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places to eat near Woodside

  • family-friendly
  • food and drink
May 14, 2024 · 10 MIN READ

Are you looking at planning a trip to either Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat or Woodside Coastal Retreat?

If so then this blog will be perfect for you. Both of our resorts offer luxury self-catering accommodation meaning you can enjoy cooking your own food in the fully equipped kitchens. But you’re on holiday so sometimes it is nice to head out for a meal where you don’t have to do any preparation or cleaning up afterwards. But where to go? We have done all the research for you and put together this list of different places to eat near the resorts, all under a 20-minute drive away. Have a read and see which ones take your fancy ready for your Isle of Wight staycation.


Wootton Bridge, Ryde, PO33 4LU | 4 min drive from resorts

Cibo is a Mediterranean café, eatery, and bar in Wootton Bridge just down the road from our resorts. Offering everything from breakfast and brunch dishes to the perfect lunch and dinner choices and where they can they source their ingredients from Isle of Wight producers. So, whether you are after something quick like a cake and a drink or you want to tuck into some delicious pasta or salad there is plenty to suit everyone. As well as some delicious vegan and gluten-free dishes to choose from.

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The Cedars Pub

2 Station Rd, Wootton Bridge, Ryde, PO33 4QU | 6 min drive from resorts

If you are looking for a family friendly pub close by then The Cedars Pub will be a great choice. With a large garden with outdoor seating, a play area for kids and plenty of board games to enjoy whilst you wait everyone will enjoy a visit here. Their menu offers everything you could expect from a classic pub from burgers and pizza to fish and chips and sausage and mash. There is also a separate kids menu with plenty for them to choose from.

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The Lifeboat

Britannia Way, East Cowes, PO32 6UB | 16 min drive from resorts

Overlooking the East Cowes Marina, The Lifeboat is a family friendly pub with stunning river views. It’s a popular spot for locals, tourists and visiting yachtsmen throughout the summer. They have a large outside decking area that is perfect in the summer months but also plenty of indoor seating too. They try to source as many ingredients as possible from local suppliers to create their extensive menu. They offer breakfast dishes as well as plenty for lunch and dinner.

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28 Castle St, East Cowes, PO32 6RD | 15 min drive from resorts

If you are looking for somewhere that offers some delicious Italian food, then Prego is the perfect choice. Located in the city centre of East Cowes and just a 15-minute drive away from our resorts. This Italian style restaurant offers everything from pizzas, pastas, paninis, and salads using authentic Italian ingredients and produce from the Isle of Wight. At Prego you can dine in, takeaway or they also offer delivery locally so if you wanted to enjoy some food in your lodge without cooking this could be a great choice.

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The Fishbourne

111 Fishbourne Ln, Ryde, PO33 4EU | 8 min drive from resorts

Located in between Ryde and Newport, The Fishbourne is a pub is a great choice for a meal out during your holiday. They pride themselves in offering quality, classic pub dining with great beers, real ales, wines, and soft drinks. So, if you are looking for somewhere close to the resorts with burgers, risotto, pizzas, Sunday roasts and plenty of delicious desserts this could be the place for you. There is also a kids menu with a great selection and sandwiches perfect for lunch time.

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The Woodmans Arms

119 Station Rd, Wootton Bridge, Ryde PO33 4RQ | 8 min drive from resorts

The Woodmans Arms is believed to be the oldest pub in Wootton and dates back to 1840. Now it is known for being a family and pet friendly venue and is popular with locals and holidaymakers on the Isle of Wight. It is an independently family run pub and offers a range of dishes including lunchtime ciabatta’s, lasagne, toad in the hole, burgers, and salads. There is also a beer garden, a kids play area and they have various music evening throughout the week.

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