Isle of Wight
Carefree short breaks & holidays
Restaurants, inns, pubs and cafés in and around Ventnor.
17th century coaching inn with cobbled courtyard, located in a picturesque Island village where Charles Dickens wrote parts of David Copperfield. Italian specialities feature heavily on the menu, including costata di bue, anatra all'inglese and spaghetti Bolognese. More traditional dishes are also on the menu, such as ploughman's lunches, grilled fillet steak, fresh crab, breaded plaice, and chicken Kiev.
Food served 11am–2pm and 6.30–9pm (7–8.30pm Sundays)
Tel: 01938 852611
Postcode: PO38 1NU
Enjoy the relaxed, unhurried atmosphere of this cliff-top pub, one of the Island's oldest hostelries. Popular with walkers and characterised by stone flags, oak beams and a broad fireplace. Once the haunt of smugglers, with a bit of imagination it is possible to picture wreckers concealing their booty here on dark stormy nights. Wide selection of food includes home-cooked pies and quiches, and curry and ham, as well as other pub favourites, grills, and seafood specialities.
Open 7 days a week
Tel: 01983 730243
Postcode: PO38 2NE
Award-winning pub at the heart of the Island's countryside. Glorious views and wonderful walks nearby. Comprehensive menu, vegetarian dishes, weekday lunchtime carvery and traditional Sunday roasts. Large garden and children's adventure playground.
Open 7 days a week
Tel: 01983 840314
Postcode: PO38 3NZ
A former historic coaching inn, the Four Seasons is set in the picturesque Appuldurcombe Valley, where you will find some of the Island's most scenic walks. If you are out and about exploring the Island's beautiful countryside, you will find this an ideal lunch stop, or a delightful venue for a relaxing evening meal. Excellent à la carte menu, cooked to order. Bar snacks are always available in the lounge bar and gardens. You will always be made to feel welcome. Vegetarian options.
Food served midday–9pm every day
Tel: 01983 854701
Postcode: PO38 3BY
The huge collection of seafaring memorabilia fascinates visitors to this popular 19th century pub, which is located at the western end of Ventnor Esplanade. An extensive terrace overlooking the sea is ideal for summer drinks and meals. Seafood is the speciality, including crabs, lobsters and fish caught locally in Ventnor Bay. Live music is provided most evenings with country, folk or jazz.
Open 10.30am–11pm every day. Food served midday–9.30pm
Tel: 01983 855338
Postcode: PO31 1JX
Situated in the heart of Godshill, this award-winning family pub offers something for all the family. Children's menu, daily specials, over 40 different fine cognacs, and wines from 18 different countries. Complete with beer garden where you can relax and enjoy your meal.
Tel: 01983 840039
Postcode: PO38 3JD
Set in the pretty village of Godshill, relax in the award-winning unique renaissance water gardens and enjoy home-made soups and hot light lunches. Specialities include Ventnor Bay crab, lobster and the now-famous Willow Tree pavlova apple pie. There is a selection of sandwiches, baguettes and cream teas. Free parking 100 yards away.
Tel: 01983 840663
Postcode: PO38 3HZ