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.

Progressive town council hope to live stream meetings in Isle of Wight first

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Ventnor Town Council are in the vanguard of taking a more modern approach to ensuring transparency and openness. Here's what they plan to do next.

Monday, 11th December, 2017 8:55am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Head to Ventnorville this Friday and Saturday

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The Grinch is returning to Ventnor this weekend as the town is transformed into Ventnorville. There'll be festive sheds, live music, carol singing, kid's activities, Santa Dash on the beach, doggie fancy dress competition and loads more.

Thursday, 7th December, 2017 3:42pm

By Sally Perry

Winter exhibition for Ventnor Artists Collective

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The group’s first exhibition starts with a special opening night on 7th December – at The Ku Gallery and Ventnor Exchange and continues until the 20th December.

Wednesday, 29th November, 2017 4:32pm

By Sally Perry

Over £66,000 raised at Royal Hotel gala dinner for Isle of Wight Youth Trust

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The event raised an astonishing £66,000 for the local charity, breaking all previous records with a 20 per cent increase on last year’s Gala Dinner.

Wednesday, 29th November, 2017 12:56pm

By Felicity Radak with one comment

Join Ventnor Exchange for third birthday celebrations

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There'll be free activities and workshops all day tomorrow (Saturday) at Ventnor Exchange in celebration of their third birthday. There's free tea all day too and fantastic raffle for new Friends.

Friday, 24th November, 2017 5:05pm

By Sally Perry

Fundraising quiz for group who keep Ventnor looking great

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The folks at the Ventnor Enhancement Fund do a brilliant job of looking after the town. They've been responsible for some great projects over the years. This pub quiz hopes to raise cash for them.

Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 4:49pm

By Sally Perry

Rugby: Ventnor 1st XV defeated by Alresford 1st

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There were many positive to be taken from the game that saw some strong defensive play, but sadly another defeat for Ventnor.

Tuesday, 14th November, 2017 8:52am

By Nolan Winter

Making a difference and supporting Isle of Wight Youth Trust

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For the last eight years, The Royal Hotel has hosted a gala dinner in aid of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust, raising over £300,000 for this excellent local charity.

Saturday, 4th November, 2017 10:32am

By Feature Writer

Great workmanship shown after blunder with Victorian pillar

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Credit where credit's due. In this case it goes to the builder for Island Roads who showed great workmanship repairing a fallen pillar.

Friday, 3rd November, 2017 6:45am

By Sally Perry

Rugby: Win for Ventnor Lions

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With the 1st XV having a week off, the mighty Ventnor seconds made the long journey over to Southampton on Saturday to take on a strong Southampton side.

Tuesday, 31st October, 2017 2:54pm

By Nolan Winter

‘Which Yet Survive’ – The life of pioneer and art aficionado, John Mills

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This delightful memoir tells the story of Isle of Wight resident, John Mills. From the leafy Guildford suburbs of the 1930s to sunny Ventnor in the 2010s, John's passion for travel, culture, music and art shines through.

Friday, 27th October, 2017 5:11pm

By Sally Perry

Residents invited to hear more about major roadworks

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Island Roads will explain to residents more about a forthcoming major scheme to improve sections of Steephill Court Road and Castle Court.

Thursday, 26th October, 2017 1:30pm

By Gavin Foster