We have taken a government style approach to re-opening – in stages that is to reflect the restrictions. We understand this may upset a few of you, as it does us, but we feel with the restrictions, it is not financially viable to fully open the pub with the staff needed to do a full menu only for potential weather to disrupt all the fun!
We will be opening our garden alongside our takeaway times until restrictions loosen. Our garden will be open for table service, you can order a takeaway once you have finished your drink to take home with you, order a takeaway while sat in the garden, or just simply enjoy a drink with some friends you haven't seen in a while.
We have done some works to the garden for everyone to enjoy if it is nice weather on the weekend, however the children’s play area will still be closed, and children will need to be seated at all times.
We will be working with a skeleton crew and trying out a new system when ordering for outside so please be patient. We will NOT be booking tables for people outside, it is first come-first served basis, but we do have plenty of space and have made some "adjustments" to the garden for a safer social experience.
Please be aware we have limited stock availability.
So... to be clear here are the dates and times we will be open.
April 16th Friday – 4pm till 9pm (Drinks outside & take away menu only)
April 17th Saturday 4pm till 9pm (Drinks outside & take away menu only)
April 18th Sunday 12pm till 4pm (Drinks outside & take away menu)
This will be the same for the next 4 weekends!
- Maximum of 6 people to a table from 2 Different households or bubbles.
- Our toilet will be open but will be on a one in one out basis and whilst inside the pub you MUST wear a mask.
If things are starting to look up and trade is going well, weather looks to be nice, we may open for more days in the week and introduce a daily limited menu for outside, so please keep an eye out for updates.
When we get near the time we will update you on the next stage of our opening with the opening hours
If you would like to book a table for inside from the 19th May onwards, you can send your enquires to our email email@example.com or message our Facebook page.
We would also like to take this opportunity to wish Ella Rose good luck in her new venture! She has been with the woodmans arms serveral years, putting in her service to the hospitality industry and is now going to teach for a living, we want to wish her the best of luck
We hope to see you all very soon
Harry & Ronnie
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Sited at the top end of the village near the Briddlesford/Station Road crossroads, the Woodmans started life as two cottages. Believed to be oldest pub in Wootton, the Woodmans Arms dates back to 1840. In recent years the Woodmans has been made into a family/pet friendly pub/restaurant with an extensive garden and kids outside play area. Also well known for its food around the island the pub has recently been taken over by Isle of Wight born and bred Chefs, Harry & Ronnie Fletcher. Both hailing from the east coast of the Isle of Wight from a large family, Harry & Ronnie grew up in Sandown where they first learned about the catering trade and have been learning from it ever since, local and internationally. New to the landlord profession, Harry & Ronnie have embraced the challenge of being publicans and are set to make some exciting new changes, including menu changes, event nights and guest ales. All are welcome to the Woodmans Arms and we look forward to seeing you soon.