Gastropubs are the fashionable way to spend your entire weekend at the pub.

With incredible gourmet food just two feet from the bar, it’s difficult to understand why we would spend time anywhere else.

Big Travel 7, a global travel site, has released this year’s version of its ‘The 50 Best Gastropubs In The UK’ list and an Isle of Wight gastropub features in the list.

A gastropub is defined as a hybrid pub, bar and restaurant serving alcoholic food and drinks.

Isle of Wight County Press: The Taverns Godhill. Credit: TripadvisorThe Taverns Godhill. Credit: Tripadvisor


The list was looking out for those establishments that went above and beyond just ordinary pub grub.

It’s the second year that the list has been compiled and shared and it's a combined score of readerss suggestions throughout the year, online user reviews and Big 7 Travel’s editorial team.

We're all for supporting local businesses so, surely, it would be wrong to not at least try it?

The Taverners in Godshill, near Ventnor

The Taverners in Godshill comes in on the list at 37th place and it's easy to see why.

This quaint country pub is the real deal with a menu chock full of local farmed and sourced ingredients.

They buy fresh produce every day depending on what is available at the markets.

While, they also source ingredients from local farms and base their menu on what has been caught, foraged, shot or hunted.

To pair with these mouth watering dishes including a salt roasted Godshill pig face, you need to try their homegrown vin d’orange as well as sloe gin and green walnut liqueur.

Which gastropubs made it to the top ten?

  1. The Sportsman – Whitstable, Kent
  2. The Broad Chare – Newcastle upon Tyne
  3. The Wild Rabbit – Cotswolds, Oxfordshire
  4. The Coach – Marlow, Buckinghamshire
  5. Dog and Gun Inn – Skelton, Cumbria
  6. Parkers Arms – Clitheroe, Lancashire
  7. Mr Thomas’s Chop House – Manchester
  8. The Hind’s Head – Bray, Buckinghamshire
  9. The Fordwich Arms – Canterbury, Kent
  10. The Hero of Maida – London

Take a look at the full list of the 50 gastropubs in the UK.