With lockdown measures set to ease again next week, allowing for outdoor trading for pubs and bars, we've taken a look at the beer gardens opening in the area for you to sample the first, fresh cold one in many months.

The plan is for pubs and bars with outdoor spaces to reopen on Monday, July 6, a welcome return for punters across the country.

Listed below are some of the establishments planning on opening their doors.

Failford Inn, Mauchline

Cumnock Chronicle:

Set between the River Ayr and the River Fail this picturesque spot is ideally located for enjoying a tipple out in the open air.

They are planning on opening on Monday with various measures designed to protect the wellbeing of staff and customers. 

They are taking bookings from Saturday (July 4) for benches in their beer garden via Facebook and bookings will be limited to two hours each.

Those wishing to make a booking do so on the understanding that if the reservation is made for before 8pm, food will also be purchased, drinking only is allowed after eight.

Sorn Inn, Sorn Village

Cumnock Chronicle:

The much anticipated return of the Sorn Inn is expected to go ahead on Monday, with their beer garden, which has been expanded into the car park, opening to the public.

Although they're set to open on Monday, owner Craig Grant said that the usual beer garden opening days will be Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Coach House Inn, Muirkirk

Cumnock Chronicle:

The team at the 300-year-old Coach House Inn have been busy sprucing up their beer garden in preparation for the return of customers and it's certain to be busy come Monday.

Owner Lauren Bone has given the exterior of the pub a new coat of paint as well as renovating some of the rooms whilst they've been unable to trade.

The Boolers, Drongan

Cumnock Chronicle:

The team at Boolers have gone big, converting an area the size of a seven-a-side football pitch into a beer garden, complete with a marquee to keep folk dry in the inevitable turn to worse weather.

They will be opening from 4pm on Monday.

Bridgend Inn, New Cumnock

Cumnock Chronicle:

The Bridgend Inn have recently received funding from the New Cumnock Development Trust which has allowed them to build a new permanent beer garden.

They will be opening at 11am on Monday.

Fairburn Hotel, Mauchline

Cumnock Chronicle:

The Fairburn does not plan to open on Monday but a return to business is expected soon, with staff from the hotel telling us they expect to be ready for reopening mid/late July.