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 20th September 2019

Branch Meeting

Fisherman's Cottage, Shanklin

All Welcome

Saturday 21st September to
Sunday 22nd September 2019

Cider and Cheese Festival

Havenstreet Railway Station

A wide selection of award-winning cheeses, including Island cheeses, ciders and perries to sample in the relaxing ambience of Havenstreet Station whilst watching the trains go by!

Saturday 21st September 2019

Phoenix Choir Concert - 10th Anniversary Year!

All Saints Church Ryde

The Phoenix Choir will be celebrating their 10th anniversary year with a concert at St Saviours Church, Shanklin on Saturday 21st September at 7.30pm. The Phoenix Choir is a 50-strong mixed choir with a wide range of easy-listening songs. The concert is in aid of the St Saviours Sound System. Admission is free but there will be a retiring collection.

Friday 4th October to
Sunday 6th October 2019

Gin & Ale Festival

Red Lion, Freshwater

20 Ales & Over 50 Gins with a "Mix-Your-Own Table! Live music all weekend in the Garden Marquee

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Volunteers Meeting

Bus Museum, Ryde

A meeting for all the Beer and Buses volunteers where we will issue lanyards, hi-viz waistcoats, comment cards and a list of useful telephone numbers. New volunteers are most welcome! 7.30pm

Friday 11th October to
Sunday 13th October 2019

Haloween Ale Festival

Castle Inn, Fitzroy Street.

Loads of Beer at the Island's best Haloween Themed Pub!

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

Friday 18th October 2019

Branch Meeting

Dairyman's Daughter - Arreton Barns


Saturday 19th October 2019

Birds and Beer

Solent Inn & Ryde Seafront

A Celebration of Birds and Beer. Join Dave Fairlamb of Natural Links and the Solent Inn team in Ryde for an afternoon of brilliant birdwatching and beautiful beer. Starts Solent Inn 2 pm

Friday 15th November 2019

Branch Christmas Meal

Bargeman's Rest, Newport

Details TBC

Friday 13th December 2019

Branch Christmas Party

Man in the Moon, Newport

Details TBC



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.
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.

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