Giant Dongle Issue 44! Lots in this Summer Issue including: Dorchester Brewing & Distilling Celebration; A Cider Renaissance - A Follow Up; Brewery Spotlight #1. Piddle Brewery; Women's Day Brewsters; A yomp to the local with Bruce Mead.… Click the picture to read this issue.  Dated 13/06/22.
Giant Dongle Issue 43 hits the streets! The new Spring Issue contains: The White Lion, Broadwindsor; A Cider Renaissance?; The Lost Pubs of Bridport plus Latest News & What's On.… Click the picture to read this issue.  Dated 08/04/22.
Pub of The Year - The Ropemakers! "The Ropemakers"in Bridport is the winner of this year's West Dorset CAMRA pub of the year 2022 award. The pub is run by Palmers licencees John & Geraldine Baker who are now in their 15th year of running the town centre High St pub. Our Press Release is here.  Dated 13/02/22.
Beerex a great success!! The public have voted with their feet and made 2022 Beerex a resounding success. Organisers now believe that the event has made a good profit with attendance close to the 2020 record year. Thanks to all the sponsors and attendees!! This weeks press release can now be seen here.  Dated 09/02/22.
Beerex Ticket sales remain strong. Lunchtime tickets are selling strongly with both on-line sessions Sold Out. Friday evening tickets are now following this trend with the Saturday night session not far behind. Organisers now expect the festival to be successful as ticket sales have now reached over 90% of the total sold in 2020. The initial list of beers can now be seen here.  Dated 28/01/22.

Locals in Broadwindsor work to get White Lion re-opened. The locals have set up a Crowdfunder page to raise a significant amount of £30,000 in the next few weeks to help them get things moving. You can read a lot more detail on that web page.
UPDATE: Funding Target has now been exceeded, so it looks like the plan can go ahead!!
  Dated 27/01/22.
More Dorchester Beerex Tickets are released this week. Beerex spokesperson Rich Gabe said "This year has raised organisational challenges like never seen by us before, our priority is running a charity fund raising event as safely as possible and giving customers a great time." Beerex Chairman Ellis Ford said "Beer Festivals are a great British institution and something we have missed for the last 2 years. Dorchester Beerex is a great day/ evening out with ales carefully chosen" Details of Ticket Sales can be found on our Beerex Page (Click the picture). Click here to read the full press release.  Dated 04/01/22.
Dorchester Beerex Tickets to go on sale December 1st. Details of Ticket Sales can be found on our Beerex Page (Click the picture). Planning continues to ensure that the festival will run in 2022, but organisers will continue to consider the Covid situation. Click here to read the full press release.  Dated 27/11/21.
Welcome to the website of the West Dorset Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale. The Branch is run by a committed group of volunteers who are passionate about pubs, traditional ales, ciders & perries. As part of CAMRA we aim to maintain consumer rights and to promote quality, choice and value.

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