Time your ferry crossing to Portsmouth carefully and, since it’s down the same cul-de-sac as the Wightlink terminal, you’ll be able to visit this mock-Tudor dining pub. A design-savvy approach to furnishing is apparent in the spacious bar, where there are smart leather sofas, and in the elegant dining area; lunchtime sees sandwiches, baguettes, seafood specialities, deli boards and sharing platters, as well as old favourites like fish and chips, and sausages and mash. Daily-changing blackboard specials may include pork and leek sausages with mash and gravy; pie of the day; and warm chicken and bacon salad with boiled egg and ranch dressing. The en suite bedrooms are stylishly decorated with light and airy decor and modern amenities.
Dinner opening: all wk 6-9.30 (varies with season)
Food and drink
Real ales: Goddards Fuggle-Dee-Dum, Sharp's Doom Bar, Ringwood Best Bitter
Real ciders: Symonds
Credit cards accepted
From East Cowes ferry terminal to rdbt. 3rd exit signed Ryde & Newport. At T-junct left onto A3021 signed Ryde & Newport. At next rdbt 1st exit signed Newport. At next rdbt 1st exit onto A3054 signed Ryde. Left at lights into Fishbourne Ln signed Portsmouth. Pass ferry terminal to pub