The Boot re-opens  We are delighted to report that The Boot Inn in Weymouth has been reopened. The pub had closed suddenly shortly before Christmas, reported due to an issue with the license. This situation now seems to have been resolved and the pub is once again open to the delight of its many regular customers.  Dated 15/01/18.
More Pub News:  The Shave Cross Inn at Shave Cross has changed hands and was reported this week to be selling ales from Gyle 59 and Tapstone breweries. The Rivers Arms Cheselbourne has reopened after EIGHT years on 5 December after refurbishment.  Dated 21/12/17.
Giant Dongle Issue 32! Featuring: Beerex 2018; Beer Scoring in Deepest Dorset; The Real Ale Train. Have a look - there's plenty more inside.  Dated 12/12/17.
Pub News - from last weeks meeting:  The Blue Raddle in Dorchester now has 5 hand pumps. White Lion, Bridport (previously Tanners) was expected to open 6 December after refurbishment. Convivial Rabbit in Dorchester moved into next door larger premises.   Dated 11/11/17.
Beerex 2018 Tickets on sale from Monday! This year tickets are available through December - a couple might make a nice Xmas gift??. This web page gives more detail.  Dated 2/12/17.
Royal Oak on Weymouth Quayside re-opens.  Closed for just a few days to allow some internal changes, this lively harbourside bar has changed its beer offering and increased the number of ciders available. Regulars seem pleased with the changes which will also allow as many as seven handpumps to be used when trade allows.   Dated 16/11/17.

Beerex 2018 info! The forthcoming 2018 Beerex will have tickets on sale from next month. The main details of Dorchester's famous beer festival are now available here.  Dated 12/11/17.
Giant Dongle Issue 31! Weymouth Octoberfest 2017; Mystery Tour; Pub Garden of The Year. Lots of good articles and other items for you to enjoy.  Dated 11/09/17.
Portland Cider Fest this weekend!!!!  Red Triangle Cricket Club are running a Cider Festival at the George Inn from 25th August over the Bank Holiday weekend. They expect to have thirteen great ciders and perries for you to enjoy.  Dated 23/08/17.
Octoberfest Tickets on sale from today!!  Our sales campaign for our festival on 6th and 7th October starts today. More details here. We'll have 70 beers from the West Country and Dorset and a good selection of local ciders as well.   Dated 17/07/17.
The Bottle Inn, Marshwood has reopened.  Member JP reports "I went to the Bottle on opening day - two Ringwoods and Hobgoblin available".  Dated 03/07/17.
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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