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Highdown Inn

Highdown Lane
Totland Bay
PO39 0HY

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 10.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 10.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 10.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 10.00 pm
FridayNoon - 10.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 10.00 pm
SundayNoon - 10.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sun noon - 3pm, 5.30pm - 8pm

About the Pub

Delightfully unspoilt country local, close to Alum Bay and scenic National Trust downs.  The name is taken from the pre-Victorian name for nearby Tennyson Down, renamed after Alfred Lord Tennyson, Queen Victoria's poet Laureate who lived at nearby Farringford House.  This hospitable pub is an ideal base for walkers, strollers or cyclists alike.  A wide range of local seasonal fresh food including game, fish and seafood is served in good sized portions and there is a children's menu.  Bed and breakfast accommodation with 3 comfortable rooms, two of which are double en-suite and the third a twin with en-suit bath/ shower. A campsite is a few hundred yards away. A new innovation is the large enclosed area in the garden suitable for winter and summer. It may close earlier in the winter.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Island Wight Gold
  • Ringwood Razorback
  • Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes the following rare beer styles:

  • Porter


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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Summer only.

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    September 24/25/26 2021

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Parking Parking
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    3 Rooms.

  • Camping Camping Nearby 100m
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • WiFi Wifi

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Highdown Inn

Highdown Lane
Totland Bay
PO39 0HY

Sat Nav Reference

50.671734, -1.542707

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Nearby Bus Routes (800m)

Southern Vectis: 7 (Summer Breezer from Yarmouth), 12


1 mile east of Alum Bay on the Old Road

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Highdown Inn, Totland, Ray Scarfe

Highdown Inn

Highdown Lane
Totland Bay
PO39 0HY

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Beer Festivals
  • Quiet Pub
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Camping Nearby
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Separate Bar
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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