Earls is a Winner!

Its official, we all knew it but its official now, Earls RDA is the Best Stout in the United Kingdom. Well done to our amazing brewer, Chris Coleman and his team. Now lets crack one open tonight to celebrate!

Cowes Week Fireworks

So Cowes week is nearly over, and what a week. Some great racing, some horrible weather.  This evening the traditional fireworks will be lit, and the weather is set fine. An amazing spectacle for all to see, however we recommend viewing with a pint of good beer in your hand.  As a public service we can direct you to our bar, Ale for Sail, on the waterfront in Cowes.  Better get there early, its selling fast!! Have a great weekend, enjoy. x

Summer is here!

We definitely know its here, because Jack up the 80’s is just around the corner. So much to do this summer, but really this is one you don’t want to miss.  Obviously the beer is amazing there, but this year they have moved to Smallbrook Stadium, Ryde, so it makes it easier for anyone who wants to pop over from the mainland. So no excuses, get your leg warmers out, anything neon will do and maybe a little eye liner, for the boys!!!!

Rhythmtree Festival

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I shouldn’t really be spreading the word, but it is the Islands best kept secret festival. Really is a family weekend full of fun, relaxation and entertainment. The setting is amazing, truly will not find another like it, the people are so friendly, this year the line up is awesome, oh and guess what, the beer there is pretty good too!!  Go on, why not, pack a tent, hop on a ferry and have yourself a great weekend.



It all happens here on the Island


Our beautiful ‘sleepy’ Island is truly a magical place.  We had, this week, a wonderful visitor into Yarmouth Harbour.  Making quite a ‘splash’, following the ferry into its mooring then having a tour around the marina. So beautiful, yet another great reason to sit down, take time out, beer in hand, and enjoy the world around us.  Really, is there an excuse not to come over? The sun is out and the beer is brewed, go on, you know you want to!


So much to do, so little time……

Getting to that time of year where people are thinking of the Holiday’s.  Well anyone who has the honor of visiting the Isle of Wight this year, really is spoilt for choice.  There is literally so many attractions here a fortnight will not be long enough.  We could recommend something new for you to do every day if you came for a month! 

The Beach is always a good start, if you like big open sandy beaches or small coves with plenty of rock pooling we have too many to list.  One thing they all have in common, they are all close to a good beer!

Have fun and enjoy our beautiful Island.

County Show weekend

Its that time of year again, the Isle of Wight County Show. What is not to love, animals, crafts, entertainment and great beer! Definitely worth a visit, children go free and come back exhausted, I call that a win win situation!

Hot Hot Hot

Surely this is worth a go?? What beautiful beautiful weather we are having at the moment.  We are particularly lucky as we have such stunning countryside and amazing beaches to enjoy looking at while we drink our beer.  Coincidentally, our Earls RDA is absolutely delicious and extremely refreshing if served from the fridge, go on, buy a case and try!

The Sun is out – So keep hydrated

Looks like we are set for a beautiful weekend, remember keep hydrate, no prizes for guessing what with!?

Anyway, what an exciting week we have had. A fair few international inquiries with some of our beer off on its international travels to Brazil of all places. All attempts to accompany the beer failed, I was so disappointed. Never mind, you never know there maybe a bigger box next time!!

So to enjoy the weekend to its maximum make sure you stock up on beverages, beer is 95% water afterall!!


Have a great one,

Old Gaffers Festival

If Yarmouth could get any more beautiful it certainly does over Gaffers Weekend. Plenty of stalls, refreshments, entertainment, music oh and did we mention great beer too! Come over, its just a short ferry journey from Lymington to Yarmouth, have a wonderful time.