1 Steyne Road, BEMBRIDGE, PO35 5UH
After a complete refurbishment, The Spinnaker is a warmly glowing beacon of hospitality on the island's east coast. Goddard's, the island brewer, furnishes the bar with Fuggle-Dee-Dum, just as the island's farmers and fishermen deliver most of the fresh produce used by the kitchen. Pub favourites such as local pork sausages and grilled steaks from island herds are a cut above the norm. And where better to sit down to a plate of Bembridge crab, smoked salmon, shell-on prawns and smoked mackerel? Look to the specials board for lobster or the day's fresh fish dish. Fourteen refurbished and fully equipped en suite bedrooms complete the picture here.