Eating out on the Isle of Wight

The options for eating out are wide and various.  There are many places to choose from within walking distance of Westbury Lodge.  Too many to mention them all but here are just a few suggestions;

Modern British – Pendeltons and Benjamins.  Both restaurants are small so you must book in advance.

Steak - Beachcomber and they do a special offer on Saturday nights on their steak dinner

Pubs – The Crab, Village Inn, Fishermans Cottage, The Steamer Inn and the Waterfront

World Cuisine – Italian - Pavarottis and Amici, Thai - The Black Cat Indian - Cinnamon and House of Spice

Fish and chips are, of course, available.  AJ’s is great for take-away and is just a short walk from us or Bayside if you want to eat your fish and chips on the beach or overlooking the sea!

Blueberrys Cafe  - a must visit for delicious home made cake and great views.  Check their facebook page to see which flavours are available. Voted best Island cafe in 2023m and runners up in 2024.

Beachfront Cafes - the revetment goes from Shanklin to Sandown and there are 4 really great sea front cafes along this walk - The Salix, Tradwinds, Fins (best Island Cafe 2024) and the Beach Shack.  All Highly recommended.

Best Ice Cream - Crave in Ventnor.  A family run business with different flavours everyday.  Check their facebook page for daily flavours.  Open from Easter to end October.

Further afield

Pointer Inn, Newchurch, The Duck, Ryde, The Blacksmith Arms, Newport,  The Crab & Lobster, Bembridge, The Vine Inn, St Helens, Smoking Lobster, Ventnor and Cowes, The Griffin and The Taveners in Godshill, The Fighting Cocks, Arreton and the Propellor Inn, Bembridge.

No visit to the Isle of Wight is complete without a cream tea!  You will find them served all over the Island however why not stay local and vist Vernon's Cottage where the scones are home made.

The Island prides itself on its great food and many of the attractions have really good cafes and restaurants serving local produce.  Three of our favorites are The Garlic Farm, The Cafe at Farmer Browns and Bluebells at Briddlesford Lodge Farm.

The Island also boasts its own distillerys and vineyard.  The Isle of Wight Distillery makes the delicious and popular Mermaid Gin.   There is also a great Vineyard to visit.  Adgeston Vineyard is situated just the other side of Sandown.  You can do a wine tasting or just visit their excellent cafe.  Check thier website for live music.

We also brew lots of local delicious beer – Yates, Quarr Abbey, the Island Brewery and Goddards brew a range of beers.  These are available in local supermarkets as well as pubs and restaurants.  Just a short distance away in Sandown is Bojum and Snark, a craft beer taproom run by Julie and Tracy.

There are many more excellent café’s pubs and restaurants.  Visit isleofwight.co.uk for more suggestions

The Beach Shack, Sandown
Shanklin Old Village
The Highdown Inn, Freshwater
The Hideaway, Shanklin
The Beach Shack, Sandown
Fisherman's Cottage, Shanklin