Welcome to the Old Village Inn, where every visitor is a local and every local is our guest.

Nestled in the heart of Bembridge’s old high street, this quirky traditional styled building is reputed to have been serving pints since 1787. These days, Landlord Jay Chapman (a Fellow Associate of the BII) is continuing this fine tradition and sources real ales form across the country to ensure there are always four on the pump and an ever-changing selection.

It’s not just excellent ales and wines that the Village offers. Home cooked food is served all day, every day. Our main pub menus are complemented with an extensive specials board using locally sourced produce.

The Old Village Inn remains faithful to the community and sources produce locally wherever possible. The Farm Shop typically provides fruit and vegetables along with other ‘secret’ ingredients. Over the road is Woodfords the Butchers who are an institution in Bembridge. Our chefs work closely with them to source the best cuts of meat available throughout the year.

The Old Village Inn really is a pub with the community at the forefront of everything it does, we look forward to welcoming you…

We’re reopening

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YOVI Company Statement as per UK Government Press Statement 2nd March

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We fully understand the public concern, your concern about the global spread of the virus. As a business keeping our customers safe is our overriding priority. Please be assured that…

Isle of Wight Beer & Bus October 2019

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Ye Ole Village Inn Proudly to present: Abbeydale Absoluiton 5.3% Abbeydale Damnation 4.5% BeerMats Cremated 4.7% Blue Monkey Infinity IPA 4.7% Boss Brewery Fashion Victim 4.6% Castle Rock Screech Owl…


#Day107 Quiz last night live was a blast, so mu can fun being in front of a live audience to enjoy 😊 with Grandad, who’s looking well. The pods for social bubble distancing has proven to be very popular. Being booked out on a regular basis now. 📱:872616 to get yours. We have had 7 checks and the 👍 for what we’re doing.

Some are confused 🤷‍♂️ as to how to come to the pub now. So here we go.

Can I come to the pub? YES, Can I just rock up? YES but we have limited seating and we only allow in the number of seats so everyone can be seated. So if there is no space no entry ⛔️, sorry. How do I solve that? Book phone 872616. Book out the number of people and the time you need. So if the football ⚽️ is on from 1500 to 1700, then book your seats from 1430 to when every you think you’d like to leave up to 4 hours maximum booking time.
What happens if it rain 🌧? You get wet 😂 we have limited undercover seating to choose where you would like to sit when you book. Is it safe? You are asked to sanitizer before you come in ana you have to give us your name and address, the. The welcome host will take you to your table and then you can either ha e your order taken there ana then or you can use the app. There is a buzzer system to call the host back for your next order. Can I go in the old pub? Sadly no it’s unsafe, and if it wasn’t it can only seat 15 people. Still unsure 😐? Then have a visit and look 👀 around. See you all very sooon. Jx
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23 hours ago

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Broadcasting Live from Back Yard Frstivsl 2020 at 1930 sharp. Tonight Monday Night Fun Free Quizz. Your Picture Round for Wk16 Quiz complete with answer sheet. We are live from Back yard Festival tonight and are really looking forward to seeing you very soon. Love Jay, Grandad & PG ... See MoreSee Less

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#Day106 So don’t know what happened to 105 I posted it, some people have seen it 🤷‍♂️. It but I can’t seem to find it. The twilight zone. So FB is angry 🤬 that pubs are open. I get that being a publican. But they should be angry at pubs that have opened that are PPPP Piss Poor Preparation Pubs. This weekend was not our Zulu because we’re not managers we’re Publicans, Landlords and the face of the village pub, this weekend was our Waterloo and I’m 🇬🇧 on the right side of getting it right. We have been preparing for months and built in 22 days yes 21 day. Ye Olde Village Inn Bembridge, is open afresh, different and inventive. We reopened in a sensible way, prepared. We have designed our business to take booths and social bubble parties. We have opened our garden and inside outside area. We have struck rules and cleaning down procedures and we managed to open & control our environment. We shouldn’t all be tar & feathered. We have spent and borrows £100,000 to make sure our dream does not become the nightmare reality of other pubs that are unprepared and mismanaged. We managed to get Bob Seely approval, go Bob go. He loved it and he wants to tell BoJo all about it. And he’s booked for a quiz night in the Bohemian Woods, my new favourite venue. See you very soon and don’t forget get to book 872616 we have some walk in space but it fills up very quickly. See you soon. Don’t for get to book please.. Jay x ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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#Day104 We only gone and done it! Boom. So some snagging this morning and the locals VIP Booth the Secret Garden is functional and needs The Jay Magic Finish like Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ & the Bohemian Woods; but very functional. A massive thanks to so many people who without their help little or large we would have never had got this off the ground, and I mean never. I really can’t name them all but a special thanks must go to the most amazing digger driver, carpenter, roofer, electricans mate, plumber, Architct assistant, structural engineer assistant and just all round good friend William Mark Skeldon; Andrew Cooper; Kevin Rust Kelly Chapman & Emma Brett who have Volunteered there time throughout the project along side the team Troy Hebden; Bridgette Yeats Hebden; Claire Brown & Ben Evans & Charlotte Austin who made it so simple but just turning up and saying, ‘You didn’t ask but I’m hear to help regardless, so give me a job!’. There are so many more I know, but I know I’ll offend someone if I miss them off the wall of hero’s, that’s being made for you as we speak. So we’ll live post you guys as the list is collated. As we said at the start, not all hero’s wear capes. Bembridge we now stand a chance to see if we can get this show on the road, safely and conduct our business in a morally correct manor to get some of the money we have invested & spent to keep us afloat in these very trying and unprecedented times. While other business & especially Pubs close, some for good. We present to you OVI💜OftheVillage remodelled like none has ever seen it before. Jay 💋 ... See MoreSee Less

