There is an enduring appeal about Seaview, a quiet seaside village where time has reassuringly…
“Great combination of coastal views and island produce”
SEAVIEW, ISLE OF WIGHT
One of life's great pleasures has to be sitting on the terrace outside the Seaview, sipping beer from Wight brewers like Yates and drinking in the views over racing dinghies to one of the Solent's remarkable sea forts. Warm and welcoming, The Pump Bar is a hidden gem and perfect for ladies who lunch, old friends spinning yarns, or families chilling out; its decor reflects the seaside location with a quirky selection of lobster pots, oars, masts and other nautical memorabilia. Fittingly, seafood features strongly on the menu, with a smoked haddock Scotch egg with curry mayonnaise starter or Ale of Wight fish and chips ticking all the right boxes. The owners raise deer, highland cattle and pigs on their farm, ensuring traceability and top quality for the carte and specials. Salt-beef hash, spinach, fried egg and HP sauce; poached pigs’ cheeks, Savoy cabbage and mash; and cheddar and stout rarebit, fried hen’s egg and pickled red onion are typical of the choices.
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There’s a timeless quality to the Isle of Wight. For many it embodies the spirit and atmosphere of English seaside holidays. Small and intimate – at just 23 miles by 13 miles – it’s a great place to get away from it all. And with its mild climate, long hours of sunshine and colourful architecture, it has something of a continental flavour.
Explore the island’s varied coastline at any time of the year using the well-established Coast Path. Even in the depths of winter, the weather conditions are often favourable for walking. The island has more than 500 miles of public rights of way in all. There are numerous other things to do too. You could plan a week’s itinerary and not set foot on the beach. The island’s history is fascinating and it was long considered as a convenient stepping stone for the French in their plan to invade the UK mainland. Various fortifications – including Fort Victoria, Carisbrooke Castle and Yarmouth Castle – reflect its key strategic role in the defence of our coastline.
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