Bembridge – The Pilot Boat Inn

I dropped in here for lunch as I wanted to check out their new ale, I’ve been hearing lots of good things about The Pilot Boat Inn. They did not disappoint. The staff were so friendly and helpful, the food was lovely. I got to park alongside however there is a large car park opposite if needed. With seating inside (which is very nicely decorated to the theme), a small shop of local items and seating outside. I grabbed a pint of their Wight Knuckle pale ale from their onsite micro-brewery which went down a treat and got to test their lighter ale being developed (a great move for any lager drinkers to ale). They have local ice cream and treats to meet your sweet tooth needs. You can find The Pilot Boat Inn on my must tries page.

It was so good first time, I think we have found a regular place to visit.

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Bembridge encompasses the majority of the Isle of Wight’s eastern edge, including its harbour and three beaches, as well as having its own airport.

With diverse coasts, rock pools, and beautiful panoramic views out to sea, the three beaches of Lane End, the Ledge, and Bembridge Beach are highly popular for exploring. Bembridge is a renowned sailing destination thanks to its large harbour.

The new Bembridge Lifeboat station, which stands offshore to form a spectacular image, can be found on Lane End Beach. Although the natural timber construction was only built in 2010, it has quickly become one of the most recognisable and photographed monuments on the Isle of Wight.

Bembridge Windmill, on the outskirts of the village, is another of the Isle of Wight’s most well-known structures, which is managed by The National Trust.
Culver Down is a short distance from Bembridge, and its white cliffs can be viewed from Sandown Bay all the way to Shanklin. The chalk downs of Culver are home to a remarkable combination of animals and natural elements, as well as a monument with accompanying remains of a previous barracks, a huge fort maintained by The National Trust, and a Second World War anti-aircraft gun at the cliff’s edge. Whitecliff Bay, a secluded cove beneath Culver on the Bembridge side, is definitely worth investigating.