The official website of Isle of Wight branch of the Campaign for Real Ale

The Campaign for Real Ale exists to protect and promote good beer and pubs


Thursday 26th October 2017

Gallybagger Folk

Chillerton Reading Room

Gallybagger Folk at The Gallybagger Inn, Reading Room, Main Road, Chillerton. 8pm Following the resounding success of the first folk and music night, we're going to do it again. Future events to be held on the last Thursday of each month. Live music, local ale and cider.

Sunday 29th October 2017

James Hickman and Dan Cassidy

Brading Town Hall

James' and Dan's (brother to Eva Cassidy) duo was formed in 2008. Their relaxed banter and unique musical style was well received. In 2009 they released their debut album ‘Severn Street’, featuring arrangements of traditional songs and tunes and several of their own compositions. 7.30 pm - Tickets £10 from 407723 / 07854559828 Raising funds for The Brading Community Partnership

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Pubs of Ryde - AMENDED DATE!

Simeon Arms, Ryde

Tony Gale will be giving his famous talk (for the last time) at 7.30 in aid of the Mayor's fund to support the "Aspire's Children's Playground" and the "Children's section of the Ryde Bus Museum". Tickets are £5 and are available from The Simeon Arms and Ryde Town Council Offices, Lind Street, Ryde. Don't miss this unique opportunity!

Friday 17th November 2017

Branch Meeting

The Three Bishops

Meet 8pm All members and potential members welcome.

Friday 24th November 2017

Guy Davis and Fabrizio Poggi

Quay Arts, Newport

Rediscover the genius of blues masters Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, as Guy Davis and Fabrizio Poggi bring you an evening inspired by these two musical greats.

Friday 15th December 2017

Christmas Social

Bargeman's Rest

7 for 7.30

Friday 26th January 2018


Traveller's Joy, Northwood


Friday 16th February 2018

Branch Meeting

Fleming Arms, Binstead All members and potential members welcome

Friday 16th March 2018

Branch Meeting

The Blacksmiths

8pm All members and potential members welcome. Please note that this is the venue postponed from Sept '17.

Friday 20th April 2018

Branch Meeting

Fisherman's Cottage

8pm All members and potential members welcome



Editor: Tim Marshall.
Telephone: 01983 721557
If you're not from around these parts, allow me to explain that here on the Isle of Wight we have loads of great pubs and some splendid local beers to seek out.
Click on "find-a-pub" for more details on Island pubs; and click on "local breweries" to find out about the beers and breweries.

If you are from round here, please let me know of any up & coming events and snippets of news & gossip.

The find-a-pub page has recently been changed with links to CAMRA What Pub information and I am particularly keen to make sure the page is up to date. If you've got the time, please have a look, and if you spot any discrepancies, please let me know.

And finally...
If you value good beer in good pubs, and if you are not already a CAMRA member, please consider joining us.

"We're the people who try to make sure you've nice beer to drink in your pubs and try to stop blokes in suits buying your local and turning it in to a shop"