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 29th April 2016

Blues at the Apollo

Apollo Theatre, Newport

Nick Cane Band, Moonshiners & Damien Paul Band Starts 7pm An evening of Live Blues music in support of RNLI. Tickets £10 on the door.

Saturday 30th April to
Monday 2nd May 2016

Beer and Steam

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway present The 11th Annual Isle of Wight Real Ale Festival featuring beer from all over the country. For a full list of ales, see the Steam Railway website.

Monday 2nd May to
Wednesday 4th May 2016

Gurnard May Queen 2016

This year’s May Queen festival at Gurnard includes a special beer festival “Gurnival” with some small-batch special brews by Chris Coleman at Island ales. along with the ‘standard’ Earls R.D.A. (IOW CAMRA’s beer of the year two years running) Vectis Venom and Wight Gold, Chris Coleman has and will produce 4 other ‘one off’ bespoke ales. They will be a Rye Pale Ale 5%, a Traditional English Ale 5%, a ‘Ginger Nipper 3.8%’ which is based on our session bitter Nipper Bitter infused with ginger and also the ‘Tropical Ale’ which will be a Mango Tropical Gold 4.0%

Saturday 14th May 2016

Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair


Friday 20th May 2016

Branch Meeting

Castle Inn, Sandown

Meet at 8pm.

Thursday 16th June to
Sunday 19th June 2016

Highdown Inn Beer Festival

Watch this space for a list of beers available at this popular and well run West Wight event.

Friday 17th June 2016

Branch Social

Highdown Inn, Totland

A visit to the Highdown Beer Festival. Meet at 8pm

Friday 22nd July 2016

Branch Meeting / Newport Walk About

Prince of Wales, Newport

Meet at Prince of Wales at 8pm

Saturday 15th October to
Sunday 16th October 2016

Classic Bus, Beer and Walks Weekend 2016

Across the Island

Volunteers required!



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"