A small hamlet on the road from Calbourne to Yarmouth, Newbridge is on a small hill above the ‘new bridge’ that crosses the Caul Bourne stream that flows into the sea at nearby Newtown. Newbridge has many pretty properties including those made with Island stone and boasting thatched roofs.

Image credit: Ray Stanton, geograph.org.uk


The old school house on Blacksmith’s Green is now a social club and parish hall and one of the former Wesleyan Methodist Chapels is part of a private home, the other has been demolished. The nearest churches are in nearby Calbourne and Shalfleet.

Off of Malthouse Green is the Orchards Holiday Park, a camping and caravan park founded in the 1960s, which has indoor and outdoor pools, a shop and a take away. Non-residents of the park are permitted to use both the shop and take away, and can purchase temporary membership to use the pools.

Newbridge is around nine kilometres west of Newport in the heart of the west Wight countryside, there’s a regular bus service through the village and lovely walks lead from here across the rolling fields. The nearest pubs are the Sun Inn at Calbourne, the Horse and Groom at Ningwood and the New Inn at Shalfleet.