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The Crown Inn
“Family-friendly village pub beside a delightful stream”
SHORWELL, ISLE OF WIGHT
A traditional country pub in the pretty village of Shorwell, a short hop south-west from Newport. The rear garden boasts a children’s play area, bounded by a spring-fed stream where trout, ducks and moorhens can be spotted. Parts of the Crown date from the 17th century, although its varying floor levels suggest many subsequent alterations. The most recent building work has increased the floor area significantly, but the pub’s character has been preserved with log fires burning and antique furniture in abundance. Real ales include Goddards, brewed on the island, while cider comes from Healey’s Farm in Cornwall. The kitchen makes good use of locally sourced lamb, beef, game and fish in daily specials.
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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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