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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…

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#day245.20 👌 so BoJo’s called it, So basically it’s gone back to Sunday drinking 20 years ago. You just have to double order at 10pm as we clear up. Remember it’s Bookings only inside abs table service so if your names not down ...... we’re working out how we can open the outside bar too, especially fir the opening weekend. So we’ll be posting out how’s and when’s over the next few days as we get more BoJo 📰 on what we can abs can’t do. Remember it’s still 6 from what I can see and we think 99% it’s all from the 2rd but the literature on the gov.co.uk is unclear, that’s unusual 😂 as it talks about letting you know your tier on the 02/12. So unless we get told otherwise we’re pouring from 02/12 l. ☎️ 872616, we have tables available for booking in the new OVi💜OftheVillage and we have our pods outside too with stage tables, wrap warm for those 🥶. These will be ‘APP’ only tables but they will be serviced too. Quiz after sanding was great fun, thought my GnT was shaking like an earthquake. I’ve been doing the old bar, 😱 honestly should have gone new but just couldn’t throw it, I was too attached. I was struggling until Sam suggested to belt sand it, 🍀 for me Andrew Cooper lent me his, so out it was whipped, 🧚‍♀️ nice indeed. Paints going on abs the finishing is happening. Is all hands on deck now and we’re FAB. See you all very soon 🔜 😘 PS sorry I was late with the picture round x ... See MoreSee Less

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Free Fun Quiz from the Captains Table ... See MoreSee Less

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Tonights Fun Free Quiz 1930: So sorry it's late. Here is the picture round see you in 40 mins and counting xx. ... See MoreSee Less

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When your asked to set up Jay and grandad for quiz. Don’t think I’ve forgotten anything 😂🤣 ... See MoreSee Less

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#day244.19 Quick Plug Monday Night Free Fun 🤩 Quiz 1930 live SOCIAL QUIZTANCING from the Captains Table, well me and Grandad are the bubble ..... back to blog. Sunday massive crew, usually do this day on my own but the amazing Claire Brown & Ben Evans with support crew Gypsy on the Roast dinner 🍽 & homework, 🛀 night Mum/under prime coater too with Claire 😂 we smashed it. We decided it was a good idea to set up the rig that we weren’t allowed to set up in the summer due to C-19 and play some tuuuuunnnnessssss to keep us going. I then 👀 at the team present abs correct abs made the decision to just get it all done ✅ as late as it took, until our arms fell off, or we ran out of Gin 😂 only thr main bar surround & Snig to wax now. 💥. So wish I hadn’t of dropped a glass of fruit cider on the new floor last Night as it was drying 🤦‍♂️. Tried to turn the lights off while holding the tray then lost balance 😂 what a div. so it’s 🛌 😴 oh my the sleep 💤. See you tonight ship shape abs Bristol fashion 1930 Free fun Monday night Quiz with SOCIAL QUIZTANCING say that answers on a post card 😂 ... See MoreSee Less

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#day243.18 You know it’s serious 🧐 when the Electric ⚡️ boards turn up ..... 😆 I’ve been a builder too long, they are so sexy it’s all just coming to life with the usual fun and games while working we have had a laugh 😆. It would seem a few people are 🤷‍♂️ about our building site, for that is what it is. We have to work together. It’s how construction sites 🏗 work. Hay ho not an issue we’re crack on building this amazing pub for all pre or post C-19. It’s been designed to create some amazing spaces for everyone. Our Sat working ment we had to make sure the TV 📺 media was working so as we work Rugby 🏉 on, patriotic duty as 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 beats 🇮🇪, sorry to the Irish ☘️ you played well, come on 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿. We had to test the water too. 😂. So Sunday is a day of floors abs touch up. It’s floors today and bar finish this week, all ready for the Big Bang 🥳🍾🥂🍻🎉 opening 02/12. We have 54 inside & 36 outside so 90 seats 💺 available so ☎️ 872616 speak to the team from Monday for your daily booking. We’re busy drawing ✍🏻 up a seating plan that works for casual drinkers and diners alike. Food is served in the usual way, download the app (fully functional & operational, government glitch’s fixed so your only have to put your details in once, then of course your 3 diget number is needed on each purchase) for unique offers & prices, deals & priority bookings and instant service to our tills for full table service as we buzz around making sure you have the perfect 👌 time at the new OVi💜OftheVillage where will your favourite spot be? As the day shifts over the yard arm to the dusk of the evening the night time glow of the mermaid 🧜‍♀️ light 💡 takes over in the corners of the bars lounges. It’s all 🧚‍♀️ nice indeed 💋 see you all very soon BoJo allowing 🤭😱🙄🤯 ... See MoreSee Less

