The Island's Oldest Pub
The White Horse Inn pub is reputed to be one of the oldest in England, let alone the Isle of Wight, the building being constructed in 1454. With many more than 500 years of heritage and hospitality behind us you can expect a warm and friendly welcome at any time of the year.
These days food is very much at the heart of a good pub and we have a menu of food that is certain not to disappoint. From our Specials Board packed with Island produce to our signature grills and steaks as well as an quality selection of gluten-free and vegetarian options. All are prepared and cooked in our own kitchen.
There's a hand-chosen selection of real ales that always includes a some of best that our local breweries can provide. Premium lagers and cider and one of the best wine lists available in any pub of the Island.
Quality selection of real ales
Daily special board
Locally source produce
Large beer garden
Children’s play area
Well behaved dogs on leads welcome
Whitwell is a small village located on the south of the Isle of Wight, approximately three miles north-west of Ventnor, the village's nearest town, it’s also about five minutes drive away from its neighbouring small villages of Godshill and Niton.
It is thought that the village itself is named after the "White Well" . This well was visited by many during medieval times on pilgrimages, and now well dressing occurs annually each summer. The village church is St. Mary and St. Rhadegund is at the south of the village and over 700 years old. The village Post Office runs from the church every Friday and monday morning.
Isle of Wight
England's largest island, the Isle of Wight, sits just a short sea crossing over the Solent from the southern mainland coast of the United Kingdom. It has been enjoyed as a holiday and short break destination since the 18th Century and became one of Europe's most fashionable resort areas after Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert chose the Isle of Wight as their family's home in the 1800s.
The Isle of Wight is shaped like a diamond and so 57 miles of coastline is available to explore whilst you are never more than a few miles from the sea wherever you are on the Island. Each coast is very different in character and range from river estuaries to soaring cliffs, with secluded coves perfect for rock pooling and beautiful beaches for swimming and sunbathing in the summer months.