WELCOME TO INNS OF DISTINCTION
Inns of Distinction have set the benchmark for pubs on the Isle of Wight for over twenty years, due to our championing of quality dining and accommodation in a pub environment. This has been achieved with an ethos of strong customer service and attention to detail matched by a unique ambience in each of the inns.
The Management Team
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is a beautifully restored Edwardian Inn, set in the heart of the affluent village of Bembridge.
The fourteen ‘AA’ 4 star graded en-suite rooms are appointed with modern amenities, whilst the decor retains the character and charm of this grand building.
We offer a versatile selection of conference and meeting facilities to suit various types of corporate and business events.
We strive to exceed customer expectations and make for a memorable experience for all that visit us. We look forward to welcoming you to The Spinnaker to share the experience of our establishment with you. Relax and enjoy
The Spinnaker Team
is located on the fringe of the chic village of Seaview between Ryde and Bembridge.
We pride ourselves on offering quality dining in a pub environment, matched with superb ales and an extensive wine selection.
Having recently been inspected again by the AA we are now recognised as one of the top UK bed and breakfast establishments and we are also featured as a Late Rooms “B&B Gem”.
Our staff look forward to welcoming you to share our unique ambience and beach side setting. Sit and watch the world go by while we look after your every need. An experience you will never forget.
The Boathouse Team
is located in a picturesque and wooded enclave between the main towns of Ryde and Newport on the Isle of Wight. Situated close to the Wightlink Fishbourne to Portsmouth ferry terminal this makes us the ideal entry point to the Island to experience our quality dining and five beautifully appointed en-suite rooms.
This tranquil inn oozes charm, with it’s wonderful sea views and idyllic setting you will want to come back time and time again. Whether you are drinking, dining or staying with us, your visit will always be memorable in so many ways.
The Fishbourne Team
The New Inn
The ‘old’ New Inn is back! Our historic inn oozes charm, with it’s coastal location perfect for the sailing community you will want to come back to visit us time and time again. Whether it is just for a drink or to enjoy our fantastic food, your visit will always be memorable in so many ways.
The New Inn Team
A fantastic trip to the Isle of Wight
We had a fantastic trip to the Isle of Wight thanks to the Inns of Distinction; with a brilliant tribute event night at The Boathouse with a truly delicious meal, friendly and efficient staff and very enjoyable entertainment with their solo vocalist/guitarist Ben, followed by a superb overnight stay at The Fishbourne’s lovely accommodation and breakfast. We cannot praise Inns of Distinction enough – their pubs, dining & accommodation rooms, beautiful décor, delicious food, service and staff are faultless. Highly recommended; we will certainly be back for more of their Event nights!
“Lovely cosy Inn”
Stayed at the Spinnaker Inn . the room we were given was absolutely gorgeous , clean, tidy well decorated and very large. the Inn has a very relaxed feel about it and the staff were excellent, especially the bar staff and dining staff well done. will definitely stay again.
“An amazing experience”
My wife and I recently used the Spinnaker as the venue for my wedding reception and I could not fault it. On the build up, the events organiser Ashleigh was immensely helpful, every step of the way. She organised everything for us and gave us helpful recommendations for external services, and she was always polite, making us feel very relaxed. The food for the dinner and the buffet was excellent, we had the chicken which many guests complimented. The bar staff were very good too. They were fast, and there was rarely a time where you’d need to wait for a drink. In spite of guests leaving later than planned, not once did they try to rush people out and force them to go home. They called last orders and allowed guests to calmly finish their drinks, even though some people were unfortunately left waiting for a taxi causing them to be open longer than planned, but they made no fuss at all. Overall, an amazing experience, I cannot thank them enough for all they have done and I’d definitely recommend the venue for events and business, or simply just a meal.
“Fabulous Mothering Sunday Lunch!”
My mum and I went to the Boathouse on what was a busy Mothering Sunday Lunch, and we had a lovely time. We found the staff to be attentive and helpful, even noticing when my mum’s wine glass was low and offering us more drinks whilst we were dining. We both had meals off the specials board, and as we aren’t massive eaters we were pleased with the “smaller appetite” option, this meant there was room for dessert! The desserts were just as tasty, and superbly presented, we left very contented and felt not only we had value for money but that our custom was appreciated
“Wonderful weekend at The Fishbourne”
Just spent three days at The Fishbourne celebrating 80th birthday. Really suberb accomodation and very friendly staff nothing being too much trouble. Excellent food at breakfast and dinner. Great location for anyone using the car ferry. Literally just round the corner. Will certainly be returning in the future when visiting family on the Isle.
“So good we came back again!”
Daughter’s favourite on the Isle. Excellent food, drink and service. Started our holiday off here and came back again two days later!
“Brilliant Christmas meal, so much so have been back twice since!”
Went here for a work christmas meal. I always panick about christmas meals as they are usually mass produced and rubbish, the food at this pub could not be further from that! Awesome turkey, lovely fresh vegetables and brilliant fluffy roast potatoes! Fantastic surroundings and this has become a gem in Puckpool! Been back twice since the christmas meal and have not been dissapointed! Am spreading the word, a brilliant addition to great eateries on the Island!