Meet the Brewer on 25th at the Royal Oak from 2pm-5pm! You are invited to "Come down to sample the beers and chat to the brewers themselves! Get answers to any questions you may have!" This harbourside pub always serves a wide range of DBC beers and also has many ciders, so an event where you can chat to the brewer is not to be missed!  Dated 20/10/16.
Cellar 59 in Lyme Regis to hold Dorset Beers Festival! During 21st-23rd October around 18 beers from Dorset will be offered as well as some local ciders. Please make sure you can find time to visit this excellent new addition to the Dorset beer festival scene!!  Dated 13/10/16.
Bottle Inn wins Wessex and Channel Islands Region Pub of The Year! Only three points separated the top three pubs in the is regional competition. We're delighted that a pub in our area won it. The Bottle is now in a select group of 16 pubs nationally which go forward to the next stage of the competition. Very well done to Nigel and Chrissy!  Dated 17/9/16.
Giant Dongle Issue 27 - A great 28 page read! Thanks to our advertisers and contributors which make it possible. Inside includes "Welcome to the Park", Roundhouse and Rams, notes on a Mystery Tour and more Beer and Skittles.  Dated 10/9/16.
Local Pub scene ever changing The following changes were reported at our meeting in August: Nothe Tavern has now re-opened; Georgie Porgie's Pie & Ale house has opened in Dorchester (formerly Duke of Cornwall);Quarterdeck Tavern (West Bay) reported to be for sale and "Under Offer";   Dated 3/9/16.
ACV Listing for Old Ship at Upwey! This submission was made by us as a local CAMRA Branch and has been accepted by the local council. Now that the pub is listed, any change of use application will have to be considered by the council. There will also be an opportunity to influence the course of any proposed sale of the premises during he next five years.  Dated 26/7/16.
Giant Dongle Issue 26 - Our first 32 page issue! Support from our advertisers and contributors continue to be strong so we look forward to another bumper issue. Lots to read inside including more on Dorchester's Lost Pubs, Desert Island Beers, The Brewers Apprentice.  Dated 11/6/16.
Clock House re-opens mid July! The Clock House at Chideock will re-open on 15th July. After almost 18 months of negotiation, clearing down and rebuilding work, this lovely thatched pub is about to re-open.You can see some photos of the restoration work on their facebook page.  Dated 9/6/16.
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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