Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Ventnor is an absolute jewel. A beautiful area that has, since the Victorians discovered its magic been loved by those who have been lucky enough to find it.

Known for years as a centre for arts on the Isle of Wight, of late it’s become a Mecca for food lovers, with some of the best restaurants on the Island being gathered in this single town.

Its beach is a delight, held within an arced cove, with a mixture of golden sand and shingle. For those on the beach, food, drinks and ice cream needs are met by a wide selection of businesses along the Esplanade.

Miniature Schnauzer killed in brutal attack by ‘Husky-type dog breed during carnival parade

carnival parade with people standing outside outside hurst

Did you see the incident that took place around 9.30pm on Saturday night outside Hurst and Stripped?

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 7:01pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Rugby: Ventnor XV defeat Harwich and Doverport XV

ventnor rugby teams

Ventnor hosted touring side Harwich and Doverport to kick start preparations for the new 2019/20 season starting in September.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 5:32pm

By Ed Blake

Police searching for 69-year-old woman discover body (updated)


The 69-year-old was last seen in the Downside Lane area of Ventnor at around 10.30pm last night (Saturday).

Sunday, 18th August, 2019 1:00pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Fat Earthers, Luna Tear and Wet Leg to raise the roof at The Rose

Fat Earthers performing on stage

Fat Earthers are back at The Rose on Saturday night and it's going to be a good one, with support from Luna Tear and Wet Leg, as well as DJs.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 6:41pm

By Sally Perry

Two arrested following Police activity in Ventnor

Police cars in Pound Lane car park

An unusual flurry of police activity in Ventnor this morning resulted in the arrest of two people.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 1:21pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Come to see the Ventnor Giant mural and share your selfies with us

ventnor giant selfie

If you come to see the mural, please do share your photos by tagging the image #VentnorGiantSelfie on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 10:05am

By Sally Perry

Town council considering a range of options for town’s regeneration

Pile of papers by Robert Couse-Baker

No decisions have been made and before they are, the town council will hold a full consultation.

Thursday, 1st August, 2019 5:42pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Ventnor Fringe Festival smashes box office records on tenth anniversary: Dates for 2020 announced

Barney Artist performing at Ventnor Fringe

The Box Office records were smashed with almost 6,500 tickets for Ventnor Fringe Festival being sold. It's no wonder those performing fall in love with this town and want to return.

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 7:13pm

By Sally Perry

Nobel Laureate for Peace spoke to packed meeting at Ventnor Fringe Festival

CND global matters meeting

A packed room listened intently as Dr. Rebecca Johnson explained her work with the United Nations, stressing the importance of involving every country in the legal banning of the use of nuclear weapons. Details of upcoming vigil included within.

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 4:19pm

By Marion Carmichael

Head to Ventnor this weekend and join in celebrations for the tenth Ventnor Fringe Festival

ventnor fringe in harbourside tent

There truly is something for everyone this weekend at the tenth Ventnor Fringe Festival. Head to Ventnor this weekend and we're sure you'll find plenty to entertain and enrich your soul.

Saturday, 27th July, 2019 11:03am

By Sally Perry

Post Animal head to Ventnor Fringe all the way from Chicago

the band post animal

Think Tame Impala meets King Gizzard in a gig you don’t want to miss! Book now to secure your tickets.

Friday, 26th July, 2019 12:07pm

By Sally Perry

Lift the Lid on Island Culture at today’s fun family picnic at Ventnor Fringe

Poster for Lift the Lid picinic

Head to Ventnor for this fun family picnic where you can hear fantastic stories about the Island's culture.

Friday, 26th July, 2019 9:24am

By Sally Perry