A warm welcome awaits you at The Solent Inn, as Landlord and Lady, Ross and Sonia, invite you to join them in one of the oldest, most historic pubs on the Isle of Wight. The Solent Inn was built in 1749 and originally known as the Beach Tavern in those days as it was located on the beach front before the Strand was constructed using reclaimed land. After the Strand and new Esplanade were built in the mid 1850’s the pub became cut off from the shore and hence was renamed the strand Tavern, and years later in 1900 was to become known and continues to this day be known as the Solent Inn.
Since the addition of the Solent Inn to the family run Inspirational Pub Company in June 2016 the business has been heavily invested in, refurbished and restored to former glories, and is again known for being a warm and welcoming traditional local offering quality real ales, live music, quiz nights open Mic nights and traditional locally sourced food.
The Cask Marque Award assures you of a perfect pint of cask ale every time which on those wet and cold winter nights can be enjoyed in front of either of our two traditional open fires, or alternatively enjoyed on those hot summer days in our award-winning garden.
The Solent offers one of the only pub gardens in Ryde, and is heavenly in the summer and a great place to rest and refuel after walking, cycling, sailing, spending time at the beach or enjoying the other amenities the sea-side town of Ryde has to offer.
Facilities at The Solent Inn
There’s nothing more befitting a birthday bash like some drinks down a traditional pub. The Solent Inn is the perfect pubbing plot for some casual celebratory drinks with a bar stacked full of choice.
With a warm welcome like no other The Solent Inn is the perfect spot for after work drinks, dinner with friends, a celebration large or small and of course a great place to relax any day of the week. The venue has a traditional snug bar able to accommodate 25-30 standing or a public bar area able to accommodate 60 standing and 30 seated. In addition, we can offer a beer garden that can be used for functions. All areas can be hired as an exclusive space for a party or social gathering.
As well as these area, which can be hired we can provide buffet style food, our daily menu which is available 7 days a week or even a BBQ.
Whatever your needs our team is happy to assist you with menus, organisation and choosing the right space to make your function one to remember