The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Set in the heart of the countryside, this pub has masses of parking, a huge kids play area, childrens menu and dogs are welcome. Three roaring log fires will keep you toasty in winter.
Also known as Dunroamin beach, you can access this from either Shanklin or Sandown Esplanades along the sea wall or from the steps at the top of the cliff path at Lake. It's often quieter than its neighbours during the summer months and is good for watersports. The beach is sandy, there is a surf school nearby and dogs are allowed year round.
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.
Stay in a place so centrally located, you won't know which direction to drive from this hamlet at the heart of the Isle of Wight. It's the oldest named place on the island and sets you up nicely for exploring everything there is to offer.
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!
Positioned in the heart of the island, riding here takes you along leafy county lanes and off road bridle paths. You can book on a country ride or a picnic and pub jaunt, all with expert tuition.
This pub is bang smack in the middle of the village and is popular with locals and visitors alike. Parking is fine on the roads nearby.The menu is created using food locally sourced in the village so expect seasonal, fresh produce. Specials change daily and include fish fresh from the local harbour.
Friendly, welcoming, something for everyone.
Fabulous find in the village centre. Wide and varied menu, catering for most dietary needs. Staff are incredible. We ate here twice in a row, but I have no doubt that if you were in the area for a week you wouldn't run out of options.
Traditional village pub
I like it here. It's casual, frequented by locals (usually a good sign) and the food is pretty good for a village pub. The meat is from the local butchers and highly recommended.
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