I have been there on both sunny and wintery days and each time received a warm welcome. Nothing beats their fish and chips sitting outside watching The Solent or cosying up inside when the wind is battering this side of the Isle of Wight.
Love the turquoise exterior walls with the boat upturned on its side, the nod to dad’s Army and the chance to sample local gin. Equally love the piles of logs and the friendly staff inside. I wasn’t surprised when the landlord showed me a recent article in the press stating that they had been chosen as best dining pub on the Isle of Wight….I can see why ……congratulations.
I can see why the Boathouse is an Inn of Distinction!