The Spyglass Inn

Celebrating over thirty years

We're reopening on Saturday 4th July from Midday

We looking forward to welcoming you back to The Spyglass on Saturday, 4 July. Our opening hours and food service times will be between Midday to 9pm. No booking necessary.

Of course there’s going to be a few changes, but we’re aiming to provide you with the best possible experience. We plan to use spaces both inside and outside of The Spyglass. It will require a new layout and some new ways of ordering food and drinks, but with your cooperation we’re confident that we can make it work.

On arrival you will be met by a member of our team and taken to a table on the terrace or inside, all subject to availability as usual. We have created four inside rooms that can accommodate between 4 to 12 people (please make sure your group complies with the government’s support bubble guidance).

As well as the main pub we will also be operating:

Crab Shack for takeaway pub favourites and drinks: Midday to 6.30pm

Surf Shed for takeaway teas, coffee, ice cream and a bar service: 10am to 6.30pm

We’re all looking forward to seeing you again at The Spyglass; it’s been too long!

Cheers,

Neil, Steph, Rosie & Henry Gibbs and The Spyglass Crew

Checkout our takeaway ‘Crab Shack’.  Frying daily from midday, serving pub favourites, drinks, refreshments and ice creams.

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.

Delicious food for all to enjoy

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