The Spyglass Inn

Celebrating over thirty years

Thank you to everyone for bearing with us the past week or so. Our new opening times are as follows:

  • Monday 26th July open and serving food until 9.30pm
  • Tuesday 27th July open from 6pm and ONLY serving drinks
  • From Wednesday 28th July we will return to usual open hours 11am – 11pm with food being served 12noon – 9.30pm.

Please note: We are going back to taking orders at the bar (no table service)
We also have live music from JC & Angelina on Tuesday 27th from 7.30pm

Welcome to The Spyglass Inn!

There’s good news on the horizon. The Spyglass Inn is opening fully from Monday 17th May!

We will be open everyday from 12noon serving tasty home-cooked food and of course a pint or two. Also, from Friday 21st May we will have live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday… more details to follow but expect some old favourites!

Please remember that face coverings are to be worn at all times on the premises (except when sat at your table), tables will be limited to 6 people only (this is to avoid any confusion), every person entering must sign in or use the Track and Trace app (under 16s except). Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

We look forward to seeing you soon
Neil, Steph, Rosie & Henry Gibbs and The Spyglass Crew

We are hoping everything continues to move in the right direction and that we can open the pub properly, in line with the Government’s guidance, on Monday 17th May. :)

We look forward to seeing you soon
Neil, Steph, Rosie & Henry Gibbs and The Spyglass Crew

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!


Pub Dining

Locally sourced ingredients and freshly caught seafood.


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.

There’s good news on the horizon!

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The time has come, The Spyglass Inn is reopening for the 2021 season. In accordance with the latest government guidelines, we can only open outside seating only, but it’s good…

The Spyglass Inn - Christmas 1

Spyglass Xmas Opening 2020

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Dear customers, We wanted to share our opening hours with you for the Christmas period and the next couple of weeks. The team at The Spyglass has decided to close…

The Spyglass Inn - December reopening

December reopening

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Hello everyone! Here at The Spyglass Inn we have taken the decision to reopen on Friday 4th December and we are really looking forward to welcoming you all back. We…

An update for lockdown 2.0

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Dear customers, We find ourselves again in the position of having to close due to Covid-19. Before we enter into Lockdown 2.0, we would like to thank all our lovely…

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