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#day242.17 Woke up late short post today, 😅 I hear you cry 😂. Good to see Paul the destroyer back, as we actually had some destroying to do 😂. It was a 🛍 trip for Leeky to get the bits fir the bar drainage. Me and the young Jedi Ben Evans were ok the case. While the boys were busy 🐝’s got sent out again at the end as more bits were needed abs went to JDP pipes handed over a series number abs 😱 he knew the part from the number straight away. It was a Jedi mind trick. Bloody aces. Thank you very much. Back to the pub, letters abs contracts to sign, 🤐 tell yoy more this week 🚖. The. It was off for a serious chat with my friend Russ to discuss companies & structures, he then suggest 🍺 I said 🛋 he said I’ve got a Violet. Boom 💥 needed that. I’m On my way man that cannot be named, on my way for more sanding 😘 ... See MoreSee Less

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#day241.16 Massive picture day and you can see why. 😭 of 🤩 it’s been emotional. When Mr. Shaw arrives you know you are close as his beckon of light 💡 is his 🎁 in the magic he makes with furniture. To see the colours and shapes that have been in my head for so long come to life, it’s like the wonker factory has come to life .... that’s only the inside. We’ll be ready for BoJo’s call ok the 02/012, and if we have to wait another week, we’ll just crack on with the Portches. It is what is is, the saying from the man that cannot be named. Sam & I were chatting numbers as he is Zebedee the wonderful wizard 🧙‍♀️ of the wood, he’s made a bar with Duncan Spite, who has totally redeemed himself, out of what can only be seen as Lego meets macarno in wood, like the foam auto planes ✈️ you used to make as a kid in the pack. Paul the Destroyer who we miss, as he’s a Tesco man now will remember those. Andrew Cooper definitely will, be good to see al those guys again soon. Choo Choo 🚂. Massive shout out to our very own Claire 🧸 & Kevin Rust who without there help these last 2 weeks we would have been very much biting the midnight 🕛 oil more that we already have. Keeling is going in fuel ⛽️ has been Danny Allen who has made the most amazing 😍 canteen builders meals ever out of just, well, stuff. They have been fantastic. I got a nice text from the CEO of Punch who was recently on TV, “Jay, it looks fantastic! I actually tried to persuade Tom K’s production company to use your pub for the series but I think you are too successful for the story line. Your pub is a great example of what high quality community pubs should be. Well done. Clive “ now I must say I’m his defence he’s the CEO 👨‍💼 of a massive company and I know he can’t wave a magic wand, but that was a nice message abs hopefully it will go far in any dealings that we are currently trying desperately to resolve. His team are quite the strict ones, share holders. Definitely blame shareholders 😂 but thank you Clive for the message of hope for OVI💜OftheVillage. Must end school 🏫 run 🏃‍♂️ waits fir no man or woman. But an ending message from a beloved member of our fantastic community Olive Light - When you get a personal message from a lovely lady ..... Always thinking of your passing, and a pleasure to post such a beautiful way to remember her, “Jay. When you have a minute please will you put your post about Karen and the OVI flower arrangement on her tribute page via Wavers. www.Karenlight.muchloved.com Thanks xx” always got a minute for everyone 💋 ... See MoreSee Less

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#day240.15 All about the furniture & we had Birthdays 🥳 with our very own Richard Marsh; today’s Big Day as in day241 is Gypsy I know I’m mixing the two but it’s a special day. Happy 😃 Birthday 🎂 😃 🎂 ☀️ 🍾🥂 like your need encouragement 😂. Have a fantastic day ...... sanding abs paint 🎨 my present 🎁 to you 😂. It’s a new pub, honestly. Today was a busy forward working day we can literally see it all comi g together in pictures. You don’t need my words today only captions. ... See MoreSee Less

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#day239.14 Floors, Furniture & Paint It’s what’s it all about with a few 🤭 😄’s inbetwwen. So Glen Walker came over 🆘 to assist Duncan Spite in his hilarious situation, Glen says have you got any measurements? Have I like God with a tablet of commandments it was pulled out the book of wood 😂 oh my so sorry 😐 yoy had to be there. The man that cannot be named is laughing like a jack in the box. My morning needed it too as it was a stern few hours replying to that organisation of doom Punch, why don’t they just say, thank you? Move one positive mood, got to get ready for BoJo’s reopening ...... 🤪🤯🥺? It’s all about the floors abs it does exactly what it says on the tin, as long as you do exactly what it says on the tin, 12 yes 12 layers later of preparation sanding, harder & now wax on wax off 🥋 kid. Got the 3rd coat 🧥 done just before the Parish council meeting abs then it was a 🎄 Tesco Run 🏃‍♀️ it’s Gypsy’s Birthday 🥳 tomorrow so was out getting a few essentials, 🧚‍♀️ nice indeed. See you all soon we have a few late ones so on it like a car bonnet. Thank yoy all for your support. See you all very soon. Jay 💋 ... See MoreSee Less

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The Old Village Inn
61 High Street, Bembridge
Isle of Wight, PO35 5SF

Bookings

01983 872616
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Opening times

Mon-Sun: 12pm – 10pm

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