Springvale Road, SEAVIEW, PO34 5AW
At the rather chic and certainly aptly-named Seaview, the powder-blue-painted Boathouse overlooks the eastern Solent. The setting really is spectacular. Well-kept ales and an extensive global wine listing complement specials boards that make the most of freshly landed local fish. Other choices include lunchtime baguettes and sandwiches; Isle of Wight reared rump and rib-eye steaks; whole cracked crab salad; cold seafood platter for two; and the Boathouse fisherman's pie. Children might like dishes such as sausages with chips and peas; or breaded wholetail scampi, chips, peas and home-made tartare sauce. Sea views are available in some of the stylish en suite bedrooms.