Some Great Pubs on the Isle of Wight
The UK has some fabulous pubs all over the mainland and its islands, and a good number of those are on the Isle of Wight. So whether you are looking for an Inn to stay out, somewhere that serves great food, a pit stop in between the attractions or you want to have a little island pub crawl you will not be disappointed! Here is a look at some of our top picks but feel free to explore a few more and find your personal favourite!
The Cedars – Wootton Bridge
The Cedars found in Ryde is a lovely place that has a great selection of beers as well as offering home cooking using top produce from the island. It has a great garden visitors can sit in and explore, and this also gives a place for children to play. As well as offering a traditional Sunday roast, they have a great menu for children and vegetarians and offer a takeaway option too. Enjoy the pub all year round, it offers wifi and drinks from a selection of prime cask-conditioned ales.
The Taverners – Godshill
The Taverners is your typical country pub and both tourists and locals enjoy it. Found in Godshill it has great food and what is on the menu depends on what has been found from local markets, foraged, hunted or caught locally. All of the meat, the fish and the produce is from the island. Produce is used seasonally, the pastries and bread are made fresh and the cheese comes from local award-winning maker Richard Hodgeson, also local. If you are truly looking for a taste of the island along with a great selection of lagers, ales and wine, this is a great stop to make. In 2017 it was one of the top 50 best places to have a Sunday lunch as written in The Guardian.
The Boathouse – Seaview
If you are looking for high-quality dining in a pub with a perfect sea view then The Boathouse is going to blow your mind. Choose to dine inside or out, it welcomes families and dogs on a lead and has a great wine selection and lovely ales. They are committed to using local produce and freshly caught seafood and for 8 years has won The AA Dinner Award. It serves food all day, has a children’s play area and in the summer holidays has live music. It also has 4 en-suite rooms it offers to tourists and is one the best Bed and Breakfasts in the UK.
The Pointer Inn – Newchurch
Another pub that has a proud and successful focus on local produce served on their menu, The Pointer Inn cooks great food using fresh ingredients from the Isle of Wight. Winners of The Master Cellarman Award you can enjoy the cask ales, sit in the garden and enjoy the views, or listen to live music in the summer. It is open all year and is a great place where hikers and cyclists exploring the island like to head to for their lunch or a drink break.