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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.
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The Boathouse
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.

from the
The Boathouse Team


The Fishbourne
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.

from the
The Fishbourne 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!

May 2017

“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

The Boathouse

“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.

The Fishbourne

“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!

The Fishbourne

“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!

The Boathouse

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