Introducing our 33rd edition of Giant Dongle! Featuring: Pub of the Year 2018; Updates from the West; Cyprus Beer Quest. Lots of other good reads as well. Click the picture to read this issue.  Dated 15/03/18.
Spyway in Winter  Rich Gabe sends this lovely picture of our Pub Garden Of The Year with its winter coat on. Click on the image to see a larger version.  Dated 03/03/18.
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.
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.

<< Please use the links on the left to look around the site.