Visitors to the Highdown Inn, in Highdown Lane, Totland, can always expect a ‘special’ welcome, not just in the run-up to Christmas, but all year round.

The Highdown Inn always offers diners a choice of around 20 different main courses, all from their Specials Board, which constantly changes, but always features home-made dishes, with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, and vegetarian and vegan options. There is also a wide variety of starters and desserts,

The Highdown Inn is open all day, every day, with food served from noon to 3pm, and 6pm to 9pm. But even during the three hours the kitchen is closed there is the opportunity to sample a fine selection of cakes and scones, with tea or coffee available.

The Highdown Inn, with its open fireplace and welcoming atmosphere, can accommodate Christmas parties with numbers ranging from four up to 40. But with the festive season fast approaching, it is better to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The pub has a dining room with 28 covers, and further seating in the bar area.

The bar, with manager Graham Reed at the helm, always has a choice of four real ales, many seldom seen elsewhere on the Island, as well as lagers, fine wines, spirits and soft drinks. To book call (01983) 752450, or visit

Highdown Inn, Highdown Lane, Totland, IW. (01983) 752450, or visit