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 21st September to
Sunday 24th September 2017

Dairyman's Beer Festival

Dairyman's Daughter, Arreton Barns

Real ale festival with 30 plus beers and ciders. Live music Friday and Saturday.

Sunday 24th September 2017

Hops Festival

Ventnor Botanical Gardens

Entertainment for all ages. A chance to try Yates' Original Botanic Ale, Limited Edition Botanic Pale Ale (Goddards) and Botanic Lager (Goddards) all made from our own hops. Plenty of competitions and games. Food and Live Music throughout the day. Free entry and parking with a donation (£5 minimum).

Thursday 28th September 2017

Gallybagger Folk

Chillerton Reading Room (Club)

Gallybagger Folk at The Gallybagger Inn, Reading Room, Main Road, Chillerton. 8.30pm The first of what is hoped to be a regular folk and music night to be held on the last Thursday of each month. Live music, local ale and cider.

Saturday 14th October to
Sunday 15th October 2017

Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend 2017

Now the biggest event of its kind in the UK. Programmes now available from the website, the Bus Museum, participating pubs and Rookley Post Office

Friday 20th October 2017

Branch Social

Man in the Moon

Spoons Fest

Thursday 9th November 2017

Pubs of Ryde

Simeon Arms, Ryde

Tony Gale will be giving his famous talk (for the last time) at 7.30 in aid of the Mayor's fund to support the "Aspire's Children's Playground" and the "Children's section of the Ryde Bus Museum". Tickets are £5 and are available from The Simeon Arms and Ryde Town Council Offices, Lind Street, Ryde. Don't miss this unique opportunity!

Friday 17th November 2017

Branch Meeting

The Three Bishops

Meet 8pm All members and potential members welcome.

Friday 24th November 2017

Guy Davis and Fabrizio Poggi

Quay Arts, Newport

Rediscover the genius of blues masters Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, as Guy Davis and Fabrizio Poggi bring you an evening inspired by these two musical greats.

Friday 15th December 2017

Christmas Social

Bargeman's Rest

7 for 7.30

Friday 26th January 2018


Traveller's Joy, Northwood


Friday 16th February 2018

Branch Meeting

Fleming Arms, Binstead All members and potential members welcome

Friday 16th March 2018

Branch Meeting

The Blacksmiths

8pm All members and potential members welcome. Please note that this is the venue postponed from Sept '17.

Friday 20th April 2018

Branch Meeting

Fisherman's Cottage

8pm All members and potential members welcome



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 blokes in suits buying your local and turning it in to a shop"