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Village pub incorporating its own food shop

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Kids play area
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

Goshill is surely the island’s prettiest village, and The Taverners fits the heritage jigsaw perfectly. With heavy ribbed beams and posts, slab flooring, log fires and scrubbed rustic furnishings it's the archetypical village inn. There’s a toddlers’ play area in the garden, adjoining the vegetable plots, and the pub has its own shop selling top-notch wines and artisanal goods. Real ales and village-made cider are stalwarts in the bar, while meats and dairy products all come from Isle of Wight farmers, fish are from local waters, island fruit and vegetables are used when in season, and much else is locally caught, shot or foraged. Time-honoured pub grub is a given, including burgers, fish and chips and home-made beef and ale pie; the daily-changing specials might include marbled duck terrine with pistachio, toasted soda bread and pickled watermelon; followed by salt-roasted pig face, homemade faggot, savoy cabbage, bubble and squeak; or 12-hour braised ox cheek with mashed potato and roasted garden roots. For pudding try the honey cheesecake with poached garden pear, butterscotch sauce and ginger crumble.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1st 3 weeks January
  • Days closed: Sunday evening
  • Opening times: 11-11 (Sunday 11-5)
  • Lunch opening: all week 12-3
  • Dinner opening: Monday to Thursday 6-9, Friday to Saturday 6-9.30

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Taverners Own, Sharp's Doom Bar, Brains The Rev. James, Butcombe, Goddards Wight Squirrel, Starboard and Ale of Wight
  • Real ciders: Godshill, Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Main course from: £10.50
  • Credit cards accepted


  • 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 or lift access available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

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