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Real Ale Festival

Real Ale Festival

Real Ale Festival 2000 1333 Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Book Tickets 4 May 2024 6 May 2024

A celebration of Real Ales and Steam!

Real Ale Festival

Join us for this year’s 19th Isle of Wight Real Ale Festival at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway in Havenstreet.

Choose from a huge selection of real ales, there are even a few ciders for those with a sweeter tooth. You’ll have the opportunity to try local brews from Yates’, Goddards and Island Brewery alongside ales from Yorkshire, Somerset and more.

See our 2023 beer list HERE.

Entry to the festival is FREE; the bar opens from 11am until 7pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 5pm on Monday. If you wish to board the steam train, usual operating day fares apply.

Train Timetable

Details to follow

Travel to the festival: leave the car at home and travel on Island Line from Ryde, Brading, Sandown or Shanklin, connecting with steam trains at Smallbrook Junction. Alternatively, there are regular buses to Wootton station from Ryde and Newport, with onward connections to the rest of the Island.



Train tickets offer unlimited journeys throughout the day. Book online for the best value tickets, and to reserve seats on your first train. First-class tickets are also available.

Free admission to Havenstreet station and the Real Ale Festival.

Festival return from Wootton to Havenstreet (ideal for anyone arriving by bus to Wootton): £10 per adult, £5 per child.

Ticket prices to follow