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Yarbridge Inn, Yarbridge

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Got here early but by 12:30pm all tables inside full, has a pint of Goddards and sat outside in the sun trap garden area - traditional benches are painted green and have faux fur rugs on for comfort. Beer well kept but very much a food pub inside now - the heat was stifling! Quite glad I had to sit outside now!
manx_888 - 18 Oct 2015 19:39
Sad to say we used to rate this pub as one of the best on the island but on Saturday we walked in and straight out. All the tables appeared covered with table cloths at 4pm and the beers apart from Goddards were not to our liking (I think were only two the other being Doom Bar or something similar that is available almost everywhere.)
Steamer1 - 18 Oct 2015 15:39
Had an excellent meal for myself and my family in early August 2012, the food had a fantastic smell as well as taste! Good friendly service as well and we wish the pub and its new owners all the best in the future.
nomisk - 14 Aug 2012 11:51
visited on 3rd july totally changed from my last visit in 2007 more like a resturant than a pub had 2 ales on food looked good and the barmaid was attentive and friendly
lowerbourneshot - 17 Jul 2012 23:26
the telephone number for The Yarbridge Inn is 01983 405585, not the number advertised above.
beckyf - 31 May 2012 14:33
The Yarbridge Inn is open!! It was reopened in July 2011. Its run by Becky, Jane and Richard Fox. Look forward to seeing you all at some point.
beckyf - 31 May 2012 14:31
Sadly when I visited the pub was closed up and the lease up for sale/rent.

Do not think it will reopen anytime soon.

beershot - 5 Jul 2011 17:52
UPDATE: The Yarbridge Inn will re-open at 5pm on 24th December 2010 (Xmas Eve). This has given us a little more time to prepare the bar area. We look forward to seeing you all when we open.
1sleofw1ght - 18 Dec 2010 16:37

Paul and Shelley will look forward to your custom and provide you with a warm welcome
1sleofw1ght - 10 Dec 2010 14:00
What a shame , it was a great pub, and the beers were alway fab. thank paul.
keela - 9 Sep 2010 13:02

The fact that the landlord and landlady seemed to be celebrating the fact sums up the last few sorry years for this once great pub. another community denied a pub due to dreadful management.

A shame for the regulars.
Wanderingbee - 19 May 2010 13:45
Had heard very good things about this pub. But we left feeling very disappointed. By the end of the day, we had visited at least 7 pubs that were clearly better than this one. The board displayed an inviting selection of ales including Titanic Iceberg and Adnams Explorer. However, in reality there were only two - Ringwood Best and Goddards Ale of Wight. The cider was Stowford Press. Some of the railway memorabilia is quite interesting and the 'mainline' passes by the car park. The pub was very quiet on our Sunday afternoon visit. What custom they had were drinking real ale from bottles. Only having 2 cask ales on despite the 8 handpulls was poor. It seems the pub may be up for sale and could become another victim of the recession, or it may simply become a restaurant. Judging by the excellent reviews posted previously, any closure would probably be a disappointment for real ale lovers on the island. From my visit my experiences on my visit alone, it wouldn't seem a great loss. But I hope to come back one day and see what all the fuss is about.
blue_scrumpy - 19 Apr 2010 19:36

Judging by some of the previous comments this pub must be doing something well. We were very optimistic when four of us called in on our 'visiting the island' cycle ride. What a disappointment. Very cold & reluctant reception from the landlady, she seemed quite annoyed that we had turned up; a little strange since we were the only customers.
Room temperature matched the welcome.
Only two beers available, both 5%ish, a little strong for a lunchtime session.
A local arrived and sat at the bar gawping at us, in the manner of a man who hasn't seen many strangers.
Left as quickly as decently possble.
A very curious place indeed.
mally - 20 Feb 2010 11:31
Good beer. However, I found the pub dirty, cold and the toilet roof was leaking, the gents was a swimming pool. The glass kept getting recycled.

