Welcome to St Albans House in Ventnor, have a wonderful stay.
You can admire this gorgeous panoramic view from virtually every room.
The sea view from the kitchen is gorgeous.
The main bedroom on the first floor has sea views through both windows.
In from a morning swim, plan your afternoon activities after a delicious lunch.
The sitting-room with access to the patio and garden has a fantastic view of the English Channel.
Once on the balcony, you can appreciate this splendid view.
Prepare a meal at St Albans and take in the view at the same time.
The comfy sofa in the TV room also has access to the patio and steps down to the garden.
A view towards the hall from the TV room.
A game of Mexican Dominoes, fun for all.
Fresh bread for your morning toast and fresh coffee.
Beetroot anyone.
A scrumptious spread for everyone to enjoy.
The light shines in every window facing the sea.
The relaxing sitting-room is bright and airy with windows to the front and patio doors with sea views.
Fun chairs to sit in while taking in the view and a good book.
The utility-room is an additional space with laundry appliances as well as an extra sink and worktop to arrange flowers.
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!
The downstairs WC.
The entrance hall with stairs leading to the first floor bedrooms and bathroom.
First floor landing facing the family bathroom.
Enjoy your time on the lovely Isle of Wight surrounded by sea and beautiful beaches.
Relax with a snack and a good read.
The twin bedroom with views of the sea.
The second twin bedroom with views of the sea.
The front twin bedroom perfect for children and adults.
The first twin bedroom faces the front of the house.  A game of tic-tac-toe anyone?
The second double king-size bedroom with views of the sea.
The afternoon sun glows in to the bedroom.  Why not bask in the warmth with a good  book.
Plenty of room in the wardrobe for your holiday clothes.
After a lovely day on the beach, wash away the sand from in between your toes.
Set in an elevated position, allowing most rooms to benefit from breathtaking sea views.
Sea views from St Albans House.
Take a seat in the garden and look out across the English Channel and watch the boats sail by.
Totland Bay and home to The Hut restaurant a popular destination accessible by land and sea.
The iconic Needles are worth a visit.  It is also possible at certain time of the year to take a boat ride to see them up close.
The chairlift at the Needles takes you down to the beach and if you are inclined an exhilarating boat ride out to the Needles.
Take a pleasant walk down to St Catherine's lighthouse.
Osbourne House in East Cowes. Queen Victoria's  favourite home.
Make the most of the Isle of Wight summer sunshine and dine al fresco.

St Albans House

3980

Ventnor / Sleeps 8 + cot*

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

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.

Nearest beach

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.

Nearest walk

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.

Nearest town

Ventnor is the place to go if you enjoy a vibrant arts scene or botanical gardens. It seems a little warmer here all year-round, hence the flora and plentiful fish make it a great spot for anglers. Most of the island crab comes from here.

Also nearby

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Offering views across the Solent, this bistro bar and restaurant has a wide ranging menu throughout the day. You can watch the world go by from the outdoor seating or enjoy the nautical interior inside. Dogs and children are welcome.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Fabulous Old Fort

Wonderful seafront eatery and hostelry. Delicious food, great service - all with fab views of the sea and moorings


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Great food and atmosphere

The food here is always excellent and the staff friendly and efficient.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2023

The Old Fort Seaview

Pub / restaurant


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Great views, tasty vegan food

We booked in advance having seen reviews about it being busy, glad we did it was full. We were lucky to get window table, wonderful view, relaxed environment, friendly efficient staff. Great to gave vegan options and can recommend the quality chilli. Would certainly go again!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2022

Great Atmosphere

Ate here twice during our weeks stay in Seaview. Even though we hadn’t booked the first time we went, which was a busy Saturday lunch time and we were a party of 6 including a 3 year old, we were given a warm welcome and seated with no problems. We had great service and the food was delicious on both occasions. We booked for our second visit as it seems to be a very popular place, understandably given the quality of the food and the service. Very family friendly too with a great buzzy atmosphere, would highly recommend a visit.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Great food and atmosphere

Food


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Great pub

Excellent food and wine list, very helpful staff, not to be missed


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Amazing food and dog friendly

So nice we went twice for food and several times for a drink outside after a day on the beach!
Dog friendly and a lovely view.
Great menu and fab service


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Nice evening meal

Great atmosphere, nice staff, good food, reasonable pricing


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2022

Excellent

Great service, food and view, visited a number of times during our stay and were never disappointed.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Food great and great location

Lovely location on seafront and food was excellent. Staff friendly and attentive too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Lovely views, friendly staff, nice food

We visited a couple of times and enjoyed it. Great view!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Excellent food and great staff

