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


Friday 5th July to
Sunday 7th July 2019

Highdown Beer Festival

Loads of Beer - more details to come

Friday 5th July to
Sunday 7th July 2019

Highdown Beer Festival

Highdown Inn, Totland

Loads of Beers!

Saturday 6th July 2019

Phoenix Choir Concert - 10th Anniversary Year!

St Mary's Church, Brighstone

On Saturday 6th July the Phoenix Choir will be celebrating their 10th anniversary year with a concert at St James' Church, Yarmouth. The Phoenix Choir is a 50-strong mixed choir with a wide range of easy-listening songs. The concert is in aid of St James' Church Alter Wall & Window Appeal. Admission is free but their will be a retiring collection.

Saturday 13th July to
Sunday 14th July 2019

Sausage and Cider Festival

Griffin, Godshill

Sausages and Cider!

Friday 19th July 2019

Branch Meeting

Ship and Castle, East Cowes

All Welcome

Saturday 20th July 2019

Real Ale Train

Havenstreet Steam Railway

Ride the rails with a pint in hand as the Real ale Train rolls into the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Stop off at each station to sample the different ales before hopping aboard the steam train to the next stop

Tuesday 23rd July to
Sunday 28th July 2019

Ventnor Fringe Celebrates

Holy Trinity Church, Ventnor

An impressive rolling revue of award winning contemporary Arts is coming down the Tracks again. The vibrant, Cultural collision, that showcases at many rural pop up venues, transforming the townscape of Ventnor. The youthful, invigorating, and fiercely independent, Ventnor Fringe is celebrating its 10th edition. Diary bookers should note the new dates 23-28th July.

Friday 23rd August 2019

Branch Social

Solent, Ryde (start)

Meet at the Steam Show anywhen after 7.30. Cheers!

Saturday 12th October to
Sunday 13th October 2019

Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend 2019

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



Editor: Tim Marshall.
Telephone: 01983 721557

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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.
Click on "find-a-pub" for more details on Island pubs; and click on "local breweries" to find out about the beers and breweries.

Click HERE to read the latest issue of Wightwash Magazine.

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.

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