We can now reveal that we've added a new route this year. Yes, we're going to East Cowes. Have a look at our route map page to exactly where we're going this year.

We can also reveal this year's buses.

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

Currently our trusty band of pub liaison officers are preparing to gather details for this year's programme which we hope will be published in July.

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!


While you wait, 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.

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. or read Matt Sprack's excellent article 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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