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 22nd February 2018

Gallybagger Folk

Gallybagger Inn, Chillerton

Gallybagger Folk at The Gallybagger Inn, Reading Room, Main Road, Chillerton. 8.00pm Thursday 22nd February 2018. Live music, local ale, cider and homemade toasties!!!

Sunday 25th February 2018

Rock 'n' Ale Night

Anchor, Cowes

An evening of Rock and Roll and Real Ale. Supported by Goddards.

Friday 2nd March to
Sunday 4th March 2018

Beer and Blues

Quay Arts, Newport

A weekend of music with some specially brewed beers including some of Chris Coleman's recreations from the Mew's recipe book. Acts include Red Sqwrl, Dance Preachers, Cajundaze and Laurie McVay & The High Rollers

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

Saturday 12th May 2018

Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair 2018

Manor, Shorwell

11.30am to 8.00pm. Fantastic bands/artists, locally produced food, children's activities, tea tent and not forgetting the Real Ale tent! Very pleased to announce we have two special guest artistes this year... UK’s top blues band THE ERROL LINTON BAND and award-winning Folk supergroup THE JIGANTICS.

Friday 15th June to
Sunday 17th June 2018

Dolomite's Tour

The Dolomites (formerly "The Toledos"), are now female-fronted. The sound still epitomising a bygone era of cool, lead singer in a 50’s halter neck frock and the guys in sharp suits and skinny ties. Friday 15th June – The King Lud, Ryde, 8.30pm; Saturday 16th – The Blenheim, Ventnor, 12pm. (acoustic sets); Saturday 16th June – The Anchor, Cowes, 8.30pm; Sunday 17th June – The Bandstand, Ventnor 12pm; Sunday 17th June – Old Village Inn, Bembridge, 8.30pm. All Free entry.

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 now available from the website, the Bus Museum, participating pubs and Rookley Post Office



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"