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 24th February to
Saturday 25th February 2017

Gosport WinterFest

Silver Jubilee of this popular event

Thursday 2nd March 2017

Mew Langton exhibition

Quay Arts, Newport

7.00pm Launch and opening 8.00pm Talk on the history of Mew Langton by Jeff Sechiari 9.00pm First tasting of the three Quay Ales: Oatmeal Stout, Wight Amber and Lunchtime Ale

Saturday 4th March 2017

Barroom Triathlon

All day: Barroom Triathlon- Skittles, rings and shove ‘apeny Music, stalls, activities, visit of Mew Langton truck 6.00pm Tasting sessions with guest beer sommelier 7.30pm Catch My Soul by Graeme Poutney (one-man history of Shakespeare, with a nod to the beer references)

Sunday 5th March 2017

Bavarian Beer Breakfast Etc.

Quay Arts, Newport

10.00am Weißwurst Frühstück, traditional Bavarian beer breakfast 10.30am Sunday Morning Recital 2.00 pm Irish session 7.00pm Talk on the pubs on Newport by Wayne Pritchett (TBC)

Friday 17th March 2017

Branch Meeting

Dairyman's Daughter


Saturday 25th March 2017

Errol Linton at Quay Arts

Quay Arts, Newport

Three times winner of Blues Harp Player of the year Errol Linton and his band play eclectic British blues, but with a nod to his Caribbean heritage. Support from The Moonshiners. Evening starts at 7.30 Tickets £14 advance, £15 on the door from Box Office 01983 822490 or Quay Arts Website

Wednesday 19th April 2017

Pub and Beer Presentations

King Harry's Bar

The 2016 Pub and Beer of the Year awards will be presented at King Harry's Bar. Commencing 7pm

Friday 21st April 2017

Meeting and Brading Walk About

Wheatsheaf, Brading

Meet 8pm

Saturday 13th May 2017

Wolverton Folk and Blues Fair 2017

Wolverton Manor

7th annual Wolverton Folk & Blues Fair - 11.30am to 8.00pm. Special guests - Dave Kelly Band, "one of the best blues vocalists and slide guitarists...". With an IW real ale beer tent, BBQ, Tea Tent, children’s activities, craft stalls, Circus Skills and Morris Dancing, Fair looks set to be a great opportunity to enjoy top live music and great festival food. In aid of Leukaemia Research and Brighstone School. £7.00, (£9.00 on day) Children under 12, Free

Friday 16th June 2017

Branch Meeting

Castle Inn, Sandown


Friday 7th July to
Sunday 9th July 2017

Highdown Beer Festival

Highdown Inn, Totland

More details soon

Tuesday 8th August to
Saturday 12th August 2017

Great British Beer Festival

London Olympia

To celebrate our 40th year, we will be expanding our drinks offering of real ales and other craft beer, cider and perry to include fruit ciders and fine English wine for the first time. We will also be expanding our food offering to include some of the best London street foods and we will be inviting artists to provide entertainment for you.



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.

The find-a-pub page has recently been changed with links to CAMRA What Pub information and I am particularly keen to make sure the page is up to date. If you've got the time, please have a look, and if you spot any 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"