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.

Orpheus Singers perform with soprano soloist, Susanna MacRae

Susanna MacRae

As a special treat for Isle of Wight audiences Susanna has agreed to perform a special preview of songs she'll be performing in the prestigious John Kerr Award for English Song competition.

Wednesday, 21st February, 2018 7:18am

By Toby Wallis

Pedestrianisation of Ventnor High Street under discussion. A good idea?

ventnor high street

The idea of partially pedestrianising Ventnor High Street has been aired. Detailed consultations with residents, traders and landlords are being planned for April. Is it a good idea?

Monday, 5th February, 2018 8:36pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Hard fought but defeated for Ventnor 1st XV

Rugby Balls

Ventnor 1st XV played a hard fought match against Ellingham & Ringwood 1st XV last weekend, but came away defeated 28:17.

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 8:27am

By Nolan Winter

Ventnor Film Society launches spring season

cillian the party

Ventnor Film Society returns with their spring season of films on Tuesday. There's a great range of films from all over the world, including several English speaking films.

Monday, 29th January, 2018 3:37pm

By Linda Davis

Embrace the beauty of you at this life-changing event

embrace body painted women

This powerful documentary uncovers why poor body image has become a global epidemic and what women everywhere can do to have a brighter future.

Friday, 26th January, 2018 5:01pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor Men’s Shed moves to new premises

Ventnor Men's Shed have now moved to new premises. Check out the new opening times and pop in to say hello. There's also another chance to see the influential Better Shed than Dead film.

Monday, 22nd January, 2018 1:58pm

By David George

Ventnor Harbour: ‘The situation is just not right’ says Leader

ventnor harbour

Leader of the Isle of Wight council says the high cost of running Ventnor Haven "is just not right" and that the IWC has "plans to deal with" it.

Wednesday, 17th January, 2018 10:57am

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Mark Steel’s Radio 4 Ventnor show: Preview of tonight’s broadcast

mark steel smiling on stage

OnTheWight previews the final cut of the show being broadcast on BBC Radio 4 tonight. Find out why Mark Steel thinks Ventnor is so brilliant.

Tuesday, 9th January, 2018 1:12pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hospice shop with ambitions to become social ‘hub’


As well as offering a range of second hand goods for sale, the new Hospice shop in Ventnor will also include space for people to find out more about Earl Mountbatten services across the Island.

Thursday, 4th January, 2018 12:47pm

By Tina Groves with 3 readers' comments

Boxing Day Swims raise thousands for Isle of Wight charities

ventnor boxing day swim - stig watching everyone - lesley brown

Boxing Day swimmers in Gurnard raised over £2,000 for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, whilst swimmers in Ventnor raised over £2,300 for local cancer charity, PATCH. Well done to you all!

Thursday, 28th December, 2017 12:59pm

By Sally Perry

Want to make a difference but don’t know how? The Volunteer Centre offers plenty of ideas


There’s so much to gain from volunteering a little of your time. The Volunteer Centre can help you learn about the benefits from many Isle of Wight organisations.

Wednesday, 27th December, 2017 3:40pm

By Feature Writer

Boxing Day Swims across the Isle of Wight (video)

Gurnard Boxing Day Dip by Christian Beasley

The crowds of spectators swelled as hundreds of brave people ran into the cold sea to help raise money and awareness of vital local charities on the Isle of Wight. Watch videos and see photos from the events.

Tuesday, 26th December, 2017 2:24pm

By Sally Perry