The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A traditional pub with real ales and food served all day. Rings league matches are regularly played and also bar billiards. There's a large car park nearby and this is a convenient stopping place for the coastal path.
The Victorian seaside town of Ventor has a traditional beach with sand and shingle protected by chalk cliffs. A real bucket and spade family beach, there are lots of facilities including a paddling pool, deck chair hire and amusements. A car park is close by and dogs are not allowed from May to the end of September. Lifeguards are on duty during high season.
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.
With its very own bakery on site you are assured of fresh bread, pastries and cookies to accompany your coffee and tea. Open all day, every day, call in for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's best to book as space is limited.
Chefs Adam and Giancarlo use their talents in the kitchen to create stunning dishes with Italian flair. Choose from risottos, authentic pastas and fresh seafood.
Over looking the bay at Ventnor, this large family pub offers sea views and serves food all day. Anglers take advantage of the great location of this pub and nip in for a quick drink whilst fishing off the sea wall.
Sit and enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace over looking the bay or pop inside for tapas and coffee. Dogs are welcome and parking is available on the street. A great place to chill out and watch the world go by.
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