01 Jan 19 – 28 Feb 19

Money raised: £400

Distance: 3,331km

The sponsor for the New Year Challenge is Inns Of Distinction. A charity has not yet been selected but we’ll update this section as soon as we know.

Inns of Distinction have set the benchmark for pubs on the Isle of Wight for over twenty years, due to quality dining and accommodation in a pub environment. This has been achieved with an ethos of strong customer service and attention to detail matched by a unique ambience in each of the inns.

The family run business consists of three excellent pubs in great locations across the Island.


The Spinnaker

The Spinnaker is a beautifully restored Edwardian Inn, set in the heart of the village of Bembridge. The fourteen ‘AA’ 4 star graded en-suite rooms are appointed with modern amenities, whilst the decor retains the character and charm of this grand building.

The Boathouse

The Boathouse is situated on the fringe of the chic village of Seaview between Ryde and Bembridge. The pub prides itself on offering quality dining in a pub environment, matched with superb ales and an extensive wine selection. Having recently been inspected again by the AA they are now recognised as one of the top UK bed and breakfast establishments and are also featured as a Late Rooms “B&B Gem”.

The Fishbourne

The Fishbourne sits in a picturesque and wooded enclave between the main towns of Ryde and Newport. Situated close to the Wightlink Fishbourne to Portsmouth ferry terminal this makes the pub an ideal entry point to the Island to experience quality dining and five beautifully appointed en-suite rooms. This tranquil inn oozes charm, with its wonderful sea views and idyllic setting.

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