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 22nd March 2019

Branch Meeting and Walkabout

Solent, Ryde (start)

Start at the Solent All members and potential members welcome

Wednesday 10th April 2019

Pub and Beer Presentations

Railway, Ryde

The 2016 Pub and Beer of the Year awards will be presented at the Railway, Ryde Commencing 7pm

Thursday 18th April to
Monday 22nd April 2019

Easter Weekend Beer Festivals


Solent, Ryde From Thursday 18th April (Ale and Cider Festival) Castle, Sandown 19th to 21st April Railway, Ryde From Good Friday (20Ales!)

Friday 26th April 2019

Branch Meeting

Wight Mouse, Chale

All Welcome

Saturday 4th May to
Monday 6th May 2019

Gin and Ale Festival

Crown Inn, Shorwell

The Crown Inn, in conjunction with Xavier Baker, will be holding a gin and ale festival on the 4th/5th/6th May. They will be offering an array of Goddard’s Ale amongst others and a selection of gins including but not limited to Mermaid, navy strength and Warner Edwards. Over the weekend there will be live music, bouncy castle, face painter, magician and balloons and also a guest appearance by Ariel and Captain America.

Saturday 4th May to
Saturday 6th May 2000

Real Ale Festival

Havenstreet Steam Railway

Relax in the ambience of Havenstreet station with a pint of your favourite tipple as you watch the trains go by! The 14th Isle of Wight Real Ale Festival features beers sourced from brewers all over the country, including many brewed on the Isle of Wight. There is also live music between 1 pm and 5 pm each day.

Saturday 11th May 2019

Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair 2019

Wolverton Manor, Shorwell

11.30am to 8.00pm. A One-Day Festival of Folk & Blues Music set in the scenic grounds of Wolverton Manor, Isle of Wight, raising funds for Leukaemia Research and Brighstone Primary School. Saturday 11th May 2019. UK award winning blues band THE PRODUCERS Rising folk stars of 2019 THE TRIALS OF CATO plus THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND and GRIZZLY & THE GRASSHOPPERS

Friday 5th July to
Friday 7th July 2000

Highdown Beer Festival

Loads of Beer - more details to come

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



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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.

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

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