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 6th March 2015

Marcus Bonfanti

Quay Arts, Newport

After the sold-out show in 2013, Amen Promotions are pleased to announce award winning bluesman, Marcus Bonfanti, returns to Quay Arts, Newport on Friday 6th March from 7.30pm.

Sunday 8th March 2015

Stabat Mater performed by Opera in Space

Ryde Aspire, Trinity Buildings, Dover Street, Ryde

'Stabat Mater' performed by Opera in Space at Ryde Aspire, Trinity Buildings, Dover Street, Ryde. Sunday, March 8th at 6.00pm. Tickets £12. To book please phone 01983-730930. The London-based company Opera in Space make a welcome return to the Island to perform Pergolesi's much-loved piece. They specialise in performing opera on a small scale right up close to the audience.

Wednesday 11th March 2015

Stargazing Night

Sun Inn, Hulverston

Now Taking Bookings

Friday 20th March 2015

Branch Meeting

Railway, Ryde

Our next branch "Get Together" will be at the Railway, Ryde (Our Pub of the Year!) at 8pm with possibly a Ryde-Walk About after. Please note this will NOT be the presentation evening. That will take place later in the year.

Friday 27th March 2015

Oysterband + Drew

Ryde Aspire, Trinity Buildings, Dover Street, Ryde

Tickets for unreserved seating/standing £16. To book please phone 01983-730930 or book online at The fondly-regarded British folk rock band return to the Island for their first concert here since 2000.

Thursday 2nd April to
Monday 6th April 2015

Beer Festival

The Railway Inn will be running their annual beer festival between 2nd and 6th April

Friday 3rd April to
Monday 6th April 2015

Easter Ale Festival

Castle Inn, Sandown

Loads of Beer!

Saturday 16th May 2015

Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair

After a sell-out successful launch in 2011, the Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair has been gaining momentum with fantastic bands/artists each year along with locally produced food, children's activities, tea tent and not forgetting the Real Ale tent!

Thursday 28th May to
Sunday 31st May 2015

Newport Jazz Weekend

Now in its fourth year, Newport Jazz Weekend will take place from 28-31 May 2015. Headline acts include Sax Appeal, Back to Basie, Bobby Wellins and Georgina Jackson's tribute to "Benny, Duke and Peggy". There will also be fringe events and workshops. See website for more details.



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.

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"