Today, 12th April, 2021, has been a long-awaited day for many – the day that pubs in England can start serving drinks again if they have an outside space.
News OnTheWight has been busy getting in touch and gathering data from as many Isle of Wight pubs with outside space as possible. It’s been quite a task.
We know pubs, and those that work in them, have had a hard time during lockdown and wanted to do what we could to support them – while letting Islanders know where they can go and meet up with friends.
Some IW pubs with gardens aren’t opening today, but are doing it later in the week. For those we’ve put the info of when that’ll be.
(BTW – If you own/run a pub that is going to be open today, but isn’t on the list below, just fill in this quick form and we’ll get you added asap)
It’s a little different
Unsurprisingly, things aren’t yet back to normal, so it’s worth checking details with your pub of choice, but you should be aware that the opening hours of quite a few of them are reduced.
Don’t forget, when you head off to the pubs, wrap up warm – you’ll be sitting outside after all. As people can only be outside, most of them are on a ‘weather permitting’ basis, with a few having set up marquees.
They’re often on a first come, first served basis, but a few have bookings.
Government have mandated that some Covid rules still apply – Groups can be no larger than six people or two households. Check-ins for each member of the group are needed. There’s no general mixing, beyond the table you’re sitting at. Masks must be worn for trips to the loo.
That aside – News OnTheWight hopes you have a great time if you get out to support your local Isle of Wight pub.
Here’s the info – Pubs are listed alphabetically – but on desktop computers you can reorder the columns just by clicking at the top of them. There’s also a search feature.
|Bargeman's Rest||Newport||10.30am - 6.00pm|
|Blacksheep Bar||Ryde||10am 'til 11pm, every day|
|Blenheim||Ventnor||No||Opening 17th May|
|Buddle Inn||Niton||No||Wed - Sun (closed Mon & Tues). Midday until sunset|
|Bugle Hotel||Yarmouth||Midday to sunset, 7 days a week|
|Castle Inn||Ryde||No||From 17 May 2021|
|Caulkheads||Sandown||No||Wed - Sun (closed Mon & Tues). Midday until sunset|
|Cedars||Wootton Bridge||Midday 'til about 10pm. Food daily 12 -3pm|
|Chequers||Rookley||Opening midday 12th, then Fri, Sat & Sun. If busy, may open more days Marquee covering|
|Crab & Lobster||Bembridge||Midday to sunset, 7 days a week|
|Crown Inn||Shorwell||No||Open 14th Apr. 3pm until early evening/sunset if good weather. Drinks only|
|Culver Haven Inn||Sandown||No||Open from midday on Fri, Sat and Sun|
|Dairymans Daughter||Arreton||Hope to open 10am - 6pm each day|
|Duke of York||Cowes||From 11am|
|Eight Bells||Carisbrooke||No||From 14 Apr 2021|
|Falcon Inn||Ryde||From 3pm Mon to Fri and 12pm Sat & Sun|
|Fighting Cocks||Arreton||Mon to Thur 10-3pm. Fri & Sat 10-9pm. Sun 10-4pm|
|Fishbourne||Wootton Bridge||10am for breakfast and hot drinks. Dining from midday|
|Fishermans Cottage Inn||Shanklin||Daily 10 - 10pm. Serving food until 6pm|
|Flanagans||Sandown||No||From 17 May 2021|
