The Daily Mail this week published its UK Best Seaside Pubs to Stay In and The Spyglass Inn was amongst them.
The Spyglass Inn is one of the most popular and iconic pubs on the Island with locals and visitors alike. Set in possibly the most enviable position, it sits atop Ventnor Esplanade – and, if you wanted to get much closer to the sea, you would have to get in! Well known for hearty home-cooked food, live music and a fun atmosphere, The Spy as it’s fondly known, is also a brilliant base to stay and explore the Isle of Wight. Four self-contained apartments all overlook Ventnor Bay and guests can cook up a storm for breakfast with the basket of local produce provided.
Other pubs close to the sea that you can stay in include The Boathouse. Set in the picturesque village of Seaview, close to the historical Puckpool Park. Recently inspected by the AA, The Boathouse is now recognised as one of the top UK bed and breakfast establishments and also featured as a Late Rooms ‘B&B Gem’.
The Crab and Lobster, Bembridge, offers five en-suite bedrooms. All rooms are light and airy, with The Ledge and The Nab having stunning sea views. Walk down from the pub straight onto the beach.
Enjoy stunning sunsets from The Woodvale, Gurnard. Traditional bed and breakfast in a boutique style . Being close to the yachting mecca of Cowes on the Isle of Wight, it is the perfect viewpoint to watch all the sailing regattas including Cowes Week and the Round the Island Race.
For stunning views over the ‘Back of the Wight’s’ rugged coastline and English Channel, The Wight Mouse has ten rooms to stay in. The Wight Mouse Inn and Clarendon Hotel (as it was previously known) was named after the shipwreck of the Clarendon which sank in Chale Bay in 1836. Some of the timbers from the wreck were incorporated into the hotel and it was a popular destination for the upper classes in Victorian times.