An evening at the public house on the Isle of Wight is often a time to meet the locals, learn about the area and enjoy a some local food. To help create that restful atmosphere many pubs on the Isle of Wight have an open fire burning in the evenings and there are usually some chairs set around it for people bask in its glow.
Below are just some of the Isle of Wight public houses with an open fire.
New Inn at Shalfleet
The New Inn is located along the road from Yarmouth to Newport in the small village of Shalfleet. This traditional public house is famous for local food including Bembridge Crab, Brownrigg Duck and meats from Godshill.
The public house has a large fireplace with a woodburning stove that generates a wonderful warm glow in the snug around the bar. The are chairs set either side so you can warm your feet in front of flames.
The open fire is popular with walkers who have walked along the coastal path from Yarmouth or have been exploring the wetlands around Shalfleet.
Shalfleet, Isle of Wight PO30 4ND
Red Lion Pub at Freshwater
This homely and friendly pub has excellent food and has a good mix of regulars and holiday visitors. Sturdy wood floors and tables give the pub a country feel and the warming open fire at the end of the room creates a cosy feel.
Walkers from Yarmouth to Freshwater pass the public house and it is a lovely place to stop for lunch. For those staying in holiday cottages around Freshwater it is a great place for an evening meal and you can walk to the pub along quiet roads and footpaths from Freshwater Bay.
Phone: 01983 754925
The Taverners in Godshill
This traditional public house in Godshill is famed for its food which ranges from rich country food to delicious and delicate fine dining. The old part of the public house has low wooden beams and a warm traditional atmosphere. In this part of the pub there is a large woodburning stove which is lit in the winter months.
Godshill is on the intersection of the Worsley Trail and Stenbury Trails so is a good place to stop for lunch and warm up. Walkers may be walking the inland route from Shanklin to the West of the Island or be walking inland from Ventnor.
High Street, Godshill, Isle of Wight PO38 3HZ
Phone: 01983 840 707
Buddle Inn at Niton Undercliff
This hidden haven of comfort and warmth is a beautiful and traditional Isle of Wight public house located on the Southern most village on the Island and within a short walk of St Catherine’s Lighthouse.
This pub does a range of pub and restaurant food and has a good range of beers and ales which can be enjoyed in front of the open fire.
St Catherines Road, Niton, Isle of Wight PO38 2NE
Phone: 01983 840 707
Isle of Wight Holiday Cottages with Open Fires
If you like to sit in front of an open fire in the evenings then you might be interested in our range of Isle of Wight cottages with open fires and wood burning stoves.
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children 12+ yrs welcome
Delightful self catering cottage at Totland within a 12 minute walk of the sandy beaches of Colwell Bay and Totland Bay. This west side of the island is a wonderful walking area with easy access to the coastal path to The Needles and marvellous downland walks and bike rides. The centre of the small market town of Freshwater is within a 15 minute walk and this offers a good range of shops, public houses and restaurants plus a sports centre with indoor pool and a golf course with panoramic views. Romany Cottage is furnished and equipped to a high standard and an open fire in the sitting room and a wood burning stove in the dining area. These fires provide a lovely central focus in colder weather. In the warmth of summer three sets of french doors can be opened from the ground floor rooms into the garden giving the cottage a lovely open feel – the garden is a delightful protected spot to enjoy a barbecue and drinks in the sunshine. View Romany Cottage Totland Bay Isle of Wight
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms + 1 extra bed; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage is built of Isle of Wight Stone and has been converted from an ancient stone barn. Byre Cottage is situated in a small country lane in attractive countryside. This is a lovely walking area and footpaths lead from close to the cottage to the beautiful downs above Ventnor. Byre Cottage is only 1.5 miles from the centre of the seaside town of Shanklin with its wonderful sandy beach which is popular for swimming and paddling. The neighbouring seaside towns of Sandown and Ventnor are within a 10 minute drive. View Byre Cottage Shanklin Isle of Wight
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