The moment you've all been waiting for - The programmes have arrived! and you can now ORDER ONLINE

You'll see that we've extended our network of routes across the Isle of Wight; and yes, we're going to East Cowes. Have a look at our route map page to exactly where we're going .

Click here to see all the buses.

This year we will be featuring some “family theme” venues to encourage the non-pub people to “get off the bus”.

Last year we estimate we played host to around 17,000 passengers. Most hotels were full to overflowing. So if you are thinking of coming this year, book early. There is a list of suggested accommodation HERE (Hoteliers, listing on this page is free! Just send us your contact details).

And just to remind you, the Isle of Wight Classic Buses, Beer and Walks Weekend will be held on Saturday 12th October and Sunday 13th October. See you there!


Here are some statistics gleaned from last years completed comment cards...

Percentage of Visitors/Residents:
Vistors: 43% - Residents: 57% (2017 - Vistors: 58% - Residents: 42%)

Primary Interest:
Buses: 46% (2017 - 58%)
Pubs/Beer: 51% (2017 - 37%)
Walks: 1.5% (2017 - 2%)
Steam Railway 1.5% (2017 - 3%)

Top Ten Most Popular Pubs
1/ Castle, Sandown
2/ Buddle, Niton
3/ Highdown, Totland
4/ Joe's Bar, Niton
5/ Solent Inn, Ryde
6/ Railway, Ryde
6/ Sun, Hulverston
6/ Gallybagger, Chillerton
8/ Ye Old Village Inn, Bembridge
9/ Crown, Shorwell
10/ Cowes Ale House

. Click here to see a list of the participating vehicles and click here to see what beers the pubs had to offer last year.

See what you and your fellow travellers thought of the Weekend on the Your Feedback page.
and finally, if you couldn't make it, watch Alan Benns's video of Route C 2017., read Matt Sprack's excellent article or listen to Steve Love's very clever "Bus Song" to give you a taste of what you missed.



We are pleased to be part of Visit Isle of Wight Travel Ambassador's Green Star Scheme which encourages car-free holidays on the Isle of Wight. As they say - "Drive less, see more!"

As well as of offering advice on travelling to the Island, there are Green Star suggestions of what to do while you're here.
If you are thinking of having a car-free holiday on the Isle of Wight have a look "getting here" page for more details.

World Leisure have a great range of IW Beer & Buses clothing CLICK HERE to view.

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