This is a great place to eat as it has some lovely dishes and has a specials board. We tried the sea bass which was so nice we returned for a second helping! Our party also tried the fish of the day which was a whole sea bream, again delicious. The shell on prawns, the fish and chips and the crab ramekin were also really nice and the bread served here was gorgeous and you get plenty of butter. The chocolate brownie dessert was a triumph too. All of this, plus it is dog friendly! Definitely recommended to try.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

The Old Fort

Great food, lovely staff and very welcoming


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Friday lunch

Two had ploughman's, one fish and chips, one sea bass. All excellent.
The new to the menu Lemon Posset was a delightful end to the meal.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Good quality, well priced

Good quality, well priced and varied menu, with indoor and outdoor seating. We had a whole fresh plaice, and pulled pork burger, and both were excellent. Decent wine list as well


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Mrs Rachel Coleman

Our fish


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2020

Excellent friendly service.

Lovely staff and food.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2019

Curry nights

We usually go to the weekly curry night when we are on holiday


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2019

The Old Fort Seaview

Lovely seaside pub with outside sitting area. Enjoyed the food, but you do need to book ahead as they get very busy and its OK to sit outside if it is a balmy summer evening.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2019

Nice but....

We never got to actually eat in this pub. We did try several times but we were either too late or too early and they weren't serving food and then on our last evening there we were told no dogs after 6pm so we couldn't get a table. To be honest we did rather feel that sailing club members were given priority over holiday makers and that we were a bit of a nuisance that is tolerated rather than encouraged.

A recently opened community shop offering local produce, newspapers, fresh fruit, veg and milk. It's ideally situated in the middle of Seaview and a great place to stock up. They are only open mornings until Easter and then will extend to all day until October.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Fantastic community shop!

An absolute treasure trove selling everyday essentials and lots of special island treats. Very pleasant people running it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Great community shop

Well stocked with fresh bread and bakery items daily. Very helpful, polite staff. Nice to talk to local people who helped with advice on days out, beaches etc


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Friendly and sell stocked

Went in for one thing came out with 6 including beautiful local artist card plus a new beach spade and tasty sourdough bread!Very handy organised little shop and always a bonus when served with cheerful attitude.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2022

Well stocked shop right in the middle of Seaview

A community shop spread over three linked rooms.
A good selection of food and general necessities and also buckets, spades and crabbing lines.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Gem of a shop

Everything you need for day to day catering. Wonderful


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Everything you need

If staying in Seaview please support this shop with its friendly staff.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2020

Wonderful.

Great selection. Lovely staff.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Great choice

This shop was open at 2 set times during the day, and we were pleased to see it was open until 18.30 when we stayed in Sept. They have a great choice of local produce including dairy items, the milk and Greek yogurt we had was delicious. The fruit was fresh and good quality, plus on sale were various dry goods and newspapers. A great selection of items. We will use the shop again if we return to Seaview.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2018

Great Little Local Shop

A new community shop recently opened in the heart of the village. It offers fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, bread and other local produce. This is the perfect place to get provisions in Seaview and saves a trip to the supermarket in the car.

This pub is slap bang in the middle of Bembridge 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. A pizza oven is the latest addition so freshly made pizza is also on the menu.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2023

Old Village Inn

Really good pub with great staff. A constructive criticism would be that modifications and updating can sometimes detract from that old world pub character that we love. Still very good and highly recommended, but could be even better.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Fabulous friendly staff

We used this pub several times as a large family group, with young children and baby. The landlord couldn’t have been more helpful and ensured everyone was happy. The chef was also willing to adapt meals to suit and the serving staff quick and efficient. A really great place to grab a meal.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2022

The Old Village Inn

Lovely atmosphere very welcoming and friendly, food was excellent perfect for us


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Old Village Inn

We visited this pub on our first night in Bembridge after booking in advance. Very friendly staff, child friendly menu, well located


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

OVI

Staff really nice food is excellent but book in advance as it can get really busy


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

December 2019

Friendly local

Great friendly pub. Went a couple of times and the food was great, the staff were welcoming and the quiz was great fun. Really enjoyed our nights here and wish this was my local.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

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.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2017

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Well worth a visit

Very welcoming, good food and atmospheres. Make sure you book ahead.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Come here for the quintessential cream tea holiday, with thatched rooftops and picnics on the village green. There are plenty of tearooms to sample homemade cakes or have a tipple in the tiny cider shop, before walking off the treats in this picturesque location.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Great outing with the grandchildren

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the model village. The gift shop there is very good and relieved the children of some of their holiday money for fairly priced knickknacks.
As we visited on a Monday some tea rooms were closed but we were pleasantly surprised at the quality and value of the food at the cafe in the car park.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Walk to Godshill

Walked from the cottage to Godshill, it's a lovely walk and village to explore. We particularly enjoyed the Model Village. All dog friendly too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2019

mrs s. c. gates

Lovely place, good Old World tea rooms lovely waitress
Did seem very quiet

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