Food & Drink

Whether you’re here for a beer or a bite to eat, you’ll always leave The Pointer with a smile on your face. We’ve won numerous awards for our fabulously fresh ales, and gained a great following through our deliciously different approach to pub food.

It’s our unique bartering system that helps us bring the Isle of Wight’s best fresh produce to our kitchen. Local growers can exchange their freshly picked produce for food and drink – giving them a chance to dine for free, and giving you the chance to enjoy local food at its freshest.

These homegrown ingredients provide the inspiration for our chef’s specials, which change on a daily basis. There’s also a menu of comforting classics, plenty of light bites for lunches and snacks, and a ‘little pups’ menu for the children too.

How does fresh grilled asparagus with breaded poached egg and homemade Hollandaise sauce grab you? Or how about homemade Newchurch Pie with seasonal vegetables? To try these delicious dishes, and to see what else we have to offer, book yourself a table today.

Behind the bar, we’re just as passionate about first-class fare. We hold the coveted Master Cellarman award, won the Fuller’s Master Cellarman Pride and Passion award in 2013, and also won the regional Morning Advertiser Best Cellar 2013 award - so you can be sure our beers are kept in exceptional condition.

If you would like to make a reservation, just drop us an email at

On Tap

  1. London Pride

    The UK’s leading premium ale, London Pride is known and loved for its well balanced, distinctive flavour.

  2. Frontier


    This Small Batch Craft Lager is hand-crafted over 42 days for a more distinctive and memorable taste, using old world malt and new world hops.

  3. Summer Ale

    Brewed with malted wheat for crisp, biscuity flavours, this excellent ale delivers a wealth of flavours.

  4. Red Fox

    An autumnal favourite, Red Fox is tawny red in colour, brewed with toasted oats, and bursting with delicious malty flavours.

  5. HSB


    HSB is an award-winning, distinctive, high quality premium bitter. Brewed with Gales' yeast, it never fails to delight.

  6. Beachcomber

    Beachcomber is a fresh and light golden ale with a zesty bitterness of lemon and grapefruit notes and floral herb pine-like aroma.

  7. Butcombe Rare Breed

    Adam Henson has worked in partnership with Butcombe Brewery to create this distinctive, refreshing, and clean-tasting golden ale.

  8. Joules Beer Tonic No.37

    easy drinking golden ale has a pleasing depth of flavour, augmented with floral hop and lingering bitter finish

  9. Guinness

    Sweet smelling with a coffee and malty nose. A Perfect balance of bitter and sweet with malt and roast characters, Smooth, creamy and balanced.

  10. Kronenberg 1664

    Sustained intensity. Dominance of hop and malt aromas. Citrus aroma. Liquorice and crystallized lemon.

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