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 have been busy getting the pub ready for your return, making sure you have a safe, friendly and welcoming pub, the one that you know and love.
We will be open and serving food from 12:00 to 20:30, seven days a week. Last entry to the pub will be 20:00. As a reminder, government guidelines stipulate no drinks can be served after 22:00 and doors will close at 23:00.
Please remember we are still operating the rule of six and require everyone to wear a face covering when entering, exiting and moving around the pub.
We’re looking forward to seeing you this December.
The team at The Spyglass
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 customers who have supported us over the last few difficult months, as we have tried to adapt the business to ensure the safety of yourselves and our wonderful team. Hopefully this time round won’t be as long and we can welcome you back for the festive season. Please keep an eye on social media as we will keep you updated on what we are up to.
For now we will serve food as usual up until 5pm Wednesday 4th November and close our doors at 6pm.
We do hope sincerely to see some of you beforehand, but if not, we look forward again to serving you in the future.
From all at The Spyglass Inn
We’re now almost at the end of August, and getting back into the swing of things as we make changes to accommodate the ‘new normal’ many pubs, restaurants and cafes have had to adapt to. The support from our customers both old and new has been fantastic, and we can’t thank you enough for continuing to support your local pub and the hospitality industry as a whole.
Our staff have been adapting to new service procedures including table service, increased cleaning and social distancing. Though the vast majority of our customers have been supportive of these changes, unfortunately a small minority have not. We politely remind customers that we do not condone abusive behaviour to our staff in any capacity. Please remember when you visit, you may find service is slightly delayed, some menu items may be unavailable, or you may be asked to wait whilst we clean and prepare your dining area.
Our staff have been working tirelessly to ensure your visit is as comfortable and safe as possible, we simply ask for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.
Although we’re trying our best to accommodate all customers, we have extremely limited availability now until the end of August. We’ll be continuing to hold tables for walk-ins on a first come first served basis.
We have a fantastic team who have pulled together to bring your favourite pubs back to life, we really appreciate all our customers who have continued to support us and for their patience and understanding.
Thank you, and we hope to see you soon.
We looking forward to welcoming you back to The Spyglass on Saturday, 4 July. Our pub 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 comply with support bubble guidance).
As well as the main pub opening we will also be operating:
Crab Shack for takeaway pub favourites: 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, you know where to find us!
Neil, Steph, Rosie & Henry Gibbs and The Spyglass Crew
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 crisis surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. This is to ensure safety of our staff and customers alike.
Please rest assured we will be back, hopefully sooner rather than later. It has been our absolute pleasure serving all our great customers past and present over the last 32 years and we look forward, with the support of our wonderful team, to serve you again in the future.
This is not goodbye; this is see you again soon.
Neil, Steph, Rosie, Henry, Jo, Adam and all The Spyglass Crew
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 schedule and hear about some of our exciting upcoming events including our ever-popular St Patrick’s Day Breakfast.
Live Music this March
Join us right here at The Spyglass for a great month of live local music as well as a few special events. FIND OUT MORE
St Patrick’s Day – 17th March 2020
The doors will be swinging open from 9.30am on the 17th March for our famous breakfast shenanigans. Just £16.95 per person you can enjoy a pint of Guinness served alongside a full Irish breakfast, which will definitely keep you going until lunch.
Booking for the breakfast is essential and as with all our special breakfast events this St Patrick’s Day brekkie is proving very popular with spaces filling up fast.
Grab your friends, work colleagues, or family members and book a table, be quick to avoid disappointment.
Keeping you entertained on the day is the amazing JC Grimshaw who will be playing live from 11.30am alongside his Irish Band. As with most events happening here at The Spyglass, dressing up is positively encouraged, so be sure to don your best Irish themed attire.
Book your tickets today 01983 855338
The Spyglass Inn’s Birthday Celebrations – 26th March 2020
Join us in celebrating over thirty years!
Our annual Birthday celebration will be taking place on Thursday 26th March. We will be celebrating in true Spyglass fashion with live music from JC and Angelina’s Fun Band, great food, real ales and fine wine.
Pirate themed fancy dress is positively encouraged so grab your best hook and eye patch and join us in raising a glass or two. FIND OUT MORE
What’s on at our sister pubs this month?
The Steamer Inn turns 20! – 13th – 17th – March
This year marks 20 years since our sister pub The Steamer Inn on Shanklin seafront first opened its doors. A true Isle of Wight family-owned and family-run pub, The Steamer has been a firm fixture on Shanklin Esplanade ever since. To mark this milestone the team at The Steamer will be throwing a five day long birthday celebration.
Enjoy live entertainment, with music from talented local musicians each day, a themed specials board with yummy dishes that were popular back in the 2000s as well as 20% off selected drinks throughout the celebration. FIND OUT MORE
75th VE Day – All day with The Nations Toast at 3PM – Friday 8th May
We will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day here at The Spyglass Inn with live music, a themed specials board, real ales and fine wines. Join the party as we take part in the Nations Toast to the heroes of World War II at 3pm. FIND OUT MORE
Extend your stay!
Why not make a night of it? Stay with us here at The Spyglass Inn. We offer four self-contained apartments where you can wake up to these beautiful views. We even provide you with a tasty hamper ready for you to whip up your own filling breakfast. Check availability and book online today.
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