As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, it’s time to seek solace in a warm pub, preferably with a roaring fire and mulled wine on tap. Here’s our pick of the Island’s cosiest pubs to hunker down in.
The Dairyman’s Daughter, Arreton
Tucked away in the lee of the downs is this pretty pub. With one of the largest open fires and flagstone floors, this feels like stepping back in time. Throw in a good range of local ales and fine wines, perfect for a relaxed evening.
The Buddle Inn, Niton
Take a walk to St Catherine’s lighthouse and back and you will be ready to settle in at The Buddle Inn. Local live music adds to the atmosphere.
The Taverners, Godshill
Settle down by the fire and make the most of the amazing food on offer here. The roast dinner is legendary and booking is a must.
Ye Olde Village Inn, Bembridge
Nestled in the heart of Bembridge old high street, this quirky traditional-styled building is reputed to have been serving pints since 1787. Great for ale-lovers, they source ales from around the country and there are always four on pump.
The Sportsman’s Rest, Porchfield
Right in the heart of Porchfield is this traditional pub, complete with beams and low ceilings and the hint of a spooky history. The whole family are welcome, including the dogs.