Best Spots for a Pint of Ale

“There are dozens of pubs on the island but we have chosen the best”

The Isle of Wight is lucky enough to have a few breweries producing wonderful ales from Yates Brewery (Spring Fever, Sun Goddess, Golden Ale) to Goddard’s Brewery (Squirrel, Inspiration, Ale of Wight). You can neck an ale in serene surroundings only a stones throw from Tapnell Farm.

the kings head pint of ale

The Kings Head, Yarmouth (01983 760177)

There are lots of great pubs in Yarmouth, but you’ll find the biggest selection of Ales at the Kings Head!

the new inn pint of ale

The New Inn, Shalfleet (01983 531314)

A lovely little pub set in a dip specializing in fresh seafood dishes as well as other local produce.

the red lion pint of ale

The Red Lion, Freshwater (01983 754925, PO40 9BP)

Few pubs can match the picturesque setting of Freshwater’s Red Lion pub — it’s tucked away next to a church and reachable via small country lanes one end and sleepy town thoroughfares the other. You can walk there from Tapnell!

the sun inn pint of ale

The Sun Inn, Hulverstone (01983 741124, PO30 4EH)

A short drive and you can be sitting in this 600-year-old pub’s beer garden sipping thirst-quenching ale while soaking up glorious views in no time. It’s a sheltered spot right in the sticks.

the cow cow pint of ale

The Cow Co Bar, Tapnell Farm

The shortest of ambles from our accommodation, the Co Cow bar offers beer, cider, and cocktails. You can also find the best burger on the island in the restaurant, that’s a guarantee!