If you’re going ‘doon the watter’ this weekend make sure you visit The Newton Arms
Ayr is going to be buzzing this weekend! It’s the Glasgow Fair and when we’re being treated to this lovely weather what’s better than a day at the beach? So, make the most of the weather – grab your flip-flops and head ‘doon the watter’.
Even if the weather turns typically Scottish (which, it most likely will!) there’s still plenty to do in Ayr. The Newton Arms is ready for the weekend come rain or shine!
The Glasgow Fair is a traditional holiday in Glasgow dating back to the 12th century. Originally, the Glasgow Fair was just that – an actual Fair. People would come to buy and sell horses and cattle along with other goods as well as hire servants.
Later on the Fair became better known for its entertainment, such as circus and theatre shows. Eventually it developed into a holiday fortnight. Factories would close down and the workers would take their families to nearby seaside resorts like Ayr for their annual holiday, which became known as ‘doon the watter’.
Times have changed – people take their holidays scattered throughout the year and are going overseas to places like Spain and Greece. Nonetheless, the Glasgow Fair remains a local holiday and true to tradition many Glaswegians still head down to Ayr, normally just for the day.
So, If you’re heading down to Ayr this weekend make sure you pop along to The Newton Arms. Whether you’re a resident or visitor you’ll receive a cheery welcome!
The sea air is bound to work up your appetite so why don’t you eat with us? We have an exciting menu full of tasty dishes that will ignite your taste buds. This Saturday and Sunday choose any two courses from our menu for £9.95.
Don’t worry we’ve not forgot about the kids! We have a special menu just for them that caters for even the fussiest eaters. Good news for mum and dad there’s also some games and puzzles on the back to keep their lively minds entertained while you sit back and relax.
Being the Glasgow Fair our kitchen will also be open on Monday. If you’re at the Glasgow Fair Family Raceday on Monday make sure you pop along – we’re only a few minutes away from Ayr Racecourse.
If you love burgers you’ll love our Newton Burger and on Monday you can get two for £12. They’re so good you’ll probably want to eat both of them!
The Newton Arms is a fantastic family friendly pub that caters for everyone – even the dog! The food is great, the staff are really friendly and with an excellent range of drinks you’re spoiled for choice. With so much to offer it definitely warrants a visit during the Glasgow Fair!