2016 Pub of the Year

I trust you all attended this years beer festival and had a great time enjoying the ever increasing choice of beers and ciders. After last year’s unfortunate difficulties on the Friday evening I hope you all appreciated the beers being in the larger Royal Hall. I believe we had no […]

Laxey Flooding

Flooding in early December 2015 led to a number of pubs and breweries being affected on the island. Most notably in lower Laxey the bridge by The Shore Hotel pub and microbrewery collapsed whilst a bus was on it. The driver had an extremely lucky escape, but the subsequent rubble […]

A sad goodbye to the Lancashire

      Sad but inevitable news as 200 years of history has now vanished.The Lancashire House Hotel Santon (closed for many years now, but remembered by many), was due to be demolished early December 2015 to make way for new housing. The derelict hotel had dated back to at […]

Isle of Beer

In other recent news, Okells held a mini-beer festival in early December 2015 at The Prospect Hotel, Douglas, featuring up to twenty six real ales along with nine ciders. A bespoke booklet detailing the beers with tasting notes was produced, under the banner “Isle of Beer “along with a range […]

Pub Walks Tour

In late November last year, local CAMRA branch members enjoyed “The Douglas guided pub walk tours” hosted by John Cojeen, visiting seven pubs. As well as providing a history of the local area a particular highlight was a visit to the cellars of The Prospect Hotel and The Albert Hotel […]

MV Karina Trip

At the recent meeting, we decided on a first for the Isle of Man CAMRA branch. On the 10th April, to recover from those post beer festival blues, we are organising a trip on the M.V. Karina.  The trip should last approximately 2 hours. The plan is to meet at […]

Drink/Drive Levels

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) recommends that people do not drink and drive. We would however urge the Government to consider carefully the likely impact of changing the current legal limit in the Isle of Man, which have seen a steady reduction in the number of drink-drive related incidents […]