Yarmouth Isle of Wight

Yarmouth is a popular destination amongst the yachting fraternity who are drawn to the large number of good pubs and restaurants. The town is compact adjoins the small harbour where an Isle of Wight ferry route docks and small passenger ferries arrive.

The small shops and boutiques offer plenty of pretty keep sakes from the Island and the historic fortifications run by English Heritage give an added dose of history and interest.  From the town one can take an enjoyable walk along the estuary to Freshwater Bay and onto Alum Bay and the Needles across the Tennyson trail.

  • Calbourne Water Mill

    Calbourne Water Mill

    The water mill at Calbourne is the only working water mill on the Isle of Wight and one of the oldest in the country. It is a chance to learn about this fabulous piece of 17th Century engineering the pond, woodland and beautiful surrounding area.

    Calbourne Water Mill also offers a variety of other activities and things to enjoy. There is putting and croquet and a variety of friendly ducks and peacocks to see.

    A tea rooms serving home cooked food, cakes and teas is also to be found at Calbourne Water Mill

    For more information visit www.calbournewatermill.co.uk

  • Salty's Restaurant - Yarmouth

     

    Yarmouth Isle of Wight

    Without a doubt Salty's is one of the most unusual restaurants on the Isle of Wight but also one of the best.

    The menu is dominated with locally caught fish and seafood which attracts a diverse crowd of both young and old who share an appreciation of good food and excellent hospitality.

    Booking ahead to reserve a table is recommended and your hostess will oblige by ruling off a section of one of the long tables downstairs with chalk and writing your name across it. Your meal is therefore enjoyed in a communal spirit and the whole restaurant gathers together for what looks like a traditional feast. This melting pot of locals and visitors to the Island from all walks of life guareentees interesting interactions and few visitors to the Island will leave without a long list of recommendations for things to see.

  • The George Brasserie - Yarmouth

    Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

    Good food amongst pleasant and impressive surroundings

     

    The George RestaurantThe George Hotel is an Isle of Wight landmark and the restaurant is one of the finest on the Island. It attracts those who wish to enjoy fine dining in an elegant setting. In fine weather one can eat outside overlooking the sea or enjoy wine and audurves with a fine view of Yarmouth Castle and Yarmouth Pier.

    The George specialises in sourcing ingredients from the Isle of Wight and therefore the menu reflects the best of local fruit and vegetables as well as locally caught game, locally reared poultry and meat as well as fish and seafood landed on the Island.

  • The New Inn - Shalfleet

    The New Inn Shalfleet Isle of Wight

    Traditional pub with good seafood.

    This pub is one of the oldest on the Isle of Wight and dates back to 1743. The interior remains traditional and the open fire and exposed beams add to the warm atmosphere. Despite a fairly isolated location you will usually find it bustling with punters who are pondering the choices on the specials board.

    The food is well prepared and includes has a large selection of fish and seafood as well as traditional favourites. The whole crab is excellent (although tricky for the uninitiated) and the fillet of salmon with puy lentils & minted yoghurt dressing would satisfy the highest standards.  Ingredients always seem to be soured locally wherever possible and the dishes on the specials board often features the names of farmers & producers.

    The New Inn is easy to find at Shalfleet between Yarmouth and Newport. If you have a chance I recommend a visit across the road to have a look at the fine old church.

  • The Red Lion - Freshwater

    The Red Lion Public House Freshwater

    One of finest pubs for lunch on the Isle of Wight

    The Red Lion is a well kept Isle of Wight secret and offers high quality food which one chooses exclusively from a ever changing specials board. With a wide choice of traditional favourites and delicate fish dishes it draws a following all year round.

    The Red Lion exudes tradition and the simple rustic style with open fire offers a warm welcome even in the winter months. Shunning modern additions the Red Lion is a slot machine free zone and even mobile phones have to be turned off at the door.