The White Lion in Niton has been awarded an AA Rosette for the standard of its food after an inspection in March, believed to be the first announced on the Island this year.
The traditional family-oriented pub, located in the heart of the village, is Wight Marque certified, meaning they use local produce wherever possible.
The owner, Mark Homes, and executive chef, Steve Harris, said they were incredibly proud of what the White Lion team have achieved, adding: “They have worked so hard to gain this accolade and we’re excited to see what the future holds for the pub.”
AA Rosettes are awarded to restaurants achieving standards that stand out in their local area. The criteria includes serving ‘food prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good quality ingredients’.
Head chef, Nick Gerring, said: “Our entire team strive to look after customers and try to provide an exceptional dining experience, whilst keeping to affordable pub prices and a relaxed atmosphere.”