The Spyglass Inn 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.


Food at the Spyglass Inn is a key feature at the pub. They source much of our produce from local fisherman, farmers and other suppliers. To be able to sit outside the Spyglass overlooking the sea eating a fresh lobster salad is one of the Islands greatest pleasures! They are particularly proud of their homemade specials board which regularly feature local fish, shellfish and many meat dishes.

The Spyglass Inn offers live entertainment most days of the week. From classical guitar, to folk and traditional jazz there is something to suit everyone. The music usually starts at around 8.30pm in the evening. In the summer, bands will often play outside in the atmospheric ‘Boathouse’.