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


Wednesday 1st October 2014

Back of the Wight Talk

Sun Inn, Hulverstone

"Dick Downes Shipwrecks & Fossils"

Saturday 4th October 2014

Risky Business

Sun Inn, Hulverstone

Popular Island rock band

Friday 10th October 2014

Branch Meeting

Simeon Arms, Ryde

We will discuss (amongst other things) voluteer duties for the Beer and Buses Weekend. 8pm for 8.30

Saturday 11th October 2014

Hillmans (The)

Sun Inn, Hulverstone

Blues at the Sun

Friday 17th October 2014

Dom Pipkin & The Ikos

Quay Arts Centre, Newport

"With their stagecraft honed from a two year residency at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, the band bring the classic sound of New Orleans Funk and R&B right into the 21st century. " Support (Laurie McVay & the High Rollers) 7.30 in the Cafe Main Event 8.30 Tickets £12 advance £14 on the door more details

Friday 17th October to
Sunday 31st August 2014

World Challange

Sun Inn, Hulverstone

Big Charity Quiz

Saturday 18th October to
Sunday 19th October 2014

Beer and Buses Weekend

Spend the weekend travelling round the Isle of Wight in vintage buses stopping here and there for a pint of real ale and maybe taking in a pub walk. More than 7 different routes featuring over 30 pubs. All routes start and finish at the Isle of Wight Bus Museum in Newport.

Friday 24th October to
Monday 27th October 2014

Halloween Ale Fear-stival

Castle Inn, Sandown

The Castle Inn will again be host to their scary fear fest with loads of great beers.

Saturday 25th October 2014


Sun Inn, Hulverstone

Popular Island Blues band

Friday 31st October 2014

Halloween Party

Sun Inn, Hulverstone

Halloween at the Sun - more details to follow



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.

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.

IW CAMRA and the Isle of Wight Bus Museum are joining forces to present a weekend (18th & 19th October) of Classic Buses and Beer (and walks). CLICK HERE. Proceeds to go towards the Bus Museum's move to their new premises in Ryde.

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"