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At a glance

Bar menu
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

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 (sea bass, pollock and crab among the choices) and traditional meat dishes. 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, tiramisù or cassata. If you want something not-so-Italian, there's still plenty of choice.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 Dec
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-3 6.30-11
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-2
  • Dinner opening: all wk 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Courage Best Bitter, Wells Bombardier

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

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Signed from A3055 in Bonchurch

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