the Highdown Inn

The Highdown Inn and B&B is a beautiful example of a traditional country pub, set in outstanding natural Isle of Wight surroundings, and complimented by a rich history across the West of the Isle of Wight.

As one of the best rated pubs on the Isle of Wight, we are well known for our charm, charisma and idyllic positioning which certainly makes your visit one to be remembered.

Socialise with the locals in our friendly bar, whilst selecting your meal from our daily blackboard specials, or take a seat in our newly refurbished restaurant. We are noted for our delicious and locally sourced seafood and shellfish, and why not compliment your meal with a wine from our extensive wine list, or perhaps a cold beer or real ale from our award winning selection.

Treat yourself to a seasonal break and enjoy your evenings in front of our roaring log fire located by the bar, or in our sumptuous newly refurbished restaurant whilst sampling the delights of our seasonal menu. This includes various seasonal 'game' specialties.

We welcome walkers, dogs, muddy boots and cyclists, so feel free to come inside or soak up the sun in our beautiful garden area, which now includes a stunning gazebo for your enjoyment!

We look forward to seeing you!



We also run a selection of daily specials including seasonal local game and seafood.

We use the freshest finest ingredients, locally caught shellfish and seafood and local produce to present a menu that has unrivalled reputation, outstanding value and mouth watering quality.

Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

All of our bedrooms are comfortably furnished and offer stunning uninterrupted views across the West Wight countryside.

Bed and Breakfast at The Highdown Inn. In each room you’ll find Tea and Coffee making facilities, fresh towels and a colour television.


The Needles

Our Location in the Beautiful West Wight. The Highdown Inn is just a few minutes' drive from Alum Bay and the famous Needles to the West, the breathtaking views of Freshwater Bay just a mile to the East and Colwell Bay and the historic town of Freshwater only a mile to the North.


The Needles

Highdown Inn Beer Festival 2024
With Barbecue and Live Music
5th, 6th and 7th July
Friday, & Saturday Evening, Sunday Lunchtime
25 Real Ales, Ciders and Gin Bar
Live Music
Saturday from 7.30pm: The Accelerators and Sunday Lunchtime: Biggsy and T&A Wall of Sound throughout!

Wendy house
Pub sign
Gin bar
Gin bar

The Highdown in is open on:
Monday to Thursday 11:30am to 9.30pm
Friday to Saturday 11:30am to 10pm
Sunday 12pm to 10pm

Food is available from:
Monday to Friday 12pm to 3pm and 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Saturday to Sunday All Day - last orders at 8.30pm

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