, while the overseas brewers are from Switzerland, the USA and Belgium.

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

The beers will cost £2.15 a pint.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: The Salt Cot on Hamilton StreetThe Salt Cot on Hamilton Street (Image: Street View)

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).

Pub manager, William Thornton, said: "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.