Isle of Wight
|I have holidaying on the Isle of Wight with my brother for about 8 years. In that time, we've only had one week when the weather was less than brilliant. The climate seems to be milder and the weather more reliable than anywhere else I've been in the UK. Our chosen place to stay is in St Helens. We generally favour country pubs rather than those in the towns. All photographs taken by myself or my brother.|
|Pub Details||Photographs (click to enlarge)|
- The Dairyman's Daughter (at Arreton Barns)
PO30 3AA, Tel: 01983 539 361; website
A pub with a rustic feel set in a folk museum with plenty of interesting artefacts and shops to browse. The pub has an interesting menu and a large selection of real ales from near and far, usually from small breweries.
About 6 usually available including the likes of Goddard's, Yates and
Visited: June 16th, 2009
- The White Lion
PO30 3AA, Tel: 01983 528 479; website
An attractive, comfortable and friendly pub on the main road, very near Arreton Barns (see above).
Beer: 2 or 3
real ales, kept very well, e.g. Badger bitter; Fuller's London Pride;
Hook Norton Old Hookey.
Visited: June 17th, 2007
- The Yarbridge Inn
PO36 0AA, Tel: 01983 406 212; website
Attractive pub by the crossroads. Inside there is a strong railway theme. The pub specialises in stocking a large selection of obscure beers, making every day a beer festival. The food is excellent, with roasts meals every Sunday.
Beer: Huge choice of
ales from around the country, mainly from small breweries. Quality varies a
- The Sun Inn
PO30 4JA, Tel: 01983 531 231; website
Friendly and comfortable inn. A model railway runs round the picture-rail shelf. The picturesque Winkle Street is but a short distance and is worth visiting - take your camera!
Beer: 1 or 2 ales varying,
e.g. Goddard's, Wadworths. Kept very well.
Visited: June 19th, 2009
- The Fishbourne Inn
PO33 4EU , Tel: 01983 882 823; website
Large attractive pub just by the car ferry terminus. Instead of following the other cars towards Ryde, turn left out of the terminal and have a quiet drink and some good food. Plenty of space inside and outside.
Goddards plus at least one other ale. Kept very well.
Visited: June 13th, 2009
- The Sun Inn
PO30 4EH; Tel: 10983 741 124; website
Ancient thatched inn with nice garden.
Beer: 3 or 4 ales, e.g.
Archers, Taylors, Ringwood, Greene King.
Visited: July 21st, 2006
- The Buddle Inn
PO38 2NE; Tel: 01983 730 243; website
Ancient picture-postcard former smugglers' inn set out of the village near the cliff top. Friendly and comfortable pub with attractive outdoor area at the front.
Beer: Usually 4 or 5 ales,
very well-kept. e.g. Yates, Goddards, Adnams.
Visited: June 14th, 2009
PO38 3NZ; Tel: 01983 840 314; website
Very old pub, though extensively modernised. Out of the village and not easy to find. Pleasant inside and with a nice child-friendly garden. Caters more for eating than drinking.
Beer: Ringwood ales
(Marston's portfolio); 2 or three on offer. Generally the beers
are rather bland and characterless.
Visited: June 17th, 2009
- The Crown Inn
PO30 3JZ; Tel: 01983 740 293; website
Very attractive pub with a trout stream in the garden; also a duck pond and dovecot. Children's play area as well.
Beer: Usually 2 ales on tap.
I've had excellent Sharps Doom Bar, Goddards, Wadworths 6X, Badger
Tanglefoot over the last few years.
Visited: June 15th, 2009
- The White Horse Inn
PO38 2PY; Tel: 01983 730 375; website
Ancient large village inn, comfortable but unpretentious.
Beer: about 4 ales on tap;
varying regularly, kept very well. e.g. Ventnor Golden ale; Greene King
Abbott ale, Fuller's London Pride; Badger First Gold; Ringwood bitter.
Visited: June 21st, 2007