In the picturesque village of Godshill, this pub is an ideal place to take a break. Limited car parking is available outside or a free public car park is just down the road. Dogs are welcome.
With no access by car this pretty little cove has managed to stay unspoilt. It's a gentle quiet place with a collection of cottages and a cafe and restaurant (only open during the summer). To get there walk from either Ventnor Esplanade along the coast path or down Love Lane. Dogs are allowed from May to the end of September but must be on a lead. There is no lifeguard cover.
One of the great things about walking on the Isles of Wight is that all the footpaths are numbered, a great help if you are not local. Park in the village car park and start from footpath GL57 along Hollow Lane. This route is just over 5 miles long, muddy in places with lots of stiles. Take a look at the downloadable details from iwight.com for the full route.
Come here for the quintessential cream tea holiday, with thatched rooftops and picnics on the village green. There are plenty of tearooms to sample homemade cakes or have a tipple in the tiny cider shop, before walking off the treats in this picturesque location.
A traditional country pub which uses local produce and even its own home grown herbs from a vegetable patch in the garden. There's a kids play area and a shop selling all sorts of local produce. Dogs are welcome.
A warm welcome
We booked for a meal at The Taverners after first visiting there for a drink earlier in the week. We received a warm friendly welcome and the food was excellent, plenty of choice with daily specials and a bit different to the norm. . The service was excellent and very prompt. Their local brew was also good. I would definitely recommend this establishment and would visit again when I am next on the Isle.
Traditional pub grub but with a difference. Locals are offered a bartering exchange system where they provide local produce in exchange for meals or drinks. Great idea and upholds their intent to use local products. A garden with views across the downs and a large terrace are available for summer dining. Child and dog friendly. You may wish to book; this is a very popular place.
This is a beautiful traditional pub that serves excellent food and has staff that will go the extra mile. I love that you can order some of the dishes from the menu as a smaller portion so there is no food waste. All food is locally sourced and they can even tell you the name of the person who grew it!
A large area of woodland maintained by the Forestry Commission. There's miles of woodland walks suitable for both walkers and mountain bikers. The red squirrel hide is a great place to spot wildlife from.
Great place for a walk and to get close to nature - and we saw a red squirrel!
Beautiful place to walk the dog and the kids!
Set in pretty gardens, this tea room offers snacks and afternoon teas. Children and dogs are welcome and there is free parking 100 yards away.
Centrally located in the pretty village of Godshill, this pub offers plenty of parking, a childs play area plus a maze. Take a stroll around the village and pop in for some light refreshments! Dogs are welcome here.
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