White Hart at Yetminster wins Pub of the Year in West Dorset! Blanche and Alex Alexander collect their award from Rich Gabe of CAMRA during Dorchester Beerex.…Well done to the White Hart team for coming first in a strong field of contenders! Click the picture to see more detail.  Dated 28/01/19.
Presentation to Octoberfest winning Brewer! Paul Smith collected his award for his Blackberry Mild winning the Beer of Festival last October.…This was the first opportunity we could get together since then! Click the picture to see more detail.  Dated 28/01/19.
Wareham Beerex Tickets are now on sale! We've just been sent the details for this lovely charity beer festival which takes place during the Easter Weekend.… Click the picture to see more detail.  Dated 28/01/19.
Beerex Tickets go on sale from 1st December Make sure you get yours early. Micropubs the Convivial Rabbit in Dorchester and the Dog House in Weymouth are stocking tickets this year as well as the Bakers Arms in Dorchester and the Brace of Brewers in Poundbury.… Click the picture to see more detail.  Dated 27/11/18.

The Winter Issue of Giant Dongle is out Featuring: Sizzling, Scorching Summer Summary; Copper Street Brewery; A Modest Brewery with Giant Integrity; Battlefields and Breweries and more...… Click the picture to read this issue.  Dated 27/11/18.
New micro-brewery opens in Dorchester There is a new brewery in Dorchester - Copper Street Brewery - on Copper Street in Brewery Square - opposite Dorchester South station. The Convivial Rabbit expects to have some of the first brew available this coming weekend. The plan is to open as a micro brewery and Ale Shop. Owner Anthony Buckton was granted a licence for off-sales last week. He is hopeful that he will be opening a shop in mid November.  Dated 9/11/18.
Our new edition of Giant Dongle is out Featuring: A Dog's Tale; Pilot Boat re-launch; A crafty trip to Bath; Pub News and many other items… Click the picture to read this issue.  Dated 20/09/18.
Marquis of Lorne wins Pub Garden of the Year. This is the second year we have run this contest which aims to showcase those pubs which put in the extra effort to make their garden an extra feature of the pub.Nettlecombe is a small hamlet just outside the village of Powerstock, and the Marquis is a gem of a pub providing a large garden with lots of different features from polytunnels to play equipment to fairy grottos - go and seek it out!  Dated 30/08/18.
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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