Within easy walking distance of Newport, the Island’s county town, you will find the nautical themed Bargeman’s Rest, a family run, freehouse pub and restaurant ideally located on Newport Harbour overlooking the River Medina. Relax and enjoy a drink on the outside terrace area while watching the boats pass by. A family friendly venue, step inside to find the spacious bar and dining area steeped in intriguing sailing memorabilia.
The extensive menu offers locally sourced quality produce and features all the traditional home cooked pub favourites together with an impressive range of gluten free and vegetarian options. Gluten free choices include an All Day Breakfast and Sharing Platters. Among the homemade Light Bites are Chilli or Prawn Appetisers and The Bargeman’s Chicken Caesar. Mouth watering fish dishes include Crab & Prawn Risotto, Mediterranean Style Fish Stew and the ever popular Fisherman’s Pie. You will be spoilt for a gluten free choice from the ‘Main Ballast’ menu which offers Isle of Wight Pork and Leek Sausages, Chilli Con Carne, Cajun Chicken Breast, Rump Steak, Curry of the Day and many more. In addition there are Speciality Salads and sides. Finally, indulge in a tempting dessert and coffee to complete your dining experience.
The gluten free options are clearly marked on the menu and for further assurance a comprehensive Allergen Advice Chart is available. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have about food preparation.
“Extensive menu with something for everyone. A great family pub, wonderful atmosphere and the staff are efficient and friendly… good choice of varied dishes all beautifully prepared and presented, we highly recommend this establishment to anyone looking for great food and service.”.. Gluten Free Dining
Always aiming to use the best local produce and suppliers, the main menu features all the traditional home cooked pub favourites with great portion sizes.