Nice beer but dreadful pub.
Wanderingbee - 4 Feb 2010 15:17
Friendly pub just off the main road with half a dozen real ales on offer and a selection of pub food staples. Beer from Arundel Brewery in good condition, as was the homemade chicken pie.

A footpath leads off the south end of Brading station platform and then parallels the railway for ten minutes' walk almost to the pub's driveway. Very handy indeed!

apchilcott - 11 Oct 2009 22:31
Great little pub with a good selection of well kept ales and friendly service. Tuesday is quiz night.

Only criticism is that the lights are too bright.

Recommend that you leave car at home and take the bus that stops at the crossroads at top of the road as you'll want to try so many of the ales.

Wish all pubs were like this.
Statto - 27 Sep 2009 20:28
Sept.09. Visited again, walked from Bembridge (ca. 3 miles each way, but a relatively flat route, and quite interesting). Ate this time. Beer was excellent again, perfectly kept and a choice of a good half-dozen different real ales. The Warsteiner also apparently very good. Food was excellent. Pub grub, but very well done. F&C with delicious light batter and lovely tartare sauce; pie looked fantastic with melt-in-the-mouth beef. Friendly landlord, staff and locals. Highly recommend this pub; makes a good walk from Bembrdige so you feel you've at least earned the beer, but make sure you don't drink too much as you have to cross the railway line twice on the walk back, and you don't want to get hit by the intercity IoW trains travelling at 200+ mph!
sew - 21 Sep 2009 07:26
Visited August 09. In spite of being locals, we're from the west and don't go over that side often! Superb selection of ales, friendly landlord, seemed welcoming to all. Didn't have any food, but menu looked fine and reasonably priced. For beer certainly THE BEST on the Island we have visited, pity it's so far for us to go!
sew - 17 Aug 2009 20:32
Excellent beer, good food and a friendly landlady - even on a very quiet Monday lunchtime. It was well worth the visit.
8100bob - 6 Apr 2009 19:36
JAMBON4ALL - 4 Mar 2009 13:10
Excellent well kept range of ales and a really helpfull landlord. Great pub.
broommike - 30 Nov 2008 21:43
Best pub on the island for real ale, shame its up for sale. I can't see any new owners matching Paul's enthusiasm for real ale.

Food just normal pub food and nothing special but fine to eat and at good prices.
nedoow007 - 14 Sep 2008 17:29
Proper pub, good beer choice and you can listen to the trains chuffing past. Lovely place to sit and sip the afternoon away. It definately deserves it's CAMRA IoW pub of the year award.
chick - 28 Jul 2008 15:15
Remains the best real ale pub on the island, and has just won the IOW Camra Pub of the year again. The food also remains very good as well.

I've seen the Pub is up for sale in the commercial property press, which is a real shame, as no one could do a better job than Paul (it's current owner) and his family. I just hope that he's going to buy another pub on the island, we'll be regular visitors!
idc - 29 Mar 2008 20:54
You can see why the local CAMRA branch like this place so much. About 6 real ales on plus some interesting European lager and wheat beer, together with some unusual bottled ciders. A friendly guvnor and some interesting railway-related bits & pieces to keep you occupied while drinking and/or eating.

Ordinary - 18 Aug 2007 21:25
Excellent selection of well-kept beer. Railway memorabilia. All enhanced by the absence of Malcolm from Totland!
pubinspectors - 14 Jul 2007 12:05
Simply the best real ale pub on the island, and the food's not bad either! Although not the biggest pub, it does also have a nice patio area outside to soak up the sun on a nice sunny day. Always welcoming, and I hear the landlord's starting his own microbrewery!
idc - 9 May 2007 20:26
Friendly pub. 2006 Isle of Wight CAMRA pub of the year.
rawtalent - 27 Mar 2007 00:18
This is a very good pub. The landlord is a real ale enthusiast and always has some good and unusual ales on offer. There is a mass of railway memorabilia to look at.
Tim Marshall - 27 Jul 2004 00:26
a real gem ! vast array of real ales, great food and a must for anyone interested in railway memorabilia - also staff were really friendly
p. jenner - 26 Mar 2004 11:24

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