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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.
Giant Dongle Issue 30! New Dorchester Pub Guide; International Womens Day; Broadchrurch to Bridport; Latest News & What's On.  Dated 31/05/17.
Rest & Welcome reopening now 15th July!  Building work continues and pub has remained closed. A member heard a reopening date on local radio last week and the pub web site now confirms this.   Dated 06/07/17.
The Little Ship on Portland has reopened.  Member RW told us at the end of June the pub had reopened under new management. Beers at that time were Doombar and Butcombe Original.  Dated 05/07/17.
Rest & Welcome reopening 27th May!  There was an advert in Yeovil Beer Festival Programme this weekend for The Rest and Welcome which is currently shut undergoing refurbishment. Opening 27th May according to the programme and their web site.   Dated 25/04/17.
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.

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