Thanks for your support

Thanks for your support


We’re now almost at the end of August, and getting back into the swing of things as we make changes to accomodate to the ‘new normal’ many pubs, restaurants and cafes have had to adapt to. The support from our customers both old and new has been fantastic, and we can’t thank you enough for continuing to support your local pub and the hospitality industry as a whole.

We’ve been participating in the governments ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme, allowing diners who eat-in to benefit from a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, on food and non-alcoholic drinks, any Monday to Wednesday in August 2020. Diners have been able to take advantage of the offer as many times as they like during the month, and we’ve been inundated with bookings for these days.

As the scheme draws to a close, we’d like to thank our customers who have been supportive and patient during these challenging times. Our staff have been adapting to new service procedures including table service, increased cleaning and social distancing.

Though the vast majority of our customers have been supportive of these changes, unfortunately a small minority have not. We politely remind customers that we do not condone abusive behaviour to our staff in any capacity. Please remember when you visit, you may find service is slightly delayed, some menu items may be unavailable, or you may be asked to wait whilst we clean and prepare your dining area.

Our staff have been working tirelessly to ensure your visit is as comfortable and safe as possible, we simply ask for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.

We have also experienced a high-number of bookings, especially for the days of which the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme has been running. Although we’re trying our best to accommodate all customers, we have extremely limited availability now until the end of August. We remind customers to pre-book when possible to avoid disappointment (remember your booking is not confirmed until a member of our team contacts you back), we’ll be continuing to hold some tables for walk-ups on a first come first served basis.

We have a fantastic team who have pulled together to bring your favourite pubs back to life, we really appreciate all our customers who have continued to support us and for their patience and understanding.

Thank you, and we hope to see you soon.

Opening Hours Extended

Opening Hours Extended

We’ve been so pleased to welcome our customers back through our doors over the last week, of course with a number of new safety measures in place. From increased cleaning, to socially distanced seating and online orders, you’re still sure to enjoy the charm and character of your favourite pub.

Our spectacular views across the Islands landscapes and coastlines have been long missed by our regulars, and as we continue to adapt and change, we’re pleased to be increasing our operating hours into the summer months.

From Thursday 23rd July…
Opening 10.30 – 22.00 everyday (last food orders at 20:30).

As well as expanding our operational hours, we’re also pleased to be reintroducing our popular Sunday Roasts at both The Dairyman’s Daughter and The Bargeman’s Rest. As we continue to adapt we’ll be looking to bring as much of our standard menu and specials back into availability.

We’re so grateful for the continued support of our customers, and hope to see you very soon for a well deserved pint! Make sure you’re following us on socials, and join our mailing list to stay updated with the latest news and offers.

Reopening customer information

Reopening customer information

Revised menus from 4th July

We’re looking forward to reopening on Saturday 4th July and will be starting with a reduced menu for both food and drinks. Unfortunately, we will also be unable to offer roast lunches for the first Sunday on 5th July. We’ll be keeping many of our most popular dishes and hope to be bringing back more options very soon. All tables will be non-smoking, although we do have a dedicated smoking area.

Track & Trace

We will be complying with the government’s track and trace recommendations, therefore all customers will be required to register their details upon arrival. This is for the safety of our staff and other customers.

We’re reopening on Saturday 4th July

We’re reopening on Saturday 4th July

Dear customers,

The team here at The Bargeman’s Rest is looking forward to welcoming you back from Saturday, 4th July.

We’ve been busy rearranging the pub to comply with the latest government guidelines. Also we will be introducing table service, which for us will be a whole new ball game. There may be some hiccups in the first few weeks, so please be patient and bear with us.

Initially our opening hours will be from 10am to 6pm to help us adjust to the many changes. We will be able to take limited bookings inside the pub, but only by calling 01983 525828.

We’re looking forward to seeing you, it’s been too long!

All the best,
Dan, Debbie and team.

Coronavirus 2020

Coronavirus 2020

We are very aware and mindful of our customers’ concerns in relation to the worldwide outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

We would like to reassure our customers that we are proactively taking the necessary precautions, including not leaving cutlery in public spaces, issuing disposable menus and removing sauce and salt and pepper bottles from the tables. It is a work in progress but we are doing all that we can to help combat the spread of the virus within our pubs.

We’d ask that customers are also mindful to ensure the wellbeing of others. For example remembering to wash your hands before and after eating (sing happy birthday while washing hands).

We want to ensure visiting us is an enjoyable experience as always. Thank you for understanding and cooperating at this time.

