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Meet the Landlord: Jay Chapman, Ye Olde Village Inn

Meet the Landlord: Jay Chapman, Ye Olde Village Inn

Meet the Landlord: Jay Chapman, Ye Olde Village Inn 2048 1528 The Editor

Nestled in the heart of Bembridge High Street, this quirky traditionally-styled building is reputed to have been serving pints since 1787. These days, Landlord Jay Chapman is continuing this fine tradition and sources real ales from across the country to ensure there are always four on the pump and an ever-changing selection.

Jay Chapman

What is the best thing about the Isle of Wight foodie scene?
It’s the diversity and quality of the food available here. We are punching above our weight with a really unique food empire.

What is the one dish on your menu you keep coming back to?
I love my 12 different curries – beef and horseradish and Malay, a spicy chicken curry, are amongst my favourites.

Where is your favourite place to eat on the Island?
The Seaview Hotel Restaurant. The food is great and then I love popping into the pub there, The Pump Bar for a beer after.

What is your favourite event on the Island?
Isle of Wight Classic Beer, Buses and Walks Weekend. It’s wonderful to see so many real ale fans on the Island and in my pub!

Ye Olde Village Inn






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Taste of the Wight is the Isle of Wight’s free local guide to food and drink. Now in its sixth year, it has cemented itself as the number one, independent companion for eating out on the Island.