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The Little Gloster

The Little Gloster is now closed for the winter season. We will be reopening on Wednesday 21st March 2018 for the spring/summer season.

Our three beautiful rooms are available to rent on a room-only basis via Airbnb during our winter closure from Sunday 29th October 2017 to Monday 19th March 2018. For stays from Tuesday 20th March 2018 onwards, please book via our website.

Spring/Summer 2018 Opening Hours

Monday & Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 9:00 – 23:00 (Lunch & Dinner)
Thursday – 9:00 – 23:00 (Lunch & Dinner)
Friday – 9:00 – 23:00 (Lunch & Dinner)
Saturday – 9:00 – 23:00 (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Sunday – 9:00 – 18:30 (Breakfast & Lunch – Last orders 16:00 instead of 15:00. Closed Sunday evening)

Kitchen Opening Hours

Breakfast – 9:00 – 11am (Saturday & Sunday only)
Lunch – 12:00 – 15:00 (16:00 on Sundays)
Dinner – 18:00 – 21:00

Bank Holidays

Open Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Saturday & Sunday. Open Breakfast & Lunch only Bank Holiday Mondays closing at 18:00.
Closed Tuesday All Day, re-opening 18:00 Wednesday evening.

The Little Gloster Restaurant with Rooms
31 Marsh Road, Gurnard
Isle of Wight
PO31 8JQ

Restaurant:  +44 (0)1983 298776
Rooms:  +44 (0)1983 200299

Getting to The Little Gloster

The Little Gloster Map

The Isle of Wight is located about 2 miles off the south coast, measures 23 miles by 16 and can only be reached by boat, private plane or helicopter.

Car and foot passenger ferries run to the Island from Southampton, Portsmouth and Lymington in Hampshire every day of the year.

Hovertravel run an Isle of Wight passenger ferry service from Portsmouth to Ryde (25 minutes from Cowes). It’s the quickest service to the Island taking only about 10 minutes. See

Wightlink runs car and passenger ferries from Portsmouth to Fishbourne (15/20 mins from Cowes) and Lymington to Yarmouth (25 mins from Cowes). Visit for timetables and fares.

Red Funnel Ferries run both foot passenger (Southampton to West Cowes) & car ferries (Southampton to East Cowes) every day throughout the year. Visit for a full timetable of services.

Trains – All mainland ferry terminals have British Rail stations with links direct to the ferry terminals.

Travel time from London Waterloo to West Cowes is only 2.5 hours – you can catch the 5.30pm and be in the garden by 8pm, cocktail in hand.