Beers from Australia, USA, Guam and Italy, together with beers from across the UK, will be available at The Paddle Steamer in Largs, during its 12-day real ale festival.

The Wetherspoon pub will be serving 20 beers during the festival, which runs from Wednesday 9 October to Sunday 20 October inclusive.

The festival celebrates Wetherspoon's 40th anniversary and the pub will offer a selection of beers brewed specially for the occasion.

The beers brewed to mark the anniversary include; JD Boss Hogg (Wadworth), Ruby Abbot (Greene King), 3B (Arkell's), 40 Years (Cotleigh) and Punk is Dead (Brewster's).

The JD is a reference to JD Hogg from the TV programme, The Dukes of Hazzard, where the JD in JD Wetherspoon came from.

The overseas beers are; Short Fuse (Ballistic Beer Co, Australia), Minagof Juicy IPA (Ishii Brewing Co, Guam) Terzo Tempo (Birrificio Argo, Italy), Nut Brown (Alesmith Brewing Company, USA) and Challenger English IPA (Mash Brewing Co, Australia).

The pub's manager, Christopher Harvey, said: "It is a great opportunity for real ale enthusiasts to enjoy an excellent selection of beers."

The pub will have a limited edition 40th anniversary pint glass for sale on a first come first served basis