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Family-friendly village pub beside a delightful stream

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Beer festival
Microbrewed ales
Open all year

A traditional country pub in the pretty village of Shorwell, a short hop south-west from Newport. The rear garden boasts a children’s play area, bounded by a spring-fed stream where trout, ducks and moorhens can be spotted. Parts of the Crown date from the 17th century, although its varying floor levels suggest many subsequent alterations. The most recent building work has increased the floor area significantly, but the pub’s character has been preserved with log fires burning and antique furniture in abundance. Real ales include Goddards, brewed on the island, while cider comes from Healey’s Farm in Cornwall. The kitchen makes good use of locally sourced lamb, beef, game and fish in daily specials.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12–3 5–close (Tuesday, Friday to Saturday 12–close Sunday 12–5; summer 12–close all week)
  • Lunch: Monday to Thursday 12–3, Friday to Saturday 12–9, Sunday 12–4 (summer all week 12–9)
  • Dinner: Tuesday 5–8.30, Wednesday to Thursday 6–8.30, Friday to Saturday 12–9 (summer all week 12–9)

Food and drink

  • Microbrewery ales

Price guide

  • Main course from £9.95
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


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

Getting here

Left at top of Carisbrooke High Street. Shorwell approximately 6 miles.

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