Coronavirus Precaution Poster

January 2020 at The Bargeman’s Rest

January 2020 at The Bargeman’s Rest

HAPPY NEW YEAR! From all of the team here at The Bargeman’s Rest we wish you all the best for 2020 and we hope to see you all here soon for another amazing year of great food, real ale, fine wine and live music. Hear about this month’s live music line-up, get some inspiration for that special occasion coming up this month and more. Keep reading to find out more.

Live Music

Head on down to The Bargeman’s this month to relax, enjoy some delicious food and listen to some great live music from local artists. See our line-up for the month below.

Visit our full live music schedule for more information

Bargeman's live music posters January 2020

Fill your belly

Nothing beats a cosy pub when it’s cold outside. Escape the chill and head to the Bargeman’s Rest where you can enjoy a hearty meal. We boast a large, varied menu with a plethora of yummy dishes to suit a range of tastes and dietary requirements. We even have a separate kids menu. View our main menu today.


The perfect venue for your special occasion

Do you have a special event coming up in 2020? Are you looking for the perfect venue to host it? The Bargeman’s Rest offers a characterful venue suitable for all occasions. Situated right alongside the River Medina in the heart of Newport it’s close to all major transport links and car parks, making it easily accessible. Visit our events page or give us a call for more information.


Be sure to like our Facebook page to be kept the most up to date with everything going on here at The Bargeman’s Rest.

November 2019 at The Bargeman’s Rest

November 2019 at The Bargeman’s Rest

Join us down at Newport Quay this November for live music, delicious food, real ales and a fantastic atmosphere. Read on to hear about our upcoming live music schedule and some winter activity inspiration.

Upcoming Live music

Escape the wind and rain and cosy up at The Bargeman’s Rest where you can enjoy a filling meal, a drink (or two) of your favourite tipple and live music throughout the week. Check out our November line-up below. Be sure to like our Facebook page to be kept up to date with all our upcoming events.

Bargeman's Rest Live Music - November

November inspiration

There is loads to do in and around Newport in the winter months, check out some of our suggestions below…

Christmas shopping

Head on into Newport for a day of Christmas shopping. Find that perfect gift in one of the many shops along the high street. Once you have shopped till you’ve dropped head to The Bargeman’s Rest for a well earned break and a delicious meal. Click here to see our full main menu.


Winter walks and cycles

If you’re looking to get some more exercise this winter season there are many lovely trails for you to explore. The Bargeman’s Rest sits right along the Newport to Cowes cycle trail. The Red Squirrel trail is along an old railway line, the first railway opened on the Isle of Wight. For most of this trail you can pedal right alongside the Medina Estuary, with an old railway bridge taking you right over Dodnor Creek, affording great views of the surrounding local nature reserve. Stop in at The Bargeman’s Rest and take advantage of our cosy bar, snuggle up and enjoy a hot drink and a well earned meal.


October 2019 at The Bargeman’s Rest

October 2019 at The Bargeman’s Rest

Hello, can you believe it’s October already? Join us here by the river at The Bargeman’s Rest for special events, live music, real ales and of course great food. Read on to hear about what’s on this month.

Live Music

Enjoy a whole line-up of live music this month. Savour a delicious meal and then stick around for a drink or two whilst you enjoy the best of live local music. See our schedule of live music below or visit our live music database for more information.

Bargemans live music posters - October

Beer and Buses Weekend at The Bargeman’s Rest

12th & 13th October
Join us here at The Bargeman’s Rest over the Beer and Buses Weekend, the perfect base to start your Island tour.

Enjoy a vast selection of real ales with our real ale festival, running over the weekend. A huge menu of delicious home-cooked pub dishes and breakfast being served from 0900 both days. Not forgetting a brilliant line-up of live music, setting the perfect atmosphere to kick off your weekend.

If you want to take part in this year’s Beer and Buses weekend, pick up your programme at the bar today for just £7.00.

Don’t miss out on 15% off all drinks over the Beer and Buses weekend when you present an official Beer and Buses guide at the bar.

For more information visit the Beer and Buses website.

October 2019 at The Bargeman’s Rest

Christmas functions by the river

Are you planning a special Christmas party this holiday season? Why not book a wonderful Christmas meal here at The Bargeman’s Rest? Click here to download our 2019 Christmas menu and booking form or contact Dan/Debbie on 01983 525828 for more information. Pre-booking is essential and spaces are limited so be sure to book ASAP to avoid any disappointment.

October 2019 at The Bargeman’s Rest

What else is on?

