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.  Dated 16/01/22.
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.
After along sleep caused by the pandemic and pubs not being open normally, we are please to resume publication of Giant Dongle. The new Winter Issue contains: This is What I Missed; Dorset Cider Apple Project; 50 Years of CAMRA plus Latest News & What's On.… Click the picture to read this issue.  Dated 26/11/21.
2022 - More Festivals Announced This week we have had information that both the Exeter and Newton Abbot festivals are to go ahead.The information we have so far is on our Local Festivals page.  Dated 15/11/21.
2022 Dorchester Beerex plans to go-ahead! Dorchester Beerex committee are planning for the 2022 festival to go ahead on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th February.…After having to close this year due to the pandemic, we will all look forward to the event which we hope will run as normal. Click the picture to read the full press release.  Dated 02/11/21.

2021 Pub Garden of The Year The Pymore Inn, in Pymore Nr Bridport has been chosen as West Dorset's Pub Garden Of The Year.…The judges felt that this garden provided a wide range of features which could be used for many situations. Click the picture to the full press release with more pictures.  Dated 03/10/21.
Weymouth Octoberfest Postponed to 2022 We've decided to postpone our festival to next year.…After lockdown we only had a short time to make our decision. We took as many factors into account as we could. In the end we decided that we were not sure we could go ahead in the way we wanted to with enough confidence at that time. We plan to run on 7th and 8th October in 2022. Click the picture to the full press release.  Dated 15/08/21.
2021 Pub of The Year The Rose & Crown in Longburton Nr Sherborne has been nominates as West Dorset's Pub Of The Year.…The pub has been selected from all the pubs in our area because judges felt that as well as strongly reflecting CAMRA values it had given strong support to its local community during the pandemic. Click the picture to the full press release with more pictures.  Dated 21/06/21.
Located in the old barn in the grounds of Remedy Oak golf club, the Remedy Oak Brewing Company aims to create a selection of both traditional real ales and craft beers using the freshest ingredients and hops from around the world. Their first beer "1552" is an Amber Ale and was first commercially brewed in October 2020. Click the logo to visit their web site. They hope to open a taproom on site in July 2021.  Dated 11/06/21.
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.

The website provides information about our activities locally. You can find out more about who we are, our branch meetings & social activities. Anyone is welcome to attend these meetings.

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