Character Inns is a collection of sevenfamily owned Isle of Wight Pubs. All of our inns are steeped in history and offer great food, excellent ambience, cask conditioned ales and fine wines. Food is served all day, every day with individual menus created by our executive chef, Paul Hayward plus each Character Inn has it's own unique and extensive Special's Board. We look forward to welcoming you soon!


A new addition to The Character family…

It is with great pleasure for us to announce that we are the proud new owners of The Crown Inn in Shorwell. The Crown Inn is a landmark Island pub with a rich heritage. We will be introducing a new menu, wine list and draught drink products all of which we're sure you'll love. We hope you like what you'll see – please feel free to give us any feedback. Visit the pub's brand new website for a little taster of what's in-store. We look forward to welcoming customers old and new over the coming weeks. 

To book your table and for further information on each venue please click on the logos below…

The Bugle Inn in Yarmouth is an island landmark pub located in the very heart of the beautiful town of Yarmouth. The Bugle offers the largest sun garden in Yarmouth alongside the Poacher's Lounge and 7 En-suite Rooms.

The Sun Inn is an island landmark pub located in the heart of the West Wight downs in the beautiful village of Hulverstone. With enviable views over the downs and the English Channel this charming and quaint inn is a must to see –sympathetically refurbished in the winter of 2016. 

The Buddle Inn, an historic multi award-winning inn, is an island landmark pub located at the very southerly point of the island in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This charming inn is a must see with large gardens and stunning views over the English Channel.

The Caulkheads pub is is an island landmark pub located just off the beach in Sandown specialising in looking after the younger ones amongst us – with Kids Eat Free 12 noon – 5pm, Monday to Friday they offer great value as well. With a large garden with pirate boat, bouncy castle and arcade games the Caulkheads really is the place to entertain your family – recently refurbished in 2015.

The Bugle Inn in Brading is an island landmark pub that has just undergone a complete refurbishment – this pub is unrecognisable from it's previous incarnation and one that really will give you the wow factor – located in the heart of the famous town of Brading The Bugle offers characterful surroundings, open fires and flagstone floors. With a large garden and free large car park.


The Yachtsman is the latest addition to the Character Inns family. Located on the parade in Cowes The Yachtsman has unrivalled views over the Solent. Relax and enjoy excellent food and drink on the newly created terrace that brings the outside indoors!


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