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Yelf's Hotel (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goddards - Ale of WightExcellent9
Marston's - BassNot Tried0
Theakston - Hogshead BitterNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Yates' (Isle of Wight) (some beers brewed at Goddards) - Santa's AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Yelf's Hotel, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Visits Details

17 Dec 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon busy most tables taken I decided to opt for a free two seater adjacent to the bar rather than the soulless empty conservatory. Would've been a pleasant relaxed atmosphere had there not been a screeching child present, thanks to this I decided to stay for just the one.
Goddards - Ale of Wight3.70AcceptableI was spoilt with my previous pint of this in Sandown. Over chilled and acetic.
Yates' (Isle of Wight) (some beers brewed at Goddards) - Santa's Ale4.90Not Tried
14 May 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening's last stop. Peace and tranquility and a touch of class. Amazingly not in the top 10 of the local CAMRA branch's Pub of the Year competition yet I find it the most consistent, reasonably priced real ale venue on the island and with its long history of selling local ales going back to Burt's days.
Goddards - Ale of Wight3.70Excellent
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
07 Apr 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Lunchtime in the conservatory seating.
Goddards - Ale of Wight3.70Excellent4½*s
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
06 Apr 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening after a crawl of Ryde. Best beer by far.
Goddards - Ale of Wight3.70Excellent4½*s
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
06 Apr 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Lunchtime with roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.
Goddards - Ale of Wight3.70GoodTastebuds perhaps jaded by food
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
05 Apr 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A welcome oasis from the Saturday night drinking jungle that is Union Street.
Goddards - Ale of Wight3.70Excellent4½*s again
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
04 Apr 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Drank late as a resident may do. Good chat with night porter about the past pubs and pub characters of Ryde.
Goddards - Ale of Wight3.70ExcellentNear perfect. 4½*s really
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
06 Feb 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening and very quiet. Classy. Excellent service and politeness.
Goddards - Ale of Wight3.70ExceptionalBest of the evening
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
Theakston - Hogshead Bitter4.10Not Tried
10 Jul 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
2010 hours visit and last before the boat back to the mainland. Apart from 'Spoon's (which was not selling any Island brews anyway) was the cheapest Island beer I encountered at £3.00 pp.
Goddards - Ale of Wight3.70ExcellentIn fine form and £3.00 pp too
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried

About the Yelf's Hotel

The pub sign. Yelf's Hotel, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2LG.

Located in Union Street several minutes of tiring walk up from the Esplanade into the commercial centre of the town. A long standing real ale institution is the bar at the rear which is open to residents and non-residents alike. Probably the classiest real ale "joint" in Ryde if not on the whole island. For longer than anyone can remember it has sold Bass and a locally brewed ale. In the early days of CAMRA it was an easy place to find Burt's beers usually only otherwise really available in the south and west of the island being Ventnor based. 3 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 5 different beers and tried 1 of them.

Map location

Postcode: PO33 2LG