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CrazyFrog

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Isle of Wight beer and busses
« on: May 11, 2019, 05:42:35 AM »
I've probably mentioned this before on here, but just in case I haven't, here's a link

https://iwbeerandbuses.co.uk

It's a brilliant weekend. The crack is that about 40 odd old preserved busses run 3 or 4 circular routes on the Saturday and Sunday, dropping off at participating pubs along the route. The busses are free on presentation of your £10 event program which also contains enough 50p off a pint vouchers to easily cover the cost of the program.

To make the most of the event, the tip is to get the ferry on Friday lunchtime, get to your accomodation and drop the bags and then go for a bit of a pub crawl just to ease yourself in, as it were  ;D. Saturday and Sunday 'on the busses' and possible to include a run on the IOW steam railway if that would float your boat, and return on an early ferry on Monday. It's best to book B & B type accomodation with good access to one of the bus routes really, though I guess you could camp if you really wanted too.

If anybody's interested, get in touch and wee could make it a TC end of season bash  ;).
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Re: Isle of Wight beer and busses
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 01:31:36 PM »
Sounds awesome Pete. I shall look into it. beer and vintage buses, plus I've never been to the isle of Wight! What's not to like  ;D
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Re: Isle of Wight beer and busses
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 07:55:53 AM »
I've got one thing in my calendar for October, and it's on the 12th! Bugger

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Re: Isle of Wight beer and busses
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 06:52:07 AM »
mmm .. sounds like a good idea .... some of my best childhood years were spent on the island, and not been back for over 10 years .... so, with this in mind i have booked a B&B for me and #1 Son .... so will hopefully see you there.

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Re: Isle of Wight beer and busses
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 07:52:35 AM »
I've got one thing in my calendar for October, and it's on the 12th! Bugger

Typical, that's the sort of thing that usually happens to me!
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Re: Isle of Wight beer and busses
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 07:53:44 AM »
mmm .. sounds like a good idea .... some of my best childhood years were spent on the island, and not been back for over 10 years .... so, with this in mind i have booked a B&B for me and #1 Son .... so will hopefully see you there.

Excellent Steve. Whereabouts is your accommodation? It'll make things easier to meet up if we're not too far away...
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Re: Isle of Wight beer and busses
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2019, 10:36:34 AM »
We're staying in Newport Steve. If you want to PM me your mobile number, we can try to arrange to meet up for a few(!) beers.  :o ;D ;D
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