Photo Gallery : Isle of Wight Pubs and Inns

This collection is planned to provide a photographic record of, and links to other information about, Public Houses and Inns on the Island "then and now". Please let me have any you would like to see included - Geoff Allan

There are many sources of information on Island pubs and here are some websites which may be of interest.

http://www.iwight.com/library/record_office/alehouses/ Ale House Licences 1766 - 1819 (IW Record Office)
http://deadpubs.co.uk/IsleofWight/index.shtml "Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Isle of Wight, Hampshire: The listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors."
http://www.insula.vecta.btinternet.co.uk/coweswebsite.html Cowes Pubs
http://www.insula.vecta.btinternet.co.uk/NP1.html Newport Pubs
http://www.insula.vecta.btinternet.co.uk/RP1.html Ryde Pubs
http://www.insula.vecta.btinternet.co.uk/Mews1.html Mew, Langton Pubs
http://www.insula.vecta.btinternet.co.uk/OldPubsoftheIsleofWight.html Isle of Wight Pubs
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dutillieul/ZOtherPapers/Index/PubsInnsBeer.html Alternative Index to Pubs Inns and Beer Houses [ from newspapers]

Click on each photograph for an enlarged view in a new window.

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The Castle Inn, High Street, Ryde
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Advert from Vanner's Directory of Hampshire & Isle of Wight, 1865
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Sale particulars from the Hampshire Telegraph of 27 Aug 1898
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CARISBROOKE : The Castle Hotel from Ward Lock Isle of Wight 1908-9 edition.
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RYDE : The Riviera Boarding Establishment from Ward Lock Isle of Wight 1908-9 edition. The premises are now apartments, having been at some time sheltered accommodation. See below.
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RYDE : The Castle Hotel from an engraving - date unknown. Note no Esplanade at this time !
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RYDE: St John's Road : The New Inn just after closure in 1990. It is now a private house.
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SHORWELL : The Crown Inn in 1989.
NOW : The site appears to be occupied by the present Coop [GA]
RYDE : Victoria Lodge, in 2009 - at one time the The Riviera Boarding Establishment See above.
     
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The Prince of Wales, High St, Ryde
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RYDE : The former Eagle, at 44 High Street, still retains its distinctive sign.
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RYDE : The former Eagle, at 44 High Street, still retains its distinctive sign.
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The former Prince of Wales, High St, Ryde; now a betting shop
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High Park Tavern, 84 Marlborough Road, Ryde
 

Credits :

Ann Ryder for the idea for this page; Kevin Mitchell (see the insula-vecta links) for his web pages

Photo credits :

GA : Geoff Allan collection
AR : Ann Ryder collection