Above image courtesy of The Best Dressed Crab in Bembridge Harbour
Planning a day out on the water? Here's a few details of popular places to eat within easy reach of KB Dry Stack. And don't forget to check out our "Solent events Calendar".
Salt Cafe - 01329 248609 - www.saltcafe.co.uk
Based at Wicormarine with great views of the harbour. Uses local suppliers,serves home made cakes and also has an alcohol license.
The Bridge Tavern - 023 9275 2992 - Bridge Tavern
Now under new management and right by KB Dry Stack, this atmospheric dockside pub is fast gaining a reputation for good food, fine ales and excellent local fish dishes. Plenty of outside seating - a great way to end your day on the water!
The Boat - www.theboatiow.com
The Solent's first luxury floating restaurant aboard a 34m fully refurbished yacht berthed in East Cowes - sailing to Gurnard or Osborne Bay.
Coast – 01983 298574 - www.thecoastbar.co.uk
Reservation recommended, very popular, great atmosphere.
North House– 01983 209453 - www.northhousecowes.co.uk
Grade ii listed town house.Great for a glass of wine on the terrace, good food in the restaurant..
Mojac's - 01983 281118 - www.mojacs.co.uk
Open Tues-Sat, highly recommended cosy atmosphere, great cocktails. Vegan and gluten free meals.
Call It What You Want - 01983 302666 - www.ciwyw.co.uk
Soul-food, no menu, just see what's being cooked.
The Harbour Kitchen – 01983 297559 - www.theharbourkitchen.co.uk
Opening hours 5 – 11pm. Good for a quick meal and reasonably priced.
The Folly Inn – 01983 297171 - The Folly Inn
Many outside tables, 15 mins up the river Medina past East Cowes, Open 11am to 11pm.
The George Hotel – 01983 760331 - www.thegeorge.co.uk
Lovely setting, great for an alfresco lunch! Right on the waterfront.
The Terrace – 01983760331 – www.theterraceiow.co.uk
Harbour terrace, great views over the marina, full menu, new Castle terrace – bar menu, walk-ins
Salty’s – 01983 761550 - www.saltysrestaurant.co.uk
Now under new ownership. Bar and long-table dining downstairs, with entertainment on Saturdays and formal dining upstairs.
Colwell Bay (Freshwater)
The Hut - 01983 898637 - email@example.com
A great place on a summer’s day. Call or wave for the tender to collect you! (booking essential)
The Crab Shed, Steephill Cove – 01983 855819 - www.steephillcove-isleofwight.co.uk
1 mile south of Ventnor, serves hot crab pasties and drinks. Open from Easter, no bookings taken. A short walk along the coast path unless you have your own tender and can anchor off the beach.
The Pilot Boat Inn – 01983 872077 - www.thepilotboatinn.com
The only pub on Bembridge Harbour and has just been refurbished. Includes the micro-brewery Wight Knuckle
The Best Dressed Crab – 01983 874758 - – www.thebestdressedcrabintown.co.uk
Enjoy sitting outside this excellent floating café on a sunny day - Great fresh local seafood
Duver Café – St Helens – 07780 666745
A great little waterside café with good coffee and cakes, as well as breakfast and lunches. Right next door to Steve's Bar, serving local beer, wine and spirits
The Fishbourne Inn – 01983 882823 - www.thefishbourne.co.uk
A short stroll up the hill for the view and plenty of outside seating.
Royal Victoria Yacht Club – 01983 882325 - www.rvyc.org.uk
Berthing available on their pontoons for a small charge.
The Sloop Inn – 01983 882544
Right up Wootton creek so keep an eye on the tide!
Sea View Yacht Club - 01983 613268 - www.svyc.org.uk/page/visit
A warm welcome, excellent location and great food & drink from this newly refurbished yacht club. Check out the website for details of visitors moorings and launch boat service.
The Boathouse - 01983 810 606 - www.thenoathouseiow.co.uk
Beachside venue with AA dining awards for the last few years.
The Jolly Sailor - 02380 405557 - www.jollysailorburseldon.co.uk
Overlooking Hamble Marina with its own pontoons, plenty of space outsideand wooden beams and exposed brickwork inside, serving good food.
The Ketch Rigger - 02380 455601 - www.ketchrigger.co.uk
Situated in Hamble Point Marina just inside the entrance to the Hamble river. Open all day serving a good selection of seafood and traditional dishes.