‘A welcoming gastro pub with refined British cuisine, in a cosy, warm dining room with oak beams, flagstone flooring and open fireplaces.’

Located in Godshill in the heart of the outstandingly beautiful Isle of Wight countryside, The Taverners is a 17th century pub, brimming with history and a cosy, welcoming vibe.

A haven for locals, walkers, cyclists and visitors alike, the site offers the perfect location to enjoy the Great British countryside and the ideal spot to enhance a rural retreat, family break or staycation.

We’re passionate about great food and drink, with a menu focused on seasonal local produce, delicious pub classics and plenty of award-winning cask conditioned beer on the taps.

In the warmer months our large beer garden is ideal for al fresco dining or soaking up some Isle of Wight sunshine over a few drinks.

The Taverners is the perfect base for exploring the island and the world class walking, cycling and dog-walking opportunities in the and around the Isle of Wight.


Godshill is an ancient parish and even existed before the Doomsday book, with the first recorded spelling being Godeshulle. The name is thought to have arrived from the 7th century with stones being used to build a church in a field ‘moved themselves’ at night to the top of the hill, and this lead to the church being built on top of the hill, hence the name Godshill.

Nestled in the heart of this thatched village lies The Taverners. A building drenched in history The Taverners began life as a bakehouse, if you look closely in our front bar the evidence of a large oven still remains. The building then played host to the local post office before finally taking shape as The Taverners public house.

Today we are a place for good food, great beer and a welcoming atmosphere.


The health and safety of our customers and team is our top priority so we’ve decided to keep our current COVID-19 procedures in place, keeping it under constant review. These measures are to create a safe, secure and comfortable environment when you visit our pub. 


Under the latest government guidance, NHS Track & Trace is mandatory and a legal requirement for us to gather and store securely your contact details from each member of the group booking who is 16 or older up and till 16th August 2021.


Maximum online booking numbers of guests per table is eight. Please call us or email for groups of 9 and over. We kindly ask all customers to continue to wear a face covering when moving around the pub indoors.

We will continue to offer full table service to customers dining inside and outside our dining areas.

Thank you for your ongoing support.