A busy sea front pub with live music most evenings and Sundays. Seafood is a speciality on the menu and there is also a daily specials board. Dogs and muddy boots 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.
Under two hours of discovering cold war bunkers and military secrets on a steep and difficult 2.6 mile challenge. The National Trust have put together a great free download to help.
Ventnor is the place to go if you enjoy a vibrant arts scene or botanical gardens.It seems a little warmer here, year-round, hence the flora and plentiful fish make it a great spot for anglers. Most of the island crab comes from here.
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.
A fascinating garden with its own micro climate due to the weather and location, subtropical plants which struggle to grow on the mainland thrive here along with trees and unique flowers. Open throughout the year, there's a cafe and visitor centre which are well worth a look and most areas have disabled access.
If crab is what you're after then this is the place to go. Crab, lobster and mackerel are caught every morning and served fresh as can be. Crab pasties are a speciality. Sit outside, enjoy the lovely views of the cove and tuck in. You'll have to walk to get there from either Ventnor or the botanical gardens which have parking. Dogs are welcome but access is limited due to steep paths and steps to the beach. You can even take away pasties to cook at your holiday cottage. Not open year round.
Pretty well located on the beach (well next to it), sit and enjoy the views along with your freshly prepared sandwiches. Steephill is only accessed on foot but it's worth the walk. Dogs are welcome but access it limited due to the steep path and steps to the beach. Open from April to October daily.
Ventnor is home to the oldest golf course on the island and has panoramic views over countryside and the English Channel. It has twelve holes with six being played twice and is 5700 yards, par 70. Visitors are very welcome and the club is open daily from 7am until dusk.
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