The Essex

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 4 reviews )

High St, Godshill, Isle Of Wight, England

Serves meat, vegan options available. Pub with beer garden. Offers a changing vegan menu which might have items like tomato onion bruschetta with toasted pine nuts and rocket pesto; stuffed pepper with roasted mixed beans and coriander; stuffed filo parcel served over mash potato and a port and veg stock reduction; apple crumble and custard; meringue made from chickpea water. Open Tue-Sat 10:30am-11:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, Beer/Wine, British, Catering, Non-veg

4 Reviews

First Review by MirandaM

Nice but disappointing - Edit

The staff were very friendly and it's a dog friendly restaurant which was a huge bonus for me. I was super excited they had a separate vegan menu, but it was pretty basic. I had garlic mushrooms to start with, which were literally mushrooms fried with garlic and some bread. I was just about to take a bite and they told me they'd accidentally put butter on ir! Which they took back and replaced. For mains I had a burrito - it was SO basic and very bland. I'd read some great reviews which was why I visited. I was told it had recently changed management, maybe that's why the food wasn't so great during my visit. It was an ok evening out, I'm not sure I would return.

Pros: dog friendly, nice staff and nice inside.

Cons: very basic menu

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very accommodating - Edit

Very extensive vegan menu that I believe changes regularly. I had the mushroom and stuffing filo parcel with mash and it was delicious. Staff were very attentive.

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Yummy Vegan Food! - Edit

A really friendly restaurant with a homely atmosphere. I was overwhelmed by a choice of 4 vegan starters and 4 vegan mains - having a choice seems rare for vegans! They were even happy to adapt my main course to ensure that it didn't have any sugar or alcohol (because I'm super awkward!) Couldnt recommend it enough, very reasonably priced too. I just wish it was closer to home as we were only on The Isle of Wight for a day!

Pros: Yummy Vegan Food, Lovely Atmosphere, Friendly Staff

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Worth a visit - Edit

This is a nice pub in the pretty village of Godshill. It has a separate vegan menu with a good choice of starters and mains and a couple of desserts. I had a delicious meal of mushroom and sage filo parcel on a bed of creamy mashed potato, surrounded by wild mushrooms in a port jus - yum!
Staff were pleasant and helpful, prices are reasonable and the quality of the cooking was good.

Pros: Separate vegan menu, Tasty food, Helpful staff

Cons: Could do with more dessert options

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