The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
One of the oldest pubs in England, you will find a warm welcome and traditional pub grub here. There's ample parking, it's child friendly and dogs are allowed. There is also a large beer garden,
Acess is a bit of a scramble but you are assured a nice quite spot here. The sand is red and white with large boulders and rocks. There are fabulous uninterrupted views over the Solent and the village of St Lawrence is close by.
Well worth the walk
We walked down here with a 10 and 12 year old. Following the costal path signs
Not for those with mobility issues or a fear of heights as steep steps leading down with large rocks at the bottom but lovely when you get there very peaceful Beware of the cows in the field as they didn't appreciate people in the field!!!
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 all year-round, hence the flora and plentiful fish make it a great spot for anglers. Most of the island crab comes from here.
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.
Fabulous Old Fort
Wonderful seafront eatery and hostelry. Delicious food, great service - all with fab views of the sea and moorings
Great food and atmosphere
The food here is always excellent and the staff friendly and efficient.
The Old Fort Seaview
Pub / restaurant
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!
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.
Great food and atmosphere
Excellent food and wine list, very helpful staff, not to be missed
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
Nice evening meal
Great atmosphere, nice staff, good food, reasonable pricing
Great service, food and view, visited a number of times during our stay and were never disappointed.
Food great and great location
Lovely location on seafront and food was excellent. Staff friendly and attentive too.
Lovely views, friendly staff, nice food
We visited a couple of times and enjoyed it. Great view!
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.
The Old Fort
Great food, lovely staff and very welcoming
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.
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
Mrs Rachel Coleman
Excellent friendly service.
Lovely staff and food.
We usually go to the weekly curry night when we are on holiday
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.
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.
This gem of a place is located centrally on the Island and offers a loving and forever home to donkeys. Open daily, entry is free and you can wander the site to say hello to over 100 donkeys and ponies. Dogs are welcome and Grazers Cafe offers refreshments. Donations to support the sanctuary are very welcome.
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.
Fantastic community shop!
An absolute treasure trove selling everyday essentials and lots of special island treats. Very pleasant people running it.
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
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.
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.
Gem of a shop
Everything you need for day to day catering. Wonderful
Everything you need
If staying in Seaview please support this shop with its friendly staff.
Great selection. Lovely staff.
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.
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.
Located up the road from St Catherine's Lighthouse and in an area of outstanding beauty, this pub is the most southerly on the island. Sit on the outside terrace and enjoy views across the bay or in winter warm up infront of an open fire. The menu is traditional and dogs are very welcome.
Great location great food
Sit outside in the garden for views of the sea whilst enjoying really well cooked food
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.
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.
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.
mrs s. c. gates
Lovely place, good Old World tea rooms lovely waitress
Did seem very quiet
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