There’s only one place for us to start when describing the Wight Mouse Inn – with its garden. The outside area of this friendly pub isn’t only huge but it also includes more for the kids to do than you’ll have time to fit into one visit. There’s an assault course, play frame, swings and baby swings – and there’s also an indoor play area known as the ‘Popzone’ inside.
As if all that isn’t enough this is also one of the island’s best vantage points and it has views that stretch all the way to The Needles. The pub serves up great food too and there are some imaginative options on the menu as well as all the old favourites. The suppliers are all local too, so if you were hoping to try some of the island’s own produce during your stay you’ll be able to order a true taste of the Wight. The menu is packed with simple dishes that everyone can enjoy.
The Wight Mouse is convenient if you’re coming from Ventnor or Blackgang Chine beaches, and its south-facing terrace makes just the place to enjoy the last few hours of sunshine after a day enjoying the sand. The pub has its share of history to attract punters too, and it was constructed using wood from the wreck of the Clarendon, which met a tragic fate on nearby rocks.