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FREE Tasting board*

The Isle of Wight Distillery

FREE Island Spirit Tasting Board* worth £7.50!
Simply show your valid day return or Hover Rover Bus ticket

See the distillery in process, while you sit back and relax in the Mermaid Bar. Enjoy sampling the range of spirits and browsing the shop, or simply enjoy a Mermaid & Tonic while overlooking the vineyard in the valley.

Mermaid Gin is hand-crafted on the Isle of Wight using ten ethically sourced botanicals. A small batch spirit, it delivers a smooth yet complex blend of fresh organic lemon zest and peppery grains of paradise, with a hint of sea air from locally foraged, fragrant rock samphire - for a refreshing and invigorating serve.

Indulge in a range of spirits including gin, vodka and rum at the Isle of Wight Distillery!

  • Plan Your Visit
  • Location
  • Evening Itinerary
  • Lunchtime Itinerary

Visit the Isle of Wight Distillery and Mermaid Bar and sample their collection and watch the still in action. Enjoy a Mermaid & Tonic on the terrace with delicious food. 

The Mermaid Bar & Distillery
Pondwell Hill
Ryde
Isle of Wight
PO33 1PX

Make the most of our summer late flights on Friday and Saturday evenings from 22nd July to 27th August.

Getting there

  • 16:00 Flight departs from Southsea hoverport
  • 16:10 Flight arrives at Ryde hoverport
  • Short walk from our Ryde hoverport to Ryde Bus Station
  • 16:40 Southern Vectis Bus Service 8 departs Ryde Bus Station
  • 16:53 Southern Vectis Bus Service 8 arrives Isle of Wight Distillery
  • Enjoy a relaxing evening at the Isle of Wight Distillery

Return journey

  • 20:53 Southern Vectis Bus Service 8 departs Isle of Wight Distillery
  • 21:04 Southern Vectis bus service 8 arrives Ryde Bus Station
  • 21:15* Late flight from Ryde hoverport
  • 21:25 Late flight arrives Southsea hoverport

Please note this example itinerary is based on 29th July 2022. Please check our flight times and Southern Vectis bus times ahead of your journey.

*The 21:15 late flights are available on Friday and Saturday's only from Friday 22nd July until Saturday 27th August. See our timetable for more information. 

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Isle of Wight Distillery and Mermaid Bar.

Getting there

  • 12:00 Flight departs from Southsea hoverport
  • 12:10 Flight arrives at Ryde hoverport
  • Short walk from our Ryde hoverport to Ryde Bus Station
  • 12:40 Southern Vectis Bus Service 8 departs Ryde Bus Station
  • 12:53 Southern Vectis Bus Service 8 arrives Isle of Wight Distillery
  • Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Isle of Wight Distillery

Return journey

  • 16:15 Southern Vectis Bus Service 8 departs Isle of Wight Distillery
  • 16:30 Southern Vectis bus service 8 arrives Ryde Bus Station
  • 16:45 Flight departs Ryde hoverport
  • 16:55 Flight arrives Southsea hoverport

Please note this example itinerary is based on 27th July 2022. Please check our flight times and Southern Vectis bus times ahead of your journey.

*Terms and Conditions
  • Subject to production of valid Hovertravel day return or Hover Rover Bus ticket
  • Flight ticket date must match the date of the visit to the Isle of Wight Distillery
  • Not valid for Season or Flexi Card Tickets
  • Valid for day return tickets from Southsea to Ryde only
  • 1 x True Island Spirit Tasting Board per valid adult Hovertravel ticket
  • Valid for adult tickets only
  • No alternative available for children's tickets
  • True Island Spirit Tasting Board is subject to availability
  • No alternative available
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