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.

Royal thanks for Isle of Wight community groups

Sophie and Edward letter to Ventnor and Newport hubs

More Isle of Wight groups supporting those in need during the Coronavirus crisis have been thanked by the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Edward and Sophie

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 9:31am

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Exchange to reopen next month: Book your Friday or Saturday night slot

Interior of ventnor exchange showing plants and prints

During July, Ventnor Exchange will be opening on Friday and Saturday nights - with a brand new beer list, cocktails and an all new snacks menu. Make sure you book in advance as capacity is limited

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 2:15pm

By Jack Whitewood

Ventnor Post Office to extend opening hours

ventnor post office

The sub-Post Office has been operating with reduced hours for the last ten weeks, but will be extending them from next weekend. Details within

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 8:08am

By Sally Perry

Rare flower appears in Ventnor thanks to lockdown measures

Wild Clary in Ventnor - by Lesley Brown

In an area that is usually mown each year, this wild flower has emerged. Ventnor Town council explain their plans for its conservation

Monday, 29th June, 2020 1:40pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Heritage centre appeal for new cash register to meet contactless guidelines

ventnor heritage centre - google streetview

The Centre is looking at ways to reopen, but needs to raise extra funds for a new cash register that will allow them to accept contactless payments in line with Covid-19 guidelines

Monday, 29th June, 2020 12:00pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Urgent appeal for non-perishable food and toiletries to help families in need

tinned food

If you are able to help, donations of non-perishable food and toiletries can be made on Tuesday and Thursdays. Details within

Monday, 29th June, 2020 8:58am

By Sally Perry

Cheers! Two Isle of Wight pubs feature in prestigious heritage pub guide

woman raising pint glass in pib

As well as the two Isle of Wight pubs making it into this prestigious heritage guide, the history of past breweries is also included

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 8:16am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Changes afoot for Ventnor Foodbank

foodbank pasta, tins etc

From next month Ventnor's Foodbank will operate independently of the Isle of Wight Foodbank and the Trussell Trust. Details of how to donate within

Friday, 19th June, 2020 10:09am

By Tony McCarthy with 2 readers' comments

Social distancing measures heading to other Isle of Wight towns

newport high street - social distancing measures

The Town Clerk has revealed in his latest newsletter that residents will soon get an opportunity to experience major changes similar to those in other towns

Monday, 15th June, 2020 1:52pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

The Tea House Crowdfunder will help secure future of this homegrown Isle of Wight

Tea House Counter

While Government funding has helped prevent the immediate collapse of The Tea House, it alone cannot secure the future of this homegrown Ventnor business

Monday, 15th June, 2020 12:55pm

By Caty Macaulay

RIP Harry Rees – Isle of Wight ambassador for decades passes away suddenly

harry rees

Our thoughts are with Harry's family, friends and former colleagues. He will be missed by all who knew him

Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 8:33pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council explain their use of the ‘strongest weedkiller on the market’ that’s sprayed from moving Quad bikes: An indepth look

quad bike operative spraying weeds

News OnTheWight takes an in-depth look into what is being sprayed around Isle of Wight roads and pavements from moving quad bikes

Friday, 5th June, 2020 1:17pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments