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The Portland Inn

2 Worsley Road, Gurnard PO31 8JN, England
+44 1983 243300
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tender beef” (2 reviews)
“pies” (4 reviews)
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Worsley Road, Gurnard PO31 8JN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Popped in for a Saturday lunchtime pint with great expectations. The sign outside says ‘Always a warm welcome) Well not this time! The two barmaids (admittedly kids) didn’t even acknowledge me whilst they served other customers, I eventually got a hello and some service without...More

Thank Phatkev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Gurnard this pub was a 10 minute walk from our cottage. Classic pub food..... I had the steak, my wife had the steak and ale pie both meals were excellent with good service. They have a theme night most evenings where there is...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for a proper traditional Sunday lunch, really great food, lovely staff and service, house Red very drinkable, a really lovely lunch highly recommend

Thank Frank F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a meal on Thursday 20th 3 people the service was a bit slow to get us seated and a drink but once they swung into action the service was courteous and helpful. The food was delicious, the standout being the steak pie...More

Thank Storyteller516127
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Popped in for dinner last night to try out the new specials menu. Fantastic. Starters were a lovely smoked duck breast and Beetroot and Goats Cheese Eton Mess, a clever combination of great flavours with shards of sweet beetroot meringue. Delicious. followed by a fabulous...More

Thank Angus B
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Ok - wow! We have eaten here in the past and always liked it, but last night we enjoyed what is truly an unexpectedly wonderful dinner. Same pub atmosphere (cosy and natural) and same warm and personal service from some eye-contact-making staff (very nice and...More

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Our last night staying in Cowes and found this lovely pub on Trip Advisor. All four of us agree this was the best meal we had all week. The Fish Pie was the tastiest I have ever eaten (including my own homemade) followed by a...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Visited for lunch. Had a beautiful fish pie, enormous portion and packed with fish. Made very welcome, as was our dog. Comfortable seating inside, very pretty courtyard garden. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Thank neillyddiatt
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We have eaten here a lot and are never disappointed with the meals. You have a choice of portion sizes and can choose from the main menu or the specials board. The Sunday lunches are also outstanding! The staff are very friendly and attentive. Situated...More

Thank Dangermouse36
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Today was a miserable bank holiday Sunday with rain and wind ! It was our friends Dave and Kathy anniversary . So we lunched at the Portland . What a great place wonderful roast dinner.best tender beef I have tasted in a long time. We...More

Thank 192Ann
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Worsley Road, Gurnard PO31 8JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Gurnard
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 243300
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The Portland Inn located in the heart of Gurnard Village opened the 8th June, the pub has had a complete refurbishment now offering contemporary and comfortable surroundings for both drinkers & diners. The publicans Mark & Kim bring a passion to create a great local pub with a focus on serving superb food and drinks in a warm, welcoming atmosphere that you should expect from a village pub. The Portland will offer a great selection of cask ales, beers, craft beers, ciders and selection of wines which will complement our menu Join us for something to eat, well-cooked pub food is where we begin, with the addition of our Chef's daily specials keeping our menu interesting. Our menu is about seasonality and great taste, with meals produced on the premises using as much local and seasonal produce as possible. Our talented Head Chef James Wooler builds his menus to include carefully sourced ingredients from Isle of Wight suppliers, his Chefs specials will change daily dependant on availability. Many of our dishes have a lite bite option for smaller appetites. We offer a private dining area that seats up to 20, whether its for a large group to eat from the menu or a special celebration our Head Chef will tailor a menu to suit your tastes and occasion. The Portland is somewhere to relax, laugh and spend time with friends and family. Weather permitting head outside to enjoy a drink, lunch or evening supper in our garden. If you need to work you can log onto our free wifi. Relax with a coffee brewed using freshly ground beans. The Portland has a lot to offer, we look forward to welcoming you.
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