An excellent local pub and restaurant is five minutes walk away in Bonchurch. It is The Bonchurch Inn, visit their website:- http://www.bonchurch-inn.co.uk.
Also close by is a local convenience store.
Ventnor is full of good pubs and restaurants, along with Somerfield which will deliver your shopping to the house (details can be found in store), antique, bric-a-brac and junk shops. You can spend many hours rummaging!!!
The best bit about Ventnor is its micro climate and narrow streets. This has two advantages, very warm weather and no big coach parties!
The beaches and coastal paths of Ventnor are just a ten minute walk away and the resort of old Shanklin is 3 miles away.
* Excellent local pubs/restaurants
* Just 10 minutes from town
* 10 minutes walk from beach
* Owl and Falconry centre
* Sailing and watersports centre
* Top walking destination
* Extensive cycle tracks
* Isle of Wight jazz festival
Most people already associate the Isle of Wight with sailing. After crossing the Solent you will be left with no illusions regarding the significance of sailing to the Island and in particular the way of life on the Northern coastline. The Isle of Wight is indeed one of the best known sailing venues in the world, hosting various annual events including the Round the Island Yacht Race, Skandia Cowes Week and The Little Britain Challenge Cup.
Isle of Wight Jazz Festivals
Dates and information can be found on:www.jazzdivas.freeuk.com
6 Pier St
Ventnor, PO38 1ST