Food & Drink

Our Favourite Beach Side Cafes on the Isle of Wight

Wight Locations, Beach Cafe, Totland

In no particular order...!

The Dell Cafe, Puckpool - Eclectic fully licensed beachside café with a cosmopolitan feel.

Accessed either by walking along the seawall between Seaview and Ryde or catching the Dotto Train from Ryde or through Puckpool Park, where ample free parking is available. They serve an extensive breakfast and lunch menu with specialities such as home-made fishcakes, local seafood, fresh filled baguettes, wraps, ciabattas and fresh exotic salads.


The Met Bar, Ventnor

Wight Locations, The Met Bar, Ventnor

Right on the seafront in Ventnor on the south of the island is the very popular Met Wine Bar with it's cosmopolitan feel and fabulous seaviews across towards France.

The ambience is relaxing and welcoming, to come and sit and while away the afternoon chatting or people watching or gazing out to sea.

They boast an extensive range of fresh coffees and huge selection of over 50 wines.


Saltys Restaurant Bar, Yarmouth

Wight Locations, Saltys Restaurant Bar, Yarmouth

If you love seafood and a lively night out, Saltys is for you. At the side of the harbour in Yarmouth Saltys is very popular with tourists and locals as well as yacht crews.

Princes William and Harry are fans along with celebs such as Chris Evans.


The Folly Inn, East Cowes

Wight Locations, The Folly Inn, Whippingham

Situated on the banks of the River Medina, just up from Cowes in Whippingham, The Folly Inn is in a fantastic location to sit out and watch the boats go by.

Yachtsmen, motor boat people, tourists, locals and visitors to Osborne House all stop off here to enjoy the varied menu and ever changing specials served up all day in this open plan, rustic Inn by the water's edge.


The Crab and Lobster, Bembridge

Wight Locations, The Crab & Lobster, Bembridge

In a stunning location with fabulous seaviews over Bembridge Ledge on the east coast of the Isle of Wight, The Crab & Lobster has a traditional feel with plenty of seating and patio areas outside overlooking the sea.

The Taverners, Godshill

Wight Locations, The Taverners, Godshill

The Taverners is a real country pub that is popular with locals and tourists alike, with it’s flagstone floors, oak beams and open fires. Recently voted number 5 in the top ten pubs in the UK by Trip Advisor.


Wight Mouse Inn, Chale

Wight Locations, Wight Mouse Inn, Chale

The Wight Mouse Inn is a Hall and Woodhouse pub restaurant, one of the few remaining regional family brewers, brewing award-winning Dorset ales.

Using quality ingredients sourced mainly from regional family run businesses, they serve up fresh, unpretentious, seasonal dishes.  The menu is wide ranging and quality value for money.

The Chequers Inn, Rookley

Wight Locations, Chequers Inn, Rookley

Originally a Customs House, The Chequers Inn in Rookley, near Newport is a very family friendly pub restaurant.

It has a large rear garden backing onto fields with horses and provides lots of games and activities for the little ones.

Serving an extensive menu and daily carvery all day it is great value for quality home cooked food.  As a Free House, The Chequers is also in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for it's selection of real ales.


The George, Yarmouth

Wight Locations, The George, Yarmouth

The George is a 17th century townhouse right on the water's edge in the busy harbour town of Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.

Head chef Liam Finnagan creates 'contemporary brasserie style menus with a European influence' offering a fine dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

The George has just been voted best 'Best Sunday Lunch' in the Wight Good Food Guide 2011 - 2012.


The Red Lion, Freshwater

Wight Locations, The Red Lion, Freshwater

The Red Lion in Freshwater was voted Isle of Wight Best Pub by the Wight Good Food Guide 2010.

The Red Lion is renowned for quality home cooking, using locally sourced meat, fish and vegetables, served in a traditional village pub with open fires and flagstone floors.

There is a good range of real ales at The Red Lion, as well as an extensive wine list and a large garden.

You will find The Red Lion alongside All Saints Church, at the top of Hooke Hill.