A pub walk along a rural lane or across the heathland is an idyllic way to enjoy the country pub experience. A quintessentially British experience and one which seems to heighten the enjoyment of that first drink or the pub food.
Most small towns and villages on the Isle of Wight have a public house or two each is shaped by the locals who visit. You can always be assured of a unique experience and it is a great way to pick up local information and learn about local walks and attractions.
Below is a list of some Isle of Wight cottages within walking distance of a country pub and a bit of information about what you can expect when you arrive.
Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This cottage is situated in a quiet country lane on the outskirts of Godshill. It was originally the milking parlour of Lower Yard Farm. The surrounding fields are home to horses which belong to a small nearby riding school. Here you are in lovely countryside but the centre of the picturesque village of Godshill, with its pretty thatched cottages, restaurants and tea shops is only 3/4 mile away. View Milk Parlour Cottage Godshill Isle of Wight
There are two pubs within walking distance of Milk Parlour Cottage and both can be reached by a rural route which is mostly off the road. The nearest pub is the Chequers Inn pub which can be reached via a woodland walk and then a country lane. It is a 15 minute walk but can be taken at a leisurely pace to enjoy the scenery.
The second pub within walking distance of Milk Parlour Cottage is The Taverners Godshill and can, likewise, be reached via the woodland and a country lane.
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Children 8+ yrs welcome
The Granary is a charming cottage, which has been carefully converted from the wing of a large ancient barn dating back to the 17th Century – Ningwood Green Barn. It is nestled in lovely peaceful West Wight countryside. This is a lovely walking area and is not too far from the coastal path. View The Granary Cottage Yarmouth Isle of Wight
The Granary has two excellent pubs within walking distance and both can be reached by footpaths or along the country lanes. The nearest is the Horse and Groom which is a 5 to 10 minute walk along the lane. The second is the New Inn in Shalfleet which is a traditional British public house with an open fire and rustic feel. The New Inn can be reached via the footpath and can also be incorporated into an extended walk down the Shalfleet Estuary.
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
Spring Cottage stands in an idyllic location, within a 2 minute walk of the beach in the pretty seaside village of Bonchurch on the south east coast of the Island. The cottage enjoys beautiful sea views from most rooms and from its enchanting garden. Bonchurch is a peaceful village with a small shop, public house, good restaurant and two ancient churches plus a pretty pond which is home to carp, ducks and a variety of birds. View Spring Cottage Bonchurch Isle of Wight
Spring Cottage offers a slightly different pub walk as it is a seafront walk into Ventnor. Ventnor has a wide choice of pubs and restaurants and the walk to reach them is idyllic and not overly challenging. It starts with a short descent through woodland to the coastal path and then follows the wide and flat coastal path to Ventnor Beach. Along the seafront are numerous places to eat and drink and more are found in the centre of Ventnor itself.
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom + 1 extra bed; Children welcome
This lovely detached cottage is beautifully situated in delightful countryside, with the most wonderful open views across rolling lawns and fields to the valley of the River Medina which gently meanders into the distance. It is a peaceful location on the 35 acre Medham Farm and visitors have open access to the private meadow, lake and beautiful woodland of the farm. This is an area rich in wildlife with frogs, newts and ducks in the pond the garden overlooks. View Medham Farm Cottage Cowes Isle of Wight
Medham Farm is located in a beautiful rural spot on the North of the Isle of Wight and in sight of the Cowes estuary. A path leads down to the estuary cycle route and footpath and here you have the choice to go right into Newport or left into Cowes. Cowes has a wonderful range of pubs and restaurants and the rural route is free of cars and traffic. It takes only a few minutes to cycle into Cowes along the cycle route and is a pleasant walk with views of the estuary and wetlands along the way.