|George Inn||Newport||11am - 6pm Sunday - Thurs|
11am - 9pm Fri & Sat
|George Inn||Yarmouth||12pm to 6.45pm (last orders)|
|Griffin||Godshill||Mon-Sun 12pm-8pm. Food served 12pm-7pm|
|Harbour House||Ryde||Mon to Sun 11-11pm. Food 11 - 7pm.|
|Highdown Inn||Totland||11.00am to 8.00pm|
|Horseshoe Inn||Northwood||From 11.30am, everyday. Weather dependant|
|Joe's Bar||Niton||12pm - 8pm (times may vary) 7 days a week. Pizza 5pm - 8pm Wed to Sat|
|Lifeboat||East Cowes||Opening 4pm|
|Longbeach||Colwell Bay||No||From 1 May 2021|
|Merrie Gardens Farm||Sandown||Drink 11am until 10pm. Food 12 - 8pm|
|New Inn||Shalfleet||No||From 17 May 2021|
|Newclose Cricket Ground||Newport||From 10am, serving breakfast, snacks & afternoon teas. Weather dependent|
|North House||Cowes||No||From 14 April. Lunch midday-4pm. Drinks 4pm-8pm. Seven days|
|Old Comical||Sandown||10am - 10:30pm|
|Painters Arms||Cowes||Open 12-10pm. All week, weather permitting|
|Pointer Inn||Newchurch||11am-11pm everyday. Food served 12 noon 'til 9pm|
|Pontoon View Bar||Cowes||Mon - Thur 10-9pm. Fri & Sat 10-9pm.Sun 10-7pm|
|Prince of Wales||East Cowes||Open 3-7 weekdays. 12-7 Saturday & Sunday depending on the weather|
|Red Lion||Freshwater||Weather permitting, every day. Food starts Tuesday|
|Reef||Sandown||Maximum of 4 people per table|
|Simeon Arms||Ryde||No||From 16 Apr 2021. Fri 4 - 9. Sat 3 - 9. Sun 1-7|
|Sloop Inn||Wootton Bridge||Opening at 12pm.|
|Spyglass Inn||Ventnor||No||From 17 Apr 2021|
|Stag||Parkhurst||Open midday daily 'til 9pm. Sunday 12 'til 8pm|
|Sun Inn||Calbourne||No||From 14th April - Noon until 9pm. Weather permitting|
|Sun Inn||Hulverstone||No||Wed - Sun (closed Mon & Tues). Midday until sunset|
|Tap||Sandown||No||From 17 May 2021 - 10.30am - close 7 days a week|
|Taverners||Godshill||No||From 17th May|
|The Boathouse||Seaview||10am for breakfast and hot drinks. Dining from midday|
|The Hideaway||Shanklin||Wed - Sun 12noon to 6pm. Food 1 - 5pm, limited garden menu w/daily specials board|
|The Spinaker||Bembridge||No||From 17 May 2021|
|The Woodvale Hotel||Gurnard||No||1100-2300 bar open. 1200-1900 serving food|
|Three Bishops||Brighstone||Tea & coffee from 8am|
|Travellers Joy||Northwood||Opening Midday. Then daily until 11pm. Food until 9pm|
|Vectis Tavern||Cowes||No||From 17th May
12pm - 2am
|Vernon Cottage Tavern||Shanklin||No||From 17 May 2021|
|Village Inn||Shanklin||No||Waiting for weather to get better|
|Vine Inn||Freshwater||No||From 16 Apr 2021|
|Waterfront||Totland Bay||From 9am|
|Waverley Hotel||Carisbrooke||No||From Tues 13th April -> Tue, Wed, Thur - 5-9pm. Friday 3-9. Sat & Sun 12-9pm|
|White Hart Inn||Havenstreet||No||From Fri 16th April. Fri & Sat 12pm - 5pm. Sun 12pm - 4pm|
|White Horse Inn||Whitwell||No||From 17th May|
|White Lion||Niton||Opening midday 12th, then Fri, Sat & Sun. If busy, may open more days|
|Wight Mouse||Chale||No||From 15 May 2021|
|Winter Gardens||Ventnor||Serving from 11am|
|Woodmans Arms||Wootton||No||From 16 May 2021. Fri 4 til 9. Sat 4 til 9. Sun 12 til 4|
|Yarbridge Inn||Brading||Midday - 7pm everyday|
2.15pm 19th Apr 2021 – Rules over number of people meeting corrected
Photo by Sandro Cenni