The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
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.
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 2 AA Rosettes achieved for over eighteen consecutive years, you are assured amazing food and excellent service here. Call in for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner and choose between relaxed, informal or fine dining.
Ventnor is home to the oldest golf course on the island and has panoramic views over countryside and the English Channel. It has twelve holes with six being played twice and is 5700 yards, par 70. Visitors are very welcome and the club is open daily from 7am until dusk.
Located on the Esplanade overlooking Ventor Bay, this bar serves fresh fish from the bay and island reared beef. Even the bread and butter is made in house. Coffee served all day.
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!
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