A refurbished traditional pub with stone floors and wooden benches. Popular with both locals and visitors, there is regular live music to keep you entertained.
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.
This trail, kindly available to download from iwight.com, has two distance options; either just over three miles or just over four. You can explore groves, gardens and ancient woodland. You'll find plenty of places to stop off for a break and some lovely views.
Golden sands on the south west coast of the island, this is a great holiday spot for families and water lovers. There's a pier for typical seaside holiday fun, dog-friendly beaches, a park play area, kitesurfing and watersports, with a quiet town full of restaurants and cafes, some with stunning sea views.
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 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.
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.
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.
The most easterly point of the island, this friendly town is full of beaches that are dog-friendly year-round with pubs to stop in when you've had your fill of fresh sea air. There's lots of places to eat as well as shops for local ingredients to make the most of your self-catering stay.
The centre of the village is where you'll find the majority of the shops including some decent cafes, a fish monger, great butcher (Woodfords) and a lovely bakery. It is like going back in time; in a good way.
Based on Dunroamin beach (between Sandown and Shanklin) a team of experts will show you how to sail, windsurf, kayak or paddleboard. The newest activity on offer is SUP yoga; that's doing yoga on a stand up paddleboard; sounds like fun.
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