Due to the developing situation with COVID-19 this event has been cancelled. 

Enjoy a pint of your favourite tipple as you watch the trains go! The Isle of Wight Real Ale Festival is at Havenstreet Railway Station from 8-10 May 2020. FREE admission!


The Real Ale Festival features beers sourced from brewers all over the country, including many brewed on the Isle of Wight. There will be a range of hot and cold food available and a full service of steam trains will be operating.

There is free admission to the Festival which is open from 11am until 7pm on Saturday and Sunday and from 11am until 5pm on bank holiday Monday. There is also live music between 1pm and 5pm each day.

The unique setting of Havenstreet station makes the Festival a really pleasurable experience, and on each day you can enjoy flying displays from Haven Falconry. Plus, explore the Train Story Discovery Centre and learn about Victorian and Edwardian railway vehicles, and their lasting impact on our lives!

Getting to the Real Ale Festival is easy from Southampton.

By car - catch the hourly car ferry to East Cowes and then head south on Dover Road. Follow the A3021, Park Road, Briddlesford Road, and then turn left into Combley Road. The journey will take about 13 minutes.

On foot - catch the Red Jet to West Cowes. From here, Southern Vectis operate frequent buses (service 1) to Newport where you can change at the bus station for service 9, alighting at Wootton station. From here you catch a train to Havenstreet station. Taxis are also available outside the West Cowes Red Jet terminal. For car hire, we recommend Enterprise - they will pick you-up from the Red Jet if you tell them your arrival time.

Address: Isle of Wight Steam Railway, The Railway Station, Havenstreet, Isle of Wight, PO33 4DS