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Family-run free house with an Italian emphasis

At a glance

Bar menu
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi
Functions catered

Tucked away in a secluded Dickensian-style courtyard, this small inn is in a quiet, off-the-road location. In fact, little has changed here since this former coaching inn and stables was granted a licence in the 1840s. Food is available lunchtime and evenings in the bar; choices range from sandwiches and salads to plenty of daily-fresh fish and traditional meat dishes, plus a specials board. Italian specialities are a prominent feature on account of the owners’ heritage; try one of the pizzas, perhaps the Adrian special (mushroom, olive, salami, spinach, bolognese, chilli and Stilton); spinach cannelloni, or tagliatelle carbonara. Desserts also have an Italian bias – perhaps zabaglione and tiramisù. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are made to order.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12–3 6.30–11
  • Lunch: all week 12–2
  • Dinner: all week 6.30–9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Courage Best Bitter, Bombardier

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Signed from A3055 in Bonchurch.

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