The Bonchurch Inn
“Family-run free house with an Italian emphasis”
BONCHURCH, ISLE OF WIGHT
Tucked away in a secluded Dickensian-style courtyard, this small inn is in a quiet, off-the-road location. In fact, little has changed here since this former coaching inn and stables was granted a licence in the 1840s. Food is available lunchtime and evenings in the bar; choices range from sandwiches and salads to plenty of daily-fresh fish and traditional meat dishes, plus a specials board. Italian specialities are a prominent feature on account of the owners’ heritage; try one of the pizzas, perhaps the Adrian special (mushroom, olive, salami, spinach, bolognese, chilli and Stilton); spinach cannelloni, or tagliatelle carbonara. Desserts also have an Italian bias – perhaps zabaglione and tiramisù. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are made to order.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Closed: false
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About the area
Discover Isle of Wight
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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