Weekly traditional sessions with some very good players and occasional professionals. It features prominently in the town’s annual Marymass festival, which attracts top musicians from all over the UK and elsewhere.
The pub is the oldest in Irvine - the building dates back to 1567 - and one of the oldest in Scotland. It’s situated next to Irvine’s Harbour Arts Centre with its little theatre, exhibition centre and pleasant cafe. The Scottish Maritime Museum and Gallery are nearby. The Harbourside is a cultural oasis!