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#Day103 ‘Nearly Free’ I am bowled over by what we have achieved and who has literally stepped up to the massive task. You had no reason to follow me, no reason to believe me, no reason at all to think I actually knew that what was in my head was going to be amazing 😉 you have made it amazing 😉. Please just scroll though the day in pictures. As we have just finished grafting. Love you all. 😘 ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s here!!! 🎉🎊🎉
The OVI BackYard Fest Menu 😋🍕🥘🍚😋
And our first weekend of OVI Specials 🌟

If you have a table booked for this weekend then please give us a call on 01983 872616 to pre-order your meals.

Roast dinners also available on Sunday from 12-6pm... tables still available to book!

Can’t wait to see you all soon 🍻
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#Day102 ‘there was a Do a Number 2m’ there seemed apt 😂. Where on 15 hours a day now proper graft and it’s all coming together. As much as I respect the system I do think we should now just be allowed to get on with it. Those that do are two types. Greedy who don’t care (monitor them closely and shut them down) & those that have been thinking about this for over 100 days now with over £100,000 invested in the new project. We don’t know how we are going to open and some of you guys have pledged to our investment system that is now set up ready to be administered by us and Pippa who has been working tirelessly behind the scenes. So basically we are offering advanced discount. We also have a share scheme being set up for the more business minded. Please PM me for details ok this and I’ll get your email address and Pippa and I will send you over the draft shareholders agreement which is being drafted up as we speak.

Advance OVI Discount Scheme
Thank you for your reply to my investment call in the OVI. As you are aware we have had to take a very different approach to raising finance to change our local business model. I can proudly say we are on course and it’s looking amazing. As you know I have been working with my specialist, Philippa Roles, who has designed a statement that is necessary for the pledge to be presented to you, my friends.

The Advance OVI Discount Scheme allows you individually 10% discount off solo drinks purchases, and you and your guests (up to 4 booked people) to receive 10% discount on your total restaurant bill within the term of your investment. At the end of the term you can choose to renew your discount scheme.

For example:
£1,000 for 1 years discount - 10%
£2,000 for 2 years discount - 10%
£3,000 for 3 years discount - 10%
£5,000 for 5 years discount - 10%

If you wish to pledge more under this scheme we are more than happy to accept this or you can look at our Offer to subscribe to our share scheme, where there are limited shares available. Please choose the opportunity that suits your current circumstances.

For this opportunity to come to fruition we will need your consent in the form of a request for this scheme so we can send you an email with details of the necessary form payment arrangement.

Thank your your kind attention.

So please PM me with your email address and your amount of advanced discount you would like to receive? Love you all thanks. Jay x
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#Day101 ‘it’s like being in Room101. 😂 my hopes ana fears my dreams, my reality. After yesterday’s rant I can only apologise it’s been a journey. We had a good day despite the 🌧 the true heros soldiered on into the night. William Mark Skeldon we finished tools down at 2130 😆 sorry Hannah Yeats, we’ll be ok next week. Can’t do it without him 🌟. He’s not bad for a digger driver. With the team split into mini teams Wayne Till & Andrew Cooper, now Troy Hebden’s back on his own tools ⚒️👨‍🍳. Our unsung hero 🦸‍♂️ Kevin Rust who glues it all together. 🌟. We’re in the cross between 1st & 2nd fox today. Colin Fletcher & his band of Merry men with Jim Katie Warburton, and AB on the case it’s been amazing 😉 thank you for lending me your husbands to complete this mammoth, but now very achievable task. A long day today with some ☀️ ☕️ & 🍪 we’ll be able to rule the 🌍. We have some celebs coming on Saturday to our now fully booked Sat night venue. We are taking advance booking from Sunday onwards so please call the host team and get booked in. ☎️ 872616 ... See MoreSee Less

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