Muddy boots and well behaved dogs welcome!

The Spyglass is one of the iconic buildings of Ventnor and has a reputation that is founded on good grub, great beer and a fantastic atmosphere. This is enhanced by the live music which is presented free of charge most evenings as well as lunchtime on Sundays and features many of the Isle of Wight's top local musicians. You might imagine, being so close to the water's edge, seafood is a speciality at the Spyglass with fresh crab and lobster delivered straight to door from the Ventnor Haven fishery. The Spyglass Admiral's Platter is the stuff of legend!

As you approach the Spyglass Inn, with its superb terrace, you can’t help but be impressed by its wonderful location. For centuries Ventnor Bay has been the haunt of smugglers with contraband being carried over from the French coast only a few hours sail away. The spirit of those days are captured on the walls of the pub, which are loaded with facinating maritime pictures and artifacts and create a unique and memorable experience.

And of course it was The Spyglass that pioneered its own distinct admissions policy: 'Muddy boots & well behaved dogs welcome', that is now (thankfully) echoed by other proper pubs up and down the country.

Spyglass beaujolais Breakfast 2017


Our famous Spyglass Beaujolais Breakfast is back for 2017. Join us from 09:30am on Thursday 16th Novmeber for a Full English Breakfast and a bottle of Beaujolais. They'll be a unique French atmosphere with live music, singing around the piano and more. It's only £19.95 per person and this event usually sells out fast so book now! Call 01983 855338


A view of The Spyglass Inn terrace in the moonlight