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Beaujolais Day

Beaujolais Day 864 576 The Spyglass Inn

Thursday 15th November
Possibly the world’s largest wine bash, Beaujolais Nouveau takes place on the third Thursday of November, this year falling on the 15th November. This is the date the Beaujolais Nouveau hits the shelves worldwide – retailers are not allowed to sell this year’s vintage before this date. Beaujolais is a wine region in Burgundy, France. For centuries, the wine was purely a local affair, not drank or respected elsewhere. Things changed in 1951 thanks to some very clever marketing that saw the vineyards cutting back on restrictions of when the newest vintages of Beaujolais wine could be released, to the middle of November. This wine was Beaujolais Nouveau (“New Beaujolais”). A new annual race was conjured up, to see who could get their Beaujolais Nouveau to the Paris markets first, and thus, the frenzy each year for the Beaujolais Nouveau was born. At precisely midnight, on the third Thursday of November every year, over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau begin a journey through France to Paris for shipment across the globe. It is now celebrated the world over with millions popping a cork in late November.
The Spyglass Inn have been celebrating this fine tradition virtually since the pub opened in 1988, making this year its 30th year!
The famous Beaujolais Breakfast combines a fine bottle of Beaujolais with a full English breakfast. This annual event has become a firm fixture in The Spyglass’ event calendar.
The atmosphere is decidedly Francais on the day, with the rare sight of the Tricolours flying high outside (and inside) the pub, French accordion music and even the option to indulge in a little bit French dressing-up if you fancy! If full on fancy dress is not your thing then just pop on a beret and your a striped shirt and you’re good to go!
Booking is absolutely essential and tickets can be purchased by calling 01983 855338.

Accommodation at The Spyglass Inn

Top 10 pubs to stay in across the UK

Top 10 pubs to stay in across the UK 2048 807 The Spyglass Inn

We are really pleased to share with you that The Spyglass Inn has been nationally recognised by The Daily Mail as one of the top 10 pubs to stay in across the UK.
We’re in good company with pubs included from locations such as North Yorkshire, Devon and Cornwall.
There’s no better way relax on holiday than with something tasty to eat, a pint in your hand and an amazing view. If you agree read on… call us on 01983 855338 for availability on our rooms and to book!
www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-6121589/The-UKs-10-best-seaside-pubs-stay-in.html

Spyglass 30th Birthday Poster

Celebrating 30 years!

Celebrating 30 years! 1468 2048 The Spyglass Inn

This year at The Spyglass we are celebrating our 30th Birthday! It was in 1988 that we first opened our doors to the public. You may wonder how we chose the name ‘The Spyglass’ well it was as simple as ideas were literally put into a hat and The Spyglass Inn was the lucky one that was pulled out!
Throughout our 30 years music has been central to The Spyglass Inn since the very first pint was pulled. Local live music has been on most nights of the week, with some of the original bands still playing regularly today. Local bands playing everything from jazz and blues, to folk and rock, have had the opportunity to play to an appreciative audience.
To celebrate our birthday we are inviting everyone down to The Spyglass between 22nd – 25th March! There will be great food, beer and of course live, local music to keep everyone entertained!
We can’t wait to see you all!

View of Ventnor Beach

Extend your stay

Extend your stay 2048 1365 The Spyglass Inn

Enjoying The Spyglass Inn doesn’t have to end when it’s time to go home.

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