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Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year

With the English Channel on one side and the coastal path on the other, this 16th-century, former cliff-top farmhouse and smugglers’ inn is one of the island's oldest hostelries. The interior has the full traditional complement – stone flags, oak beams and a large open fire, great real ales on tap, and muddy boots are welcome. Expect hearty home-made food, deep-filled Buddle pies, a large specials board full of seasonal dishes, and a great variety of freshly caught local fish.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12-10.30 (Wednesday 12-11 Friday to Saturday 12-11.30)
  • Lunch opening: all week 12-9
  • Dinner opening: all week 12-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Sharp's Doom Bar, Yates' Dark Side of the Wight and Buddle Inn, Timothy Taylor Landlord
  • Real ciders: Westons Old Rosie

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, June and September


  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Ventnor take Whitwell Road (signed Niton). In Whitwell left after church into Kemming Road (signed Niton). In Niton, left opposite Norris (shop), right into St Catherines Road

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