Godshill Isle of Wight

A short way inland on the East side of the Isle of Wight is the little village of Godshill. Known for the historic centre of thatched cottages and small shops selling gifts, the village of Godshill is a popular destination for visitors to the Isle of Wight. The majority of the shops sell a range of little gifts but some offer genuine local products including locally made food and drink in gift packs.

An occasional market in the car park of the Cask & Tavernier’s gives one the chance to buy local art work, photographs, and cheese.  Just outside the central high street is Godshill’s historic church and around it are clustered picturesque thatched cottages.

  • Allendale House Riding - Godshill


    Horse Riding and Hacking near Godshill

    The Allendale Equestrian Centre offers house riding and hacking at the heart of the Isle of Wight. They are friendly and accommodating of all riding abilities.

    Special days with rides with a pub lunch or a picnic are especially popular.

  • Cask & Taverners - Godshill

    Excellent food and a warm and welcoming atmosphere

    Specialising in local game, fish and the more traditional dishes the Cask & Taverners in Godshill offers something deliciously different. A large board shows what is in season around the year and the specials allow you to eat the freshest local foods.

    A variety of tempting dishes waft past to other tables as you make your difficult choices from the menu but a good selection of wines, ales and ciders help lubricate the brain in preparation.

  • Chocolate Island - Godshill

    Chocolate Island - Godshill

    Attractive Chocolate Shop and Cafe in Godshill

    This new chocolate shop offers a treat for the senses with a large range of chocolate products beautifully arranged within a traditional thatched cottage. The chocolates are hand made and each one represents the enthusiasm of these local Isle of Wight chocolatiers.

    The shop is an attraction in itself and is an enjoyable browse. High quality chocolate bars and boxes make excellent gifts and the coffee shop is a welcome break from the bustle of Godshill village.

    A range of 'nobbly' chocolate bars bursting with whole nuts or chunks of fruit are visually stunning and very popular.

  • Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

    Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

    Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and Lovely Family Day Out

    The IOW Donkey sanctuary is a registered charity rescuing donkeys in need. Over 80 donkeys enjoy a happy and secure home in 50 acres.

    Visitors can join the "Adopt a Donkey" scheme, make donations and purchase from the gift shop. Open from Easter until the end of October. Free car park. Free admission.

  • Redway Farm Bed & Breakfast

    Redway Farm Bed & Breakfast

    2  Double Rooms - Merstone - Isle of Wight

    Redway Farm is located in the beautiful countryside around Merstone on the East of the Isle of Wight and within a short walk of Arretton and near the cycle route going to Godshill, Sandown and Newport.

    The 2 double rooms are located in the Redway Manor House and are beautifully decorated in keeping with the grandure of the building.

    An excellent breakfast is served by you friendly hosts who are helpful with local things to do and places to see. Large parkland gardens are ideal for enjoying views of the surrounding countryside and a path/nature trail runs around the farm.