Welcome to the
Isle of Wight's Oldest Pub
The White Horse Inn pub is reputed to be one of the oldest in England let alone the Isle of Wight, as it was first recorded as a public house in 1454. With many more than 550 years of heritage and hospitality behind us, you can expect a warm and friendly welcome at this free house at any time of the year.
We serve a range of fine ales along with more traditional beers and ciders alongside some good-quality food from our specials board and menu.
Well behaved dogs are welcome on a lead, and we have a large beer garden with a play area for the children to enjoy.
We are proud to retain 4.5 stars on both Tripadvisor and Google Reviews.
We prefer cash, however, we do accept most major credit & debit cards at The White Horse Inn.
We also have gift vouchers available.
Open 7 Days a Week
Monday to Thursday
12:00 until close
Kitchen last orders 20:15
Friday and Saturday
09:00 until close
Kitchen last orders 20:45
09:00 until close
Kitchen last orders 19:30
Make sure you check out our Sunday Roasts!
The White Horse Inn
The White Horse Inn is one of a few Isle of Wight Pubs OPEN on Christmas Day in 2023.
We will be serving a comprehensive special Christmas Day menu over 2 sittings, 12pm and 3pm.
For just £85 per person, you can take the stress out of cooking this year and celebrate Christmas Day with us, like one big family… Prebooking and deposit required in advance. Call to secure your table.
The bar will also be open for locals wishing to come and have a pint.
From the 25th November until the 30th December (excluding Christmas & Boxing Days) we will be serving a special Christmas menu along side our normal set menu and specials board.
For just £35 for a 3 course meal, or £40 for a 4 course meal, you can be sure to have a great Christmas meal on the lead up, and over the Christmas period.
A deposit and prebooking is required for both our Christmas menus, so please do book up now to avoid disappointment.
We can cater for couples, up to large work parties.
Local Food & Drink
at our Isle of Wight Pub
These days food is very much at the heart of a good pub, we pride ourselves on presenting a menu of food that is certain not to disappoint you. Our specials and main menu are packed with local Island produce and provide excellent choices for all tastes with quality selection of gluten-free and vegetarian options available, with everything prepared and cooked in our own kitchen – you can enjoy quality home-cooked flavours with every visit.
Our real ales change regularly at our Isle of Wight Pub and there are normally at least three to choose from, including some of best that our local Island breweries can provide. We also periodically have some ale from further up the country too. Choose from our range of premium lagers and cider and one of the best wine lists available in any pub of the Island.
Some days and evenings can be busier than others, in most cases we do advice people to ring up and book a table to avoid disappointment.
Inside the White Horse Inn you will find a charming traditional bar area as well as spacious and well laid-out places to enjoy your meal. The walls are decorated with old images of Whitwell as well as some vintage farming equipment that might have seen action around the village in years gone-by.
It’s a proper village pub with a large beer garden, children’s play area and ample car parking, we also welcome well-behaved dogs.