The Spyglass Inn

Celebrating over thirty years

Closed until further notice

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.

Closed until further notice

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To all our loyal customers, It is with a heavy heart that we have taken the decision to close our doors as of Monday 23rd March due to the continuing…

St Patrick's Day

March at The Spyglass Inn

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Hello! Can you believe that it’s March already? We have lots going on here at The Spyglass to keep you entertained the whole month through. See our upcoming live music…

February at The Spyglass

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Head on down to Ventnor Esplanade this February and join us at The Spyglass Inn for delicious food, real ales and live music. Read on to hear about our live…

Ventnor Beach

Happy New Year!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! From the whole family here at The Spyglass we wish you all the best for the coming year and want to thank you for your continued support.…

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