Travellers Joy

“Historic and homely country inn”



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Just inland from Cowes, this 300-year-old alehouse's broad appeal attracts people in cars, on bikes, and on foot. However they arrive, the real ale drinkers among them always enjoy setting the world to rights over Island Wight Gold, Old Peculier, or one of the other three beers on offer. The real cider collection is good, too. Home-cooked food includes speciality pies (Wednesday nights for pies), a range of daily-changing specials, and Sunday roasts.

Travellers Joy
85 Pallance Road, NORTHWOOD, PO31 8LS


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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