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


Saturday 22nd September 2018

The Poozies

Freshwater Memorial Hall

The Poozies remain one of Scotlandís most distinctive and best-loved folk acts, having blazed a trail not only for female musicians but by mixing and matching myriad styles and material, from pop hits to Gaelic songs, Americana ballads to original tunes, gorgeous four-part harmonies to gutsy instrumental attack. Tickets £12 (£13 on the door) from or phone 01983 730930

Thursday 27th September to
Monday 1st October 2018

Dairyman's Daughter Beer Festival

To coincide with the sweetcorn fest. More details to come.

Thursday 27th September 2018

Gallybagger Folk

Gallybagger Inn, Chillerton

Gallybagger Folk at The Gallybagger Inn, Reading Room, Main Road, Chillerton. Come along for some more tunes, songs and real ale at the Gallybagger Folk. Performers and audience very welcome!!!

Saturday 29th September 2018

Phoenix Choir Concert

Cowes Methodist Church

in aid of Cowes Sailability Club. Admission is free with a retiring collection, a raffle and interval refreshments. The evening commences at 7.30pm. The 50-strong mixed choir sing a wide range of easy listening songs. Cowes Sailability Club (CSC) provides the opportunities for Island people, with disabilities to be out on the water

Sunday 30th September 2018

Mike Plumbley Commemorative Concert

Quay Arts, Newport

A fine selection of Island musicians - including The Dance Preachers, Duncan Jones, Mike Jolliffe, Brian Sharpe and Martin White - will be playing tribute to a well-loved character who as part of Vaguely Sunny helped to document the history of popular music on the IOW and whose enthusiasm and energy helped to breathe new life into the scene from thereon in. Proceeds to Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis charity. Concert starts at 7pm - Tickets £5 from Quay Arts box office 01983 822490

Wednesday 10th October to
Sunday 21st October 2018

Wetherspoons Beer and Cider Festival

Wetherspoon Pubs

Up to 30 real ales and 5 ciders from the UK and overseas. Fowlers & Co. in Union Street, Ryde and The Man in the Moon in St James Street, Newport.

Friday 12th October to
Sunday 14th October 2018

Haloween Ale Festival

Castle Inn, Fitzroy Street.

Loads of Beer!

Saturday 13th October to
Sunday 14th October 2018

Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend 2018

Now the biggest event of its kind in the UK. Programmes are now available from the website, the Bus Museum, participating pubs and Rookley Post Office

Friday 19th October 2018

Branch Meeting

White Lion, Niton

8 pm All members and potential members welcome



Editor: Tim Marshall.
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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.
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