Pottery for beginners
Quay Arts
Tuesday’s 7pm
Friday’s 10am
Looking for something fun to do with your friends this month? Or maybe you’re interested in taking up a new hobby? Why not try a beginners pottery class at The Quay arts. Just down the road from us here at The Bargeman’s Rest, work up an appetite with a fun craft session before relaxing and filling your belly with some yummy food. Visit the Quay Arts website for more information.

Lost Voice Guy: I’m only in it for the parking
Medina Theatre
6th October
You can’t beat a good comedy show. Enjoy an early dinner at The Bargeman’s Rest before taking a lovely stroll up to Medina Theatre to see ‘The Lost Voice Guy’ you might know him from Britain’s Got Talent, The Lost Voice Guy Aka Lee Ridley is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid. His cutting edge material combines the political and personal with razor-sharp observations about disability and daily life. Visit Medina Theatre’s website for more details.

Halloween Extravaganza
Arreton Barns
29th, 30th, 31st October
Calling all little witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls, Arreton Barns ‘Fang-tastic’ Halloween Extravaganza will be returning for another year of ‘spooktacular’ family fun. Adhorn your best fancy dress to be in for a chance of winning the prize for best costume and enjoy three days of brilliant Halloween themed activities from 29th – 31st October, including pumpkin carving, ghost walks, monster parties and much more. Enjoy Lunch at The Bargeman’s Rest before catching the number 8 bus out to Arreton Barns and enjoying a day’s worth of activities.

Arreton Barns - Halloween Extravaganza

September 2019 at The Bargeman’s Rest

September 2019 at The Bargeman’s Rest

Hello, welcome to September at The Bargeman’s Rest. The autumn months are fast upon us, we might be waving goodbye to summer but there is still lots to see and do, not forgetting that you can always count on us for a great meal before or after your days activities.

Check out our local live music line-up for September, get some lunchtime inspiration and hear about some of the events that you can look forward to this month.

Live Music

Keeping the atmosphere alive into the autumn months we have another great line-up of live music ready for the month ahead. Check it out below to see who will be keeping you entertained. As always, be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest news and visit our website for more information.

Bargemans live music posters_September

What else is on?

Medina Theatre

Believe – The Cher Songbook
27th September
Cher fan? After a satisfying dinner at The Bargeman’s why not head to Medina Theatre on the 27th September for Believe – The Cher Songbook performance. A Cher tribute act that is bound to get you bopping along.

For more information and to book your tickets visit

Quay Arts – Comedy Night

21st September
Just down the road from us is the Quay Arts centre, a great hub for creative performances and art exhibitions. This month, why not join them on the 21st September for a comedy evening from 8pm?

The Bargeman’s is the perfect place for a pre or post show drink, you can book your tickets today by visiting their website.

Sweetcorn Fayre

From Newport bus station catch the number 8 Southern Vectis bus to Arreton and head to Arreton Barns for the annual Sweetcorn Fayre from the 28th – 29th September. This ever popular weekend long event is now in its 13th year and is the perfect way to say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn!

Two whole days of family friendly entertainment including live music, snail racing, stalls, crafts, HTP cooking demos and of course the star of the show, sweetcorn! Plus so much more.

Why not grab breakfast at The Bargeman’s Rest before catching the bus to all the action? For more information be sure to visit

Sweetcorn Fayre

Lunchtime cravings

Being in the heart of Newport, close to the town centre and major transport links, it’s no wonder that The Bargeman’s is a popular spot to enjoy a filling lunchtime meal or light bite. We have a great menu that is served all day with lots of tempting options including, sharing platters, sandwiches and baguettes, jacket potatoes, ploughman’s and more! See our full main menu here

All day breakfast by the river

All day breakfast by the river

If you’re heading to the Isle of Wight this month and are wondering where you can find a cosy venue that serves that much desired full English breakfast that you so crave. The Bargeman’s Rest is the perfect location to enjoy breakfast. Nestled alongside the river Medina, making for a lovely atmosphere, it is only a five minute walk from Newport town centre and the main bus station, so fill your belly before heading off on your Island adventures. An added bonus is that The Bargeman’s breakfast is served all day! After all who wants to get up early when on holiday?

Our delicious filling breakfast consists of local butcher’s sausage, smoked bacon, free-range fried egg served with grilled tomato, mushrooms & baked beans, fried bread or toast and a mug of tea or coffee. Depending on your appetite, there are three options to choose from:

  • The Tug x1 of sausage, bacon and egg
  • The Barge x2 of sausage, bacon and egg
  • The Titanic x3 of sausage, bacon and egg

We also have a vegetarian breakfast available for those veggies among you. Ask at the bar for more details. We can’t wait to see you all here soon.

All day breakfast by the river