The Spyglass Inn

Celebrating over thirty years

The Isle of Wight's most iconic pub

You might imagine, being so close to the water’s edge, seafood is a speciality at the Spyglass with fresh crab and lobster delivered straight to door from the Ventnor Haven fishery. The Spyglass Admiral’s Platter is the stuff of legend!

The Spyglass Inn has one of the best locations of any pub in the UK. It sits right on the water’s edge in Ventnor Bay with spectacular views out across the English Channel. The pub itself is full of character and its well-deserved reputation is founded on good grub, great beer and a fantastic atmosphere.

Local Ales

Local favourites & a fantastic selection of wines and spirits!

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Pub Dining

Locally sourced ingredients and freshly caught seafood.

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Live Music

Entertaining our guests with local live music for over 30 years.

Muddy boots & well behaved dogs welcome

As you approach the Spyglass Inn, with its superb terrace, you can’t help but be impressed by its wonderful location. For centuries Ventnor Bay has been the haunt of smugglers with contraband being carried over from the French coast only a few hours sail away.
The spirit of those days are captured on the walls of the pub, which are loaded with fascinating maritime pictures and artefacts and create a unique and memorable experience.
And of course it was The Spyglass that pioneered its own distinct admissions policy: ‘Muddy boots & well behaved dogs welcome’, that is now (thankfully) echoed by other proper pubs up and down the country.

View of The Spyglass Inn

Live music most nights

The Spyglass has been entertaining its guests with local live music for 30 years. Most evenings and Sunday lunchtime you can enjoy some of the Isle of Wight’s most characterful players in a variety of styles and  formats from solo singers to full bands. It’s all presented free of charge and just adds to the overall atmosphere and charm of visiting The Spyglass.

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November 2019 at The Spyglass Inn

November 2019 at The Spyglass Inn 1000 666 The Spyglass Inn

Hello! Are you planning a trip to The Spyglass this November? Hear about our live music line-up for the month ahead, be inspired by our upcoming special events and get…

October 2019 at The Spyglass Inn

October 2019 at The Spyglass Inn

October 2019 at The Spyglass Inn 2000 1333 The Spyglass Inn

What’s on this month Beer and Buses 12th & 13th October Who will be taking part in this year’s Beer and Buses Weekend? If you don’t know what that is,…

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Live music and what’s on

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Can you believe it is September already? If you’re planning a visit to The Spyglass this month there is plenty going on in and around our wonderful little town of…

Delicious food for all to enjoy

Delicious food for all to enjoy

Delicious food for all to enjoy 2000 1333 The Spyglass Inn

Finding that one pub the whole family loves to visit can be difficult, especially if you’re looking for somewhere that caters to a variety of dietary requirements. You’ll be pleased…

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