Guest blogger - 5 Pubs for a Very Merry Christmas on the Isle of Wight

Here on the Isle of Wight, we are blessed with more than our fair share of pubs. We are lucky to have the best of both worlds, with traditional inns sitting in the heart of our beautiful countryside and coastal pubs offering some of the most stunning views on the Island. 

With the festive season upon us, it is the perfect time to hole up in a pub, shut the cold out, sit by the fire and enjoy some warming food and drink.

Here, Taste of the Wight share their top 5 pubs for a very Merry Christmas…

1. The Bugle Coaching Inn, Yarmouth

The Bugle Coaching Inn, Yarmouth

A 16th Century pub in the heart of Yarmouth, The Bugle oozes olde worlde charm. Sit in one of the cosy corners with a glass of mulled wine, or treat yourself to their festive menu, available from the 1st to 24th December. Click here to find out more.

2. The Dairyman’s Daughter, Arreton

The Dairyman's Daughter, Arreton

Tucked away in the lee of the downs is this pretty country pub. With one of the largest open fires and flagstone floors, you will feel like you are stepping back in time. Add in their excellent range of local ales and fine wines and you have the perfect relaxed evening. Click here to find out more.

3. The Fountain Inn, Cowes

The Fountain Inn, Cowes

A night out in Cowes is a must during December, with entertainment in most pubs that are all conveniently close together. The Fountain sits right in the middle of the High Street. Expect local live music and, if it is a big night out, why not stay the night in one of their 20 rooms. Click here to find out more.

4. The Spinnaker, Bembridge

The Spinnaker, Bembridge

You can eat, drink and get very merry at The Spinnaker in Bembridge. Enjoy a bumper packed Christmas offering including festive Friday tribute nights, Saturday night party nights and festive afternoon teas. Click here to find out more.

5. The Taverners, Godshill

The Taverners, Godshill

Settle down by the fire and make the most of the amazing food on offer at The Taverners. The roast dinner is legendary and you can’t miss the famous Christmas pudding cheesecake! Click here to find out more.

Isle of Wight Pub Guide 2019

For more ‘pubspiration’ why not buy a copy of the brand new Isle of Wight Pub Guide 2019. Produced by Taste of the Wight in association with the Isle of Wight branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) it’s full of every pub on the Island and interesting history on the Island’s breweries and pubs of days gone by, this makes the perfect stocking filler for anyone who enjoys a pint! Get your copy now on You can also purchase the Isle of Wight Pub Guide 2019 from the Visitor Information Centre.