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 17th April to
Monday 21st April 2014

Beer Festival

Railway Inn, Ryde

It is planned that the beer list will include Goddards Inspiration and the new Wight Squirrel (see news page) plus the very popular Screech Owl from Castle Rock.

Friday 18th April to
Monday 21st April 2014

Easter Beer Festival

Castle Inn, Sandown

Ten plus real ales with some really "tasty" abv's! Download the beer menu here!

Thursday 24th April 2014

Fight 4 Wight Meeting

Riverside Centre, Newport

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE Anyone connected to the licensed trade is invited to come along and hear how the group has evolved since the first meeting. Meeting commences at 10am

Friday 25th April to
Sunday 27th April 2014

CAMRA Members Weekend



Saturday 17th May 2014

Brewery Trip

Goddards Brewery

Visit Goddard's Barnsley Farm Brewery, Bullen Road, Ryde 2pm. All welcome but please phone Alex (01983 298284) so that we have some idea of numbers

Saturday 17th May 2014

Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair

The Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair (now in its 4th year) will take place at Wolverton Manor, Shorwell. A Real Ale bar will be provided by the Castle Inn, Newport. Other facilities will include BBQ, Tea tent, children’s activities and Circus Skills. Live acts included:-The Dance Preachers, Second Time Around, MoonShiners and Cat Skellington. New for 2014: The Beer Tent Acoustic Stage with some diverse acts including Paul Armfield and Doug Alldred.

Friday 23rd May 2014

Ventnor Walk-About and Branch Social

Spyglass, Ventnor

Meet at 7.30pm

Thursday 19th June to
Monday 23rd June 2014

Festival of the Sea

Across the Island

The Isle of Wight Festival of the Sea will take place across the Island over five days between Thursday 19th and Monday 23rd June. During that period there will be a wide range of activities, events and promotions taking place, including the Round the Island Yacht Race on 21st June – all revolving around the theme of the sea. These events will include musical events, art displays, fishing, cookery displays and food-tasting, opportunities to charter boats, open days and talks.



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.

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

You will notice a little bird sitting near the bottom of this page. We have decided to join the twenty first century and now have a twitter thingy. By clicking on the birdy you can follow up-to-date tweety things.

I am particularly keen to make sure the find-a-pub page is up to date. If you've got the time, please have a look, and if you spot and 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 posh blokes buying your local and turning it in to a shop"