Pretty thatched pub in the located in the old village area. Food is traditional with a selection of real ales and good wine choice. Orders are cooked from scratch but worth the wait.
Also known as Bonchurch. this is a small bay to the east of Ventnor accessed by walking along the sea wall from Ventnor or a concrete slope from the road above the bay. At high tide the sea sweeps right up to the sea wall, low tide exposes a sand and shingle beach. There are no facilities however dogs are allowed year round. There is no lifeguard cover here.
A scenic four and a half mile trek over undulating countryside with some lovely coastal views. Start from the car park and follow the details on the Isle of Wight website.
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.
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 traditional teashop with quaint interior and fairy garden outside. Choose from a variety of homemade cakes, cream teas and Victorian teas.
A thatched pub and winner of the CAMRA pub of the year 2015. The interior is cosy with a large garden and stream outside. Entertainment takes place during the summer months. Food is served here but not throughout the year so it's advisable to check before you go.
If your visiting the gardens at Rylstone don't forget to pop into the cafe. It's a lovely, tranquil spot and you can always indulge in crazy golf afterwards!
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