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The Wishing Well, Pondwell - pub details

Address: Pondwell Hill, Pondwell, Nettlestone, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2PX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 20642) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Ryde Esplanade (0.4 miles), Ryde St. Johns Road (0.5 miles), Smallbrook Junction (0.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.6/10 (rated by 14 users)
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I've just read that this pub is closed and the fixtures and fittings will be sold.
A pity, I and a few friends only went there once on a ' rail ale' trip to pubs in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, we got the bus from Ryde so we could try some Burt's brewery beers. It was early evening but we had a warm welcome and the beer was delicious! Hope it isn't converted into flats or other housing.
Rod_Rage - 1 Feb 2017 17:51
Looks like this place has changed hands again. When we visited last year (October 2009) it was being run by a family whose dedication to improving the place was clear. Great beer and they also incidentally did THE best stilton ploughmans my wife had ever had!
Went back last week and whilst some further decorating had been done, the beer was now adequate and the menu had the wiff of a 'chain'. No stilton ploughmans (or any other kind). What we had was okay, but it has gone from a 'must come back here next year, pub to a 'there's plenty better on the island' one. Shame.
peteward - 31 Oct 2010 14:39
Well, how this place has changed!

It's changed hands since the last time I visited in May 2008 and is now a lively, friendly pub with great beers (didn't have a bad pint for the whole week) and fantastic food.

Having struggled to get a meal for my young daughter last year, the new owners couldn't do enough for me and my family.

This pub is now exactly what it should be - a great place to go if you're staying in the adjacent camp site. Very highly recommended.
Large_uk - 29 May 2009 13:18
We went for a walk up there a couple of weeks ago for a drink and meal. As we approached, we noticed the car park was empty, and on arrival saw it empty and in darkness within! Blackboard outside said the pub was shut for a few days whilst the owners moved premises, then we noticed a notice from the bailiff on the window saying they had entered the premises to reclaim property! Real shame, I think the landlord over stretched themselves with building works with a half completed patio area out front!

Hopefully new owners soon who can restore it back to it's glory!
idc - 25 Sep 2008 21:22
Paid my first visit since last October and had the best meal in there for quite a while. The Abbot was getting a bit past it's best and possibly getting to the end of the barrel, but the follow up pint of HSB couldn't be faulted. Both the food and drink were also reasonably priced. After gradually going down in my estimation over the last couple of years, it looks like it may be on the way up again.
idc - 29 Mar 2008 20:43

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