Isle Of Wight Tourist Guide

The Sportsman´s Rest

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Main Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 4LP

01983 522044

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  • Beer Garden
  • Car Park
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Family Friendly
  • Local Produce
  • Open All Day
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Real Ales
  • Sunday Roasts
  • Traditional Pub Food


The Sportsmans Rest is a popular village inn of some character, which serves great food and has a splendid beer garden and outside seating area. The pub nestles in the small village of Porchfield - a lovely wooded part of the Island between Cowes and Yarmouth. The Sportsman´s Rest has recently changed ownership, but still retains its reputation for quality pub food at reasonable prices.

Upon entering the establishment, there is an immediate comforting feeling of an old traditional country pub, helped by the fine selection of real ales and the smattering of Isle of Wight locals chatting over their pints. The pub is open all day and food is served until 9pm. Dogs are most welcome and there is the convenience of a large car park. The pub features real ales straight from the barrel including Speckled Hen, Greene King Abbot Ale, and Courage Directors. Food is very important to the owners and there is a strong emphasis on fresh local produce.

The Sportsman´s Rest is a hidden gem and different from many pubs you will find on the Isle of Wight. It is a real pub with a proper bar and boasts centuries of character. The atmosphere of this wonderful rural retreat is really something quite special and will stir up all those fond memories of pubs from days gone by.

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