HASH-IOW Beer & BusesWeekend

11-14 October 2018

Page Updated 14 Apr 10

By popular demand, and despite all the fun and games in travelling last year,  there will be a Hash IOW Beer and Buses on the Isle of Wight .  The Hash CAMRA is a separate event and will be Sun 27 October hosted by North Wilts

Beer & Buses
The Beer And Buses takes place on the Saturday and Sunday and consists of about 50 pubs running their own ‘mini festival’ with guest ales with vintage buses running a series of route between the pubs.  Details of B&B

The Hash Weekend
In the fine unhashlike tradition we are learning the lesson from previous events. 
This time the coordinators (Beerpump (GM IOW) and Bika (Worthy Winchester) ) will be putting together a basic plan of activities .  We will leave the booking of accommodation and travel arrangements in your own hands and your control.

Weekend Accommodation
The accommodation location is Lower Hythe Holiday Park , Shanklin.  This site is a mix of Chalets and fixed caravans.  All are centrally heated , with a kitchen, bathroom , lounge .  You can book 4 or 6 bed accommodation in a variety of combinations of double bedroom and a twin bed rooms.  We have used the accommodations before and people were happy with the facilities.   
You book for 3 nights ie from Friday @16:00 through to Monday @10:00.
You can book direct at the Parkdean site and your booking will come with a ferry crossing for one car included.  Currently from £140 for a chalet for the weekend.
Alternative is to book through Sun Holidays.  This is the newspaper offer and you will have to find the coded online .  I believe it is £9.50 per person and £38 for a the car on the ferry.

Sharing accommodation – We have left this up to you to sort out with fellow hashers so that you can coordinate your travel arrangements and communicate direct with Parkdean rather than through one of us as the group booking contact ( this was an issue last year)
To allow us to know who is attending, please fill in the beer and buses accommodation spreadsheet
You can also use this spreadsheet  to advertise spare beds/rooms in your accommodation and others can then join with you and spread the costs.

Friday 11th          

Travel to the IOW
Morning – Time to be decided – BASH
1600 – Normal time for accessing accommodation
1900 – A pub crawl Hash run in Shanklin – Host IOW Hash.  This is usually to a food / music venue

Saturday 12th     

Vintage Buses leave from the Shanklin Railway station on 4 different routes to the various pubs participating in the Beer Festival                                
Previously we got an additional bus to be at the station to cater for Hashers but we cannot reserve an exclusive access.  Last year 80 hashers spread out over the island and kept bumping into each other -  random and fun

Sunday 13th        

1100 - Hash Run hosted by  IOW Hash.  Location to be decided but it will be near to one of the bus routes.  Hopefully there will also be some Hash Daytrippers over for the day
PM  - buses to visit various pubs until time for your ferry home (if you must)
Evening - Sunday social back at the site??

Monday 14th

1000 – Vacate accommodation